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    Are you sure that first link is the right drive?...

    Are you sure that first link is the right drive? Says its like 160v and 15a, 30a peak. That is a lot of power for a knee mill! Those specs list supply voltage of 100-370. Thats a very big range, Id...
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    I agree, you may have a hard time finding a cheap...

    I agree, you may have a hard time finding a cheap drive that will plug and play.

    If you dont want to buy components for the Anilam control, and you have lots of time consider re-retrofitting to...
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    Exactly! I wasnt suggesting grinding a plug tap...

    Exactly! I wasnt suggesting grinding a plug tap all the way into bottoming tap, just grind away the tip that doesnt cut anything, and maybe one extra thread if you like. This lets you get much closer...
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    275766 I like Franks idea of dropping pressure...

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    I like Franks idea of dropping pressure too. I got this little one from mcmaster and put it inline to spindle air seal. Works fine.

    I run my small shop from a 1946 2hp Brunner piston...
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    I do this all the time with no issues. My very...

    I do this all the time with no issues. My very old mazak lathe uses "right side up" tooling on the back. Normal RH threads starting close to the chuck and moving away from it. Spindle in reverse and...
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    According to that print you drill to .35 (plus...

    According to that print you drill to .35 (plus drill tip) and tap it any depth you like, tap depth isn't specified. For that part I would probably grind the useless tip off normal plug tap, send it...
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    Yes as others said reduce the acceleration, dont...

    Yes as others said reduce the acceleration, dont take enormous cuts and you will be fine.

    It is safe to assume I can lower acceleration on all Fanuc Lathes as well? I heard fanuc can be tricky to...
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    Smaller pecks = shorter strings and less buildup....

    Smaller pecks = shorter strings and less buildup. Heavier feed usually reduces buildup as well but you can only go so fast with a 1/8 drill.

    If all else fails turning the spindle on in reverse...
  9. Yes please take some pics along the way and post...

    Yes please take some pics along the way and post them if you can. Sent you a PM as well. Thanks.
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    Shars on the left, Glacern on the right. Looks to...

    Shars on the left, Glacern on the right. Looks to be the same to me. Glacern has balance holes, only difference I see.

    These are nice though, I like them. Nice hardened jaws, very low run...
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    I have a few Glacern drill chucks and a couple...

    I have a few Glacern drill chucks and a couple endmill holders, came with my machine when I bought it. They look nice, and work fine. But the nice silver coating is peeling off on a couple.

    I...
  12. Maybe knocked something loose when the cover got...

    Maybe knocked something loose when the cover got damaged? Something get jammed up and push on a panel?

    Im pretty sure I sealed mine up from the inside of the machine without taking that stainless...
  13. Not likely related to the way covers. Clean up...

    Not likely related to the way covers. Clean up all the sheet metal joins and seal them up with polyurethane caulking. Wouldn't hurt to pull the Y axis cover to get better access.

    Mine leaked...
  14. Fadal Hydraulic Belt Tensioner questions...

    I have a VMC 4020 with the normal air powered tensioners. Considering adding the hydraulic system from the High Torque model as I have had the belt spin a few times in reverse while tapping and thats...
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    When I tooled up a few years ago I bought some...

    When I tooled up a few years ago I bought some new chinese holders and some used brand name holders. Buying used brand name tooling turned out to be a WAY better deal. Many of the chinese holders...
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    Yes a timer to run a little longer is not a bad...

    Yes a timer to run a little longer is not a bad idea. Actually my Fadal is a retrofit (Kflop) and I programmed it to cut in/out based on a duty cycle. Needs to be running for so long before it...
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    After so many hours working with cncs I've also...

    After so many hours working with cncs I've also become annoyed by the constant noise of fans. Many people put round automotive air filters on top of fadal spindle motors. This keeps windings clean...
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    I bet Vancbiker nailed it. Good thinking. Some...

    I bet Vancbiker nailed it. Good thinking. Some machines have an air over hydraulic cylinder for drawbar, could be a problem with that too besides air leak.

    Try releasing a tool with an indicator...
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    Thats awesome! Got to keep that one in mind for...

    Thats awesome! Got to keep that one in mind for sure. You just plumb the regular coolant supply to the pressure washer input I guess? I can see this working great for me at times. Now onto Kijiji to...
  20. The last machine I ran had a Renishaw probe for...

    The last machine I ran had a Renishaw probe for tool length and I loved it. When I got my Fadal I was searching everywhere for a good deal on one. In the meantime I rigged up an indicator on the...
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    I would use Kflop. Its a good price and works...

    I would use Kflop. Its a good price and works great with existing hardware. It will be a major project, take tons of time, but it would get the old machine up and running again and its great control...
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    This is true, you may end up with a machine with...

    This is true, you may end up with a machine with some wear. But even if you happen to have the worst luck and you buy an old Fadal in extremely poor condition with noisy spindle, toasted thrust...
  23. Its a little harder to bore small jaws. I switch...

    Its a little harder to bore small jaws. I switch back and forth between 1/2 and 5/8 stock fairly often for a certain job. I just made my own flanged collet with an ID hole to match the stock, and...
  24. Those angle fixtures are great. Another quick...

    Those angle fixtures are great. Another quick solution is just used the chuck you already have and set it up on a set of 246 blocks or something to get it higher. Then the part will stick out less...
  25. Sure its easy to subcontract an odd job when you...

    Sure its easy to subcontract an odd job when you have an established base of customers. But I bet its a whole lot harder to start knocking on doors looking for work with absolutely nothing to show to...
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