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  1. Thread: Relay Repair

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    Ok, after much study and manipulation to...

    Ok, after much study and manipulation to understand how machine functions we found the problem, burnt coil on relay. Temporary fix with modern coil. Old/new relay on the way, but first must go to...
  2. Thread: Relay Repair

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    Feeling confident is not how I would describe my...

    Feeling confident is not how I would describe my attitude right now! It has occurred to me that I might want to look over the shoulder of someone more qualified to check these switches. I've got a...
  3. Thread: Relay Repair

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    I am beginning to understand about how it is more...

    I am beginning to understand about how it is more likely to be a switch causing my problem than the relays. Switch in control panel is a little complicated when you are used to single...
  4. Thread: Relay Repair

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    I wondered when Thermite would show up, no...

    I wondered when Thermite would show up, no substitute for his style! Thanks to all for their input and I will try to cover all the comments with my reply. The major malfunction is that the machine...
  5. Thread: Relay Repair

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    Well, I guess I'll try the old "take it apart and...

    Well, I guess I'll try the old "take it apart and put it back together" plan and see what I can find. I've thought about trying to modernize but several people who would know have told me that these...
  6. Thread: Relay Repair

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    I have been cycling them for a long while. When...

    I have been cycling them for a long while. When the machine is running fine all is well with the world. When it stops my stress and frustration levels go off the charts. I don't have the money in...
  7. Thread: Relay Repair

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    Relay Repair

    I have an old (mid 50's) Devlieg 3B-48 that has been more or less sitting for the last decade. I now am trying to put it back into service but am having troubles with the machine tool relays not...
  8. I use asphalt impregnated fiber board covering...

    I use asphalt impregnated fiber board covering the face of the concrete. I have used it all the way to the bottom of the hole on a balance machine. I have seen 2" polystyrene specified for the sides...
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    My experience with this kind of old American iron...

    My experience with this kind of old American iron has been if you can get it in the machine then you can run it.
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    I can see teeth marks on the bottom of the screw...

    I can see teeth marks on the bottom of the screw where someone went after it with a pipe wrench. Last resort.
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    Definitely electrical. This machine has sat for...

    Definitely electrical. This machine has sat for several years but I did have it raising and lowering the arm earlier in the day. I did notice that the screw was not turning when the arm was moving...
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    I don't think it is off the screw because the...

    I don't think it is off the screw because the screw runs from a fixed position at the top and is visible at the bottom, although free from any type of connection there. There is an electric component...
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    Radial Arm Drill Stuck at Maximum Elevation

    Is there a way to manually lower the arm on my American Hole Wizard from the maximum elevation? The powered mechanism won't engage to lower it.
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    I don't think it is the contacts because the...

    I don't think it is the contacts because the screw that I can see turns when I activate the handle. I did reset them anyway though. I'm not completely sure how the elevation mechanism works but it...
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    American Hole Wizard

    On my new to me Hole Wizard 4'-11" I have run the arm all the way to the top until the pin stop engaged. Now I can't get it to come back down.Anyone have any idea why?263040
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    Un-disturbed earth requires no compaction. You...

    Un-disturbed earth requires no compaction. You only need to compact what you may add to your hole, so don’t add any.
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    How much does machine weigh when loaded to max?...

    How much does machine weigh when loaded to max? One "old machine shop tale" is to have the mass of the concrete at least as much as the loaded machine. 254003Mills with their static load are less...
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    Find out what the minimum load from the plant is...

    Find out what the minimum load from the plant is and get as much as you can for the minimum charge, unless you have to wheel barrow it! Unless your sub-grade moves like a waterbed you should be all...
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    Thanks to everyone for playing! If I go for Solid...

    Thanks to everyone for playing! If I go for Solid Edge or Auto-Cad is it pay one time and keep it forever or will I have to pay again every year or every time I get a new computer (5-7 years)?
  20. Thread: Looking for

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    I knew it would be a common question but after...

    I knew it would be a common question but after reading it seemed that this type of software changes rapidly and i wanted to make sure I was getting up to date info.

    "I really wish there was a mod...
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    Too late and just doing it confused me, got that...

    Too late and just doing it confused me, got that wrong too. Maybe a moderator will come along and straighten me out.
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    Solid edge might be appropriate, my current work...

    Solid edge might be appropriate, my current work is for one of Siemens divisions.
  23. Thread: Looking for

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    Apologies for partial thread title. I wish I knew...

    Apologies for partial thread title. I wish I knew how to edit it.
  24. Thread: Looking for

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    Looking for

    Default Looking for simple cheap 2D CAD

    After reading several threads I realize that what I need is something very simple as all I am doing is generating drawings for machine foundations and...
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    Yes, that is beyond my comprehension as well. I...

    Yes, that is beyond my comprehension as well. I read through the entire list of forums and thought I selected the CAD/CAM forum to post to. I am not sure what happened other than I must have made a...
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