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    Did you try SW CAM? I got SW CAM professional....

    Did you try SW CAM? I got SW CAM professional. Like it fine. No cat fight between competing companies to worry about.
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    I can't tell much about the bearings. They are...

    I can't tell much about the bearings. They are still on the spindle and I don't think I want to take them off. I think the numbers are on the back side. Same with the races.

    Mine is direct drive...
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    Cycles 720 degrees? That is odd. I have not...

    Cycles 720 degrees? That is odd. I have not gotten that far. Mine is still in about 50 pieces in the shop. The bearings are cone bearings like car wheel bearings. Maybe a better grade than wheel...
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    4th Axis Rotary Table PM, etc

    When I got my Brother Tapping center it came with a 4th axis. It is a Yuasa SUDX 170. I jogged it around to see that it worked but took it off because I did not need it at the time. This was a few...
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    About 3 years ago i bought a miller 211 mig...

    About 3 years ago i bought a miller 211 mig welder. It seemed to be fine for what it is but i wanted domething bigger so i sold that and bought a 252. I have had no issues. Maybe you got a lemon?
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    I agree with the first part of what is said here...

    I agree with the first part of what is said here but not the second. Why not if you like SW CAM then you can upgrade to SW CAM professional, which is what I have and am pretty satisfied with. Past...
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    I've had that exact thing happen to me in a wood...

    I've had that exact thing happen to me in a wood cutting bandsaw with about 3" pvc. No injury in my incident but I never forgot it and never did it again.
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    I got a quick one. I used to work for a big...

    I got a quick one. I used to work for a big pharma company. Some crap company sold the idiots on the idea that they could go to all the suppliers and strongarm them into better pricing. Grainger fell...
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    Every time I see Blum (A company that I have made...

    Every time I see Blum (A company that I have made a vow to never deal with again) I like to point out their Z nano repair program, if say it gets coolant in it, is to sell you a new one. I think they...
  10. You really need to get some different types of...

    You really need to get some different types of media and try them. Really fine ceramic media does more of a burnished finish. As others have said it does not really remove machining marks. There are...
  11. Nice! I had a devil of a time getting the...

    Nice!

    I had a devil of a time getting the chuck open to work because I did not know that the bar feeder toggle switch had to be on for the chuck jaws to open under program control. I found this...
  12. Chapter 2 on my part of the thread. I got out to...

    Chapter 2 on my part of the thread. I got out to the shop this morning. Turned the machine on, started it zeroing, and along the way it errored - X axis fault 13 I think. Powered down and restarted,...
  13. How would you like for a whole saw, in pieces. I...

    How would you like for a whole saw, in pieces. I got one if anybody is interested.
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    Buying a $110 thread mill for a job that I quoted...

    Buying a $110 thread mill for a job that I quoted $450 for was not going to work. I think my mistake was not hand tapping them as i said. And, they worked well for me before. Live and learn.
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    Thanks! What about your cut amount per pass for...

    Thanks! What about your cut amount per pass for itty bitty cutters? My gut told me .004" was too much. Of course with a single thread cutter I would have been there 6 weeks per part. But it still...
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    Update- Those parameters are not good. Snap! I...

    Update- Those parameters are not good. Snap! I think .004 per pass was too much. They seem to tap ok so since I have so few I think I will do that instead. Thanks for the input anyway.
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    No tramp oil issue here. I did have a major...

    No tramp oil issue here.

    I did have a major issue with lots of swarf getting into the tank. I think I may have gotten that solved. I bought some filter fabric from lowes, stuff that is used in...
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    Thanks for the spread sheet. I am away for a few...

    Thanks for the spread sheet. I am away for a few days. Will check it out when i get back.
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    Single point. I got it from onlinecarbide.com. I...

    Single point. I got it from onlinecarbide.com. I used one of their threadmills before and it worked great but it was for an M10x1.25 hole- a little more meat to it.
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    Thread Milling Nitronic 60

    I have a few parts (6) to make from Nitronic 60. Each has a 10-24 threaded hole .375" deep thread. I need to do some mill work on them anyway so i figured I would thread mill them. I wonder if any of...
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    What Bobw said!

    What Bobw said!
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    I had the same thing happen to me about 20 years...

    I had the same thing happen to me about 20 years ago on my bridgeport. I used some filler that a guy at work said was the greatest. He is a car body guy, i certainly am not. I did about what what the...
  23. Thanks! Some chamfering in the machine then...

    Thanks! Some chamfering in the machine then tumble deburred and burnished. The photo in my hand is prior to tumbling.
  24. Here is what I have been doing. The first are...

    Here is what I have been doing. The first are some 303 stainless turned parts- Large ones are about 4" od.

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    And these are rifle scope ring bases for scope rings that I make and sell....
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    I am close- Mine has a tailstock though....

    I am close- Mine has a tailstock though. Otherwise what you are after.
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