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    :)


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  2. looking for small flat-bottom precision level

    Denis-If you get down to $100 or better, count me in


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    How is August of Ď18 twenty years? Sent from...

    How is August of Ď18 twenty years?


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  4. I do I just texted him and told him to refund my...

    I do
    I just texted him and told him to refund my $ so I do t have to file an internet fraud case
    The FBI has an online system thatís easy to use

    Seems stupid over $415, but it pissed me off

    ...
  5. Please help identify this Fadal Lubricator

    Can someone please tell me the purpose of this lubricator? I have all the books that came with the machine and nothing looks like this.
    Itís a 93 VMC 20

    Itís in the box below the electrical...
  6. My shop is similar size, I ripped out all the 4í...

    My shop is similar size, I ripped out all the 4í fluorescent fixtures and EMT that I spent lots of time installing 20 years ago and put in twelve 40 watt double light strip LEDs
    Very bright, I love...
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    Fadal CNC 88HS Z soft limit

    Thanks for all the input. I already have a big hole for the cable chain. Itís the joist thatís in the way. I can certainly modify the fan filter , I was just researching options.

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    Fadal CNC 88HS Z soft limit

    From what I read, it appears if I try and restrict the max Z + travel by messing with soft limits, it will affect zero and tool change position??
    Is there a way to reduce Z max positive 1Ē without...
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    The 18Ē arrived today, I am very pleased with...

    The 18Ē arrived today,
    I am very pleased with everything-the overall design, how it feels and handles, and also the workmanship.
    The casting looks extremely nice, with no voids and even the...
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    I have an Interapid indicator thatís been in a...

    I have an Interapid indicator thatís been in a little mahogany case for a couple decades with no issues. I made it from two small pieces of scrap deck boards, routed out like Starrett used to do. A...
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    This is a great little book. It has many pages on...

    This is a great little book. It has many pages on inserts with pretty pictures, definitely worth the money

    Engineers Black Book: Machinist and Manufacturing Reference Book
    ...
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    Still stupid IMHO Sent from my iPhone...

    Still stupid IMHO



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  13. A data point on the surge brake question I...

    A data point on the surge brake question

    I recently moved a 8000# Fadal on a rental 18í equipment trailer from Pa to Ct. The trailer had surge brakes
    There were some pretty good hills and my 2012...
  14. Towing a standard trailer, when do you need trailer brakes?

    What trailer with that load capacity would not have brakes? I think the rule is >3000#
    Are you saying you have a trailer with bad brakes?

    There are other people on the road, assume they will do...
  15. There are a couple threaded holes in the casting...

    There are a couple threaded holes in the casting right under the front Y way cover inside the Y ways for rigging the machine. See if the big set screws are in the holes, if not, any coolant leaking...
  16. Thank you very much checking in. Yes I have hard...

    Thank you very much checking in.
    Yes I have hard copies of both those manuals

    Iím going to talk to ITS again and ask them the specific question- should the -4 card run in non-rigid rap mode with...
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    Monday bump


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    Awesome!, Iím in need of it Thanks for the quick...

    Awesome!, Iím in need of it
    Thanks for the quick turnaround


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    Thatís pretty slick. Is that my 18? Did you...

    Thatís pretty slick.
    Is that my 18? Did you scan the whole bottom? Is it really within a tenth over the whole bottom? Indicator working? :) :)



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  20. Fadal spindle card upgrade -1 to -4 issues

    I should have been more specific
    The processor is -4.

    I just got the machine a few months ago, I think it was configured for rigid tapping, but the rigid tapping spindle control card was taken...
  21. Fadal spindle card upgrade -1 to -4 issues

    I have a 93 VMC 20
    Baldor H2 Vector Drive
    Original -1 spindle card works fine in V/F mode.
    I bought a refurbished -4 card with rigid tapping EPROMs from ITS. I installed the card , replaced the...
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    Only because itís better than nothing. The one in...

    Only because itís better than nothing. The one in there now is off my Acer.
    I havenít bought the two for the Fadal because I donít really want them, but kind of need something, dragging my feet to...
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    New use for a steady rest

    [QUOTE=ripperj;3472051]This /\ /\...unless you can apply pressure toward the headstock, you are looking at best case a bad part, or worse case a part that leaves the machine


    Edit: not sure why...
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    New use for a steady rest

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    These printers are amazing for proof of concepts...

    These printers are amazing for proof of concepts and prototyping certain things. 274868[/QUOTE]

    I have seen this time and time again , here and mostly elsewhere. Not sure why I donít have a...
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