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  1. Check M Code list for YOUR machine. Try M3 (or M4...

    Check M Code list for YOUR machine. Try M3 (or M4 for counter clockwise) and M8. M codes are not standardized from builder to builder even though some are almost common.
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    Like RJT says, get a cbn wheel, and some sort of...

    Like RJT says, get a cbn wheel, and some sort of coolant, even it it is a spray mist unit. Hardened D-2 is really tough to grind with aluminum oxide wheels, especially if you need to hold close...
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    Another approach would be to quiet down the 5hp...

    Another approach would be to quiet down the 5hp recip. Most of the noise is generated at the air INLET, so install a 'muffler' on the intake. I bought one from a Quincey dealer (Brehob Electric,...
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    Sorry Bill, but you need to use the angle PER...

    Sorry Bill, but you need to use the angle PER SIDE which is 4.76666 degrees. Then do the same math and you get the same as LexD
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    Mount an indicator on your spindle or table and...

    Mount an indicator on your spindle or table and watch the "solid" jaw move when you tighten the vise. THEY ALL DO IT.
  6. I'm puzzled by the two 'answers' above, guess I...

    I'm puzzled by the two 'answers' above, guess I don't know what they are explaining.
    My answer: Multiply the diameter change by 0.574 to get the "depth" to move the cross slide to reduce the pitch...
  7. I learned the hard way on a T-Plus NEVER to...

    I learned the hard way on a T-Plus NEVER to change anything before re-threading (i.e. for size). This control was just prior to the fusion 640t control. So I am amazed you had no problems adjusting...
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    Your machine does have a "MANUAL" machining unit....

    Your machine does have a "MANUAL" machining unit. Works pretty much like EIA for moves and speed/feed. A little experimenting and you should be good to go.
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    Wire EDM ... start hole is already there.

    Wire EDM ... start hole is already there.
  10. I like a multi-collet block like this one at...

    I like a multi-collet block like this one at MSC:search for 79108338

    If you need to hold long parts build a riser.
  11. ? Why not use the program WPC? And try leaving...

    ? Why not use the program WPC? And try leaving out the g43. I have my machine parameters set for the control to read the tool data from the tool file. I forget which parameter to set, but it will be...
  12. Using a downward path of 5 degrees would be...

    Using a downward path of 5 degrees would be figured by:
    P=0.137*(D-d) where D is the diameter of the hole and d is the diameter of the end mill. If this is too aggressive then use a smaller...
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    I once had a similar mishap with a Phillips...

    I once had a similar mishap with a Phillips driver. My scar is on my left thumb, but is on the bottom ... the driver went thru the thumb. Damn! 50 years ago and I still remember the pain.
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    The radius has nothing to do with flatness. The...

    The radius has nothing to do with flatness. The spec means just what it says, nothing about radii. The best you can do is measure over a 4' length and expect </= 0.008" total deviation.
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    Helical bore the holes with a 3mm rad 18 mm bull...

    Helical bore the holes with a 3mm rad 18 mm bull nose mill. Relieve the upper outside cutting teeth leaving the bottom 3/16 or so of cutting teeth alone. 1500 rpm, spiral down at no more that 0.04"...
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    You give s/f details for drilling but no info at...

    You give s/f details for drilling but no info at all for the s/f of the tap.

    Lose the spray mist. Use a brush and apply high sulfur cutting oil (available at Lowe's, Home Depot, etc.) to the tap....
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    Never heard of them, but they look pretty good....

    Never heard of them, but they look pretty good. My question would be regarding how to REMOVE the collet from the holder. Perhaps someone familiar with these can answer both our concerns.
  18. What I.D. do you need? Your terminology indicates...

    What I.D. do you need? Your terminology indicates you are looking for 5/8 O.D. die buttons.
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    " ... The books said clearance constant for...

    " ... The books said clearance constant for aluminum over 1/8" is 8, so .375 divided by 8 is about 48 thousandths, divide that by two so my clearance is 24 thousandths per side...

    Why divide by...
  20. McMaster offers 1" dia x 36" long inco 625 for...

    McMaster offers 1" dia x 36" long inco 625 for 365.71 ... just sayin'
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    Try honing I.D. first, then grind O.D., on...

    Try honing I.D. first, then grind O.D., on freshly ground arbor if you can.
    I have ground O.D.'s with al-oxide wheels. Since you are only removing a tenth or two per side you should have no trouble.
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    Not familiar with that mill, but an 8 or 10 mm...

    Not familiar with that mill, but an 8 or 10 mm pilot drill should help drill on size and lower power requirements.
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    As Litlerob1 says, increase your finish pass...

    As Litlerob1 says, increase your finish pass material. I have found leaving 0.05 (0.025 per side) for finish works well with C1018
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    If someone else has this problem, it can be ...

    If someone else has this problem, it can be machined with the "Spiral" machining option. Have to write a manual program to use it as it is an EIA option, but it does work just fine.
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    I've been running Mazak even longer than...

    I've been running Mazak even longer than Philabuster and have no clue what 'negative tool pressure' is . . . don't touch the part?
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