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    You are probably running way to slow. SS has to...

    You are probably running way to slow. SS has to be done FAST because of the strain hardening. What size and TPI are you running and RPM?

    Ed.
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    Cute name. Is it what happens? Ed.

    Cute name. Is it what happens?

    Ed.
  3. How about a piece of line from a string trimmer?...

    How about a piece of line from a string trimmer? Fast, easy, disposable.

    Ed.
  4. Need some advice on backing up parameters on a Fanuc 3T-F

    I have a Hitachi Seiki with a 3T control with a Micon8 controller that takes care of tool changes, tail stock, etc. Last year the Micon lost everything when a battery cell went dead. Luckily the...
  5. What I am getting at is, do all the other...

    What I am getting at is, do all the other purchasers of this machine have the same problem or are you the only one?

    Someone is getting it right, talk to the ones that do not have this problem and...
  6. The machine was built to turn wheels. The mfg...

    The machine was built to turn wheels.

    The mfg should know how to set it up and parameters to run it.

    What did they say?

    They ARE in that business.

    Ed.
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    You might try pico-systems.com , look in their...

    You might try pico-systems.com , look in their webstore, as they have a converter from Fanuc serial to quadrature and should have the data. Jon has been helpful on this type of thing.

    Ed.
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    When should I change out coolant?

    To start I have been using Trim Sol at 4 to 5 percent concentration in all my machines, 2 manual lathes, a turret lathe, 2 CNC lathes and a CNC mill.
    The coolant in the turret lathe has not been...
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    Cut toward the tailstock, you will be turning it...

    Cut toward the tailstock, you will be turning it straight as you come to the high spot. Get it straight then you do what you want.

    Ed.
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    You want it to be about 85 degrees, not 90....

    You want it to be about 85 degrees, not 90. Remember, you have to overbend to end up at a 90. To get to a 90 with a 90 punch means you have to coin the part and that takes very high pressures.

    Ed.
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    If you do not overheat it while welding it should...

    If you do not overheat it while welding it should be fine. I asked if it was a Massey as I have done a few pinion shafts for them. Mostly for tractors I do input shafts for the transmission

    Ed.
  12. I would take a piece of the the material you want...

    I would take a piece of the the material you want cut to a dealer for iron workers and check the quality of cut.

    If someone else can make money cutting then you can too.

    Ed.
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    I have done quite a few similar pinions. I build...

    I have done quite a few similar pinions. I build up with 312 stainless alloy, turn down, then cut with appropriate cutter, SLOW rpm and lots of feed.
    Is this for a Massey?

    Ed.
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    If it is a three pinion then weld the hole shut...

    If it is a three pinion then weld the hole shut and grind off the teeth.

    If it is a single pinion then TIG weld up the broken tooth with 312 SS rod and make the assaulter file it back to shape.
    ...
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    My first stop would be an air hammer with a blunt...

    My first stop would be an air hammer with a blunt point to fit into the socket. The beating of the hammer would knock out the epoxy and shake the screw to loosen it. Done it many times on old rusty...
  16. I tell people it is like getting nibbled to death...

    I tell people it is like getting nibbled to death by ducks.

    Ed.
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    You said the magic word.......Mach3. Very few...

    You said the magic word.......Mach3.

    Very few on here know much about it and would recommend you try the hobby sites or a dedicated Mach3 forum.

    Looks nicely done though. I would start by...
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    Myself I would never again use Scotchbrite or...

    Myself I would never again use Scotchbrite or other soft abrasive on a spindle as it will cut everything including the good spots inside. Trying to lap it with a tool holder will embed grit into the...
  19. What numbers are the heads? What are you...

    What numbers are the heads?

    What are you thinking for price?

    Ed.
  20. I would look into a sealed needle bearing. Ed.

    I would look into a sealed needle bearing.

    Ed.
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    For that kind of tolerance a tape measure is good...

    For that kind of tolerance a tape measure is good to go.

    What machines do you have?

    Ed.
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    Looking for a different system? I just horse...

    Looking for a different system? I just horse traded into a 4MT to Kwik Switch 300 adapter with a few holders.

    Interested?

    Ed.
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    SEM may not have made the amp. Is the input power...

    SEM may not have made the amp. Is the input power AC or DC? Are the input signals PWM or analog? + and - 10V? or is it 0 to 10V with direction? Maybe step and direction? The tag on the amp will...
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    A pic of the amp tag would tell us what type of...

    A pic of the amp tag would tell us what type of input to the amp is used.

    Ed.
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    Are you using Path Pilot? If you are and it still...

    Are you using Path Pilot? If you are and it still follows Linuxcnc then G33.1 is for rigid tapping.

    G33.1K(pitch)Z(depth)

    Ed.
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