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  1. Best to purchase from a place that sells...

    Best to purchase from a place that sells Bridgeport repair parts. Both the belts on that model head are specials. besides, they are not that expensive.

    Mr Bridgeport
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    If it's the coil that burnt up any good motor...

    If it's the coil that burnt up any good motor shop should be able to help you. I had a brake coil rewound a number of years ago and it was very reasonable.

    Mr Bridgeport
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    A old school woodworker craftsman that I'm...

    A old school woodworker craftsman that I'm friends with swears by Superglue and baking soda mixed together. Bonds well to the wood and machines nicely according to him. Never had a chance to use it...
  4. Silvadene as someone posted earlier for burns....

    Silvadene as someone posted earlier for burns. Amazing stuff, pain goes away within minutes and it helps the healing process.
    Story I heard was it was developed in the Viet Nam war era for our men...
  5. There was a commercial version of that chair...

    There was a commercial version of that chair years ago I remember seeing in a tool catalog. Only ever saw 1 in all the years of working on Bridgeports.
    The attachment point is all the way down at...
  6. "I wouldn't worry about encoder counts being...

    "I wouldn't worry about encoder counts being different than expected. high res Rotary encoders rarely are actually what name plate states."

    I have never heard such a thing. If true than...
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    Wow, I have only seen one of these, I installed...

    Wow, I have only seen one of these, I installed it out in Lancaster PA area many, many years ago.
    I "think" the Fanuc programming manual will get you pretty far but the top layer of software is...
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    Skid and ship! Thats a steal for 200 bucks. ...

    Skid and ship! Thats a steal for 200 bucks.

    Mr Bridgeport
  9. The bearing outer race is a few thousands of an...

    The bearing outer race is a few thousands of an inch proud of the cap. Tightening the two screws locks the bearing in place. I've probably rebuilt 500 of those heads, not uncommon.

    Mr Bridgeport
  10. Replace all the metering units is the first thing...

    Replace all the metering units is the first thing you need to do. Lube USA makes lower price meters if your strapped for cash. Also check that the lube lines are still seated in the ballscrew flange....
  11. I recently started up (2) Amada Hyper Saw...

    I recently started up (2) Amada Hyper Saw HPSAW310 saws at a steel supply house. Now those bandsaws will compete with a coldsaw! Carbide tipped bandsaw blades and band speeds close to 1000FPM.
    We...
  12. Put it in low gear but disengage the bull gears....

    Put it in low gear but disengage the bull gears. (the shift lever on the RH side of the head) Spin the spindle by hand, do you hear and feel it? If yes, the clutches are not disengaged all the way....
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    What swarfmeister said. I used to install these...

    What swarfmeister said. I used to install these machines and from memory I'm pretty sure there is a control transformer. If that is not rewired it will only put out about 60VAC, not enough to pull...
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    That curved piece for contouring in conjunction...

    That curved piece for contouring in conjunction with the gravity chain drive is awesome. By adjusting the weight position you can adjust the feed force as well.
    I have always called the curved...
  15. Newalls are great for dirty environments but as...

    Newalls are great for dirty environments but as someone already mentioned the recent move to Mexico has been a disaster for them. My buddy installs and calibrates DRO systems for a living. The last...
  16. Back when I was young a surface plate and a good...

    Back when I was young a surface plate and a good veneer height gage with scribe was my go to layout tool. Layout work was easy, hitting the cross hair lines was the tough part but on a good day you...
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    List what your looking for. Someone here may be...

    List what your looking for. Someone here may be able to help.

    Mr Bridgeport
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    Contact Amada, they should be able to email you...

    Contact Amada, they should be able to email you the electrical/hydraulic schematics.

    Mr Bridgeport
  19. I service Amada chip compactors as well as their...

    I service Amada chip compactors as well as their saws. The hydraulic cylinder on these compactors are huge and run at a fairly high pressure. To give you an example, one repair that I did was because...
  20. I service Amada chip compactors as well as their...

    I service Amada chip compactors as well as their saws. The hydraulic cylinder on these compactors are huge and run at a fairly high pressure. To give you an example, one repair that I did was because...
  21. Hey Donie, your post brought back a funny memory....

    Hey Donie, your post brought back a funny memory. I was doing a service call on a large LapMaster at a company called John Crane, they manufacture special seals for the oil industry.
    Anyway I...
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    Look at any lathe mandrel, they all have the tell...

    Look at any lathe mandrel, they all have the tell tale marks on the end of the shafts from using a face driver. Lots of motor shafts as well.

    Mr Bridgeport
  23. CalG nailed it. I used to do repairs for an old...

    CalG nailed it. I used to do repairs for an old time manufacture of tubing and pipe benders. Up to a certain size it was done on old horizontal milling machines. Once set up and running you could...
  24. The same thing happened with audio components....

    The same thing happened with audio components. remember all the beautifully finished silver face components from back in the 70's and into the 80's? Some of them were a work of art, knobs and switch...
  25. How about bolting each machine to a heavy duty...

    How about bolting each machine to a heavy duty pallet, crating it and have a good carrier move them. It's pretty much how they move new machines. Truck can arrive at your new local riggers in TX...
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