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    We have a import bench mill we upgraded bearings...

    We have a import bench mill we upgraded bearings and use for a lot of clean up, etc... it has .0002 runout and can run 8000 rpm while cutting a mirror like finish. I see no reason with good bearings...
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    I personally have been using Mobil 28 the pst...

    I personally have been using Mobil 28 the pst couple years and itís fantastic. We recommend using it with our micro bearings and gears manufactured at work. After using it in a spindle itís never...
  3. Interesting coming across this I have had nearly...

    Interesting coming across this I have had nearly same issues with atrump bed mill I purchased and using Gibbs cam. Maybe coincidence idk. What I found is that the previous owner set off the way oil...
  4. You mention thickness. I have 1mm and the ends...

    You mention thickness. I have 1mm and the ends are squashed .002. Should I go with 1.2mm? I guess my concern is hob fitment later. I can always resale what I donít use.
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    Turcite wear table drop .002

    Old thread Iím hoping someone may have some onsite. I purchased a used bed mill and was told the ways were in excellent condition. I couldnít inspect the x axis because they already had the z blocked...
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    You can pick up a nice bed mill for $8-$16,000...

    You can pick up a nice bed mill for $8-$16,000 the same cost as a tormach. Heck Iíve seen them down in the $3500 price range with older controls.
  7. Well low and behold do not use an rpc on an...

    Well low and behold do not use an rpc on an Atrump at all. The dealer is now repairing and replacing the main control board because even through we have the cnc AD15 rpc it still fried out the board....
  8. Thanks for this post I was able to go right to...

    Thanks for this post I was able to go right to the manual and fix my issue. Youíre right FANUC is top notch in documentation
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    Been using this since the start and itís come a...

    Been using this since the start and itís come a long ways In development. Iím very happy with it and use it often. I did get the paid version and look forward to more updates. Hoping one day it will...
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    Being an old post Iím suspecting technology was...

    Being an old post Iím suspecting technology was different 12 years ago. We use an American Rotary AD15 and it powers every machine under 7.5hp just fine and several at once. The one thing we learned...
  11. I just bought an Atrump BF6C today. The dealer...

    I just bought an Atrump BF6C today. The dealer said I couldnt separate the power and wanted to argue about it so I let it go. He insisted that the entire system required 3 phase and offered to toss...
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    Interesting discussion. I have a friend other...

    Interesting discussion. I have a friend other side of world who has a 5 axis running Linux cnc. He had to write a lot of the macros and programming for it but it works and does it very well with a...
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    Did you have issues with the centroid system...

    Did you have issues with the centroid system itself or because you interfaces with old components it was less reliable? Asking because I was thinking about using an industrial control retrofit of...
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    Iíve watched this software since it came out....

    Iíve watched this software since it came out. Itís priced double the cost on eBay than website, no forum support or anyone that even talks about it though from screenshots looks alright. When you can...
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    This was too small a project for a new machine. I...

    This was too small a project for a new machine. I see more recommendations to buy a used machine in posts I donít agree with his concerns. There are many companies that refurbish VMVís and Iíve seen...
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    I noticed nobody elaborated on this topic any...

    I noticed nobody elaborated on this topic any further. It seems that yes you would enable the toggle to either forward or reverse while leaving the potentiometer in the off position therefore when...
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    I digress to disagree that quality and brand name...

    I digress to disagree that quality and brand name go hand in hand. This is the common misconception that American elitists want you to believe to endorse their products and finesse people into buying...
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    I use this same style cutter for aluminum with...

    I use this same style cutter for aluminum with the Korley apkt11 polished inserts you can buy off eBay for $9.90/10pk. It is amazing on aluminum despite the other gentleman mentioning only using it...
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    I wanted to add to this old thread since...

    I wanted to add to this old thread since technology and costs have changed so much and newcomers to machining ďMayĒ find it helpful. This is long though hoping you find it useful. As previously...
  20. Mystery solved. Duplicating the problem I come to...

    Mystery solved. Duplicating the problem I come to realize only occurs if I touch my mill at the same time as I touch the bandsaw so you are correct itís a bad wiring issue. There is 55v between the...
  21. The fact that many shops have labor rates from...

    The fact that many shops have labor rates from $60-$100/hr and huge overheads with tooling, rent, utilities, etc..., $20/hr is probably considered a high wage from their perspective. They have to...
  22. Single to 3ph bandsaw giving a small shock occasionally Any idea the cause?

    As the title states my bandsaw is shocking me every once in awhile and I cannot figure out what the cause is. It seems to do it where the powdercoat has worn off and if Iím wearing nitrile gloves as...
  23. Not sure if youíre still around. Curious why...

    Not sure if youíre still around. Curious why retain the gearbox versus direct drive? Did the servo not produce enough torque on its own? I have a 2.6kw (3.5hp) ac servo I was thinking of using on my...
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    Donít forget to Consider plumbing, electrical,...

    Donít forget to Consider plumbing, electrical, hydraulics if any, lubrication, everything that may pass through the casting ahead of time.
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    Mineral castings aka epoxy granite is superior in...

    Mineral castings aka epoxy granite is superior in every way to a ductile iron frame or any potential diy frame you could build. For this reason major industrial companies are moving toward mineral...
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