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    I agree with three posts above me. 5.000 (-x, -y)...

    I agree with three posts above me. 5.000 (-x, -y) is not a proper tolerance. -0, +x or -x, +0 are appropriate for showing either side of nominal on a drawing. Also, ignoring the incorrect math in...
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    Edit: mksj beat me to it... The electricity...

    Edit: mksj beat me to it...

    The electricity cost savings is likely not worth going after as Carl points out. But in a home shop setting I'm assuming there is no 3 phase power available and the...
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    Seconding the suggestions above. Peel and stick...

    Seconding the suggestions above. Peel and stick damping mat at suggested by Scott does work. Water and ice shield can be used for this purpose as well, don't know how expensive it is compared to the...
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    You’re in the right track. Nearly all VFDs allow...

    You’re in the right track. Nearly all VFDs allow pretty significant remote operator (beyond just Fwd and rev) from the low voltage control circuit and in a customizable fashion. The manual should...
  5. Yes you can.

    Yes you can.
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    This is an Internet forum not some sort of...

    This is an Internet forum not some sort of accredited institution. A forum is only as good as its members. There should be no presumption of respect or that any long standing member is correct (same...
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    Post number 2 wasn’t exactly welcoming and it...

    Post number 2 wasn’t exactly welcoming and it didn’t improve much from there...just keep your mouth shut if you’re not going to help a guy out when he’s clearly somewhat new. A post last week asking...
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    Just because no one else has mentioned it IMHO...

    Just because no one else has mentioned it IMHO that lathe is overpriced, at least from what I can see in the pics. Looks like it’s covered in surface rust which means not only is it a project to...
  9. With MT4 and 5HP you can do better than 1”...

    With MT4 and 5HP you can do better than 1” starter and associated boring bar I’d guess, but like has been said I don’t think spade vs twist matters much unless you can run carbide spade with your...
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    Because in this application there is almost no...

    Because in this application there is almost no difference in strength. Pull studs are in pure tension until things are going wrong and in pure tension they’re the same strength and one has more room...
  11. Agree with these guys. I work in government...

    Agree with these guys. I work in government oversight of defense contractors, we often review our contractors quality records and their subcontractors, we don't give them sheets to fill out, we just...
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    Concur with gustafson. Fine pitch blade, and slow...

    Concur with gustafson. Fine pitch blade, and slow on the feed and this is an easy job. The issue is work holding and a different saw is unlikely to improve that, especially a slower one. Make up some...
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    I'm guessing he'd get a second VFD so he can have...

    I'm guessing he'd get a second VFD so he can have independent controls for each machine. You can get a decent VFD for the mill for $100 on amazon (Lapond has good support and manuals). Your proposed...
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    cdcotools has import wedge CXA starter package...

    cdcotools has import wedge CXA starter package for $213. Not bad and plenty good enough for a home shop guy. Or it's not too hard to make a little spacer block to raise up a BXA a little bit and save...
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    Concur with John, the best you will get new for...

    Concur with John, the best you will get new for $1500 to 2K is a benchtop Chinese mill. Those scaled down BPs are around $4k. The OPs mill will easily get 1500-2K in New England. Those 3/4 scale BP...
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    He's pulling your leg because your machine is...

    He's pulling your leg because your machine is borderline against the rules here, trust me you don't want him to elaborate.
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    I heard just recently some evidence that limiting...

    I heard just recently some evidence that limiting spindles at say 90% of full speed added to their life significantly. But if the 12k and 15k are the same mechanically you are already doing that, and...
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    The bearing preload as well as the seals will...

    The bearing preload as well as the seals will cause drag. It should still be smooth rolling, not crunchy or anything, but it may drag. Many manufactures specify the preload be set by adjusting the...
  19. A swag here but yes I think you'd be fine with...

    A swag here but yes I think you'd be fine with your plan (I had a portion of my driveway blacktopped a couple of years ago so I have a little experience in the area, and a friend of mine parks his...
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    You won't find many drills significantly larger...

    You won't find many drills significantly larger that 3/4" in MT2 because the taper will not drive them without spinning. I have seen up to 1" though. General rule is not to drive something much...
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    For spills I do immediate cleanup with brake...

    For spills I do immediate cleanup with brake parts cleaner and shop towels. Will pull even old stains out of concrete, no expense/cleanup of speedidry and quicker.

    For a persistent slow leak under...
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    Agreed. Rusty and non-powered to me is about...

    Agreed. Rusty and non-powered to me is about worth little more than scrap value. He's just dreaming waiting for a buyer without a clue.
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    1) Off all the badness that could happen I do not...

    1) Off all the badness that could happen I do not think a crash would warp the saddle.

    2) Yes the saddle should sit down under its own weight and no you should not use the rear gib to pull it...
  24. Dude, as Bill mentions the back gauge as you call...

    Dude, as Bill mentions the back gauge as you call it should be straight across. It's incredibly unlucky that you've come across three saws with the same issue, which is clearly a design/manufacturing...
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    I think the issue is the machine abuse of a very...

    I think the issue is the machine abuse of a very expensive machine. Would you test mud or snow tires on a brand new Corvette.....no. You know the saying "he's hard on equipment". Some of us who don't...
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