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    The CarveSmart guys have done a pretty good job...

    The CarveSmart guys have done a pretty good job of convincing Orange to standardize on their jaws, eh?

    Orange should offer both standard and CarveSmart jaw carriers for the same price....
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    For your viewing entertainment, here’s my entry...

    For your viewing entertainment, here’s my entry for “chaotic chatter”:

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200224/ad63f0a790ad281eeb34623c3f8ccf2c.jpg

    Also entering the “biggest burr” category:...
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    You have to clear the memory, install new...

    You have to clear the memory, install new battery, then go through a procedure to get the machine back up.

    Give one of the aftermarket Fadal parts companies a call, they should have the procedures...
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    The internet has created huge monopolies, counter...

    The internet has created huge monopolies, counter to the market “freedom” it was supposed to create.

    Google, Facebook, EBay, Amazon, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram....they all dominate their...
  5. If you think the insert nomenclature is whacked,...

    If you think the insert nomenclature is whacked, just take a gander at how the stick-tool holders are described...
  6. Thread: Recession?

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    Recession?

    In reality, for the leading economic power in the world, the dollar amount of the national debt doesn’t matter much.

    What matters is the ~interest~ on the debt!!

    Currently about 15% of the...
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    The "Sold" sign was just a little shop humor...:D...

    The "Sold" sign was just a little shop humor...:D

    The right fork on the big yellow lift was a tad lower than the left one, and did create some lean on the machines when loading. However, the Fadal...
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    CNCToolCat's Cat-House

    My friend Charlie was too tight to hire an air-ride truck to haul the machines on, and I was fretting the straight truck’s rough ride would really test my “start up guarantee”!

    The machines only...
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    Recently I sold a couple machines to a buddy who...

    Recently I sold a couple machines to a buddy who has a shop in the next town over.

    We said goodbye to the trusty Fadal 3016, as we only ran it a couple days a month. The floorspace became more...
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    If the sound of your spindle doesn’t change after...

    If the sound of your spindle doesn’t change after a crash, it should be OK.

    Sometimes you will get a louder spindle after a crash, but this doesn’t mean it won’t make good parts the same as it did...
  11. I have successfully rebuilt four different CNC...

    I have successfully rebuilt four different CNC lathe spindles here at the shop over the years. (Belt driven, I would never tackle an integral spindle rebuild in the shop).

    Although, I never...
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    CNCToolCat's Cat-House

    I didn’t realize it, but it had been almost four years since I got this QT28 into service!

    This machine runs 4140HT hot-roll bar exclusively, and the hot-roll scale builds up pretty bad.

    We’re...
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    Public service announcement: Check your...

    Public service announcement:

    Check your coolant tanks! :ack2::o

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200213/fef6f2cc83ff97e1f52fd0a6c91e9e08.jpg
    ...
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    UPS is trying to compete with the USPS for...

    UPS is trying to compete with the USPS for smaller packages.

    Of course considering the USPS lost about 8 billion dollars last year, thanks to the US taxpayer (and future taxpayers), shipping...
  15. Thread: Apogee

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    Apogee

    Sometimes I will rough-cut the chuck jaws in the mill (one at a time), to remove most of the stock.

    Then re-mount in the lathe for finishing.

    Also, use a left-handed turning tool (insert “up”)...
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    I believe the FX727 board contains the PLC...

    I believe the FX727 board contains the PLC programming and ladder, as it too has a battery.

    Good you got it powered up!

    Sometimes when entering the parameters, you might encounter some that...
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    Natural gas really is “dirt cheap” these days. ...

    Natural gas really is “dirt cheap” these days.

    If there is any way possible, that’s the only true economical, clean, easy way to heat a shop.

    My shop is insulated 4K sq. ft. metal building, we...
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    This could be a handy thread! I will chime in...

    This could be a handy thread!

    I will chime in later about what I know about the FR-SE and -SF drives. I have worked on them for a couple decades now, with some success and some failures....:o
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    I forgot to mention, later versions of the T-2...

    I forgot to mention, later versions of the T-2 came with only one main memory board, a FX884.

    (Earlier versions had two, the FX784-8 and FX784-9)

    I have read where someone successfully used a...
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    Check all your control cards are seating well ---...

    Check all your control cards are seating well --- this is tricky, as you can think they're all seated, when one may not be. I like to pop them in/out to help clean the contacts too.

    The...
  21. Have you found the service manual online for the...

    Have you found the service manual online for the FR-SE yet?

    The DK hybrids can go bad (and related diodes, resistors, etc.), base transistor(s)...

    You need accurate voltages from the power...
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    Phil, these videos are great, thanks so much for...

    Phil, these videos are great, thanks so much for taking the time to do them!

    Companies (and schools) that run Mazaks can use these excellent videos for training.

    I've been a Mazatrol guy since...
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    Protohawk Machine

    Toyota makes a great forklift.

    My 7FGCU25 (5k lift) has almost 26,000 hours! And just runs and purrs like a kitten....doesn’t burn a drop of oil. The 4Y motor is just legendary.

    All I’ve done...
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    No WONDER it stinks in China! A primary...

    No WONDER it stinks in China!

    A primary difference between the economic rise of Japan versus China is that Japan is a physically small country, with virtually no natural resources, and a...
  25. One of these machines might be right up Ox's...

    One of these machines might be right up Ox's alley?? ;)
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