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    There's lots of lessons to be learned out there....

    There's lots of lessons to be learned out there. Those nitrile gloves are awesome.Oh and cheap.
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    I picked up the RPC today, its still in the car....

    I picked up the RPC today, its still in the car. The feed to the garage is, from what i read on the casing,is 6OOv 1OOOv electric cable,after looking on the net i think it is 6mm with a 23amp current...
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    Picking up a Transwave 4KW RPC today, i paid £650...

    Picking up a Transwave 4KW RPC today, i paid £650 and its local to me which is a bonus as things i want are usually at the other end of the country, i will post my findings once i have it.
    George.
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    I have a Smart and Brown VSL which i am in the...

    I have a Smart and Brown VSL which i am in the process of prepping for paint, i might try the needle gun approach sounds effective. I have been looking at Paragon Paints, they have the original color...
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    A squirt of washing u liquid in a bit of diesel...

    A squirt of washing u liquid in a bit of diesel and it turns into jelly, like swarfega, cleans grease and oil off easily and washes away with water, found this out when i was a kid messing with...
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    Tyrone, tha cud write a book. Great imagery....

    Tyrone, tha cud write a book. Great imagery. Curly, Larry and Mo come to mind.
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    Thanks for the link, i will get the rod bundled...

    Thanks for the link, i will get the rod bundled with some other goodies i didn't know i needed, till i saw them, and thank you to the rest of the gentlemen that offered their advice.
    George.
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    Smart and Brown 1024 VSL shear pins

    Hi, i recently acquired the above lathe and on inspection i found the shear pin had sheared, i was surprised at its size only 1.6mm dia silver steel, is that stainless? would any of you knowledgeable...
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    Thanks for the reply, are you saying RPC would be...

    Thanks for the reply, are you saying RPC would be the way to go as Clive also advised, there are a couple available at a reasonable price albeit in a used condition, the thing is in my eagerness to...
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    I have just been looking at one of the chinese...

    I have just been looking at one of the chinese 24Ov in 38Ov out vfd at £17O well i have to ask, are they worth considering?
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    Looking on drives direct shop i see a plug and...

    Looking on drives direct shop i see a plug and play digital drive that from what i have read would power the whole machine, so multiple motors, this is an option worth considering, they have an ex...
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    these seam quite reasonable, any one had any...

    these seam quite reasonable, any one had any experience with them.

    Three Phase Converters | Rotary Phase Converters | 3 Phase Converters | Boost Energy

    £1000+vat for a 4kw
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    Well Clive i may have struck lucky with this as...

    Well Clive i may have struck lucky with this as when i talked to the seller on the phone he said they could not get the levers to move but could see nothing wrong internally, could it be the seller...
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    Its here at last, what a carry on getting a...

    Its here at last, what a carry on getting a haulier to bring it, the first guy strung me along for a week then stopped answering his phone, every one else wanted an arm and a leg, luckily the seller...
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    Thanks again Clive another very useful post, you...

    Thanks again Clive another very useful post, you are right talking to a VFD supplier who knows the subject is the way to go, i will have a good look at the lathe internals when it arrives (tomorrow)...
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    Great post Clive thank you, if i went VFD and put...

    Great post Clive thank you, if i went VFD and put the motor in delta would that mean the VFD would need to supply 240v three phase? i have seen a Yaskawa GDP 505 7.5kw at a good price, not sure if it...
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    I am attracted to the RPC solution as from what i...

    I am attracted to the RPC solution as from what i have learned once set up i can just plug in the lathe and run it without having to mess with it at all, is that right. Also to use a VFD would i have...
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    This looks interesting from AVE. YouTube...

    This looks interesting from AVE.
    YouTube
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    Thank you Clive thats very interesting and gives...

    Thank you Clive thats very interesting and gives me something to think about, the info i have gleaned from the net is a bit conflicting, i will make an assessment of my own when the machine arrives...
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    Thanks for your reply Peter, that is helpful the...

    Thanks for your reply Peter, that is helpful the machine is 410v dont quote me on that, and i believe there are other motors that drive the oil pump and 110v for the control panel so could be taking...
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    Merely fielding the question.. Thankyou for your...

    Merely fielding the question..
    Thankyou for your reply by the way, i was thinking RPC and it was the thought of buying a motor to build it that got me thinking a 24Ov motor swap would be a simple...
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    Smart and Brown 1024 VSL

    Hello every one, i'm new to the forum and have just aqquired the above lathe, it is as i'm sure you all know 3 phase, my question is this would i be better off, if its possible that is, to swap out...
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