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    Hand taps, which is what you will find at...

    Hand taps, which is what you will find at hardware stores, don't work well being power tapped. They tend to load up with chips and need frequent backing off and clearing of the chips. You will want...
  2. Simplest solution is a USB camera aimed at the...

    Simplest solution is a USB camera aimed at the machines screen and then watch it on the computer screen or tablet, or whatever. If you are wired directly and not streaming over the web, the response...
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    You know, CAM is great and all, but that's about...

    You know, CAM is great and all, but that's about a 20 minute write the code with a pencil operation. Create 4 subs to start low and move up at a 45º angle for right, left, top and bottom and then...
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    Precision Levels

    We make a precision level, been selling them mostly to woodworkers to level their sliding table saws, but they are accurate to .001" per foot, not quite as good as a Starrett 199, but about four...
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    I did Centroid All in One DC retrofit on my...

    I did Centroid All in One DC retrofit on my Milltronics CNC Knee Mill. It has been very reliable, easy to set up and programming is no different than any other industrial CNC... although I don't use...
  6. The MPG functions when you select MPG on the...

    The MPG functions when you select MPG on the screen, and in that choice you will select the axis you want to move with the MPG. Not as "conventional" as two separate handwheels, but functional.
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    Laser recharging can be done a lot cheaper than...

    Laser recharging can be done a lot cheaper than $2k, check with this place: Laser Repair - Evergreen Laser Corporation They will do a 50 watt ULS for under $1000 and warrants it for a year.
  8. Thread: WTB SK40 tooling

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    I have an 8mm hydraulic holder that I bought off...

    I have an 8mm hydraulic holder that I bought off eBay, not realizing that while the lower half looks like CAT40, the threads for the draw stud are metric, but if I use a BT40 metric threaded draw...
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    What are you using to locate your edges? Are you...

    What are you using to locate your edges? Are you allowing for the diameter of the edge finder or whatever you are using? The Part set up screen is pretty simple, tell it what the position is supposed...
  10. Complete Milltronics Centurion 5 control, servos and drives

    I recently replaced the Milltronics controls on my Partner 4 Knee Mill with Centroid All in One DC System and the guy who helped me do the install has all the old Milltronics parts for sale. These...
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    Looks like crap material to me, but a simple...

    Looks like crap material to me, but a simple suggestion, try running the face mill in a Y direction move instead of an X direction. It might tell if you have any tram issues. Simple and quick to find...
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    I would suggest Trotec and Universal Laser,...

    I would suggest Trotec and Universal Laser, Epilog, not so much. CO2 is fine for anodized parts and plastics, you will need Fiber for actually cutting into metal, whether it be a few thousandths for...
  13. I don't know anything about the Matsurra, but on...

    I don't know anything about the Matsurra, but on some machines with a 4th, they have a plug to plug in the fourth axis, usually inside the enclosure or maybe on the back of the machine. Regardless,...
  14. Look at Sheetcam, it sounds like this is what you...

    Look at Sheetcam, it sounds like this is what you are after. You upload the dxf file and then it spits out the g-code based on what ever post processor you choose. There are a whole list of post...
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    Glad you got it figured out!

    Glad you got it figured out!
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    He is very knowledgeable, along with quite a few...

    He is very knowledgeable, along with quite a few of the other guys.
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    Have you talked to Sporty Bob on the Milltronics...

    Have you talked to Sporty Bob on the Milltronics forum on the other CNC forum? Rhymes with CNC tone, it's not mentionable on this forum.
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    I don't know how big the part is so shipping...

    I don't know how big the part is so shipping might kill the deal, but I can laser engrave them. I do it all the time. Tried the engrave using a engraving cutter and ball end mills on hard anodize and...
  19. I did an enclosure of sorts around my mill to try...

    I did an enclosure of sorts around my mill to try to contain most of the chips. Two 10' long sticks of electrical conduit, a bender, 4 shower curtains ($2.50 each at Walmart) and it works well, and I...
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    Sorry for the slow reply, but that resistor, as...

    Sorry for the slow reply, but that resistor, as was explained to me, will pop if there is any sort of short to ground in the machine. A bad coolant pump, way oil pump, whatever. It is supposed to...
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    It could be the relay, mine started buzzing and...

    It could be the relay, mine started buzzing and dropping out on occasion so I bought replacements off eBay and then it's worked ever since. There is also a resistor across the terminals of the big...
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    I don't have the tool setter, but I have his 5...

    I don't have the tool setter, but I have his 5 axis works stop and a tool holder tightening jig. I've been very happy with his tools, better quality and a great price than anything else I have found....
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    I've been using Southwest now since this thread...

    I've been using Southwest now since this thread started... Yes, their service sucks, lead times are too long, and they occasionally screw up some parts, usually too much anodize and blow my...
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    Caution, in your response you have G451 and then...

    Caution, in your response you have G451 and then you say M451, it's one or the other and not both. I know you are chomping at the bit to get going, but I'd really want to see some code for this...
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    What you really need is some existing programs...

    What you really need is some existing programs for the Siemens 828, without know what oddities the control likes, it's almost impossible to figure out a good PP. For example, my Milltronics has some...
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