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  1. On a related note, what is it about Hyster...

    On a related note, what is it about Hyster forklifts that makes them so compact?

    In the 4k-10k pound size range, the later-generation Hyster forklifts look about 2/3 the size of the competition...
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    For the $3k price range, look for a ZTR with...

    For the $3k price range, look for a ZTR with Kawasaki motor, if possible. Kohler and Briggs/variants can be hit or miss...

    All the consumer-grade ZTR’s use the same wheel motors, so the primary...
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    They should be? MV2 is "Mazatrol Vertical 2"......

    They should be? MV2 is "Mazatrol Vertical 2"...

    YM is "Yamazak Milling"

    Like a lot of things diagnosing these old gals, it's a crap shoot --- but what else you gonna do?

    ToolCat
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    They don’t call me the ToolCat for nothing,...

    They don’t call me the ToolCat for nothing, brought this little stray home last week:

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200517/35f35375322f41a50547b51a12662a93.jpg

    She was living in an old...
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    Check Ebay for your FX784's...look for YM2, or...

    Check Ebay for your FX784's...look for YM2, or MV2 on the chips for mills.

    ToolCat
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    The FX727, FX784-8 and -9, and the FX884...

    The FX727, FX784-8 and -9, and the FX884 (replaces the 784-8 and -9) are valuable boards to have if you're running T2/T3.

    ToolCat
  7. I know it kinda defeats the purpose of a Brother,...

    I know it kinda defeats the purpose of a Brother, but in a pinch you can slow the accel/decel rates of the spindle a bit.

    Makes it much easier on the drive...

    ToolCat
  8. If and when the time comes to break out the big...

    If and when the time comes to break out the big guns on a tapping app, my go-to is Emuge.

    ToolCat
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    Your favorite turning insert

    Depending on how the pocket in the toolholder is made, WNMG’s can be slightly less reliable in the pocket than a CNMG.

    Better-quality WNMG holders have part of an additional wall to capture the...
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    If you happen to make a lot of chips like we do...

    If you happen to make a lot of chips like we do here at the Cathouse (for a 3-man operation anyway...), you're just glad there is a scrap company or two in your region willing to bring you an empty...
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    Just had two 33-gallon forklift propane tanks...

    Just had two 33-gallon forklift propane tanks filled at the local propane outfit last week: $44 for both....
  12. Thread: Recession?

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    The federal government (and thus elected...

    The federal government (and thus elected officials) can directly impact segments of the economy, with regulations, permitting, tax policies, etc.

    Especially in energy production (ethanol,...
  13. How much is SolidEdge CAM Pro, and NX Cam...

    How much is SolidEdge CAM Pro, and NX Cam Express?

    I’ve been using SolidEdge for CAD for several years, and once you learn the methodology, it is very powerful CAD software....especially for...
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    Very nice! The dense foam board insulation is...

    Very nice!

    The dense foam board insulation is good stuff. How will they secure the drywall to the foam, glue I would imagine?

    ToolCat
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    Check with Sentry for your general liability...

    Check with Sentry for your general liability insurance. They are the largest insurer of small to mid-size manufacturing companies, so they know the business.

    ToolCat
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    CNCToolCat's Cat-House

    Ox,

    No schoolin’ in electronics for me. I was a machine shop guy in high school, industrial engineering at Vuh-jin-ya Tek.

    Always been fascinated with electronic stuff, so I’ve learned as I...
  17. Preventing a Crash - The 3 Rules - Thoughts...?

    Mazak has had good 2D tool-path graphics on their lathes since the early 80’s, with the advent of the Mazatrol control.

    Current versions have “blow your mind” 3D tool-path graphics.

    On my older...
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    Ox, Good observation! As the top pic in the...

    Ox,

    Good observation! As the top pic in the 2nd post is from the newer MDS- generation drives.

    That board is pretty much “unworkable” but there is a board on the other side that has...
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    ...and a few more pics: ...

    ...and a few more pics:

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200418/042114bdc0f6bb0dd764efa88e9c9e21.jpg

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200418/aad8a23545f882489ddc0a817f5c9c53.jpg
    ...
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    CNCToolCat's Cat-House

    Over the years I have learned to work on the electronics of my older Mazak’s, replacing capacitors, transistors, hybrid chips, IGBT modules, repair bad traces,...anything I could do to resurrect a...
  21. Thread: Recession?

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    Recession?

    A nation’s debt reminds me of the old saying:

    “If you owe the bank a million dollars, they own you. If you owe the bank a billion dollars, you own them.”

    America is so deep in debt with the...
  22. Quincy is the “Cadillac” of piston compressors. ...

    Quincy is the “Cadillac” of piston compressors.

    Yes, pistons are louder than screws, but the industrial-grade Quincy’s just lope along at low rpm’s, and are not very loud.

    I actually prefer...
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    CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program????

    I get that small businesses would be foolish for not applying for a forgivable loan from the government.

    But...

    In my opinion, these loans are for businesses that have been forced to shut...
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    I would stuff as many bellvilles in the spindle...

    I would stuff as many bellvilles in the spindle that I could, and drive 'on. (As Ox says...:D)

    Do make sure the drawbar air-cylinder rod is retracting completely clear of the spindle...

    The...
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    If your crew is crashing Allied TA spade drills...

    If your crew is crashing Allied TA spade drills (a very forgiving drill), they won't have much luck running twin-insert carbide indexable drills (which are not very forgiving)....
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