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  1. I just bought an Atrump BF6C today. The dealer...

    I just bought an Atrump BF6C today. The dealer said I couldnt separate the power and wanted to argue about it so I let it go. He insisted that the entire system required 3 phase and offered to toss...
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    Interesting discussion. I have a friend other...

    Interesting discussion. I have a friend other side of world who has a 5 axis running Linux cnc. He had to write a lot of the macros and programming for it but it works and does it very well with a...
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    Did you have issues with the centroid system...

    Did you have issues with the centroid system itself or because you interfaces with old components it was less reliable? Asking because I was thinking about using an industrial control retrofit of...
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    Iíve watched this software since it came out....

    Iíve watched this software since it came out. Itís priced double the cost on eBay than website, no forum support or anyone that even talks about it though from screenshots looks alright. When you can...
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    This was too small a project for a new machine. I...

    This was too small a project for a new machine. I see more recommendations to buy a used machine in posts I donít agree with his concerns. There are many companies that refurbish VMVís and Iíve seen...
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    I noticed nobody elaborated on this topic any...

    I noticed nobody elaborated on this topic any further. It seems that yes you would enable the toggle to either forward or reverse while leaving the potentiometer in the off position therefore when...
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    I digress to disagree that quality and brand name...

    I digress to disagree that quality and brand name go hand in hand. This is the common misconception that American elitists want you to believe to endorse their products and finesse people into buying...
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    I use this same style cutter for aluminum with...

    I use this same style cutter for aluminum with the Korley apkt11 polished inserts you can buy off eBay for $9.90/10pk. It is amazing on aluminum despite the other gentleman mentioning only using it...
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    I wanted to add to this old thread since...

    I wanted to add to this old thread since technology and costs have changed so much and newcomers to machining ďMayĒ find it helpful. This is long though hoping you find it useful. As previously...
  10. Mystery solved. Duplicating the problem I come to...

    Mystery solved. Duplicating the problem I come to realize only occurs if I touch my mill at the same time as I touch the bandsaw so you are correct itís a bad wiring issue. There is 55v between the...
  11. The fact that many shops have labor rates from...

    The fact that many shops have labor rates from $60-$100/hr and huge overheads with tooling, rent, utilities, etc..., $20/hr is probably considered a high wage from their perspective. They have to...
  12. Single to 3ph bandsaw giving a small shock occasionally Any idea the cause?

    As the title states my bandsaw is shocking me every once in awhile and I cannot figure out what the cause is. It seems to do it where the powdercoat has worn off and if Iím wearing nitrile gloves as...
  13. Not sure if youíre still around. Curious why...

    Not sure if youíre still around. Curious why retain the gearbox versus direct drive? Did the servo not produce enough torque on its own? I have a 2.6kw (3.5hp) ac servo I was thinking of using on my...
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    Donít forget to Consider plumbing, electrical,...

    Donít forget to Consider plumbing, electrical, hydraulics if any, lubrication, everything that may pass through the casting ahead of time.
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    Mineral castings aka epoxy granite is superior in...

    Mineral castings aka epoxy granite is superior in every way to a ductile iron frame or any potential diy frame you could build. For this reason major industrial companies are moving toward mineral...
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    Yes old thread but I believe I have the answer...

    Yes old thread but I believe I have the answer not replied here. Most of the 40:1 rotaries Iíve seen offer an add on dividing head kit for $100. Keep it simple and make it a 2 in 1 unit and they have...
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    Old post but in regards to Speedy Metals since...

    Old post but in regards to Speedy Metals since everyone seems to refer there I called them and they told me they donít actually stock any of the cast plate, square, etc..., and if ordered have to...
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    I was contemplating machining a drawbar for my...

    I was contemplating machining a drawbar for my one mill itís only 16Ē oal long and little shorter than the norm. I decided on 304 stainless threaded rod. 6í section shipped was $30 so I was left with...
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    Every time Iíve used an extra long hex itís...

    Every time Iíve used an extra long hex itís wobbled and caused harmonics down the spindle affecting the cut. Not even sure why anyone would use them based on my experience but if they work for others...
  20. I would think if you had a manual lathe converted...

    I would think if you had a manual lathe converted to CNC with a 3ph vfd setup you could add a ring gear and ac servo that engages directly to the spindle when that feature is commanded. Iím sure not...
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    I wanted to add some suggestions to an old post

    For anyone using the Chinese UD3 style or Shars style 5c U3 collet grinders I have found if you start at your cutting edge and roll the chamfer (presuming single flute) while you slowly pull the...
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    I donít think there are always cut and dry...

    I donít think there are always cut and dry dedicated oils having been in the oil business myself itís common for manufacturers to make an oil for every potential application however that doesnít...
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    To add to an old post if you have a decent 12Ē...

    To add to an old post if you have a decent 12Ē lathe or larger this can be a good option to have. I wouldnít try it on anything smaller myself but you can do various things you cannot do on a mill if...
  24. Agreed.., A fairly common practice Iíve done to...

    Agreed.., A fairly common practice Iíve done to all 3 of my mills. One came with a draw bar and adjustable nut. Other than that if collets wonít slip into the spindle the set screw either needs...
  25. Did you ever get the Hamilton *00 up and running?...

    Did you ever get the Hamilton *00 up and running? What is the capacity of the machine? Can it cut modul gears 1.0 and 1.5?
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