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    The graduations are supposed to tell you how far...

    The graduations are supposed to tell you how far open the jaws are. It can be a real struggle to chuck a fine drill bit and get it centered without the graduations. The graduations are roughly...
  2. The machine has Kendall & Gent Manchester cast in...

    The machine has Kendall & Gent Manchester cast in the side of the column. I think it’s probably a UK scene.


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    Uh oh. Check your unit conversions.

    Uh oh. Check your unit conversions.
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    My understanding is that Fusion & HSMWorks use...

    My understanding is that Fusion & HSMWorks use the same posts.


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  5. Thread: Aciera F4

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    The F4s of Romeo’s era and mine from the late...

    The F4s of Romeo’s era and mine from the late 70s, as well as my late 60s F5, have single-speed motors for spindle and feed. My F4 feed motor has a round shaft and the feed input pinion is pinned on...
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    PM me your email address, and I will send you a...

    PM me your email address, and I will send you a .cps post that works and handles G1, G2, and G3 just fine, and also G41 compensation on a contour.

    The jerky movement is because the Dialog 4 has a...
  7. Thread: Aciera F4

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    Are you sure the problem is inside the motor? I...

    Are you sure the problem is inside the motor? I would get my ohmmeter out and check resistances between leads and leads to ground. If all readings are balanced among the three phases, maybe the motor...
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    Oops, just noticed no PMs. Email incoming. ...

    Oops, just noticed no PMs. Email incoming.


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    I'll go for one. PM incoming.

    I'll go for one. PM incoming.
  10. Thread: Aciera F4

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    "11. When I first got the machine the main...

    "11. When I first got the machine the main gearbox sight glass was full but after running the machine a few times it is now showing as halfway. I don't have a pool of oil around the machine or...
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    The better Mitutoyo in the coarser range is the...

    The better Mitutoyo in the coarser range is the 513-442. Its dial goes clockwise regardless of which way the probe is pushed, and it has a second hand showing where the probe is with respect to the...
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    You probably have some bum characters, or are...

    You probably have some bum characters, or are lacking necessary characters, in the file you are sending. Dialog 4 is sensitive that way, to say the least. For example, each tool table line needs to...
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    A Kunzmann WF 400 CNC has both horizontal and...

    A Kunzmann WF 400 CNC has both horizontal and vertical spindles in the mode of Deckel FP NC machines.


    WF 400 CNC - KUNZMANN Maschinenbau GmbH



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  14. Thread: Aciera F4

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    The F4 is not so bad but the F5 is crazy in terms...

    The F4 is not so bad but the F5 is crazy in terms of oil capacity. If you think a normal 5-gallon bucket will catch it all when you pull the plug, think again!
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    “Little trick here: I retract the tool using the...

    “Little trick here: I retract the tool using the electronic hand wheel....and while i am moving the tool out of the cut, i also retract the quill, ready for the next feed.
    But i do not retract the...
  16. Thread: Aciera F4

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    No. 5 says, Lubricate daily: horizontal...

    No. 5 says, Lubricate daily: horizontal slideways as well as the horizontal leadscrew. On my machines, that nipple is on the front of the apron rather than the end. I use Mobil Vactra No. 4 for...
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    Very nice! Instead of using the straightedge...

    Very nice! Instead of using the straightedge against the studs, why not align the C axis off the machined steps on the sides of the main cap mounts, or the surface near the "equator" (split plane) of...
  18. Thread: Aciera F4

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    That's interesting. I don't recall the stop bar...

    That's interesting. I don't recall the stop bar being a big hindrance on my machine.
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    You should be able to generalize the plain...

    You should be able to generalize the plain bearing design formulas in Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design book to conical bearings. It would take some trig to account for the angles and some...
  20. Thread: Aciera F4

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    Fortunately, on the F4 the X-axis scale and feed...

    Fortunately, on the F4 the X-axis scale and feed trip arm is out of the way on the opposite side. To adjust the X-axis gib on the F5 requires that the arm be removed, which in turn requires the X...
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    Frau Blücher -- (horse whinnies is the...

    Frau Blücher -- (horse whinnies is the background)! (Props to Young Frankenstein)
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    drcoelho is doing a service. I can go to my wife...

    drcoelho is doing a service. I can go to my wife and say, "Dearie, $4k for that [whatever used machine I want to buy] ain't nuthin'. Check out this guy."
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    I just meant that it would be hard enough to get...

    I just meant that it would be hard enough to get all four contact planes to bear nicely simultaneously, without also having to attain straightness, parallelism, and perpendicularity to the machine's...
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    That site is dangerous. I could get lost in there...

    That site is dangerous. I could get lost in there for hours.
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    "I have another question if that is ok. 259573...

    "I have another question if that is ok.

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    9. I have reattached the table to the apron and I noticed that it does not fit fully in the groove on the top of the apron however the two scraped...
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