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  1. Scenario #1 , if the tool and work offset is...

    Scenario #1 , if the tool and work offset is right, how can the tool be below the work by .375?


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  2. Thread: R8 Collets

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    I have had a Lyndex set for 25 years, canít go...

    I have had a Lyndex set for 25 years, canít go wrong


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    I tried Boeshield and it didnít work out so...

    I tried Boeshield and it didnít work out so great, lots of green and some rust, and that was only a few months , 6 tops


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    Looks like Denis Foster! Sent from my iPhone...

    Looks like Denis Foster!


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    I had email corespondents with Nina Wang from...

    I had email corespondents with Nina Wang from Create a few weeks back. I had reached out as many folks were concerned that they shut down.
    She informed me that they are still operating normally and...
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    Thatís pretty cool, thx Sent from my iPhone...

    Thatís pretty cool, thx


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    This forum is rapidly headed to the crapper ...

    This forum is rapidly headed to the crapper


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    Thanks for the update. Glad itís working out. ...

    Thanks for the update. Glad itís working out.

    I ended up getting a small Husky Ultra quiet. Itís pretty quiet(magnitudes better than the pancake or 20 gallon craftsman)
    It runs my Fadal, Iíll...
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    Thanks for the reply I canít really make out the...

    Thanks for the reply
    I canít really make out the second pic, does the 4th mount to a dovetail base that slides in X (adjustable?)


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    Air use is a good point, I ran my Fadal on a...

    Air use is a good point, I ran my Fadal on a porter cable pancake compressor for a couple years. I only got rid of it because it was so freaking loud


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    Keep in mind that for a new buyer this is a huge...

    Keep in mind that for a new buyer this is a huge risk/gamble. The buyer has no way to check the machines function, and itís pretty hard to verify all the parts are there. Parts for these machines are...
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    The other thing that may not be obvious starting...

    The other thing that may not be obvious starting out. There are no expensive options that need to be turned on with a Fadal. If you have the hardware , you can go into the parameters (setup screens)...
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    Looking at CNC mills....personal use

    I taught myself CAD/CAM and CNC with Fusion 360 and a two axis Anilam Acer knee mill. Iím glad I went that route as it prevented a lot of crashes when the learning curve was steep. The lack of a tool...
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    You can assign a spindle speed to a particular...

    You can assign a spindle speed to a particular tool number in Fusion, and thatís what it will use.


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    DC control VMC 20 Sent from my iPhone using...

    DC control VMC 20


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    Good idea, but no limit switches, you cold start...

    Good idea, but no limit switches, you cold start the machine on index marks so the control has a starting reference and then the control just counts ball screw turns to get to the limits


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    I do want to eventually hang the 4th over the...

    I do want to eventually hang the 4th over the rightX cover. I had a sub plate on the mill, but kept having to pull it off and re oil to keep corrosion at bay, itís large enough to gain 6Ē of X travel...
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    I think Iíll just leave it as is , thanks for the...

    I think Iíll just leave it as is , thanks for the reply


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    I should mention I replaced the Y screw a while...

    I should mention I replaced the Y screw a while back, I donít believe I had to move the cold start indicator, I had marked the screw coupler and tried to match the old and new screw ball nut...
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    4th axis position on table-Fadal

    I fussed around aligning the new to me 4th axis on my Fadal, setting the offset and then realized the servo would come blowing through the door glass on max Y positive. I have about another .250Ē of...
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    Good to know, thx. I guess it makes sense with no...

    Good to know, thx. I guess it makes sense with no side loads


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    Ok thanks, the guy that modded my post added the...

    Ok thanks, the guy that modded my post added the M61 , canít hurt I suppose.
    Thanks for the reply


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    Fadal 4th axis brake question

    So I added a VH-65 to my VMC 20. I ended up having to add the inhibit board that turns the servo off when the brake is on.

    So my question is: I assume the brake should be on when machining? The...
  24. Thatís weird on the HL-460, all the lathes Iíve...

    Thatís weird on the HL-460, all the lathes Iíve seen the same feed setting that moves the carriage to the headstock , feeds the cross-slide in/away from the operator. That would take me a while to...
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    14x50 lathe, need informations (pictures)

    It looks a bit light duty, but has a 3 and 4 jaw, along with a face plate. The steady and follower rests are a plus too. If itís not all worn out and the price is right, it might be worth having.
    I...
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