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    I've used a Van Norman dividing head on my K&T...

    I've used a Van Norman dividing head on my K&T and Bridgeport mills for many years and the dividing head does not seem to care which machine its attached to, and the machines seem to play nice with...
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    When I sold mine, I put an ad on Craigs list and...

    When I sold mine, I put an ad on Craigs list and had folks knocking down my door for it. If it runs and is not totally trashed, you should not have any trouble selling it. Parts for the engine are...
  3. Also works very well on a CNC router with a high...

    Also works very well on a CNC router with a high speed spindle that has no low end torque for tapping. Best part of thread milling in soft plastic like acetal or PEEK, you don't get stingy burrs to...
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    Would there happen to be a 6 x 18 Pratt&Whitney...

    Would there happen to be a 6 x 18 Pratt&Whitney thread mill in there somewhere? Thanks!!
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    With all due respect, that is not a gear you want...

    With all due respect, that is not a gear you want to be cutting with a dividing head and a space cutter. I commend you for wanting to give it a go, but you will not be happy with the end result. ...
  6. hate to tell you this, yes the full ride on the...

    hate to tell you this, yes the full ride on the DFT drills is pretty steep, but if ya check out the few that are on ebay, they go for about $100 or less if they have a KM shank. Great drills, but I...
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    its hard to help you with the information in your...

    its hard to help you with the information in your post above. Are these on fixed center distances, etc. Your reference to "proper leads" is confusing if they are spur gears, as spur gears have...
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    What's wrong with your clothes smelling like an...

    What's wrong with your clothes smelling like an exhaust pipe? Anyway, we have morons here who want to prohibit natural gas service in new homes- electric power only. Apparently no one explained...
  9. Sorry about that Vancbiker- its 3TF control. ...

    Sorry about that Vancbiker- its 3TF control. While I have your attention- the control off button on the OP panel works intermittently. Have not had a chance to track that down, but I'm thinking...
  10. Thanks Kenre- yup, right where you said they...

    Thanks Kenre- yup, right where you said they were. Sure enough the switch was stuck closed. Still not sure why we got a servo alarm rather than an overtravel error. Anyway, its fixed now. Dan
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    56/48=1.1666

    56/48=1.1666
  12. How to Access X Axis Limit Switches on Mori SL3 Lathe

    While homing the X axis on our Mori SL3 today we got a Vnot ready servo alarm, but there are no error lights on the servo drives. We can push and hold the override switch and bring the machine up...
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    What drafting standard is this from???

    What drafting standard is this from???
  14. If its an involute spline its a 24/48 pitch. As...

    If its an involute spline its a 24/48 pitch. As far as pressure angle and flat root or full fillet, only the OP knows for sure.
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    Not sure what a "lead" gear is, but it should be...

    Not sure what a "lead" gear is, but it should be possible to make one based on the mating gears, center distance etc. A picture of where its missing from would help us help you. Do you have a parts...
  16. standard procedure- install new pin bushing,...

    standard procedure- install new pin bushing, expand/burnish id if called for and then hone to size or bore to size on a rod boring machine. Pin fitting is pretty much a standard operation for...
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    Comments regarding cast aluminum has everything...

    Comments regarding cast aluminum has everything to do with alloy and temper. As cast can be a bitch regardless of alloy. A good T6 in 356 machines almost as well as bar stock so. . . . . . . be...
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    McMaster-Carr (https://www.mcmaster.com/10245k52)...

    McMaster-Carr $8 a can- it works great!!
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    AFAIK there are no batteries on a board. The...

    AFAIK there are no batteries on a board. The backup batteries should be in a black plastic battery box(s)- these hold between 4 and 6 D cells and the ones I'm familiar with say FANUC in red letters...
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    S7 is very stable but its not the most...

    S7 is very stable but its not the most inexpensive stuff out there. Seems 8620 and carburize would be a good fit, but without having more info on your part, tolerances etc, its hard to do much more...
  21. Rob- pretty sure that's the stuff, but I will...

    Rob- pretty sure that's the stuff, but I will confirm tomorrow. Also a friend with a hydraulic shop swears by Oil Eater and you can buy it pretty much anywhere. I think he gets it at Costco or...
  22. There's one on e-bay right now- Mahr Line...

    There's one on e-bay right now-

    Mahr Line Boring Internal Measuring Gauge, Range 1.5" to 4.5" | eBay
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    Have you called Servo Dynamics? Legacy Servo...

    Have you called Servo Dynamics?

    Legacy Servo Drives Archives - Servo Dynamics
  24. Most compressor oil has rust and oxidation (R&O)...

    Most compressor oil has rust and oxidation (R&O) inhibitors added but other than that, I don't think its much different than regular hydraulic oil.
  25. Just FYI- don't leave any aluminum parts in a...

    Just FYI- don't leave any aluminum parts in a bath with Industrial Purple or the Zep Purple Cleaner for more than a few minutes. Both of those are extremely alkaline cleaners and will etch/attack...
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