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  1. You might look into a Kwik-Switch 300 or 400...

    You might look into a Kwik-Switch 300 or 400 adapter. They are on ebay a lot and the 300 or 400 adapters are pretty reasonable. Universal tool was the original manufacturer but Collis makes bits...
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    3T's will use geometry offsets if you tweak a few...

    3T's will use geometry offsets if you tweak a few parameters. Do you have Wear and Geometry offset tables? I think you should have them both.
  3. Ryerson owns Sunbelt-Turret and they re still...

    Ryerson owns Sunbelt-Turret and they re still great folks to deal with so it might not be a bad thing.
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    What control is on this thing? Your response...

    What control is on this thing? Your response leads me to think you are using G50 position presets to locate your tools. Does your control have geometry offsets? They will make your life SO much...
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    Look at using a Kennametal Ranger Face grooving...

    Look at using a Kennametal Ranger Face grooving tool- it wont go that deep, but you may be able to use it at max depth and then go back in, and finish the
    OD to depth and finish up the ID with a...
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    Check with PM member Bug Robotics- I recall he...

    Check with PM member Bug Robotics- I recall he assisted another member with board level repairs a while back. The drive should be repairable by a competent tech unless its totally roasted. Can you...
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    To understand better- after you home the X axis,...

    To understand better- after you home the X axis, your ID tool blocks should be 4.0000 from center. (at least on a machine here in the US). How far from center are you? Sounds like a grid shift...
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    Thanks for the link to the Fusion post! Yup- the...

    Thanks for the link to the Fusion post! Yup- the KMB1 is not half bad for its age. We were doing 3 axis stuff with one using Gibbs back around 1990 or so.
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    D0 you have the Fanuc manual for your control? ...

    D0 you have the Fanuc manual for your control? It has a parameter listing that will tell you which parameter and bits affect the RS232. On most controls of that vintage you will need to reenter all...
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    Do what Gordon suggested, but add in what...

    Do what Gordon suggested, but add in what bosleyjr suggested: "Then hit the red hot portion with cold water." A wet rag in a bucket of water works well. Its very controllable and you can tweak the...
  11. You could make them out of steel, cast iron or...

    You could make them out of steel, cast iron or ductile iron and any of the three would be ok in that application.
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    I never call out a tap drill size- call out the...

    I never call out a tap drill size- call out the thread (properly)_and a minimum depth for the thread. If its a thin part or on a thin wall or feature that you don't want to break thru and the needed...
  13. Whats with the 130 ft-lbs thing- if you are...

    Whats with the 130 ft-lbs thing- if you are talking nut torque, in my opinion that's way excessive. I've been using Universal collet chucks since 1986, and never tightened them that tight. Might be...
  14. If you play with the front clearance angle on...

    If you play with the front clearance angle on your tool, you can eliminate that overcut to a certain extent. Also adding some top clearance will help if its rubbing on the top.
  15. Don't mask /anodize them- as you said above, the...

    Don't mask /anodize them- as you said above, the labor to mask them can be a deal breaker. Look into just having them alodyned- it will preventcorrosion but at the same time the surface is still...
  16. Yea, but I heard you can really jack up the feed...

    Yea, but I heard you can really jack up the feed rate on a Rigidhobber!
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    The lever on the footstock is a pretty standard...

    The lever on the footstock is a pretty standard Norton grinder feature. The quill is spring loaded and the lever retracts the quill for loading a part. Pulling the lever toward you all the way...
  18. Most manufacturers of motor starters sell the...

    Most manufacturers of motor starters sell the cans separately for their products. Not every motor starter gets mounted in a separate stand alone enclosure, so . . . . Good luck.
  19. Cheapo or not, live centers can be reground on...

    Cheapo or not, live centers can be reground on their own bearings to run pretty true. Always good to have a cheapo one around for non-critical work and save the big $$$ one for when it really...
  20. That formula is for checking the setup to cut...

    That formula is for checking the setup to cut primes, by setting the machine differential to cut a specific helix angle or lead and then cancelling the lead non- differentially. If done correctly...
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    Another thing to be aware of on a worn machine is...

    Another thing to be aware of on a worn machine is that as the wheel slide wears, the head will lay over to one side and make grinding thrust surfaces parallel impossible. Just something to check out...
  22. ok- thank you for the reply. Good to know. Dan

    ok- thank you for the reply. Good to know. Dan
  23. jancollc- did you find someone to do Trav-a-dial...

    jancollc- did you find someone to do Trav-a-dial repair? I have a few that need TLC, and have not had much luck in finding anybody that works on them anymore.
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    McMaster-Carr has a nice assortment of neoprene...

    McMaster-Carr has a nice assortment of neoprene rubber sheet in various thicknesses and hardness.
  25. Pretty sure I have an almost new SL25 maintenance...

    Pretty sure I have an almost new SL25 maintenance manual sitting on my bookshelf. PM me if you are interested. Dan
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