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    local places are stocking less but the price is...

    local places are stocking less but the price is drooping per pound ..
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    you only need a lunchbox size in the single phase...

    you only need a lunchbox size in the single phase side …. your only dealing with 30V and 125 amps … your going from 240v to 210V

    Acme transformer
    T-1-37922
    Primary 240x480
    secondary 24-48
    2...
  3. I have a lot of info on the AH-HA drives and...

    I have a lot of info on the AH-HA drives and software,, I was a bata site for them back in the 90`s and in there time they were the best choice for DIY setups,,, I still have one machine with a full...
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    buck it with a small single transformer "BEFORE"...

    buck it with a small single transformer "BEFORE" the RPC ,,, I bucked 60 amps of 240V single phase down to 210V for about $200 . I can get you all the info on my buck set up if you need it ,,, well...
  5. you can run a mini mill off a 30 amp breaker ,,,

    you can run a mini mill off a 30 amp breaker ,,,
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    Your welcome to ask questions here but you might...

    Your welcome to ask questions here but you might want to look into some good programing and setup books ,,, there is a "LOT" of helpful stuff that you would never know existed if you don`t find out...
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    I have had to put a cardboard box in the machine...

    I have had to put a cardboard box in the machine with a shop coat in it well I pushed the tool changer solenoid in the air/grease cabinet to drop the tool ,,, if you have one in the flip pot a big...
  8. I started my own shop back in the mid 80`s and...

    I started my own shop back in the mid 80`s and soon started playing with old NC and CNC mills and well I had a lot of fun with them the best thing I ever did was take the jump and buy a "NEW" Fadal...
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    G76 question ?

    First off I am "NOT" a lathe guy ,,, so I`m cutting a 24TPI Left hand od thread or trying to and I keep alarming out …

    T0505
    M04 S1000
    M08
    G0 Z1.6
    G0 X.370
    G76 X.324 Z.95 K.023 D.01 F0416...
  10. I would do it ,, just every hour or so give it...

    I would do it ,, just every hour or so give it like 5 min at like 750 RPM to move the grease around ,,
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    I have a Fagor and its been great for like 6 or 7...

    I have a Fagor and its been great for like 6 or 7 years ,,,
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    Non of the shop cats have tails?

    Non of the shop cats have tails?
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    There is a "LOT" more to a machine than just how...

    There is a "LOT" more to a machine than just how fast it well rapid or change tools ,,, I run most of my mills at half rapids and my turning centers at quarter rapids,and have for close to 40 years ,...
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    I got my first Fadal in 1996 and have made a TON...

    I got my first Fadal in 1996 and have made a TON of money off them and yes there not the fastest machine but there Cheap, easy to fix and run great ,,, I just sold a 15XT about 2 years ago that still...
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    mike glad you kicked the cancer and your shop is...

    mike glad you kicked the cancer and your shop is doing well
    I fully get were you were not happy with Haas and them not supporting the older controls ,, I only have one machine that fits that problem...
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    I ran Fadals for 20+ years and only one time was...

    I ran Fadals for 20+ years and only one time was it the spindle drive that was giving me the "spindle error" Fadal used a optical encoder and its at the top of the spindle motor ,, pull the top...
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    I look at were 99% of the stuff I buy is made ,,,...

    I look at were 99% of the stuff I buy is made ,,, I call it "spin the bottle" no I am not some buy only American stuff guy but I do feel that "I vote with my money"

    5 years ago I would pick...
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    I get the advantage of "SOME" jobs going to a 30...

    I get the advantage of "SOME" jobs going to a 30 taper ,, but even with the large amount of small alum parts I it would be just nuts to want a 30 taper bustard .. I run 4 VMC`s every day and for the...
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    don`t you mean to say you have to buy new tool...

    don`t you mean to say you have to buy new tool holders and rethink all your tooling and process and re write all of your programs do to buying a 30 taper ?

    I like that I can take 95% of my 200+...
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    Its been running GREAT, Its so nice to have a 40...

    Its been running GREAT, Its so nice to have a 40 taper and run my standard gage length tooling and no have to try and buy super short holders and worry when I write a program if I am going to bust a...
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    Here they go just the same as normal trying to...

    Here they go just the same as normal trying to pimp there off shore products on the American forum ,,, Its my understanding that sales are to "ONLY" be posted in the sales area and that one needs to...
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    I think I still have a couple of them ,, at one...

    I think I still have a couple of them ,, at one time I had 4 machines using it,,, you looking for the programming or drive manual?
  23. I second the 250C ,,, I have used it for years...

    I second the 250C ,,, I have used it for years and still have the original batch in a machine ,, I clean the coolant by filtering it throe a pair of old jeans ever 3 or 4 months and clean out the...
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    I think that's a vary true statement ,, but I do...

    I think that's a vary true statement ,, but I do think if we supported the US builders they would build what we needed … Someone told me years ago that you vote with your money.
    so if you spend...
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    Some types of hardware I have spent hours trying...

    Some types of hardware I have spent hours trying to find US or even North American made sizes in and have had no luck … and some raw materials like 12L14, stainless and at times even 6061 alum is...
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