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    Is there something funky going on with the...

    Is there something funky going on with the rotary, like backlash that closes solid when pushed in one direction but is loose going the other? Is the rotary supposed to lock when not in use? What's...
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    I can't think of a reason "backwards" would not...

    I can't think of a reason "backwards" would not work, as long as you stay within the voltage and kVA limits.
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    The squarish style of the head looks similar to...

    The squarish style of the head looks similar to the pre-final version, post-rounded F-4 heads but with exaggerated taper.


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    To my understanding, buck-boost only applies to...

    To my understanding, buck-boost only applies to less that about 10% voltage shift, not 240%, and the transformer only has to support a fraction of the load current.
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    Here's a link...

    Here's a link to the open-delta design I built to power my 575-V Aciera F5 that has a 4-hp spindle motor and 1-hp feed motor. I bought two single-phase 600-240V transformers online and wired them...
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    Glad to be a yank. I still haven't figures out...

    Glad to be a yank. I still haven't figures out where to put the DRO scales on my drill press table.
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    I have not seen that head in any Aciera...

    I have not seen that head in any Aciera literature that I have. That head looks very nice and useful. I have never understood why F3s did not normally have quill heads.
  8. Too bad, I have an extra 15" Lapmaster plate,...

    Too bad, I have an extra 15" Lapmaster plate, which will not fit a 12" machine.
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    I think Greub has a couple universal tables. I...

    I think Greub has a couple universal tables. I have no idea how much they want. I bought a fixed table and slotting head from Greub for 1100 CHF total, which was fairly close to par with the US $,...
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    What is this alleged F5 accessory? Ricardo...

    What is this alleged F5 accessory? Ricardo Security Check

    It would not bolt up to mine as far as I can tell.

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  11. I'll take #20 18". PM incoming for shipping and...

    I'll take #20 18". PM incoming for shipping and payment details. Thanks.
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    Did you get your VM ONE? If so, how do you like...

    Did you get your VM ONE? If so, how do you like it? One of those might be on my garage wish-list. I like the minimum height in particular, plus linear ways so I wouldn't have to worry so much about...
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    I see Tschorn for sale in the Travers catalog...

    I see Tschorn for sale in the Travers catalog occasionally. I have a Haimer. I don't have other workers using it. I've never messed up the origin myself, knock on wood.
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    I suppose the answer depends on how much you feel...

    I suppose the answer depends on how much you feel you owe the current employer to ease the hardship on them. It sounds like you are past the point of feeling sorry for them. If that is the case, a...
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    Low temp release metal adhesive

    I use hot melt glue gun glue to hold thin brass for milling. It takes a little higher temp than boiling water, but not much. I clean up by reheating, sliding the part off the plate, wiping off as...
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    If you're on Gilligan's Island and the milling...

    If you're on Gilligan's Island and the milling attachment is all you've got, sure, but otherwise, using the horizontal with an endmill in the horizontal spindle would be vastly better. When I was...
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    Mine sometimes starts the spindle motor before I...

    Mine sometimes starts the spindle motor before I hear the brake “clank” off. It doesn’t seem to affect anything, nor did it when I ran off an RPC.


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    ...should allow free rotation of the motor, that...

    ...should allow free rotation of the motor, that is. The spindle should rotate freely no matter what the brake is doing, if the transmission is in neutral.
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    Voltage drop would be my guess, too. It could be...

    Voltage drop would be my guess, too. It could be due to a weak supply or a bad (resistive) power connection someplace. I formerly powered my FP2NC from an RPC and, if I started the spindle in the...
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    I made the base for my Chipmaster steady out of...

    I made the base for my Chipmaster steady out of the chunk of Dura Bar gray iron. No issues with the metal at all. Yes it's dirty and the chips are hot and magnetically attracted to your shirt collar.
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    I re-roofed my house with Fibertite in January....

    I re-roofed my house with Fibertite in January. It's a combination of flat and about 2:12 pitch. It cost about 10x your total, with 3 new operable skylights, a 5’x8’ fixed Kalwall skylight, new...
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    Except you can still buy the E-PROMS. Sent...

    Except you can still buy the E-PROMS.


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    I don't view it as more complex, just different....

    I don't view it as more complex, just different. In the modal, case, things get complex real fast if you forget to turn off modes like G0 or G81. Dialog is 35-year-old CNC, too.
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    G0, G1, G2 & G3 are not modal. G81 82, 83 is not,...

    G0, G1, G2 & G3 are not modal. G81 82, 83 is not, either.


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    The thread title word "Helix" threw me off. Now I...

    The thread title word "Helix" threw me off. Now I see what you are trying to do, and I don't think there is a way to avoid the pauses. I have run into the same issue trying to cut a similar saddle...
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