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    It's not ideal, but I can work around turning AND...

    It's not ideal, but I can work around turning AND THEN thread rolling with my configuration. Can one use a tapping cycle to get around having to manually reset the handle knob thing every cycle??...
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    Thread Rolling Tooling Help

    Hi Everyone!

    There is a part I have been single point threading and I am interested in the speed/thread quality that rolling seems to offer. The material is annealed 41L40 and we are making a...
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    I'm happy you haven't heard anything bad about...

    I'm happy you haven't heard anything bad about Timesaver! It's just cosmetic to make it shiny before plating. I didn't see any roll-over on the samples. We pretty much do everything in-house and...
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    Timesaver for Polishing Flat Steel

    Hi Everyone!

    I have some flat steel parts that need to be polished to about 16 microINCH. They are about one foot long and two inches wide. I am looking at a dual-head 9" wet polisher. The...
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    Tumbling may be an option. If you don't already...

    Tumbling may be an option. If you don't already have one there are small ones readily available. Good luck!
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    Have you tried rotating the feed override switch...

    Have you tried rotating the feed override switch to different positions?
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    Is there a feed override switch that is either on...

    Is there a feed override switch that is either on zero or in between spots on the selector switch? Do any other programs run?
  8. I know when we have to manually rotate the turret...

    I know when we have to manually rotate the turret on our 42ís we use an extension of sorts (3í piece of square stock) and put it in one of the turning tool slots to give us the leverage required to...
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    I know most of the CAT stuff is sourced through...

    I know most of the CAT stuff is sourced through Snap-On and probably made by Snap-On and their vendors.
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    Precision Instruments for torque wrenches! ...

    Precision Instruments for torque wrenches! Disclaimer - I work there so that may or may not affect my recommendation haha! Knipex is good for pliers and cutters. Williams is a Snap-On brand and I...
  11. What material are you cutting? Iím still...

    What material are you cutting? Iím still thinking either a smaller-angle drill like 118 never seems to make disks for me or, as Daniel suggested, stop just short with the drill and helix the rest...
  12. Yes!..a 118 degree point is less likely to pop...

    Yes!..a 118 degree point is less likely to pop out a disk than a 140 degree but also more likely to leave a burr. Is there a separate deburring/countersink op for the back side of those holes?
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    Is it like that after the rougher?

    Is it like that after the rougher?
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    We use them in lathe applications where we only...

    We use them in lathe applications where we only have so much live tooling and need a multiple-diameter hole.
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    Our dog died a few years ago and, my God!, I...

    Our dog died a few years ago and, my God!, I never cried so much in my life! I wouldnít wish it on my worst enemy, Mike. All they want to do with their entire life is ďbe with you.Ē What a...
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    We have/had a 16k S700 but had to baby a 5/8...

    We have/had a 16k S700 but had to baby a 5/8 carbide drill in 4140. We have a 10k high torque now and itís like 60% spindle load at .014ipr. So I guess it really IS higher torque...
  17. If you decide to go the "one tool, two offsets"...

    If you decide to go the "one tool, two offsets" route maybe put some conditional bracing safeguard in to alarm you if, say, the difference between the two offsets is greater than some amount....maybe...
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    I donít know diddly about cast acrylic but the...

    I donít know diddly about cast acrylic but the step over from the picture with the tool path looks much larger around those three round bosses and the triangular one. It is possible the heavier cut...
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    Itís a magazine bar feed so operators arenít...

    Itís a magazine bar feed so operators arenít always present at the beginning of a new bar. I think the drill burned up so quickly (within the first couple parts of the new bar) that no one noticed,...
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    Youíre right - I meant the ďnew barĒ program in...

    Youíre right - I meant the ďnew barĒ program in the lathe control. I think maybe resetting in edit mode sets G96 back to G97? (Is G97 maybe default?) I would have done this when replacing drills...
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    UPDATE - Problem Solved The HSS drills were...

    UPDATE - Problem Solved

    The HSS drills were failing at the beginning of new bars because the new bar program in the FMB uses G96 and, get this, the CAM software/I did not have a single G97 in the...
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    I bet the drills arenít drilling perfectly on...

    I bet the drills arenít drilling perfectly on center so the second one is scraping the walls of the first one on its way in/out. Can you call up the second tool to X0.0 and hand jog it into the...
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    Can you buy one of these $20 knobs, bore out the...

    Can you buy one of these $20 knobs, bore out the inside to the OD of your shaft and then cross drill and tap for four cone-point set screws to bite on the root of the shaft thread?

    Clamping Knobs,...
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    Thatís a bummer, man. A friend of mine just had...

    Thatís a bummer, man. A friend of mine just had his Harley stolen! I always say I would so much rather have someone walk right up to me and punch me in the face than sneak around and steal my shit....
  25. Would Jergen's Ballocks work for what you are...

    Would Jergen's Ballocks work for what you are trying to do? We have a base plate with four holes...two have precision bushings and all four have the receivers underneath for clamping the fixture...
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