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  1. I recently bought a PH Horn U210 parting tool...

    I recently bought a PH Horn U210 parting tool with the changeable end cassette. It has been very good so far. I now have a few PH Horn groove tools. "Shop supply guru" (poster here) sells them and...
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    If you need a light source I have a spare...

    If you need a light source I have a spare american optical illuminator (model 365) - $20 + shipping.
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    I picked up a really nice, to me, american...

    I picked up a really nice, to me, american optical binocular boom microscope. Pretty cheap on craigslist. Can't remember how much.

    I also picked up an old Scherr-Tumico floor standing optical...
  4. You have to buy them from Mazak. They are not...

    You have to buy them from Mazak. They are not available free. I was missing one for my machine. I think it cost me about $100 USD. And before they will sell it to you your machine needs to be...
  5. Problem Solved! (said with fingers crossed) It...

    Problem Solved! (said with fingers crossed)

    It turned out to be the chuck barrier and the machine reported it as a servo error complete with a code 36 on the drives.

    This only cost me about 2...
  6. Update. To recap: This error has been...

    Update.

    To recap:

    This error has been occurring during a drilling cycle when the the drill is about .8"-.9" into the part. I can't reproduce it just jogging the turret around. Also rapids were...
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    I have a QT15 running on an American Rotary 30hp...

    I have a QT15 running on an American Rotary 30hp converter. Works fine. I also run other smaller machines off the same rpc at the same time. I have yet to try running my Brother at the same time but...
  8. Toolcat- Can a 100 size drive be used in place of...

    Toolcat- Can a 100 size drive be used in place of an 80 sized drive? Mine has a 100 sized drive on the z and an 80 on the x.
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    I am only familiar enough to envy you since I...

    I am only familiar enough to envy you since I don't have one and would like to. Probably post on TargetTalk - Index page. Some pretty serious bullseye and international pistol shooters there.
  10. Since the problem seems to stay with the axis...

    Since the problem seems to stay with the axis independent of moving the drives I am going to try to replace the encoder first. I found a Servo motor/encoder combo on ebay for $260 shipped so that is...
  11. It's an AC Servo not DC on this one. And I...

    It's an AC Servo not DC on this one. And I megger'd the motor and it had very high insulation resistance.
  12. Just to follow up with some more information....

    Just to follow up with some more information. This morning I swapped the drives. The only change I made was to swap the settings of the little rotary selector switches that are right above the...
  13. Yes I have been checking all over and getting the...

    Yes I have been checking all over and getting the drive isn't the issue right at the moment. The issue is making sure the problem is the drive.

    Anybody know if it is ok to swap the drives...
  14. Mazak QT15 CAM-T2 Error 13 Drive Alarm X Axis

    I am getting this alarm ( Error 13- Drive Alarm X Axis) and trying to figure out a few things.

    The error initially occurred and can be consistently repeated during a drilling cycle. Drilling a...
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    I had that exact setup. As Joe said they really...

    I had that exact setup. As Joe said they really are great compressors for a little compressor. Mine was in about the same condition as yours and I tore it all apart and rebuilt it too. I wound up...
  16. I have been using brass flare fittings and copper...

    I have been using brass flare fittings and copper tube in 1/4 and 3/16 in. Very cheap and stays put. I also made some bullet nose front-1/4 npt back brass fittings that i can drill holes in or slot...
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    Did you check ebay? I bought my larger mics...

    Did you check ebay? I bought my larger mics there. Often some good deals on individual mics.
  18. Looks like they made their money with it. I was...

    Looks like they made their money with it. I was up at HGR last week and they had some that were in the running too. I guess I don't know if they run.
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    I don't see any magic about the orange vises in...

    I don't see any magic about the orange vises in this respect. I won't bad mouth kurt vises I have found them to do what they do pretty well. What I like about my orange double vise is that it is a...
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    Yes I agree with all. I would add one thing- the...

    Yes I agree with all. I would add one thing- the service I have gotten has been unreasonably good! I bought my vise when some of the design details were still evolving. As i called and complained...
  21. I once did this using a collar and used a roller...

    I once did this using a collar and used a roller steady rest. In my case the collar had an inner taper to match the taper of the od of the barrel.
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    Ditto. Not real interested in the quick lock...

    Ditto. Not real interested in the quick lock though. Is there another way to hold it down? Side grooves like the big vises would be fine in my application.
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    I have been watching for something similar. I...

    I have been watching for something similar. I have some parts that I make in strips and they get flipped long ways for successive operations. I would really like to see a stubby 6" vise. I wonder if...
  24. I bought some pretty nice PH horn tooling through...

    I bought some pretty nice PH horn tooling through shopsupplyguru (poster here). I have not used it yet but what impressed me is that grooving seems to be a specialty of PH Horn and they have lots of...
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    How big are your parts? Are you just trying to...

    How big are your parts? Are you just trying to put a finish on or do you want to do a little deburring too?

    The only way you are going to figure out how to get what you like is to jump in and buy...
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