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    Broken bellevilles maybe? If you yanked it out...

    Broken bellevilles maybe? If you yanked it out against it's will, you could have damaged the drawbar assembly.
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    FWIW,I haven't been able to get in touch with...

    FWIW,I haven't been able to get in touch with hyundai-wia to purchase some parts for my KIA lathe. I've tried a handful of times over a few years now. I've called and emailed everyone I can find an...
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    Weird. It'll either keep working forever or it'll...

    Weird. It'll either keep working forever or it'll die a fiery death.
    Best of luck!
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    Honestly....smartphones are so cheap now. Buy a...

    Honestly....smartphones are so cheap now. Buy a burner phone, prepaid SIM with data, and big ass USB power bank. Maybe $50. Install a tracking app of some kind on it and voila, you've got yourself a...
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    Open up the electrical cabinet and give...

    Open up the electrical cabinet and give everythibng a visual and olefactory inspection. You might be able to sort out what component it was with your eyes and nose, or at least narrow down the area...
  6. As far as getting stubborn tools out...could you...

    As far as getting stubborn tools out...could you make an air fitting with a pull stud thread, and just apply some air pressure while heating the holder? Pointy end away from face, of course.
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    As an added bonus, that's my favorite stuff for...

    As an added bonus, that's my favorite stuff for cleaning glass too! Works better than anything else I've found. Now I have even more reason to pick it up.
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    HSM Post Processor Forum - Autodesk Community...

    HSM Post Processor Forum - Autodesk Community

    Ask over there, the HSM post forum should have some folks who are able/willing to help.

    EDIT: Juuuuussst found your post there, nevermind.

    I've...
  9. Glad to hear we have some more options. If you...

    Glad to hear we have some more options. If you can stock replacements for the older boards/motors/etc I would certainly be a customer. Will there be any core return program for spindles, or a rebuild...
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    Oh man, the stuff you can do with a megabyte!...

    Oh man, the stuff you can do with a megabyte! What CAM are you using? What sort of parts are you making? If there's a smoothing/arc filtering option, you may want to look at it. Used properly, you...
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    The idea behind a probing system is that you...

    The idea behind a probing system is that you shouldn't have to sit there and dial things in. On my 13 year old HAAS mill I can hold some pretty tight tolerances with almost no human intervention...
  12. I have had success with FTDI based USB>Serial...

    I have had success with FTDI based USB>Serial adapters from amazon ($12ish), or a $20 PCI-E to serial card. I have a computer in my shop sending and receiving data from machines including huge...
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    He must be the guy who sticks his hand up through...

    He must be the guy who sticks his hand up through the vending machine flap to try and get free chips.
  14. Whoa! I meant to message you and ask about adding...

    Whoa! I meant to message you and ask about adding an extra set of dowel holes after seeing you post that on instagram. Apparently you're already on top of it!

    I might pick one of those up along...
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    Yeah, swiss for sure.

    Yeah, swiss for sure.
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    And yes, call the tool offset and go to X0 with...

    And yes, call the tool offset and go to X0 with MDI or the position screen. You can jog the machine in X to remove error there (easy to adjust in parameters later) and the remaining error you will...
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    The best way to hold the coax indicator would be...

    The best way to hold the coax indicator would be a collet chuck, but I have also seen people make a stepped adapter with a reamed hole for the indicator shank, or even a straight shank drill chuck/ER...
  18. Go poke your head in at the Home Shop Machinist...

    Go poke your head in at the Home Shop Machinist or CNC Zone (LOL, literally counted as an expletive if all one word) forums, there is a wealth of knowledge on your particular machine and there are...
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    I have a 2006 VM3, I think I have 32mb of memory...

    I have a 2006 VM3, I think I have 32mb of memory (expanded memory option). I have it networked,it has USB, and it has a 40GB hard drive onboard. I can run programs direct from network, usb, or RS232...
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    I would definitely predrill a start hole so you...

    I would definitely predrill a start hole so you don't have to plunge with your endmill. This effect is definitely coming from the shallow dish in the endmill and the soft material.
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    Look at helical. I have one of theirs in 1/2" and...

    Look at helical. I have one of theirs in 1/2" and I LOVE it. Super versatile. ...
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    Electrical interference? Loose connections? ...

    Electrical interference? Loose connections?
    Does it happen only when the plasma torch is on or does it happen all the time
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    I'm a pretty big fan of Helical and Destiny...

    I'm a pretty big fan of Helical and Destiny endmills. They both have lots of options depending on what you need and phenomenal performance.
    When I'm feeling a bit cheap I usually swing for...
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    What's the part number on that? That's exactly...

    What's the part number on that? That's exactly what I need. Just CAT40 instead.

    EDIT: nevermind, looked at it on my computer instead of my phone and was able to read it. Also, why can't we...
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    So for what it's worth, my KIA cuts pip-free,...

    So for what it's worth, my KIA cuts pip-free, perfectly on center after alignment, but here's what the toolsetter looks like vs a tool tip.
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