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    Air is F'n expensive. Over the past few years...

    Air is F'n expensive. Over the past few years I've dropped my average electric bill by almost $300.
    Fixed all the fricken leaks and backed the pressure down from 125 to 145 cycle to 93 ish to 114...
  2. Thread: UHMW Alternative

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    Tolerance on a bearing bore in UHMW? The...

    Tolerance on a bearing bore in UHMW?

    The bore could be a mile small and you could
    still press the bearing in.

    Just thinking out loud here. I'm assuming this is an idler of some sort?
    I...
  3. Down is easy. Just push. I'd say you are on...

    Down is easy. Just push.

    I'd say you are on the right track.
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    I agree, the difference in a necked back half...

    I agree, the difference in a necked back half inch and 3 full inches of flutes is
    amazing.

    Does Maritool have necked back ball mills, or just square corners?
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    #10 Burrito down at the Village Market. Spam,...

    #10 Burrito down at the Village Market. Spam, Potato, Chile and Cheese.
    Its so goooood!!!

    Chile, not Chili.
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50361682232_c098731d8f_c.jpg
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    There should be at least a tach signal coming...

    There should be at least a tach signal coming from the spindle drive, then you
    could get all fancy and keep track of total time at different rpms.
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    Yeah, it'll work. I'm not even sure how an NPT...

    Yeah, it'll work. I'm not even sure how an NPT insert would differ, unless its a topping insert.

    Also, there are things to make and things to buy, a 1/4" pipe plug is something you just buy,
    and...
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    The real record is how many times the word...

    The real record is how many times the word "Billet" was used in this thread. :ack2:
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    Or too wide. Try bringing in a bunch of 12...

    Or too wide. Try bringing in a bunch of 12 footers through a 10 foot door, sucks, unless your saw is right at the door.

    I shouldn't even say anything. I have 5 doors and they are all 16' wide,...
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    700 rpm? Have you tried shifting out of the back...

    700 rpm? Have you tried shifting out of the back gears?

    Also on your VFD, I'm assuming there are parameters you can set,
    is it capped at 60hz, or possibly lower?
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    If you aren't running constant high spindle...

    If you aren't running constant high spindle speeds, you will be fine without the chiller.
    Are you sure the chiller isn't there? Its in its own cabinet, left side of the machine
    when looking from...
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    Big one is spindle chiller. Small one is oil. ...

    Big one is spindle chiller. Small one is oil.

    And you very well may not have an oil mist spindle even though
    you have the hook up. Maybe early 90's was the last time Fadal
    used an oil mist, so...
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    IS.. post crash.. Or WAS pre-crash? Did you...

    IS.. post crash.. Or WAS pre-crash?

    Did you knock the turret out of square with the Z axis? Slipped on the trucks or something?

    Those are my only 2 thoughts, though I would be indicating every...
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    I have a question. Why does the 4020 say its a...

    I have a question. Why does the 4020 say its a 2004 when the
    machine says 2000?

    And yeah.. Tell him to get a kid in there to at least wipe down
    the outsides so they don't look like he just...
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    Reading this thread has gotten me all mad again...

    Reading this thread has gotten me all mad again about a UPS "situation" I had a few weeks ago.

    Ordered some new keyboards since the ones I had were just trashed. Sticky keys,
    oil all over them,...
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    The only options on a Fadal are hardware...

    The only options on a Fadal are hardware related.. This isn't a Haas or
    Fanuc based machine where parameter 3,465,291 has to have the 8th bit turned
    to a 1 to turn on rigid tapping.

    The...
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    Had one of those. It lasted about 5 years, it...

    Had one of those. It lasted about 5 years, it was finicky though, and it would freeze up
    every so often.

    To the OP, YEAH!!! You need dry air. You may not see it today or tomorrow, but
    when the...
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    I have ZERO info on the actual washing machine. ...

    I have ZERO info on the actual washing machine.

    But I am doing an R&R on a medium size cement mixer right now.
    Barrel is about 30 inches in diameter, 30 long. I doubt its even a half
    yard,...
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    Happened to me on one of the computers at the...

    Happened to me on one of the computers at the shop (32bit XP), but.. That kind of makes sense, it was having problems with pretty much every web site.

    At home, Win10 and only 4gb of memory. First...
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    Used to get parts for assemblies, a lot of it...

    Used to get parts for assemblies, a lot of it bought off the shelf stuff, already packaged. A lot of times it took longer to unpackage all the stuff than it did to do the assembly, and then you had...
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    Or are so dangerous they are out lawed. ...

    Or are so dangerous they are out lawed.

    Material specs that haven't been used since the 40's.

    Sourced components from a company that has been out of business
    since the 70's

    Prints where...
  22. Weren't they sold recently? I don't know how...

    Weren't they sold recently? I don't know how true that is anymore.
    Rick Robison was good. "Give me 10 minutes, there is a rest area
    coming up in 10 miles.. I need to pull the manuals out of my...
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    Don't tell anybody, but I've used them... They...

    Don't tell anybody, but I've used them...

    They are pretty decent at getting the dried coolant and chips out from underneath your toe nails.
  24. If these are your only 2 choices, I'd go for the...

    If these are your only 2 choices, I'd go for the Cincinnati. 1hp isn't a lot,
    but 1/2 is even less. The round ram thing also.

    The qwik switch spindle could be nice, but Kwik Switch or Rapid...
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    I'd run Malwarebytes if I was getting constant...

    I'd run Malwarebytes if I was getting constant pop ups like that.
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