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    Hum, two-man machines. Never thought of that. :)

    Hum, two-man machines. Never thought of that. :)
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    In an end mill holder you are mating two...

    In an end mill holder you are mating two surfaces, in a collet system you are mating three surfaces, one of which cam be moved.
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    I have used these. You have to dial it in when...

    I have used these. You have to dial it in when used, or make a fitting to auto center it, but they work well.

    BOSTAR Plain Back 5C Collet Chuck Closer Lathe Use 5C Collet | eBay
  4. Not intending to piss anyone off, but if you...

    Not intending to piss anyone off, but if you don't know how to add a little code at the end of the program to bring the table where you want it you need to stop studying your CAD-CAM program and open...
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    I have a 96 and a 97 and they are both still...

    I have a 96 and a 97 and they are both still going strong.
  6. If you want, set a video camera up to film it and...

    If you want, set a video camera up to film it and then watch it. You will be able to see if the pump cycles and that will tell you if the pump is bad or the switch is bad. That is what I did.
  7. My old girls, 96 & 97, have been on Vactra 2...

    My old girls, 96 & 97, have been on Vactra 2 since new. No issues so why change now.
  8. I always run a 100% rapids unless I am testing a...

    I always run a 100% rapids unless I am testing a program out. Not ever a problem.

    As for G00 vs G01, the difference is in the way the machine moves between points. If you are moving 10 inches in...
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    The prgrm/convrs button!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...

    The prgrm/convrs button!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Upper left button under the DISPLAY section. When you hit the edit button it comes up in the reduced size mode with "F" functions enabled, when you...
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    Hit the program button, toward the center. It...

    Hit the program button, toward the center. It toggles between editing screens.
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    No offense, but you need to get out of that...

    No offense, but you need to get out of that mindset. Will not serve you well in the future.

    Mike
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    In almost any situation, mill or lathe, the...

    In almost any situation, mill or lathe, the finish face surface on a part IS Z zero.
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    You can home the machine without resetting the...

    You can home the machine without resetting the machine. Just power up restart as normal, alarms will be canceled when done.

    Mike
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    How much space do you have to cool and is this an...

    How much space do you have to cool and is this an insulated building, how many window to the outside?
  15. 40 X 60, 18 foot walls, insulated was about...

    40 X 60, 18 foot walls, insulated was about $36,000, plus about $16,000 for erection and about $20,000 for foundation. I put a second floor on half, so 3600 Sq Ft total floor space. Near Knoxville,...
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    I bought my HS-300 from a gentleman on eBay and I...

    I bought my HS-300 from a gentleman on eBay and I know he has some parts Brothers. This is one of his listings.

    He might be able to help you

    Mike

    B-axis for Brother HS-70A wire edm, CNC...
  17. Campbell-Housfeld is a good BRAND of compressor,...

    Campbell-Housfeld is a good BRAND of compressor, but that is a small one there. You need a larger tanked model and higher kick-in and kick-out pressures. A nice big compressor from Home Depot or...
  18. Not sure you should try if you don't have the...

    Not sure you should try if you don't have the exact equipment and know how to use it. It has to flow SLOWLY!!!!!

    Be careful.
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    It sounds good to have the door out, but you end...

    It sounds good to have the door out, but you end up have to push and pull hard to get them installed and I would imagine it is easier to do in the machine. It is good to have a little help too. All...
  20. He is correct. For many years I ran two VF-2's,...

    He is correct. For many years I ran two VF-2's, a Hardinge CNC lathe, saws and a manual mill on a 20 HP phase convertor that was on a 40 amp breaker. I now have two converters, but I am moving to...
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    One more time, how do you SET the numbers?

    One more time, how do you SET the numbers?
  22. Which unit do you actually have, there are a...

    Which unit do you actually have, there are a couple.
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    Should not worry about the last G03, as the codes...

    Should not worry about the last G03, as the codes are different for left and right hand threads, G84 Vs G74. The code determines the spindle direction.
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    How are you setting them?

    How are you setting them?
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    It's not delivered yet? Can you cancel the...

    It's not delivered yet? Can you cancel the purchase?
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