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    Aren’t those pc based controls? I looked at a...

    Aren’t those pc based controls? I looked at a milltronics about that vintage some years ago and it was pc based. A 1999 pc is pretty hard to do much with.
  2. I have two trailers (one 12k pound, one 6k pound...

    I have two trailers (one 12k pound, one 6k pound rating)and a trailer mounted generator all with surge brakes. The trailers are sunbelt surplus.

    It has been my experience that the surge brakes...
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    This often not true anymore with electronic...

    This often not true anymore with electronic ballasts. The frequency is much higher like 20khz or so.
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    I have T5 fluorescent low bay fixtures in most of...

    I have T5 fluorescent low bay fixtures in most of my shop. I chose 3500kelvin color temp because I like it- this is the same color as a halogen incandescent. These are also high cri lamps. I just...
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    If your payback would be as quick you say then I...

    If your payback would be as quick you say then I think it would be dumb to buy a chinese welder.

    I did as Trboatworks did and picked up a used hobart tigwave, great welder, pretty much a hobart...
  6. If sales taxes are going to be collected I for...

    If sales taxes are going to be collected I for one am grateful that they are doing it as they are. I sell low value stuff on there too. I can't imagine if I had to keep track of sales tax for each...
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    I picked up a nice crank type Biddle megger on...

    I picked up a nice crank type Biddle megger on ebay a number of years ago. I don't use it much at all but nothing seems to go wrong with it.
  8. Do you need that high a pressure? Mine will go...

    Do you need that high a pressure? Mine will go that high too but I don't need it so cranked it to turn on at about 85 and off at 100 or 105. If you don't need that then cranking it down gives you...
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    Thanks guys! The full profile inserts would help...

    Thanks guys! The full profile inserts would help with the main od but my main issue with burrs on these parts were on the front side chamfer and the the undercut on the far end of the threads. I...
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    Mazatrol CAM T-2 Chasing Threads?

    I just finished a job with some od threads- single pointed. Trying to get the threads as burr free as possible after cutting the threads I have been retracing the od profile with the v shape od...
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    How are you setting your tools? Maybe your tool...

    How are you setting your tools? Maybe your tool eye position parameter is wrong.
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    Real nice! I have a Yuasa 4th, also for a Brother...

    Real nice! I have a Yuasa 4th, also for a Brother A00 machine, that is all apart on my work bench. What did you paint it with? I'm tempted to just paint it with appliance spray paint from lowes.
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    I just bought a 0-1" Mitutoyo PANA mic (116-105),...

    I just bought a 0-1" Mitutoyo PANA mic (116-105), which as I understand it is the same as the thread mic but with a non rotating spindle. An advantage to the non rotating spindle is a variety of...
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    Thanks all! What I have has worked amazingly...

    Thanks all! What I have has worked amazingly well. In fact the tap I am currently using has tapped many hundreds of holes and I think was the first tap I used in my machine and fully expected to hear...
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    I have been using .110 drill size but switching...

    I have been using .110 drill size but switching to 7/64 (.1094). I plan to check as I go to verify what hole size I actually have.
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    Thanks guys! I did manage to squeeze a last...

    Thanks guys! I did manage to squeeze a last minute call into them at the end of the day here. The guy at Balax said the same. Seems like that coolant has to squeeze out through a small space in a...
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    Blind Hole Form Tap Question

    I have some parts that I have been making for some time that have M3x0.5 blind holes. Material is 6061 alu, hole is about .4" deep and tapped to about .36". I want go from an H6 fit to an H4 fit so I...
  18. It depends. I have both a phase converter that I...

    It depends. I have both a phase converter that I run a bunch of stuff on and I have installed VFD's on a number of things. VFD's add some benefits like soft start and stop, start stop controls,...
  19. Do you demagnetize the top when you rebuild them?...

    Do you demagnetize the top when you rebuild them? What's involved in rebuilding them? I have it cleaned up pretty good and it works, it's just that the top is magnetized. I am not ready to buy a...
  20. Yes I bought one of the Maritool reference gage...

    Yes I bought one of the Maritool reference gage tools- very nice. I have mostly used it as a reference to keep an eye on spindle run out since it is also ground very concentric.
  21. Magnetic Chuck Question - permanent magnet not electrical

    I recently bought a Covel 17H grinder. It has a 10x16" permanent magnet chuck on it that has a few issues.

    The lever is very diffcult to move and the magnetism does not completely shut off. I...
  22. Yes I am using the Haimer for X, Y, and Z. I...

    Yes I am using the Haimer for X, Y, and Z. I started with an edge finder but I like the Haimer much better. Especially since it does Z. I don't have the issue that you and BROTHERFRANK mention where...
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    Plus 2 for HSS but I would consider using brazed...

    Plus 2 for HSS but I would consider using brazed carbide tooling, which I have done a lot on small southbend lathes, but I have a diamond wheel on my bench grinder to sharpen/shape them.
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    I used to work in the pharma industry and we...

    I used to work in the pharma industry and we passivated stuff with nitric acid. Then as time went on we were forced to abandon that and move to citric acid passivation. We used CitriSurf. Personally...
  25. The way I do it is as follows- I have my tool...

    The way I do it is as follows-

    I have my tool setter height off the table set into the Switch 1 parameter "Auto Tool Length Offset". So if I was using the 3" length of a 123 block sitting on the...
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