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  1. Sorry i completely forgot...writing self note...

    Sorry i completely forgot...writing self note just now...
    Cheers Ross
  2. Use-em or loose-em ...

    Use-em or loose-em !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Cheers Ross
  3. Not a bad looking machine, seen lots worse.Think...

    Not a bad looking machine, seen lots worse.Think its worth more investigation.
    Can't tell about the condition of the ways where the slides are sitting....Might be fine, could be a pitted mess.
    You...
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    Can't answer your question about the hole and...

    Can't answer your question about the hole and plug, but i suspect its there to cover access to a service point...that is likely that there is a set screw behind that plug
    to secure the bearing for...
  5. Can't tell you the current for the "Z" axis servo...

    Can't tell you the current for the "Z" axis servo on an FP3NC today, but will look at my home machine and report back unless someone here chimes in first...
    Think your machine would be somewhere...
  6. Nominal voltage on the servo motors is 165 VDC....

    Nominal voltage on the servo motors is 165 VDC.
    Current varies depending on the size for the machine and the axis....

    "Z" servo being the largest (X & Y are the same size on the FP-NC's)
    Think...
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    The noisy vertical head is not uncommon on this...

    The noisy vertical head is not uncommon on this model of square head FP2.
    The seller is likely to be correct about the three transfer gears that bring the drive up to the vertical spindle bevel...
  8. On a different note: If going retro, think the...

    On a different note:
    If going retro, think the PC in the large cabinet will become redundant. Can you tell me which version your machine has? (PC1 or PC2)
    I would have interest in purchasing that...
  9. Rich has a good point. Early (3150rpm) machines...

    Rich has a good point. Early (3150rpm) machines have a knack for having way issues on the inside vertical surface of the "Z" ways....Gotta mover the vertical slide full up to get a good idea if
    any...
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    Round here, the ******mechanics use taps and dies...

    Round here, the ******mechanics use taps and dies to clear threads on parts back form the plating shop...
    Only guaranteed sharp threading tool in the shop is the lathe coupled with my well guarded...
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    Steve: Funny, but i wrote this hex milling...

    Steve:
    Funny, but i wrote this hex milling program some years back....bit of digging and this is what i have on this.

    N1 G0 X0.0 Y0.0 Z4.0
    N2 G17 T1*1
    N3 S= P6
    N4 G0 Z.1 M70
    N5 G91 Z =...
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    John: Think my in box is cleared out, at least...

    John:
    Think my in box is cleared out, at least for now...
    Sorry stuff there i haven't seen. Usually get notifications, but maybe if its full then that stops.

    Think i left some folks hanging with...
  13. Can't tell you about the functional differences...

    Can't tell you about the functional differences between the D3/D4 as to operation of the control...
    Never had or used a D3 machine. No manual for the D3 either so no info from here on that score.
    ...
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    Think your evaluation of your table might be...

    Think your evaluation of your table might be different on different tables.....
    Have seen a few different setups on these tables and their related encoder setups....
    Some have two lamps, have seen...
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    Sure looks to be an "Erickson" quick change...

    Sure looks to be an "Erickson" quick change setup...Nice to have if you have the tooling...Fast and accurate...more rigid than the normal "R-8"
    Erickson setup will take standard #30 tools except for...
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    Don't have an answer, sorry. Eons since i used...

    Don't have an answer, sorry. Eons since i used the Parameter programming features....CAM system sort of negated the need.
    Believe that there are features of the parameter programming that don't...
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    Generally bronze or brass caged bearings are...

    Generally bronze or brass caged bearings are considered a upgrade over steel caged versions...Often are more expensive.
    Wouldn't worry about the change...It will be fine.
    Cheers Ross
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    Not a Colchester....Thinking "Chicom" knock...

    Not a Colchester....Thinking "Chicom" knock off.....

    Spindle looks to be "Erickson" quick change..likely #30 but can't tell from the photo.
    Cheers Ross
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    I disagree! Problem with running sealed bearings...

    I disagree!
    Problem with running sealed bearings in an oil environment is that the oil will get past the seals diluting the grease, and leaving the bearing running with neither grease or oil...
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    So here is the little i know about the...

    So here is the little i know about the control/board architecture.

    The first generation Dialog4 controls did not have the NEP 52 board. The K10 jumper always had 4 connectors, but only three...
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    Then why are quills made with a slot that engages...

    Then why are quills made with a slot that engages the tang?
    Much easier to make the quill have a straight relief at the end of the taper that would clear the tang if its only purpose was to eject...
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    Yes, sorry got a bit off course there....Back to...

    Yes, sorry got a bit off course there....Back to the real discussion now.
    Cheers Ross
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    Cool! Sounds like you have made lots of...

    Cool!
    Sounds like you have made lots of progress, and essentially the machine is now up and running....
    Can't comment about the display, except that those screens are pretty sensitive to being read...
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    :) Yep, and i get paid for doing this.....Nice...

    :)
    Yep, and i get paid for doing this.....Nice cars,Deckels.....Pretty much run my own jobs....and the shop is located on "Paradise" drive....

    Cheers Ross
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    Cheers Ross
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