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    Best tip that I was given for quoting small jobs...

    Best tip that I was given for quoting small jobs with just a few parts, was to think of the time in terms of days. Forget about minutes or even hrs for every single step of the process... Just ask...
  2. Whos the distributor? Would that be Ferro...

    Whos the distributor? Would that be Ferro Technique? I asked ball park price on s700x2 with rotary couple months ago and they said around 120. I had a couple quotes from them on Doosan lathes and...
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    I really like the Fadal belt drive system. The...

    I really like the Fadal belt drive system. The 2:1 and 1:2 setup gives 4 times more torque in low range vs high range. And its quiet, simple, wont be damaged in a crash etc, etc. Great setup IMO,...
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    I think the tool your looking for is called an...

    I think the tool your looking for is called an indicator. :) Roll it around by hand and use dirty big hammer to adjust. Probably faster then using a lathe tool and squares. If you need faster method...
  5. Sounds like Mr. Smid has spent more time writing...

    Sounds like Mr. Smid has spent more time writing books then running machines.
  6. Just thinking about all the moving back and...

    Just thinking about all the moving back and forth, maybe screw might back off after a while? Maybe not?

    Mine are turcite, machine is 1994
  7. Thanks guys! I adjusted them a lot (several...

    Thanks guys! I adjusted them a lot (several turns) and seems much better now. I used a prybar against an old toolholder to lift the head and used indicator as close as possible to gibs. Got it down...
  8. Fadal 4020 head gib adjustments, any tips?

    I have a fadal 4020 and seem to be getting more wandering lately with drilled holes. Always seems to drift off in same direction so looks like machine could be the problem. I put an indicator on the...
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    I have the whole package here brand new if you...

    I have the whole package here brand new if you need it. Everything except cylinders.
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    Yeah I guess the check valves will help a little...

    Yeah I guess the check valves will help a little too. Any extra flex in belt from applied torque would move tensioner in further, and check valves would hold it there. The extra pressure will make...
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    VMC15XT with shift cylinders? I thought VMC15 was...

    VMC15XT with shift cylinders? I thought VMC15 was 7500 rpm single speed?

    The standard hp 10k rpm machines came with single acting (single port) air cylinders with a spring return. Not uncommon for...
  12. Hate it when they discontinue good products. I...

    Hate it when they discontinue good products. I used to use Valenice part off inserts and they worked awesome. Bought a new sandvik blade and inserts and was terrible in comparison. Bought an iscar...
  13. Bob you would likely know more about this then...

    Bob you would likely know more about this then anybody. What kind of tolerance do you think most tooling companies are working with? Sounds like your suggesting well over 30 microns? 50 microns would...
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    Which series allied drills are you guys using?...

    Which series allied drills are you guys using? I've been amazed at how fast you can go with their old style HSS spade drills, and how long they last. Not quite up to carbide performance but still...
  15. That wouldnt be too bad. If it was 0.0006 max I...

    That wouldnt be too bad. If it was 0.0006 max I could certainly work with that. Just tighten up the range a little to be safe. But who knows, inserts could vary even more then that I guess. Ive never...
  16. Tolerance on threading inserts? How close can you get by measuring top of thread?

    I got a repeat job here with a 1.75 - 16 TPI external thread in aluminum. I always check the thread with gages when setting up and then use mics on top of threads to keep an eye out for changes....
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    Easy for this to happen either by drill wandering...

    Easy for this to happen either by drill wandering or material moving slightly after roughing. I did some shafts last year that were off somehow and needed to run very straight. Had to bore the center...
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    Sub spindle lathe with soft jaws bored to match...

    Sub spindle lathe with soft jaws bored to match in sub spindle. Bit of fiddling with offsets and you should be able to get it pretty darn good.
  19. Really want a simple trigger spray bottle like...

    Really want a simple trigger spray bottle like the one pictured below. Ive had best luck with these. But they still loose their prime and take 4-5 pumps to get going again. After 3 pumps with no...
  20. Coolant squirt bottle? Is there anything out there that works properly??

    Anybody find a decent coolant squirt bottle? I use them fairly often on drill press and manual lathe. And most of them are junk. Ive tried all sorts from hardware/home stores. Bought 3-4 types from...
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    As others said you need a huge pump that turns...

    As others said you need a huge pump that turns nice and slow. Hard to find these days. Need to spend a fair bit to get quality pump on a new compressor, or you can look for something old thats in...
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    I agree. Theres like a 95% chance if your taking...

    I agree. Theres like a 95% chance if your taking it apart, its completely toast and new grease will do next to nothing.

    But there are always exceptions. I have an old Mazak lathe that had perfect...
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    Overload in the electrical cabinet. push to reset.

    Overload in the electrical cabinet. push to reset.
  24. I had a friend who recently bough a new RPC from...

    I had a friend who recently bough a new RPC from a small company. Seems like they use surplus motors so every one may be a little different. Anyway he noticed the exact same thing. Started instantly...
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    Kluber Isoflex is the only grease you want for...

    Kluber Isoflex is the only grease you want for spindle bearings. I looked into doing bearings myself and had some some notes here of using KLUBER NBU-15, Front bearings 2.6g, Rear bearings 3.0g. They...
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