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  1. Never seen someone ask what rubber to use on a 30...

    Never seen someone ask what rubber to use on a 30 year old "HOE" on the machinist forum before ..
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    I also had a lot left over from Fadal days ,,...

    I also had a lot left over from Fadal days ,, most were Collis and non were Balanced at all ... I put a collis er32 "UN"balanced holder in the Haas and at 12K you could tell 20 feet away.. From what...
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    I have about 100+ cat40 shars holders in the...

    I have about 100+ cat40 shars holders in the shop and every one has been great,, I "ONLY" buy there balanced holders so I cant speech about there cheaper holders .

    I tried there er32 and er16...
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    I needed a small turning center about 5 years ago...

    I needed a small turning center about 5 years ago and picked up a 2000 SL10 at a vary good price and its ran great for me ,, but I needed a tail stock so I got a new ST15 with a bar feeder about a...
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    I slowed down the bar advance on my feeder , But...

    I slowed down the bar advance on my feeder , But i think the only setting was for the push of the bar not the rapids .. your wanting to double the speed of the rapids so it well run full speed at 50%...
  6. I have 3 stackers in the shop and just stick a...

    I have 3 stackers in the shop and just stick a short extension on one of the forks ,,, I have a small 1,000 lb one that i use the most and its more than enough to get HRC210 in my vf2 or vf4 mill .....
  7. I started in the trade at 15 years old and think...

    I started in the trade at 15 years old and think I got enough crap from the professional machinists in my early years to know better than to pass it on to the next generation of machinists... I am...
  8. All aluminum parts get dunked in a bucket of warm...

    All aluminum parts get dunked in a bucket of warm water coming off the machines and at the end of the day with bucket gets dumped into the machine ... If your doing parts on a manual machine just use...
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    I would program it to cut the outside of the slot...

    I would program it to cut the outside of the slot and just drop down like .05 per pass or about 3* angle ,, drill a 11/16 hole in the center and chips have a place to go .. I make a part with a slot...
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    It looks like you could just fab up a cradle to...

    It looks like you could just fab up a cradle to just lift the talk like 1/2" and move the stock springs up to the top? I got my first tumbler from C&M back in the mid 90`s and it still runs about...
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    GREAT info ,, I have 3 or there tumblers and like...

    GREAT info ,, I have 3 or there tumblers and like them but the noise does drive one nuts ,, I built a box around mine to quiets them down ,, but the floor still moves
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    I have machined a lot of it but never tried roll...

    I have machined a lot of it but never tried roll tapping it ,, but I think you could .. Its tougher than I thought it would be ,
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    Resolver ... There is Youtube info about swapping...

    Resolver ... There is Youtube info about swapping them out ,, just watch that you reseal the motor good ,,, when the resolver bearing do out that is when you get that look on curves ,,
  14. I see it as a upside ,, Its meant to be a...

    I see it as a upside ,, Its meant to be a learning tool and I think its better they learn on a "REAL" control than some little china made router with a PC based POS control...

    A lot of my local...
  15. you might want to think about Siemens form a shop...

    you might want to think about Siemens form a shop owners side and "not" a employee side ,, I looked at the Sharp mills a couple years ago and soon found out the support for them is just not there in...
  16. Haas mills need a good air supply ,, I have seen...

    Haas mills need a good air supply ,, I have seen a couple local guys just try and run a air hose to the machine and that well not work with them ,, one needs to add a tank next to the machine and run...
  17. I come from 25+ years of Fadala and still own one...

    I come from 25+ years of Fadala and still own one ,, changed over to Haas about 6 years ago and well Fadals were great for there time they cant keep up on production work anymore ,, I tried Dossan...
  18. unless your doing large numbers of all the same...

    unless your doing large numbers of all the same part you would be a lot better off with a single table ( normal VMC )and some quick change pallets ... pallet changer mills are great at long run jobs...
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    I run 3/8" in ER32 and have never had one try and...

    I run 3/8" in ER32 and have never had one try and pull out yet ,,, 1/2" and above it setscrew only in my book ... I snap a couple 3/8" alu-powers a month and half the time it screws up the $15...
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    I have 2 bench mounted ones and still find my...

    I have 2 bench mounted ones and still find my self using the stock Haas one all the time ... Its nothing to write home about but it gets the job done ...The only time I have bitched about it was when...
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    Harvey Tool - Coating Chart for Ferrous and...

    Harvey Tool - Coating Chart for Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Materials

    The only coating I have ever found that even works ok for alum is ZRN .... but to keep down on tool presser on a long cut like...
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    I wish you would have told me not to use carbide...

    I wish you would have told me not to use carbide on alum some 37+ years ago when I started doing mill work .. I run 5 cnc mills just about every day by my self and on a average month make between...
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    One thing to point out ,, even on the new OI...

    One thing to point out ,, even on the new OI series F control the USB can not be used to run a program ,, you can only up load and down load with it ...
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    FYI T15 powdered metal is hi speed steel ,,,...

    FYI T15 powdered metal is hi speed steel ,,, "NOT" carbide . Carbide is 5 times more ridged than HSS .

    you would be "WAY" better off with a 1/2" carbide than that 5/8" HSS end mill .
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    cheap and good normally do not go hand in hand...

    cheap and good normally do not go hand in hand ....... cheap carbide I have found looses teeth faster than a crack head

    Most of the cheap carbide I have seen seems to use crap for the tool blanks...
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