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    I use a milwaukee fuel 3/8 impact on some jobs....

    I use a milwaukee fuel 3/8 impact on some jobs. Probably not super accurate but gets the job done. Has three torque settings and the button is tucked out of the way so doesnt get changed by mistake. ...
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    I think thats a good move. A Fadal will be a...

    I think thats a good move. A Fadal will be a great machine to compliment your manual shop. If you happen to get into larger qtys down the road then a brother would be awesome second machine.

    Dont...
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    If you guys are using 6 manual machines and a CNC...

    If you guys are using 6 manual machines and a CNC bridgeport with mach3 then CNC certainly isnt your bread and butter right now.

    I agree with OX. In your case look for a machine just like he...
  4. Need Polyurethane for sure. Sikaflex is great....

    Need Polyurethane for sure. Sikaflex is great. DAP polyurethane works as good or better and it easy to find at any of the big hardware stores. I took a chance on it 4-5 years ago and its held up...
  5. Blows my mind how they did this over and over...

    Blows my mind how they did this over and over everyday 100 years ago with only a fraction of the resources we have now, and here we are today with all kinds of fancy cnc technology, carbide...
  6. Got it back together after. I had another spindle...

    Got it back together after. I had another spindle here for parts and one drawbar pilot has o-rings inside and out, and the other does not. So I guess the sealing washer is used if your pilot does not...
  7. Need help ASAP. Fadal Drawbar Sealing washer needed or not?

    Hey guys Im finally adding lighning cool to my Fadal 4020. Changing out Belleville washers now too while I have it apart.

    I bought a DRB-0109 Sealing washer at some point, but im not sure if i...
  8. The shrink fit is a bit of a pain but does a...

    The shrink fit is a bit of a pain but does a great job keeping things nice and concentric, and keeping spindle vibrations down. Doesnt wear loose over time. Cheap to manufacture. Still easier to...
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    Sounds like you might be able to fix it with a...

    Sounds like you might be able to fix it with a parameter.

    If all else fails I got my T1 to open and close chuck for bar puller by adding a relay triggered by coolant pump. Wired it up so it would...
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    Z zero on the bottom of the part is a great...

    Z zero on the bottom of the part is a great idea... until you miss a retract or clearance plane.

    Great if your running same few parts over and over. Easy way to crash if your doing jobshop work,...
  11. Id try going close like this too. Roughing with a...

    Id try going close like this too. Roughing with a 1/4 tool is probably leaving a lot in tight corners. I would rough it really close with the 1/16 tool, then do a final finish pass with a brand new...
  12. If you guys are doing that well in such a small...

    If you guys are doing that well in such a small shop, try and convince the old man to work with you 2-3 more years and both of you can retire!
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    Dont fix whats not broke. Motors do get hot. Can...

    Dont fix whats not broke. Motors do get hot. Can you put your hand on it? If fan is working, and machine is working ok I wouldnt worry about it.
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    Best tip that I was given for quoting small jobs...

    Best tip that I was given for quoting small jobs with just a few parts, was to think of the time in terms of days. Forget about minutes or even hrs for every single step of the process... Just ask...
  15. Whos the distributor? Would that be Ferro...

    Whos the distributor? Would that be Ferro Technique? I asked ball park price on s700x2 with rotary couple months ago and they said around 120. I had a couple quotes from them on Doosan lathes and...
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    I really like the Fadal belt drive system. The...

    I really like the Fadal belt drive system. The 2:1 and 1:2 setup gives 4 times more torque in low range vs high range. And its quiet, simple, wont be damaged in a crash etc, etc. Great setup IMO,...
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    I think the tool your looking for is called an...

    I think the tool your looking for is called an indicator. :) Roll it around by hand and use dirty big hammer to adjust. Probably faster then using a lathe tool and squares. If you need faster method...
  18. Sounds like Mr. Smid has spent more time writing...

    Sounds like Mr. Smid has spent more time writing books then running machines.
  19. Just thinking about all the moving back and...

    Just thinking about all the moving back and forth, maybe screw might back off after a while? Maybe not?

    Mine are turcite, machine is 1994
  20. Thanks guys! I adjusted them a lot (several...

    Thanks guys! I adjusted them a lot (several turns) and seems much better now. I used a prybar against an old toolholder to lift the head and used indicator as close as possible to gibs. Got it down...
  21. Fadal 4020 head gib adjustments, any tips?

    I have a fadal 4020 and seem to be getting more wandering lately with drilled holes. Always seems to drift off in same direction so looks like machine could be the problem. I put an indicator on the...
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    I have the whole package here brand new if you...

    I have the whole package here brand new if you need it. Everything except cylinders.
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    Yeah I guess the check valves will help a little...

    Yeah I guess the check valves will help a little too. Any extra flex in belt from applied torque would move tensioner in further, and check valves would hold it there. The extra pressure will make...
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    VMC15XT with shift cylinders? I thought VMC15 was...

    VMC15XT with shift cylinders? I thought VMC15 was 7500 rpm single speed?

    The standard hp 10k rpm machines came with single acting (single port) air cylinders with a spring return. Not uncommon for...
  25. Hate it when they discontinue good products. I...

    Hate it when they discontinue good products. I used to use Valenice part off inserts and they worked awesome. Bought a new sandvik blade and inserts and was terrible in comparison. Bought an iscar...
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