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    I confirmed that the problem was with the...

    I confirmed that the problem was with the computer running FadalNC (not sure precisely the root cause though) and everything works now.
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    Yes, alternative RS232 sources would have helped...

    Yes, alternative RS232 sources would have helped a lot, but last night I was running a long running job in another machine and it was just short enough that finding another RS232 source would have...
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    I think I have made a mistake interpreting the...

    I think I have made a mistake interpreting the RS-232 test. According to Page 477 of the Fadal Maintenance Manual (Section 14: General Information):



    The loopback test behaves like that even at...
  4. For a machine from 1992, the control cabinet...

    For a machine from 1992, the control cabinet looks clean. It seems to operate which is huge plus.
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    Fadal RS232 Troubleshooting

    I appreciate any insight I can get on a problem I'm having with my Fadal. Thank you in advance.


    Replaced memory backup battery (on my 1400-4 board) because the memory was corrupted after the...
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    Just to share some of my experiences: At my...

    Just to share some of my experiences:

    At my new job, we acquired 2 Universal Robot UR5's and it was my first experience with them (we bought one, liked it, and bought a second). I picked them out...
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    Does your loopback test work?

    Does your loopback test work?
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    Thanks for all the responses. If you have sent me...

    Thanks for all the responses. If you have sent me a PM, I've added your contact info to a list of suppliers that we are going to reach out to individually. The list is long and I'm not 100% sure...
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    RFQ 17-4 PH and aluminum parts

    Looking to diversify our supplier base. We have parts mostly made from 17-4 PH that are post heat treated (open to heat treating before machining... don't really care). Most parts are done on...
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    The QM Height gage I have doesn't have the air...

    The QM Height gage I have doesn't have the air cushion mode. It also uses batteries quickly, but I wired up a wall wart power supply and that solved that problem. The tool is well made and gets the...
  11. My Takisawa TC-203J has a chip conveyor that...

    My Takisawa TC-203J has a chip conveyor that works pretty well in aluminum. No parts catcher though.
  12. That helps a ton. I just sent out two RFQs for...

    That helps a ton. I just sent out two RFQs for that tool. Hopefully I'll be trying it out soon :).

    Edit: I just realized that link was to an actual distributor not to Kyocera. Unless I get a...
  13. Recommendations for 1/32" EM for 303 Stainless with corner radius

    I've been using SGS 30192 with so so results, but there's no corner radius. I usually go to Harvey Tool for such tools, and I will if I have to, but I feel like there must be other manufacturers of...
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    Do you have a clutch between the motor and the...

    Do you have a clutch between the motor and the auger? My Takisawa's chip conveyor makes a clicking noise if it jams up with chips, presumably a clutch.
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    Never use the sp0 version of any SW release!

    Never use the sp0 version of any SW release!
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    We could do that. Send me a PM.

    We could do that. Send me a PM.
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    My thinking too. What is the on/off pressures?

    My thinking too. What is the on/off pressures?
  18. I find that cleanliness takes time but that time...

    I find that cleanliness takes time but that time is usually paid back by being able to find things and peace of mind. Of course, like anything, there's a balance to be had. Too much time spent...
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    I switched to using a floating tap holder on my...

    I switched to using a floating tap holder on my Fadal which has rigid tapping and the threads come out better and I get better tap life. Well worth the investment. I've tapped at 3000 rpm on the...
  20. My shop is probably cleaner than other shops my...

    My shop is probably cleaner than other shops my size, but not as clean as Aaron's. I do aspire to keep a shop that's as clean as Aaron's but it seems next to impossible to actually achieve. Makes me...
  21. I'm super impressed with how far your machine has...

    I'm super impressed with how far your machine has come. Loving how clean your shop is too!
  22. For the rest of us non-master craftsman, knowing...

    For the rest of us non-master craftsman, knowing 90% of what to expect is usually enough.
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    My vote is Blaser BC935SW and use DI water (buy a...

    My vote is Blaser BC935SW and use DI water (buy a $300 filtration system so you always have DI water on hand).
  24. Yea I just discovered him too. Lost so much sleep...

    Yea I just discovered him too. Lost so much sleep already trying to catch up!
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    I just tried this on my friends Fadal 4020 (1991,...

    I just tried this on my friends Fadal 4020 (1991, no rigid tapping) and to my great surprise, it worked flawlessly. I too was stumped. I'm so going to be using this method. I just ordered a floating...
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