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    Proper maintenance is key to WEDM. No...

    Proper maintenance is key to WEDM. No maintenance, no machining.
  2. First paying job was making flap tracks for...

    First paying job was making flap tracks for 737's, on a Starrag Ka200 profiler in 1980. First CNC parts on a brand new Deckel FP4NC in 1984. Lot of water under the bridge since then LOL.
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    Looks like the cull savers we use in the cull...

    Looks like the cull savers we use in the cull bar's in our injection molds. We sink them.

    Bill
  4. The color lights do not refer to the cleanliness...

    The color lights do not refer to the cleanliness of the water, it pertains to the liquid resistivity. Green LR is in control, red LR is out of control. Why it's stuck on yellow, I don't know. The...
  5. Your LR is fine if it is at those numbers, you...

    Your LR is fine if it is at those numbers, you don't need to play with the settings. I do not have anything else for you, should be ok to run jobs on the machine.

    Bill
  6. On the monitor screen, on the right side is your...

    On the monitor screen, on the right side is your epac settings. Does not matter what epac is in there, you will see all the settings, IP SA SB ect. Go down to LR set it to 1. The light that go's...
  7. Set your LR to 1, that should run the resin pump...

    Set your LR to 1, that should run the resin pump continuously. See if that brings the LR into control.

    Bill
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    No, something different I guess.

    No, something different I guess.
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    I have had a similar thing once. The nut on the...

    I have had a similar thing once. The nut on the hydraulic shaft was too tight where it connects to the table. Udder dan dat, I don't know.
  10. Thread: EDM Drill time

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    That seems like that is much to slow. Lots of...

    That seems like that is much to slow. Lots of questions here. What machine and power capability, electrode material, the condition of the machine, condition of the water system, doe's it have good...
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    DO THE MAINTENANCE!!! It's not hard to do,...

    DO THE MAINTENANCE!!! It's not hard to do, filters are not that expensive. A broken machine, on the other hand can be very expensive! The key to EDM machining, proper maintenance. Just do it, don't...
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    Yep...patience is a virtue.

    Yep...patience is a virtue.
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    Monarchist said.... "Because...there's NFW your...

    Monarchist said....
    "Because...there's NFW your present rig will match the broad power band of even an early 1940's 3 HP large-frame "Round Dial" MG 10EE, as-shipped. "Half" would be a reasonable...
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    Corners haven't been knocked off by the chuck,...

    Corners haven't been knocked off by the chuck, thats a good sign.
  15. I'm getting in line for the Jacobs chuck. Your...

    I'm getting in line for the Jacobs chuck.

    Your inbox is full.

    Bill
  16. RJ, sorry I killed your thread. Before we bought...

    RJ, sorry I killed your thread. Before we bought the FA20, we looked at Makino and Fanuc. We sent some test parts to Makino and they came back well below standard, run-off corners muddled features....
  17. RJ, our FA20P has been very reliable,had to...

    RJ, our FA20P has been very reliable,had to replace the lower arm bellows once and reseal the box the seal plate rides in, replace the Z motor. Other than that she's been great. Still threads pretty...
  18. Yes, and these are the one's to just not reply...

    Yes, and these are the one's to just not reply to, like so much oil off a Monarchs back. A lot to do about nothing, LOL.

    Bill
  19. Hang in there Box, I've been in the trade all my...

    Hang in there Box, I've been in the trade all my life, but my Monarch is a hobby machine for me. In the real world I build tooling with modern equipment, well the Moore jig grinders are kinda old,...
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    You also mention it sounds bad. If the bearings...

    You also mention it sounds bad. If the bearings in the chopper are bad, it could cause enough friction/drag to heat up the motor and trip the breaker, or the bearings in the motor.

    Bill
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    Actuate the breaker to make sure its not tripped,...

    Actuate the breaker to make sure its not tripped, that breaker is original equipment. Have the toggle switch in the on position. When you push wire feed, the motor should start running, it will shut...
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    Glad to help. It's one of those "ask me how I...

    Glad to help. It's one of those "ask me how I know" things.

    Bill
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    Remove the clip, take the float off turn it over,...

    Remove the clip, take the float off turn it over, reinstall the clip. The float is one direction, only works one way.

    Bill
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    Done Deal!

    Done Deal!
  25. My ELSR knob has to be engaged for spindle...

    My ELSR knob has to be engaged for spindle rotation. Lever down for forward, lever up for reverse.

    Bill
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