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  1. Thread: CNC Plasma

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    Please look at inkscape. It is a free open...

    Please look at inkscape. It is a free open source CAD program. I am a school teacher and run a side business out of my house with my CNC plasma machine. I have inkscape and sheetcam with mach 3. ...
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    press brake laser sight

    Hey guys, got an old chicago D&K mechanical press brake. Sometimes I bend without using a backgauge. Its hard to see where to align your piece because you can't inch the press down like a...
  3. Clausing Metosa C1330S Lathe Spindle Problem?

    Hey Guys, I teach in a high school in Iowa and I am bringing machining back into our program. They used to have a full machine shop several years ago but the instructor retired and everything was...
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    I should have mentioned that we do have a couple...

    I should have mentioned that we do have a couple of manual lathes also. We have a 3 and 4 jaw chuck for those so they will get practice at those too. If anybody has used this type of chuck before,...
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    Bridgeport Romi EZ Path S

    Hey guys,
    I have recently started teaching machining as part of my curriculum at the high school I teach at. We got a bridgeport Romi EZ path S lathe a couple of weeks ago from government...
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    ACU-RITE came up BIG!!

    Hey guys,
    I am a high school industrial technology teacher in Iowa and I've wanted to bring a machine shop back to our high school for a while now. They used to have one but it was closed and...
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    Looking to buy used hitachi seiki CNC lathe

    Hey guys,
    I am a school teacher in Iowa and I am just getting myself and my classroom into CNC machining. I stumbled across titan Gilroy and the titans of CNC site and am rather inspired about...
  8. I see you are from Kiron. That's Steve kings...

    I see you are from Kiron. That's Steve kings neck of the woods. My wife's family is from odebolt, which I think is close. The scrap yard that was at was in Webster city. Scrap processors. I saw...
  9. SAF, This hs exactly what I was looking for!!...

    SAF,
    This hs exactly what I was looking for!! Yes the 14,15,16 we're throwing me for a loop. This should save me a ton of time and provide a more suitable replacement to my application. Thank...
  10. Thank you guys for the help. I didn't actually...

    Thank you guys for the help. I didn't actually pay for it and it'll fit the application very nicely. So if this is wired for high voltage, it will run off of 208? It is certainly for intermittent...
  11. Need help wiring 3 phase motor with no motor badge

    Guys,
    I've been working on a press brake in my shop and need a better solution with the ram adjusting motor. I found a motor from a college instructor nearby but it doesn't have a motor bade and...
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    Repeatability will be important for this as I...

    Repeatability will be important for this as I will need to machine out sections as I have a 9x42 bridgeport so I'm limited to how much I can fit on my table. I guess I will have around 28"-30"...
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    Making Press Brake Dies

    Gentlemen,
    I recently acquired a mechanical press brake for my home shop. I just kind of got started selling a few things and I would like to make some small things this summer to sell and for...
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    I actually tried this last night after I posted...

    I actually tried this last night after I posted this. I even stepped on the treadle so it would constantly cycle thinking the up/down motion would help things but even that was unsuccessful. I can...
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    Guys, Thanks for all of the help. I had...

    Guys,
    Thanks for all of the help. I had more linkage problems then anything else. I ended up making a new linkage rod for mine and I did dismantle the clutch and cleaned everything up and...
  16. Need help hooking up wiring to my bridgeport

    Guys,
    I bought a new to me bridgeport mill and need some help hooking it up. It has a wiring box on the backside that has an on/off switch. This is used to get juice to the mill although I'm...
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    Chicago D&K Clutch adjustment/linkage issues

    Guys, I recently got my new to me 6A10 press brake home. I have now began the process to begin to go through it and I was wondering if anybody has had their clutch apart on theirs. When I spin the...
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    Sorry that the pictures are jacked up. They are...

    Sorry that the pictures are jacked up. They are on my phone and look correct when I import them but they are sideways or upside down on here
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    Guys, a little update on the press. I tried...

    Guys, a little update on the press. I tried getting it in yesterday and succeeded!! I will post the story with hopes that it will help others. I started with buying two heavy duty trailer jacks. I...
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    Thanks for the help guys. I think I am going to...

    Thanks for the help guys. I think I am going to try the skid method at this point. I'm going to take some angle iron and tack weld it to the feet and put long round stock under it and try pulling...
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    198242 Here is where the brake currently sits...

    198242

    Here is where the brake currently sits ��
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    Moving an 8,000 lb paperweight. (Press brake)

    Guys,
    I recently bought a press brake and it was delivered to me today. My shop sits a little ways from my house and when I got there the driver already had the forklift and brake off the...
  23. Hey Guys, Thanks for the help so far. I've...

    Hey Guys,
    Thanks for the help so far. I've been doing some studying and think, for now, I'm going to go the pony/idler setup. I can always sell this one and start over if/when I want to go the...
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    I tested the windings using the three wires l1,...

    I tested the windings using the three wires l1, l2, and l3. They were all good with the ground and each of the wires from L1 to l2 and l1 to l3, and l2 to l3 were right at .9 ohms. The windings...
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    I forgot to mention the outlet is 208V single...

    I forgot to mention the outlet is 208V single phase. It has two prongs and a ground. When tested with a multimeter it shows 208V. There isn't any markings on the receptacle. Maybe this helps? ...
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