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  1. No unlocking needed. Typical baud rate, Parity,...

    No unlocking needed. Typical baud rate, Parity, port#Ö
    All that needs to match both device settings.

    How do you like the pocket nc?
    They look fun but Joni be wants to give me one for free :(...
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    Thatís the same errors I fought with. What was...

    Thatís the same errors I fought with.

    What was your resolution? New board?
  3. Are Marposs/renishaw spindle probes interchangeable?

    I got a 09 vf2 with the Marposs wireless probe system. Unfortunately the spindle probe does not work for some reason. Just wonít communicate.
    (Open to advice. New battery and little switches are...
  4. Following this one!!!! I wonder if there is a...

    Following this one!!!!

    I wonder if there is a way to connect this to the haas 4th/5th drives?
    I got them all unlocked but no 5th trunnion :(

    Really curious to the accuracy/stiffness
  5. Defiantly check this too! I would swap the drive...

    Defiantly check this too!
    I would swap the drive in question with a x or y axis. They are not naturally u set load like the z axis is. The try again.
    That way you can slowly ramp the spindle and ...
  6. Disclaimer: this advice is worth what you paid....

    Disclaimer: this advice is worth what you paid. Do not attempt to play with electricity unless you know what you are Doing. ALLWAYS make sure the dc voltage light it sour before touching anything....
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    ***warning, not professional advice. Use at you...

    ***warning, not professional advice. Use at you own risk, high voltage will kill you!***

    Try opening up the backside of the drive while the leads are still connected to the machine.
    This will...
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    Thatís gonna depend on how you orientate the...

    Thatís gonna depend on how you orientate the machine i guess? And the size or car you wanna squeeze in.

    I backed my tm-1 diagonal into the corner and I had lots of space. The back control box door...
  9. ive been dwn this road, if your looking at a vf1,...

    ive been dwn this road, if your looking at a vf1, look for a vf2, they are more common, vave 50%more x and are the exact same footprint, no brainer imo.

    considerationd VF vs TM. ive had botha nd...
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    If you don’t think youll loose $20,000 in 6...

    If you don’t think youll loose $20,000 in 6 months of jobber work I encourage you to re evaluate. Please. Please please.
    If your a $30/hour guy, starting from nowhere. Never being in the trade....
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    A dollar an hour is cheaper (aka more money in...

    A dollar an hour is cheaper (aka more money in your pocket) than loosing $20,000 in tooling and 6 months frustration and your time, just a consideration.

    Another consideration is if the pay for a...
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    You should specify what type of machining you...

    You should specify what type of machining you want to do before asking what machine.
    Personally Iíd say go get a job at a shop for 6 month. Get paid to get educated, better than a costly mistake.
    ...
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  14. Oh? Look.. A rabbit hole, **Kneels down.** ďI...

    Oh?
    Look..
    A rabbit hole,
    **Kneels down.**
    ďI wonder whatís down there?
    Let me just get my phone out (on YouTube) to light the hole up a bit,
    Sure is dark down here
    Slippery to.
    Wow, crap,...
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    More people bitch about them because more people...

    More people bitch about them because more people own them. More mouths to talk about it even if the % rate of failures is less itís still more failures than joe exotics machines who only sold 10 a...
  16. My hope is someone sells the chips pre...

    My hope is someone sells the chips pre programmed, like one of the board referb companyís. Either a salvage chip off a burnt board. Or a new one that they have programmed.
    Iím sure someone does...
  17. any vendors for specific CHIPS? vector drive control board.

    seekiing vendors for a specific vector drive control board chip (alterntly dows enyone have a fried drive they dont want i can take the chip from...:)P)

    iCT
    1bcv8zj
    f86ma

    Located on the...
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    As best i can see the black chip is: ict...

    As best i can see the black chip is:

    ict
    1bccv8zj
    f86ma
    7??km??? (there is 2 differnent ngravings in this location making hard to read. the first few are brown ish surface lettering)

    other...
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    Hey Country guy! here is my best update on it,...

    Hey Country guy!

    here is my best update on it,
    I opened drvie up while still attahed to machine. powered up and used a blow dryer to localize the heat input with a blow dryer, then cut some...
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    fiber lasers rule! too bad you can use in...

    fiber lasers rule!
    too bad you can use in process, the machining environment is so nasty!

    but i agree, if you could mark offline they are great marking quality and super quick with reletively low...
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    vector drive compatability question

    trying to troubleshoot an assumed vector drive issue ith my vf2.


    for testing porposes, what drives can i toss into a 2009 vf2 to simply turn it on and see if the error flags (993 AMPLIFIER...
  22. I kept telling my wife that. Women under 30....

    I kept telling my wife that.
    Women under 30. Status Indian.
    (Gonna miss out on the under 30 soon tho)

    I need me some white man late 30 government grant money!
  23. Iíve had 3 older haas machines that used grease...

    Iíve had 3 older haas machines that used grease (2005-2007 tm-1, tm-2, tl-1)
    All of them had grease issues with plugged lines.
    Grease sucks
    The big problem is they need to be used and used often....
  24. Iím going to ASSume that he cannot simply based...

    Iím going to ASSume that he cannot simply based on it being a brushed machine control/servo drives in the machine.
    Now he likely could do 4th positioning work easily with one of the external 4th...
  25. so its your first machine and not really looking...

    so its your first machine and not really looking to turn a large profit with it, just learn, maybe grow? am i reading that correct?

    first question, whats your OVERALL budget for this? machine,...
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