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    The shop I work in has four Fadals. One was KIA....

    The shop I work in has four Fadals. One was KIA. One is screwed up so bad it took a second tech to fix the first service techs f'ups. The first replaced so many parts it should be a new machine by...
  2. No, wasn't in Manual Data Input. Thank you for...

    No, wasn't in Manual Data Input. Thank you for the help.
  3. Transfering Programs From One Fadal To Another

    Trying to use a Calmotion usbcnc-fad and getting a Parameter Error message. Anybody have any experience with this?
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    We've got two Fadal mills. One ridged and one...

    We've got two Fadal mills. One ridged and one "flex" tapping. When a ridged program has to be run in the "flex" machine. We have trouble adjusting for "flex" in the program to get the desired...
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    Thank you so much. I understand what you are...

    Thank you so much. I understand what you are saying and will keep it in mind.
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    Thank you so much. Our service guy has the fan...

    Thank you so much. Our service guy has the fan blowing in towards the spindle and,to me, that's not right.
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    I couldn't find the thread about how lastrada...

    I couldn't find the thread about how lastrada gets the broken tap out of the part.
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    The holder expands and collapses as the tap goes...

    The holder expands and collapses as the tap goes into and out of the hole.

    Guys around the shop call it a flex tap holder, idk?
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    I believe it should pull the warm air out and not...

    I believe it should pull the warm air out and not blow dirty outside air in. Am I wrong about this? Thank you!
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    Thank you so much. I will keep what you said in...

    Thank you so much. I will keep what you said in mind.
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    I guess a compression holder. Guys at the shop...

    I guess a compression holder. Guys at the shop call it a flex tap holder.
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    How do you get the pieces out of the part?

    How do you get the pieces out of the part?
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    Ridged tapping Vs Flex tapping

    How are speeds and feeds different when flex tapping as oppossed to ridged tapping?

    Let's say 1/4-20 tap going into cast stainless steel
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    Spindle Cooling Fan Direction

    On a Fadal mill, does the spindle cooling fan pull the warm air out or suck the outside air in?
  15. .880 hole in a 3" by 3" by 1/8" 304ss plate....

    .880 hole in a 3" by 3" by 1/8" 304ss plate.
    Load part in vice, push green button, wait 50sec, unload part.
    Repeat 184 times.
    Fadal Mill.
    The year was 2013. Good Times.
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    Lack of experience. Laziness. Low self...

    Lack of experience. Laziness. Low self confidence. Not sure what I want to do during my last 20 years of life. Hell, I don't know.....it's easy for the most part and it keeps the court off my back....
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    Company got rid of health care insurance and I...

    Company got rid of health care insurance and I got a dollar fifty raise after four years....been here going on eight years.
  18. "It should be okay." Is a machine shop really...

    "It should be okay."

    Is a machine shop really the place for that saying?? I hear it ALL the time.
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    Keep what you have and get rid of the people who...

    Keep what you have and get rid of the people who won't follow the rules.
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    Please describe your version of "stupid as f..k"....

    Please describe your version of "stupid as f..k". That's a pretty broad statement. They can't spell their name? They think f..k is spelled with 5 letters? Me, because I don't know g code?
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    Someone doesn't ask you why you messed up? Ask...

    Someone doesn't ask you why you messed up? Ask the boss why he hired you. To be someone's punching bag? Work place violence has its roots. No need for the bullshit...
  22. I jogged XYZ to the lines marked on the machine....

    I jogged XYZ to the lines marked on the machine. Cold Start. XY are fine but Z either goes below the line or above, never at the line where it was jogged to. I'm pretty sure I'm in over my head...
  23. Several times. Cold Start X and Y home alright...

    Several times. Cold Start X and Y home alright but Z never hits it's the line marked for home. Could I COMMAND and SETZ? My "mentor" told me no, but it works for A (rototab)...interesting.

    Thank...
  24. How do I find out what control? Don't know the...

    How do I find out what control? Don't know the year...late 90s possibly.
    The torret was slow to slide away from the tool after the spindle attached itself to it. It then would fault out. When I took...
  25. Fadal 4020/4050 Z Home Position Will Not Stay.

    Having trouble setting my Z home position after crash. My torret broke and I got it fixed but now my Z position has lost it's way. I'm not sure how to get it back home:confused:
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