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    Corn: I did the old Brother route to break into...

    Corn: I did the old Brother route to break into CNC milling and I have no regrets. I bought a TC-S2A-O. It was a good choice for me because it is a real production machine, 6k pounds (3750kg) so I...
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    I use my brother in a both a job shop application...

    I use my brother in a both a job shop application and for production of some of my own stuff and I think it is a good machine for a small shop. It's my first CNC mill though and I come from a manual...
  3. I got it figured out- LH Thread.

    I got it figured out- LH Thread.
  4. Covel 17H / Clausing 4020 Surface Grinder Questions

    I just bought a Covel 17H surface grinder, which I am pretty sure is the same as a clausing 4020.

    Does anybody know if the spindle nut that holds the wheel adapter on is left hand or right hand...
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    In my application I am using a 5/8" endmill w/a...

    In my application I am using a 5/8" endmill w/a .09 chamfer to finish up to a shoulder. I need to make a few passes with this and am only using .08" or so of cutter length. I though one of these...
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    Maybe i am calling them by the wrong name but i...

    Maybe i am calling them by the wrong name but i meant cutters with inserts. I don’t see where iscar has those. Like these.
    25mm Modular 90 degree Indexable End Mill Milling Cutting Head APKT Insert...
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    Threaded (Screw-in) Milling Cutters

    I would like to use a threaded milling cutter like a mini face mill in my Brother. These would be a cutter body that I could use in one of the threaded body tool holders that Maritool sells. I looked...
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    After reading a lot of posts here on 30 taper...

    After reading a lot of posts here on 30 taper machines, including some pm's with BROTHERFRANK, I have fretted a lot over the use of my 2" face mills in my machine. Mostly I have backed off from using...
  9. Thank you all for weighing in. Rick I had not...

    Thank you all for weighing in. Rick I had not thought about a form tap in this instance for some reason.

    So far all of my jobs are relatively small so in addition to time, minimal tooling cost is...
  10. Lathe ID Threading-- Tapping vs Single Point

    I have about 300 little swage nuts to make. Material is 303 s/s, .625" od, 7/16-20, class 3, id threads, only about 3 threads long. The customer is very picky. My machine is a Mazak QT-15. I'm torn...
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    They do just fine, including real computers. I...

    They do just fine, including real computers. I have had various generators over the years. The latest is a 25kw diesel trailer mounted (Wacker G25). When we loose power we can continue without even...
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    Mine has a toggle switch in the cabinet. I have...

    Mine has a toggle switch in the cabinet. I have never used it though. It also has a knockout on the control panel with graphics but no switch. Maybe getting it to the control panel is an option. Not...
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    I was in your same boat a few years ago. My...

    I was in your same boat a few years ago.

    My machine is a QT15 and it takes 1" tooling. I have not tried to adapt to other sizes but I think it can be done.

    Bascically I have settled on CNMG,...
  14. Regarding the edge, I recently did some turned...

    Regarding the edge, I recently did some turned parts that needed to have a sharp edge. These were tubular not a disk. No matter what I was not able to "turn" the knife edge. In my case even with...
  15. Does your Yamazen replacement quote have them...

    Does your Yamazen replacement quote have them doing the work? I did mine about a year+ ago (not a speedio, TC-S2A). Having them do the work would have doubled the price. I did the work myself and...
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    Did you try SW CAM? I got SW CAM professional....

    Did you try SW CAM? I got SW CAM professional. Like it fine. No cat fight between competing companies to worry about.
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    I can't tell much about the bearings. They are...

    I can't tell much about the bearings. They are still on the spindle and I don't think I want to take them off. I think the numbers are on the back side. Same with the races.

    Mine is direct drive...
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    Cycles 720 degrees? That is odd. I have not...

    Cycles 720 degrees? That is odd. I have not gotten that far. Mine is still in about 50 pieces in the shop. The bearings are cone bearings like car wheel bearings. Maybe a better grade than wheel...
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    4th Axis Rotary Table PM, etc

    When I got my Brother Tapping center it came with a 4th axis. It is a Yuasa SUDX 170. I jogged it around to see that it worked but took it off because I did not need it at the time. This was a few...
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    About 3 years ago i bought a miller 211 mig...

    About 3 years ago i bought a miller 211 mig welder. It seemed to be fine for what it is but i wanted domething bigger so i sold that and bought a 252. I have had no issues. Maybe you got a lemon?
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    I agree with the first part of what is said here...

    I agree with the first part of what is said here but not the second. Why not if you like SW CAM then you can upgrade to SW CAM professional, which is what I have and am pretty satisfied with. Past...
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    I've had that exact thing happen to me in a wood...

    I've had that exact thing happen to me in a wood cutting bandsaw with about 3" pvc. No injury in my incident but I never forgot it and never did it again.
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    I got a quick one. I used to work for a big...

    I got a quick one. I used to work for a big pharma company. Some crap company sold the idiots on the idea that they could go to all the suppliers and strongarm them into better pricing. Grainger fell...
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    Every time I see Blum (A company that I have made...

    Every time I see Blum (A company that I have made a vow to never deal with again) I like to point out their Z nano repair program, if say it gets coolant in it, is to sell you a new one. I think they...
  25. You really need to get some different types of...

    You really need to get some different types of media and try them. Really fine ceramic media does more of a burnished finish. As others have said it does not really remove machining marks. There are...
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