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    Great advice there. I run 2 compressors in series...

    Great advice there. I run 2 compressors in series too. My old faithful 1946 brunner runs nice and quiet and will easily run my lathe, mill and some blow guns. It feeds a larger 80 gallon compressor...
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    Thats actually a V4. My father in law has the...

    Thats actually a V4. My father in law has the same pump on an RK compressor. Same 10hp pump, but sold as 5hp compressor with 5hp motor. Turns over nice and slow (450rpm), real quiet.

    Hard to beat...
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    A lot of the new stuff isnt that great. These...

    A lot of the new stuff isnt that great. These days most stuff comes from china, or there have been corners cut everywhere to compete with chinese stuff. Might be worth taking a look inside your old...
  4. Yeah this is my only machine so had to get new...

    Yeah this is my only machine so had to get new ones ordered asap. The new LNR and LNX Both are rated for "high ripple" but unfortunately I dont know exact rating of the original. New one is 7.6a low...
  5. Pulled it apart today, the drive has 2...

    Pulled it apart today, the drive has 2 capacitors, Nichicon LNR 1800MF and 400v. The LNR series doesnt go to 400v anymore so ordered the LNX series which is similar but longer life. Moved up to 450v...
  6. My Fadal 4020 had Dynomotion Kflop control and I...

    My Fadal 4020 had Dynomotion Kflop control and I love it. Lot of work to set it up though, will take a lot of time and little knowledge or at least interest in electronics will help.
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    The price of less then $6 means nothing now, its...

    The price of less then $6 means nothing now, its no longer available so forget about that. Everything has gone up. Make the part in house as cheap as you can and adjust the sale price accordingly and...
  8. Used to run a Mazak 510C II, it would...

    Used to run a Mazak 510C II, it would intermittently make very rough sounding movement. I swapped encoders from one servo to another and problem moved with encoder. Ordered a new one and machine ran...
  9. Hey Guys looks you guys were right. This problem...

    Hey Guys looks you guys were right. This problem has gradually gotten worse. I pushed it off by delaying start of coolant pump and finally have bumped voltage to drive up 10 volts but you can see...
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    You answered your own question. The tolerance is...

    You answered your own question. The tolerance is ± 1/64". Dont worry about that chart.

    FWIW I try and keep holes between the upper limit and nominal size. As in plus tolerance minus zero. I try...
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    If its not alarming out your probably fine. ...

    If its not alarming out your probably fine.

    If it bothers you switch to smaller face mill. It will run at a higher rpm where the machine likely has much more HP available. Usually a smaller face...
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    Alibaba pull studs on a 30 taper!? Wow thats got...

    Alibaba pull studs on a 30 taper!? Wow thats got to be the dummest thing ive ever heard on this forum lol. Tooling from alibaba/aliexpress is usually complete junk. And even the strongest pullstuds...
  13. I watched a few videos on AVR generators tonight...

    I watched a few videos on AVR generators tonight and its pretty neat how they work. Nice and simple too. Seems like this would be the way to go for any generator. I dont totally understand the...
  14. So whats different about this generator that im...

    So whats different about this generator that im looking to avoid? Any generator with this "capacitor exciting system" should be avoided? Or does it have to do with some kind of a voltage regulating...
  15. Sounds like diesel is the way to go. Not much...

    Sounds like diesel is the way to go. Not much military stuff in my area so I think im best going with light tower. Something like this be suitable?...
  16. VFDs running off Generator? How clean does power need to be?

    Hey guys, Been considering buying a backup generator for our house and would like to run our Mitsubishi mini split heat pump and other electronics without damage. The heat pump is VFD driven and ive...
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    I use a milwaukee fuel 3/8 impact on some jobs....

    I use a milwaukee fuel 3/8 impact on some jobs. Probably not super accurate but gets the job done. Has three torque settings and the button is tucked out of the way so doesnt get changed by mistake. ...
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    I think thats a good move. A Fadal will be a...

    I think thats a good move. A Fadal will be a great machine to compliment your manual shop. If you happen to get into larger qtys down the road then a brother would be awesome second machine.

    Dont...
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    If you guys are using 6 manual machines and a CNC...

    If you guys are using 6 manual machines and a CNC bridgeport with mach3 then CNC certainly isnt your bread and butter right now.

    I agree with OX. In your case look for a machine just like he...
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    Need Polyurethane for sure. Sikaflex is great....

    Need Polyurethane for sure. Sikaflex is great. DAP polyurethane works as good or better and it easy to find at any of the big hardware stores. I took a chance on it 4-5 years ago and its held up...
  21. Blows my mind how they did this over and over...

    Blows my mind how they did this over and over everyday 100 years ago with only a fraction of the resources we have now, and here we are today with all kinds of fancy cnc technology, carbide...
  22. Got it back together after. I had another spindle...

    Got it back together after. I had another spindle here for parts and one drawbar pilot has o-rings inside and out, and the other does not. So I guess the sealing washer is used if your pilot does not...
  23. Need help ASAP. Fadal Drawbar Sealing washer needed or not?

    Hey guys Im finally adding lighning cool to my Fadal 4020. Changing out Belleville washers now too while I have it apart.

    I bought a DRB-0109 Sealing washer at some point, but im not sure if i...
  24. The shrink fit is a bit of a pain but does a...

    The shrink fit is a bit of a pain but does a great job keeping things nice and concentric, and keeping spindle vibrations down. Doesnt wear loose over time. Cheap to manufacture. Still easier to...
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    Sounds like you might be able to fix it with a...

    Sounds like you might be able to fix it with a parameter.

    If all else fails I got my T1 to open and close chuck for bar puller by adding a relay triggered by coolant pump. Wired it up so it would...
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