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    Is it safe to assume all the recent (say 2010+)...

    Is it safe to assume all the recent (say 2010+) Lynx / Puma lathes will rigid tap? Still shopping around for one of these and I really want to be able to rigid tap.
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    I've always bought Kennametal but they jacked the...

    I've always bought Kennametal but they jacked the price like crazy with the release of their new Harvey TE series so started to shop around.

    I recently bought some YG V7+ and V7+ INOX from...
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    Aaron, what are you using for shipping with...

    Aaron, what are you using for shipping with Maritool?

    I looked at buying some a while ago and it was a big headache to ship to Canada. They would not ship USPS. If I were to ship UPS the...
  4. Im not sure why they even bother to paint the...

    Im not sure why they even bother to paint the bottom of the enclosure. Paint/powdercoat, nothing has a chance on the floor constantly covered in coolant and chips.

    If I were refinishing an...
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    Im starting to think it might be shutting down...

    Im starting to think it might be shutting down from variations in my power source. Happened a couple times yesterday when single phase supply (before phase converter) was down to around 234v. Later...
  6. I run a Fadal 4020 with Dynomotion control and...

    I run a Fadal 4020 with Dynomotion control and really like it, would recommend it over centroid for its flexibility.
    But as others have said its a ton of work to get it all working properly with...
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    Im still struggling with this same problem on...

    Im still struggling with this same problem on this machine shutting off couple times a week randomly. Anybody have any new ideas on possible things to check?
  8. Since your in Canada try and track down a source...

    Since your in Canada try and track down a source for this stuff: Metal Cutting/Removal | creativechemistry

    I've used a bunch of different coolants over the years but nothing comes close to this...
  9. Thanks for the help guys. I use WNMG and they...

    Thanks for the help guys. I use WNMG and they seem to work ok for me, I dont need to take huge cuts. I was hoping to combine steel/stainless inserts but spoke with my sandvik rep and he said it would...
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    Any customer bringing a block of stainless that...

    Any customer bringing a block of stainless that big needing that much material removed, and a 3d surface would certainly get a pain in the ass charge at my shop.

    If your planning on hogging that...
  11. How many different OD inserts do you guys use?

    Trying to organize/simplify my lathe tooling/inserts and getting a little overwhelmed here. Curious how many different types of inserts most of you guys are using for normal OD turning (CNMG/WNMG)?...
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    I've tried this before and insert popped off as...

    I've tried this before and insert popped off as soon as it hit the part. I ground off some of the coating and tried again and it worked fine.
  13. I tried Kentip FS last year in mild steel with...

    I tried Kentip FS last year in mild steel with terrible results. Finally burned up the drill and switched to Sandvik 870 and its unbelievably better. Less load on spindle and much less on Z axis, WAY...
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    Would love to try these tools, they look awesome...

    Would love to try these tools, they look awesome and great prices. Wish you guys did USPS to Canada...
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    Several people are making this style tool now. Im...

    Several people are making this style tool now. Im finally starting to enjoy HEM because of this, I hated the long needle chips from normal endmills with new style toolpathes. The Kennametal KOR 5 has...
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    Could be a tuning issue. Another thing to...

    Could be a tuning issue. Another thing to consider is the 6030 is probably way heavier and may just be handling the forces from the servos better.

    I think in some years the 4020 and 6030 used the...
  17. Thats fine if the motor was controlled with a...

    Thats fine if the motor was controlled with a simple on/off contactor, but it would be controlled by a VFD on a tormach and putting a switch in between the motor and VFD will fry the VFD in short...
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    Their endmills are a good price. No shipping to...

    Their endmills are a good price. No shipping to Canada though so I guess I wont be trying them.
  19. Anybody here have any real world experience with...

    Anybody here have any real world experience with reducing Fanuc Spindle ramps? My next lathe will likely be Fanuc control and I will definitely need the slower ramp time to keep peak demands...
  20. The bose units are not much good for working....

    The bose units are not much good for working. They are designed for comfort and have very little spring pressure holding them in place. So they tend to shift around while moving around on the job....
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    Sandviks Coroplus tool guide is very helpful as...

    Sandviks Coroplus tool guide is very helpful as well. I like their system best because it actually tells you how many parts to expect per tool at any given speed/feed, and it seems to be amazingly...
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    Should be piece of cake in that case. Definitely...

    Should be piece of cake in that case. Definitely easier with horizontal.
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    I would not mess with all the different sizes, do...

    I would not mess with all the different sizes, do the whole thing 3/8. If you have a larger hole halfway down, the chips will fall out of flutes instead of being lifted all the way out of the hole...
  24. What grinding wheel for carbide? Something better then "green" wheels?

    Looking for recommendations on a better grinding wheel for carbide on a bench grinder. Occasionally like to rework tips of endmills, make tiny carbide boring bars from busted endmills etc. Got a nice...
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    Interesting idea. Which one are you using? The...

    Interesting idea. Which one are you using? The 390 or 245? Have you used it in 304 or 316? These materials are night and day harder on tools then 303.
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