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  1. Thermal/overload relay. Between contactor and...

    Thermal/overload relay. Between contactor and motor, prevents motor from starting again if amperage draw was too high.
  2. Haas Fanboy identified. Never said there was...

    Haas Fanboy identified. Never said there was anything inherently wrong with their mills, but their TL lathes suck. Fanboys will fawn over everything they produce though- emotion clouds judgement that...
  3. Haas TL lathes suck. Gimmicky anodized...

    Haas TL lathes suck. Gimmicky anodized Al/hammertone painted handwheels that are great for whacking the operator in the delicate bits. Tailstocks are a joke. They must have UHMW gibs because the...
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    We were on the 401 this afternoon as well. Tool...

    We were on the 401 this afternoon as well. Tool in the Golf was probably riding the SUV’s butt, in the slow lane no less, and got brake checked. Hopefully Golf’s insurance sees it as a single-vehicle...
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    Long term relationships? Kickbacks to...

    Long term relationships? Kickbacks to purchasers/shippers? Customers that are as incompetent as they are?

    Tons of businesses still open in spite of themselves. Makes you wonder how badly you need...
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    Odd that everyone is jumping on the laser...

    Odd that everyone is jumping on the laser bandwagon. You can get beautiful cuts with a high-def plasma. You’ll go through torch tips and piercing is always hard on a machine but if you have a good...
  7. Obligatory “everyone is a moron except me”...

    Obligatory “everyone is a moron except me” comments aside, it’s the front sensors, wiring or steering wheel clock spring as noted above that are the usual suspects.

    Same issue on the...
  8. If that’s the case, I see they’re still for sale....

    If that’s the case, I see they’re still for sale. I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt. Thank you.
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    I gotcha. :cool: The lathe in my link is IMO an...

    I gotcha. :cool: The lathe in my link is IMO an excellent deal for a business looking to purchase new. The large spindle bore and rapids are quite useful. Not a top-of-the-line machine by any means...
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    We have a version of this Taiwanese lathe: GMC...

    We have a version of this Taiwanese lathe:

    GMC GT-3280 Precision Gap Bed Lathe

    No affiliation with the dealer other than he was kind enough to give me a manual for ours. You can find slightly...
  11. Stan, did you purchase that Standard Modern...

    Stan, did you purchase that Standard Modern carcass for sale out of Erin? I'm curious about the seller. He had angle plates for sale and accepted my offer but I couldn't get an address out of him to...
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    Pretty anemic homework question if that's truly...

    Pretty anemic homework question if that's truly what it is.

    x2 on stating what you currently have. Have a roll of MIG wire and a few vise grips? You'll need a few more bits. The Devil's in the...
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    Then yank the servos off man! I was ready to do...

    Then yank the servos off man! I was ready to do that on our lowly VMC-15. Sometimes you'd just rather not d*ck with things to the point where making them convenient for you trumps all.
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    Ag2O, interesting proposal. Haven't read all...

    Ag2O, interesting proposal. Haven't read all replies but H2O2 is a metabolite for some baceteria, indeed, many organisms. It can be used as a oxidation AND reducing agent- the latter will 'bubble' O2...
  15. Some of us here actually use our tools to make a...

    Some of us here actually use our tools to make a living. There's no sense in using trash tooling and expecting it to produce a superior finish in any material within a reasonable amount of time. You...
  16. This is a guarantee. The OP mentions cheap and...

    This is a guarantee. The OP mentions cheap and Amazon. It's no mystery he's working with a POS tool. Try a real shell mill or facemill with inserts that are actually carbide and report back.
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    Over 48 hrs have elapsed...hopefully he's got it...

    Over 48 hrs have elapsed...hopefully he's got it off the skid by now. :cool:
  18. Thread: Gd&t question

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    When the part is free from the chuck does it taco...

    When the part is free from the chuck does it taco in half? I'd measure it exactly as you described. Jog in X, get TIR, index the spindle by hand to another position, jog in X etc. Jog the indicator...
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    Prehistoric, unsupported and with fantasy...

    Prehistoric, unsupported and with fantasy pricing. Not quite equivalent to a Fadal...
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    John, that is a beautiful machine. Certainly not...

    John, that is a beautiful machine. Certainly not an “antique” by anyone’s definition.

    I’m quite interested in the VDF collaboration with Canadian manufacturer McDougall. McDougall lathes from the...
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    Extra zero on the price? I had one of those,...

    Extra zero on the price?

    I had one of those, 6TA, and do love them but it’s a total dinosaur. 2x lathe weighing 14k with a small workpiece envelope for the footprint and Getty DC drives....
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    We just purchased a VMC 15XT and I remember...

    We just purchased a VMC 15XT and I remember reading in my flurry of literature this value is 0.250”.

    That is unless you actually have the non-XT version with 20” X-travel, in which case you can...
  23. Both pumps are identical, “Gusher” something or...

    Both pumps are identical, “Gusher” something or other. From what I’ve seen in the Fadal parts manuals the TSC machines had a higher pressure pump w/a different config.

    Hydrosweep had a...
  24. Brilliant, I believe Speedie and David have it....

    Brilliant, I believe Speedie and David have it. There is a 110V plug on each pump.

    This means that in addition to the closed system requiring the propylene glycol-base DowFrost, Fadal had another...
  25. My thinking as well, however, checked the build...

    My thinking as well, however, checked the build sheet and this machine doesn't have that option.
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