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    welding doesnt hold up.... no matter what you do....

    welding doesnt hold up.... no matter what you do. you need a whole new part. just machine a new one.
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    well there are rated taps for harder materials,...

    well there are rated taps for harder materials, most places have something like blue,yellow and red taps for different hardness up to 35-50 rockwell C
  3. I had got a good deal from my local tooling rep...

    I had got a good deal from my local tooling rep on a "General" brand name bandsaw. paid about $2700cdn, had a couple small things with it like I broke a bearing on the roller guides. but it was a...
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    yep this is the best way, mickey mouse ear the...

    yep this is the best way, mickey mouse ear the corners. not like they do much anyways unless its a die for stamping.
  5. have you tried to cut a hole, then move off from...

    have you tried to cut a hole, then move off from it manually then restart the program if the machine is finding the set point again on the hole you just cut?

    aka basically how repeatable is the...
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    waste of time, balance em up the right way, and...

    waste of time, balance em up the right way, and never had issues.
  7. my best guess is it lost the number of steps...

    my best guess is it lost the number of steps somewhere, and id guess there is an alignment procedure to return it to home position.
  8. Something is moving. and im with the rest of...

    Something is moving.

    and im with the rest of you, is it a tap, or is it a boring bar type with an internal thread insert
  9. most likely 1" will fit no problem

    most likely 1" will fit no problem
  10. id be willing to bet, as you are cutting, the...

    id be willing to bet, as you are cutting, the tube is warping/relieving stress.
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    will need a haas tech to come out. sounds like...

    will need a haas tech to come out. sounds like spindle parameters arent correct
  12. cutter compensation in the cam side? make the...

    cutter compensation in the cam side? make the cutter used smaller to force it larger either on the program or the machine its used on.
  13. ask your local tool rep for a book. it will have...

    ask your local tool rep for a book. it will have what fits what holder in it.
  14. 10 feet is 120"........ lol as for fitting,...

    10 feet is 120"........ lol


    as for fitting, 2" shorter means the wheel needs to move in 1" further. so do you have 2-3" that the wheel travels back? need to get the blade on it also before you...
  15. Yes the bearings are different, and no I wouldn't...

    Yes the bearings are different, and no I wouldn't personally swap it out. why, alternators run higher side loads, and fast rpms. so its most likely a deep groove compared to the other. and probably...
  16. flex arms make tapping look like butter, I didn't...

    flex arms make tapping look like butter, I didn't believe it until I had seen it and tried it myself. can even tap sideways with it 90 degrees.
  17. I've seen it in action, it has plenty of torque...

    I've seen it in action, it has plenty of torque and is quick also to tap a hole, hold it on a table, in a jig, vice, 3 jaw chuck, anything. clamp it right to a table and get 1 minute cycles or less...
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    well the all in one units are in the range of...

    well the all in one units are in the range of $7000 or so, so my guess without some dedicated parts, i would say not a good idea
  19. ID attempt to fix what you have, it will be more...

    ID attempt to fix what you have, it will be more reliable and already familliar.

    A new machine is nice but also a pain unless you want to drop 10 grand as the low end models are something to be...
  20. it all depends on your application, as some...

    it all depends on your application, as some machines are better suited then others.

    there are many brands out there, okouma, Mazak, Haas, and the list can go on forever.....
    Some specialize in...
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    so jogging as fast as possible in z- is a bad...

    so jogging as fast as possible in z- is a bad thing? I was just trying to bore a hole for a new well in the floor......
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    you can but single phase 600v works out as 272v

    you can but single phase 600v works out as 272v
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    are your chuck jaws even in the correct...

    are your chuck jaws even in the correct locations? that much gap makes me think something is way off.
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    probably the chuck jaws that are worn. and being...

    probably the chuck jaws that are worn. and being a scroll jaw, good luck keeping it low if its that worn. it needs new jaws or a new chuck.
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    yep, it uses i think about 15 scfm for one minute...

    yep, it uses i think about 15 scfm for one minute at 90Psi. not a ton, but enough. although its a bit oversized and designed for 280scfm flow i believe
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