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  1. Thread: For Sale ! ! !

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    Sticky: Second what Rich writes. ...won't be an issue...

    Second what Rich writes.
    ...won't be an issue unless you start running at extended periods at either very high frequencies or very low.....reasonable frequency will
    yield zero issues unless the...
  2. Thread: For Sale ! ! !

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    Sticky: Really ....seems short sited. 3 phase motors...

    Really ....seems short sited. 3 phase motors make better parts. better finishes etc... as the previous poster stated, better to employ a VFD and retain the original motor.
    Cheers Ross
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    I use SurfCam. Has a generic post for Dialog4,...

    I use SurfCam.
    Has a generic post for Dialog4, but in reality it really dud not work.
    Ended writing my own.
    Surfcam has a dialog box choice when you post the code to select either G17 or G18...
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    The electrical cabinet on both of my FP4NC's is...

    The electrical cabinet on both of my FP4NC's is positioned to the left side of the machine! Think this is the preferred location....can place the cabinet relatively close to the machine so long as...
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    That tool might win "ugliest' cutter.....Scary!...

    That tool might win "ugliest' cutter.....Scary!
    Cut it off and leave most of the shank. Chuck it up and neck down the end of the shank and thread.
    Turn a disc with a center bore that has a good...
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    Don't know about Latvia, but here in the US there...

    Don't know about Latvia, but here in the US there are specialists that will come to your shop and re-grind your spindle taper in place.
    Most spindle rebuilding services can do his as well....

    If...
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    Don't think a fly cutter is an issue with the...

    Don't think a fly cutter is an issue with the needle bearing Deckel spindles, providing you use them with reasonable depths of cut,and diameter.
    Been running fly cutters for years on both my...
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    Now that you have tightened the vertical plate...

    Now that you have tightened the vertical plate gibs, you might wish to revisit the "Z" axis nut alignment as Bruce described.
    Spindles need to have some end play if you are talking about the thrust...
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    Seeing this post makes me glad its you (T) and...

    Seeing this post makes me glad its you (T) and that i have graduated to the FP-NC line.....Man, not sure i could do all that anymore, nor would i wish to. Appreciate the effort, glad i don't have to...
  10. Whats your budget? Cheers Ross

    Whats your budget?
    Cheers Ross
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    Biggest difference is that there is cross feed on...

    Biggest difference is that there is cross feed on the "knee"
    Dead clue as to not being Deckel

    Cheers Ross
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    Wear ! Cheers Ross

    Wear !
    Cheers Ross
  13. Point is if you are needing more than one style...

    Point is if you are needing more than one style holder for a specific job...
    I run lots of stuff here that needs 4 or 6 tools.....QC is the only efficient way to handle that short of a turret.....
  14. That KDK would be the last style QC tool post i...

    That KDK would be the last style QC tool post i would want to oversize.
    Tool is too far overhung from the post.....flimsy enough when stock sized tools are used (3/4) Going bigger...less rigid...
  15. Curious...... Perhaps the only critical thing is...

    Curious......
    Perhaps the only critical thing is the distance the mirror sits from the optics. (locating shoulder)
    Maybe the process is to fit the threaded plug w/mirror and then adjust the optics...
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    Seems we have some empirical evidence to suggest...

    Seems we have some empirical evidence to suggest that having a "true" draw bar connection is important and that a poorly made adapter stud can lead to issues with
    tool run out.
    Suggest that here...
  17. Think you need a true cylindrical register and...

    Think you need a true cylindrical register and matching seat to keep the parts concentric. Setting the mirror relative to the threads seems questionable.....

    Cheers Ross
  18. Wouldn't screw around cleaning and repacking old...

    Wouldn't screw around cleaning and repacking old bearings.
    Replace with new sealed bearings...factory lubed and good for the life of the bearing,

    Cost is relatively low...
    Cheers Ross
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    Wondering how you verified that it was the thread...

    Wondering how you verified that it was the thread that caused the run out issues, and not just a poorly made holder?
    Hard for me to believe that with the full contact of the taper and the distance...
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    Allow some clearance. Threads may not be exactly...

    Allow some clearance. Threads may not be exactly concentric with the counter bore...It does not matter if it is slightly loose here.
    On a long taper like a CAT or BT the taper does all the...
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    T; Some CAM systems offer trial versions that...

    T;
    Some CAM systems offer trial versions that allow use of the program with full features save the ability to "post" machine code.
    When i first got my FP4NC, i got a demo version of SurfCam. ...
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    Some points to consider: First a point of...

    Some points to consider:
    First a point of clarification.
    In the machine community at large, a pull stud is understood to be an adapter that is made to accept the gripper fingers from a power draw...
  23. Don't know FadaL, but the drive dogs on the...

    Don't know FadaL, but the drive dogs on the spindle face on a CAT spindle are asymmetrical. One longer than the other so the tool holder really only fits in one orientation. (holder slots are...
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    Might want to check the motor brake for proper...

    Might want to check the motor brake for proper adjustment, and to be sure its clean and free running when powered.
    Cheers Ross
  25. Pedestal binders close the axle box...

    Pedestal binders close the axle box openings....the angle is there for the wedges (opposite the shoes) that adjust the sliding clearance for the driving boxes (in full sized locomotives).

    Cheers...
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