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    No. M11 activates quill and body as a unit for...

    No. M11 activates quill and body as a unit for advance and retract when commanding M31 and M32. M10 disengages the body from the quill when commanding M31 and M32.
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    You need to type in M11 and then type in M31. ...

    You need to type in M11 and then type in M31. M11 activates the tailstock quill and the body.

    M10 is active right now and that means M31 will just extend the quill.
  3. The OP is talking about a CNC lathe with a...

    The OP is talking about a CNC lathe with a VFD--not a manual lathe.

    I installed a soft start on my 15 hp manual turret lathe so the inrush wouldn't kick out my CNC lathe if I was using them at...
  4. My lathes see the biggest amp draw upon starting...

    My lathes see the biggest amp draw upon starting the spindle. Actual amp draw during heavy cutting is still lower than when the spindle ramps up.

    Check your spindle acceleration parameters. ...
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    The only way to toggle off the cutter comp is to...

    The only way to toggle off the cutter comp is to completely clear out the cutter diameter from the tool data page or you accidentally edited the program to be Line Center instead of Line Left. ...
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    Center of the endmill needs to be X zero. Same...

    Center of the endmill needs to be X zero. Same as you would set a drill bit.

    Here's my cheat sheet for milling a hex on the Mazak.
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    When using polar coordinates (green numbers),...

    When using polar coordinates (green numbers), program to the corners of the hex. Take the radius value of your flat (1.5" / 2 = .75") and multiply it by 1.154 = .8655" to get the dimension from the...
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    Sounds like it is a positive air purge for the...

    Sounds like it is a positive air purge for the turret to keep out the coolant. Newer Mazaks also have a positive air purge for the spindle.
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    The chuck needs to be in a clamped state before...

    The chuck needs to be in a clamped state before the spindle will start.
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    I believe he is talking about when the tool is...

    I believe he is talking about when the tool is backturning the faces on the finish pass. Finishing from smallest diameter to largest diameter with BAR OUT process.
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    Yes .

    Yes .
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    It would take a LOT of extra programming to do it...

    It would take a LOT of extra programming to do it that way and is really not needed for 99% of the things I have come across and I've been running Mazatrol for 24 years now.

    Sounds like your...
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    The holder types in my older machine are listed...

    The holder types in my older machine are listed as 1-4. Yours is the next generation control after my T-3 so not sure this will apply or not. Basically the different holder types just call up...
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    Milling the flats as you described in your...

    Milling the flats as you described in your earlier post with a 90° head is not possible with just a C-axis. You would need a machine with a Y-axis.

    The only practical way to mill flats like that...
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    Sounds like the spindle VFD might have died.

    Sounds like the spindle VFD might have died.
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    Make sure the spindle is stopped and you do not...

    Make sure the spindle is stopped and you do not have a part in the chuck when you flip that switch. The chuck jaws will move to the opposite position when you flip the switch.
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    If it was me, I would put in a disconnect after...

    If it was me, I would put in a disconnect after the breaker.

    In my experience, circuit breakers in a breaker panel do not like it when there is a heavy load on the circuit when you turn on the...
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    Got it. For this feature which is .25" above and...

    Got it. For this feature which is .25" above and below centerline, use XY coordinates. To do this, you push the XY soft key and then anything you enter will be yellow indicating you are in XY mode....
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    In my example, the machine will make a cut and...

    In my example, the machine will make a cut and leave 1/2 of the bar from center. It will comp the endmill as shown in the graphics.

    I can't help you anymore without a sketch of what you are...
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    X.7 is the length from centerline where the cut...

    X.7 is the length from centerline where the cut starts and then ends. You need to put in angle 0 to start and angle 180 for finish. If you look at the graphics, you will see what I'm talking about....
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    Yes, the center of the tool needs to be set to...

    Yes, the center of the tool needs to be set to the center of the part just like a drill bit.

    Tool data page needs to be full diameter of the endmill.

    On the figure check screen, push the button...
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    That's your problem. You need to set endmills...

    That's your problem. You need to set endmills the same way you would set a drill bit. X0 needs to be the center of the endmill. The machine cannot comp the endmill correctly if it is not in the...
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    How are you setting the X geometry of the endmill?

    How are you setting the X geometry of the endmill?
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    Your tool data page looks fine. How are you...

    Your tool data page looks fine. How are you setting the X geometry of the endmill?
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    My truck driver Dad taught me a long time ago...

    My truck driver Dad taught me a long time ago when I was just starting out on a bicycle was to ride (and later drive) like I was invisible to everyone. Best advice he ever gave me.

    Second thing...
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