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    Cutting thin walled tube

    I just got a request for 2500 saw cut pieces of brass tube. Problem is it has a .032" wall thickness. Any ideas how to cut this stuff without distorting/collapsing it? (I have an amada ha250w)
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    Other than radiusing the corner, another trick...

    Other than radiusing the corner, another trick I've used is to put kraft paper between the part and the jaw. Adjust your WCS accordingly and move on. Does a great job when you need clean parts with...
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    Includes motors too!

    Includes motors too!
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    Check here: Welcome to Croman Converters -...

    Check here:

    Welcome to Croman Converters -

    I've got two of his converts. They work great and give a balanced power output. They don't draw too much while running, but remember that startup...
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    This is crucial. I spent over $35k getting my...

    This is crucial. I spent over $35k getting my first machine up and running. Electrical, rigging, freight, tooling, tool cart, vises, shop computer, etc. And then I forgot a horizontal bandsaw-...
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    Video should now be viewable.

    Video should now be viewable.
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    Thought it was fixed with cleaning and new...

    Thought it was fixed with cleaning and new grease. Ran for a couple of hours with the occasional squeal when z is above home during tool change. Then a tool wasn't loaded back in the pocket...
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    PM Sent. Thanks.

    PM Sent. Thanks.
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    Where do I access these things? Are they behind...

    Where do I access these things? Are they behind the z-axis way covers?
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    I checked the z position accuracy this morning...

    I checked the z position accuracy this morning and its dead on. I also ran 100 or so tool changes manually. 1 tool dropped. It looked like it was misaligned in the pocket. Could've been my...
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    Brother TC-S2C Z axis issues

    I was running a small production run this morning. A couple of hours in, the tool dropped lower than it should've and bit into the top of the vise jaw. After clearing the e-stop, the tool was loose...
  12. What toolsetter is that?

    What toolsetter is that?
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    Machining Cast Aluminum

    I've got a job coming in for a bid this week in cast aluminum (customer didn't specify what type or alloy). I've never machined any type of cast aluminum so I have some very basic questions:

    Do...
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    Nevermind. Fixed it. Just needed to...

    Nevermind. Fixed it. Just needed to scotch-brite one of the terminals.
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    Doosan Lynx 220LC- light doesn work

    I recently picked up a 2008 Doosan Lynx 220LC. Everything seems to be in good order, except the work light in the machine doesn't work. This lathe is the type that has the light on always- as in no...
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    So are you saying its impossible to break chips...

    So are you saying its impossible to break chips with HSS drills?
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    I know I could switch to a different drill, but...

    I know I could switch to a different drill, but the point I'm after is that I want to learn how to get better, broken chips with HSS drills. The current job is just an example.
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    Breaking Chips with HSS Drills

    I'm wanting to improve my drilling technique. I run HSS drills- mostly in aluminum.

    So let's look at the current job- 5000 holes with an X drill and 5000 more with a 3/32" drill. All holes...
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    Thanks Eric. I've been contemplating a collet...

    Thanks Eric. I've been contemplating a collet system since it was my go to in manual machining.
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    Tooling List for Lathe

    I've got a Doosan landing in the shop next week, selling my beloved SB 14.5". Comes with a chuck, tailstock and live center, coolant skimmer, parts catcher, toolsetter. The rest is on me to tool...
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    Full rapids so far. I'll have to try slowing...

    Full rapids so far. I'll have to try slowing them down.

    What speeds and feeds should I try?
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    HELP drilling #15 holes in 316

    I'm blowing up drills (colbalt) trying to drill #15 holes in 316ss. .8 deep. Running rich flood coolant.

    Speeds and Feeds I've tried:
    30sfm, .002 fpr
    45sfm, 002 fpr
    60sfm, .001 fpr, .002 fpr,...
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    I gave up on the old gear pump and ordered a new...

    I gave up on the old gear pump and ordered a new electric pump that'll wire into the machine. Hope to have it back up to normal this week. The bic cup is getting old.
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    I've narrowed it down to the motor. When I open...

    I've narrowed it down to the motor. When I open it up, I see 2 gears and no impeller(s). I assume that means they were plastic and got shredded- then washed out with the coolant.... Best guess at...
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    Unfortunately I can't take the sump and put it in...

    Unfortunately I can't take the sump and put it in water as its driven by the saw's motor via a pulley.

    So all lines are clear, the chip basket and filter are clean, I replaced the gasket on the...
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