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    I've got a brand new ACME on the way (this last...

    I've got a brand new ACME on the way (this last one was an old used GE unit).

    Should be here Saturday to wire up. I got a 240/32 unit so I can bring it down to like 208V or so.
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    So... Should I step up to a 2kVA or 3kVA unit?...

    So...

    Should I step up to a 2kVA or 3kVA unit? I have a line on a few in that range but want to get it sorted soon.
  3. Not a typo, since they say it again in the body...

    Not a typo, since they say it again in the body of the description. There is a local used machinery dealer that is trying to sell a 1984 Brother for like $4k after I gave it to them at the old shop....
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    Happens to me quite a bit when I'm short-stroking...

    Happens to me quite a bit when I'm short-stroking the mouse button.
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    Sorry Brotherfrank but I wanna see more pictures...

    Sorry Brotherfrank but I wanna see more pictures of those Hermles in that shop... :drool5:
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    My Yamazen salesman is no longer with Yamazen...

    My Yamazen salesman is no longer with Yamazen Gaaah!

    I'm reaching out through some channels to figure out who to contact. Our local sales guy reportedly wasn't great (I never dealt with him) but...
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    This one is a Toshiba - we had very good luck...

    This one is a Toshiba - we had very good luck with them. I think they are usually used in server farms and similar applications.
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    Tech just left scratching his head. He has a...

    Tech just left scratching his head. He has a spare monitor so we're going to hook that up just to make sure it isn't some crazy fluke and the monitor(s) are both intermittently bad. Otherwise I may...
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    There is a local guy selling an 18kVA UPS so I...

    There is a local guy selling an 18kVA UPS so I may just say "Screw it" and go that route. That thing could power my machine for like 15 minutes at full tilt during a blackout and completely isolates...
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    I was running an S700X1 yesterday morning at a...

    I was running an S700X1 yesterday morning at a customer's place... trust me I want to like you can't imagine. Hell this repair is probably a third to half of the way to being a downpayment to...
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    SAF it is hooked up as an autotransformer in...

    SAF it is hooked up as an autotransformer in single phase so Schneider tells me to use their 2S46F which is 2kVA based on the maximum 15kVA I rated the circuit but honestly more than that "real"...
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    Thing is I never even put a load on that...

    Thing is I never even put a load on that transformer since I installed it after my machine screen went down. It only ever idled the CNC machine; never even ran the spindle or jogged and axis.
    ...
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    I had a roll tap application where speeding it up...

    I had a roll tap application where speeding it up activated the coating and added lubricity, stopping the issues I was having with breaking taps on those parts.

    So the answer is "yes, there are...
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    Well none of the Chinese sellers took any lowball...

    Well none of the Chinese sellers took any lowball offers, but at this point I have replaced every single component in the signal chain for the screen, with the possible exception of the backplane...
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    No danger the force is all up into the spindle...

    No danger the force is all up into the spindle taper.
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    The Hurcos are not high quality machines but they...

    The Hurcos are not high quality machines but they are quick and capable. Every new machine I've seen had a bad spindle or way cover or some bad plumbing or something right from the factory. The...
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    ACI Industries, LLC on Instagram: “I have taken...

    ACI Industries, LLC on Instagram: “I have taken to calling this @secotools high feed mill "The Angry Goose." Sounds like a male Canada Goose comin' at you when you get to…”

    Fast machines and high...
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    I pulled the transformer out of the circuit and...

    I pulled the transformer out of the circuit and the PP works fine, everything else checks out. Looks like the transformer is bad? It was used when I got it.

    I can try what SAF recommends but...
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    Okay, so while waiting on parts still for my...

    Okay, so while waiting on parts still for my machine I am getting some testing done and after a few hours or so the transformer kicked the 60A breaker feeding the sub panel as well as the 50A breaker...
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    The C250 is about $390k from what I got quoted. ...

    The C250 is about $390k from what I got quoted. Only 30 tools was the biggest limitation I saw. Factory automation will integrate from what I recall.
  21. I looked into getting this implemented on our...

    I looked into getting this implemented on our M08s and B0326 at the old day job to break chips in a few applications where we got terrible birds nesting and were trying to run overnight. Since I...
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    I prefer grinding my own flats because it allows...

    I prefer grinding my own flats because it allows me to shorten gauge length to the absolute minimum for a job.

    I would also suggest looking at some SBL6 slim fit holders. They were nice for...
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    Ha! No way the guy that gets the Matsuura first...

    Ha! No way the guy that gets the Matsuura first is gonna give it up. :D
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    I am 99% there is a magic check box in Fusion 360...

    I am 99% there is a magic check box in Fusion 360 for that now because I ran into your issue a few months back. I can't for the life of me find it now but it wasn't just the check box in the...
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    A well optioned UMC-500 looks to be about $190k...

    A well optioned UMC-500 looks to be about $190k and a very well-optioned standalone MX-330 was around $280k when I was shopping. I can't remember the numbers but I *think* they start in the low...
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