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    I hadn't even considered them. Thanks. I don't...

    I hadn't even considered them. Thanks. I don't buy much from them but it's worth asking the question.
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    Does anyone use TNMX 434 inserts?

    Here's why I ask. I have 16 unopened boxes of Sandvik TNMX-434-WR 4215. These are wipers and 4215 is on the harder end though it is an old grade. It has been replaced.

    I don't want to throw...
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    Yes. I think Higbee is a generic term. All the...

    Yes. I think Higbee is a generic term. All the prints I've ever seen call it out as a blunt start.



    I suspect this is the exact reason this part has the end of the thread called out as Blunt....
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    Blunt start and END threads

    How would you do the end? I get the start part.

    The only thing I can think of is run the exact same thread cycle a second time but play with the end point to get it to cut out the end thread and...
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    Ha, it's ok. I have not used the 5000 control...

    Ha, it's ok. I have not used the 5000 control but I would have been surprised if the tool offsets were that different than a 5020L. . .
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    Page down? My 5020L goes to 32

    Page down?

    My 5020L goes to 32
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    A few posts back is a good explanation. okuma...

    A few posts back is a good explanation.

    okuma mill tool precall?
  8. Yeah,the tool is pretty much a must have item. I...

    Yeah,the tool is pretty much a must have item. I have not done a spindle in this particular machine but I have the rebuild pdf for it and have talked with some actual okuma techs that have worked on...
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    Great to hear!

    Great to hear!
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    Soooo.... did it work?

    Soooo.... did it work?
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    It's probably syntax. I think the first thing...

    It's probably syntax. I think the first thing I'd do is try removing "THEN" and see what it does. Step two might be removing the [ ] from [AA98 EQ 0404] You may also have to do something like IF...
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    Here's a program for a part I no longer run. It...

    Here's a program for a part I no longer run. It was a bar pull type job that we ran thousands of. Multiple tools, turning rgh/fin, cutoff, drill, bore and tool life counters for all of them.
    ...
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    Write a macro to do it. I have a P300 lathe but...

    Write a macro to do it. I have a P300 lathe but I'm not familiar with all the system addresses you'll need but this is a simple thing to setup.

    Lets say you're using T010101 and every 20 pieces...
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    Very valid point. I will add that I am 100%...

    Very valid point.

    I will add that I am 100% Okuma now because of the build quality and support from the distributor is top notch.

    I had started my shop with Mazak. I'm a very easy guy to get...
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    Haha, only in my second year of this never ending...

    Haha, only in my second year of this never ending road that is the machining industry. Okuma has always been very good but I do agree they left some slack in line when it came to tool changes on...
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    Good god no. Things have evolved. The G116 tool...

    Good god no. Things have evolved. The G116 tool change macro is awesome.

    G116 T1 (change to T1)
    T2 (STAGES T2)
    CODE
    CODE
    CODE
    G30P1
    M1
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    I did. And I had all my previous payments...

    I did. And I had all my previous payments refunded. I got out on a technicality.

    I was paying $1250 per quarter and had paid through 2 quarters and, at the time, was about to be on the hook for...
  18. I don't know your abilities and I've never done...

    I don't know your abilities and I've never done it myself. I would suspect yes, with some research, you could find and install an alternate power supply. That is, if that's the issue.

    I know...
  19. Could be a failing power supply for the CRT.

    Could be a failing power supply for the CRT.
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    Note these functions only work if the machine has...

    Note these functions only work if the machine has the option (User Task II, I believe) I recently needed to use FUP and the lathe I was trying it on would alarm, didn't have UTII
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    I didn't know you could combine like that. Cool....

    I didn't know you could combine like that. Cool. In the past I would have split them into two statements.
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    What are you trying to do? There are a whole...

    What are you trying to do? There are a whole slew of functions that can make life easy.
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    It will let you run the M182 wash down hose with...

    It will let you run the M182 wash down hose with the door open? I forgot all about the door interlocks. How do you handle that?
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    Honestly I think the M560 is about the best VMC...

    Honestly I think the M560 is about the best VMC you can buy right now. It's an animal.
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    I've run mine for around 2.5 years. Half the...

    I've run mine for around 2.5 years. Half the time easy, half the time hard. I will say I thought the same about the bellows collecting chips but I've found that they really don't. 90% of the HSM...
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