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    I for one am really curious as to what the...

    I for one am really curious as to what the spindle grinder uses for a gauge to check the spindle bore contact with? Spindle tapers are slightly shallower than tool holder tapers so the mouth...
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    Most 30 taper pull studs are breaking when the...

    Most 30 taper pull studs are breaking when the tool holder is getting pulled out of the spindle some and rolling around putting a side load on the pull stud. If you creep up on too much cutter pull...
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    That sucks! Having dealt with these things myself...

    That sucks! Having dealt with these things myself I guess all I have to say is to only work on the high spots avoiding all other areas, blue tape to mask the good areas is not a bad idea. If the...
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    I am doing a website with a shopping cart right...

    I am doing a website with a shopping cart right now for some new products I make. Considering your list of wants I also think you need to hire this out
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    Yeah, my eyes bugged out at 2:20 in the video. I...

    Yeah, my eyes bugged out at 2:20 in the video. I had to back it up and watch it a few times. It looks like the Y axis blocks are touching too. At least the blocks and rails are certainly oversized...
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    50k is spinning pretty fast so at first be aware...

    50k is spinning pretty fast so at first be aware of the spindle temps. All I found said "air cooling". What is the warmup routine for the spindle? Those certainly are cute little holders.
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    This machine has me curious so I did a search and...

    This machine has me curious so I did a search and found an interesting video of them being made. I always like to see machines with their covers off exposing the castings, ways, and screws. Check...
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    Touch off like any tool and comp the .005" tip...

    Touch off like any tool and comp the .005" tip extension on my Harvey .02" corner rounder. I find comping the tool to be better than programming it in, for one thing, it is way easier to remember.
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    If you don't get help here try calling Kitamura...

    If you don't get help here try calling Kitamura at 847-520-7755 and ask for service. They will want your serial # so they can look up your machine so they know exactly what you have. I have found...
  10. Yes it is since the spindle nose will only get...

    Yes it is since the spindle nose will only get within 7.9" to the table. But it is a Takisawa , has a 40 taper, and rapids under 1000 ipm so not really??? I guess it just depends on your criteria for...
  11. It depends on how much cutting force you wish to...

    It depends on how much cutting force you wish to use. There are no hard fast rules, like everything, it just depends...
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    Does anyone else remember Square holding back 25%...

    Does anyone else remember Square holding back 25% of their customer's money for 6 months to ensure they had income later on???

    I am building a new website right now and integrating a shopping cart...
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    Tumblers are not without their problems. They...

    Tumblers are not without their problems. They don't always get every sharp edge or burr removed, you find out the media is the wrong size for some of the holes in the part by spending an hour digging...
  14. No option for better filtering on the old ones.

    No option for better filtering on the old ones.
  15. The dirty old capacitor at the top of the photo...

    The dirty old capacitor at the top of the photo is one of the originals that I replaced.
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    I wonder how reliable they will be? Especially...

    I wonder how reliable they will be? Especially compared to their Toyotas.
  17. Out of curiosity here is a photo showing the new...

    Out of curiosity here is a photo showing the new capacitors I got to replace the originals in ol blue, and a photo of where they are hidden in the back. Any idea how these capacitors are made?
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  18. Have you called Kitamura?

    Have you called Kitamura?
  19. How do you figure out what to buy when replacing...

    How do you figure out what to buy when replacing them in our PPs?
  20. I bought a 2nd gen 10hp unit last fall from a guy...

    I bought a 2nd gen 10hp unit last fall from a guy that had just replaced it with a 3rd gen 20hp unit when he got his 2nd Brother. He was happy with it. Like you I picked it up as a backup for my...
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    My Kitamura's spindle would have been $25k to...

    My Kitamura's spindle would have been $25k to replace, sans labor. I had it rebuilt and went whole hog for $5600 including new grippers, sans pulling and install. If I wanted to be cheap it would...
  22. Poll: Until the fucking control on the 97 Fadal won't...

    Until the fucking control on the 97 Fadal won't run the program because it thinks you are trying to do an "illegal" move!!!!!! That is what cured me of programing for diameter comp.
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    I have a nice cheap set of Chinese files from the...

    I have a nice cheap set of Chinese files from the early 90s that I still use, around 100 grit. That said you REALLY want your diamonds spinning fast in disc form for both speed of cut and quality of...
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    Fadals were cheaply made, cheap, cheap, cheap....

    Fadals were cheaply made, cheap, cheap, cheap. They are no comparison to a good Japanese machine of that era, just make sure you can get tech help or parts if needed before buying. If the Japanese...
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    If you have all of the balls that came out you...

    If you have all of the balls that came out you "might" be able to put them back in and replace the ball return cap. If not then you need to replace the rails and blocks on the X axis. The reason is...
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