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    That's my theory, and the tech agreed. I am...

    That's my theory, and the tech agreed. I am waiting on Amazon (damn I miss Radio Shack) to deliver the last few capacitors I need to chase that down.
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    Okay I've got it figured out. I can pick up what...

    Okay I've got it figured out. I can pick up what I'd need for like $80 shipped off eBay. 1.5kVa 240V PW, 24V SW which will bring me down to 216V and be enough to run my current machine (no pun...
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    So this morning I replaced another cap on the...

    So this morning I replaced another cap on the main board's power supply sub-board and fired her up and it seemed to work, then after a few minutes I turned on the work light and disengaged the e-stop...
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    The phase perfect outputs delta at the same...

    The phase perfect outputs delta at the same voltage as the input so I think transforming on the input is the way to go. I've got my electrician coming by to take a look and there is a local place...
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    So the tech came by today and I have a power...

    So the tech came by today and I have a power supply for the main board on order (actually I had preemptively ordered it; I found one for $140 shipped!), and I've got some capacitors on order to...
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    Well my wife can rest easy knowing that the house...

    Well my wife can rest easy knowing that the house and shop are paid for if I die LOL
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    Trust me if I had open POs worth more than a few...

    Trust me if I had open POs worth more than a few hundred bucks right now I would have bought an S700 that came on the market last week in Chicago. I'm talking to some guys about Brothers with the...
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    Machine has been down for a few days now. I've...

    Machine has been down for a few days now. I've got a tech coming today to look at it. Details are in my thread about the CRT problems.

    Also got a few job offers so far (unsolicited, though...
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    How is HSMworks obsolete? It is getting constant...

    How is HSMworks obsolete? It is getting constant feature updates and additions.
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    HSMworks would be the plug-in for Solidworks. ...

    HSMworks would be the plug-in for Solidworks.

    If you're asking about G71/G72 type cycles, then no the HSM/Fusion CAM won't do them. That said it will output normal drilling cycles using the...
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    Anyone know how one goes about testing the line...

    Anyone know how one goes about testing the line reactor? I'm going to just keep pouring through the power supply all the way through to the monitor with a fine toothed comb (well actually with a...
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    So, here's where I am with this. I am still...

    So, here's where I am with this. I am still getting the screen dropping out randomly. It seems to be more likely the longer the machine is on, but Monday it happened as soon as I MDI'd my warmup...
  13. Is that a taper attachment of some kind sticking...

    Is that a taper attachment of some kind sticking off the back of the cross slide?
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    I actually already have budgetary quotes from Job...

    I actually already have budgetary quotes from Job Boss and E2 Shoptech LOL. I also have the beginnings of a quality management system. I am a believer for sure.

    So how do you guys do the math...
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    Thing is I might be really bad at quoting... ...

    Thing is I might be really bad at quoting...

    From my days in consumer product retail, there were three levels of markup. Standard "A mark" was 50%, "B mark" was 35%, and "C mark" was 15%. The...
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    Well, my first "real" RFQ came through yesterday,...

    Well, my first "real" RFQ came through yesterday, and I got target pricing. It has features in four planes, though I am able to use a custom form tool to reduce it to three operations. For OP1 I...
  17. I think the issue with Prolific vs FTDI is that...

    I think the issue with Prolific vs FTDI is that there are a lot of counterfeits of the Prolific out there. I've had nothing but problems with inexpensive Prolific based converters but no trouble...
  18. To be clear I didn't mean to imply that a 20A...

    To be clear I didn't mean to imply that a 20A breaker was proper, just that I've used the machines on a 20A without tripping it even under pretty heavy cutting (we were in the middle of switching a...
  19. First, congrats! I have personally stalled out...

    First, congrats!

    I have personally stalled out the spindle on a 16k Speedio on a 20A breaker! They don't pull much power. Not sure what the high torque pulls in comparison.

    The Phase Perfect...
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    Looks great! Something that is done in some...

    Looks great!

    Something that is done in some high production environments (and actually something I set up the day I left my last job) was a different job on each pallet for the R650. I have even...
  21. Ha! I've seen a parallel take out a front Y Axis...

    Ha! I've seen a parallel take out a front Y Axis way cover in an S700X1. The "old-school toolmaker" was telling guys not to set the part on the parallels with a dead blow "because reasons -...
  22. To save some money and time you could...

    To save some money and time you could near-net-shape mold it (cheaper tool) and then just drill the precision holes? May need a redesign as that section width could give porosity issues in acetal. ...
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    Of course I forgot something! I wasn't able to...

    Of course I forgot something! I wasn't able to ever hit the thermal cutoff on that Lincoln until I got a water cooled torch. Using a water cooled torch I started to run into the duty cycle limits...
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    I fight with that a lot - that is why I asked...

    I fight with that a lot - that is why I asked about the helical boring cycle since for some reason HSM seems to like to output those in arcs without worrying about futzing with smoothing.
  25. YES! I had a nagging feeling I was forgetting...

    YES! I had a nagging feeling I was forgetting something. If I have kept the same tools I leave the wear offsets but if I have installed new tools then I clear all the wear offsets.

    Forgetting to...
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