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  1. I know it's off-topic, but....really? I had no...

    I know it's off-topic, but....really? I had no idea, but now that you made me think about it, it makes sense. High feed milling 17-4 and I'm not going much past 60% spindle load, but ripping a 2"...
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    Thank you for the suggestions. The machine is a...

    Thank you for the suggestions. The machine is a 2 year old Matsuura H.Plus-500, so I think the machine is fine. As far as the holder, I have a set screw holder on the way. Originally, I wasnt able...
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    Speeds/feeds, lol, not surface finish.

    Speeds/feeds, lol, not surface finish.
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    Any idea on S/F of the wall machining?

    Any idea on S/F of the wall machining?
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    It's a Helical 82480 Helical Tool...

    It's a Helical 82480

    Helical Tool
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    3.25 extended from the collet. Any suggestions...

    3.25 extended from the collet. Any suggestions on speeds/feeds and stepdown?
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    Need advice milling deep slot.

    I have a 6061 part with 2 slots, about 11mm wide and 5" deep. The slot ends up through. I am able to attack them from both sides, however there are other features next to them that require a...
  8. Not sure. I'll check next time I'm over in that...

    Not sure. I'll check next time I'm over in that building.
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    I've never had an issue removing Keenserts. They...

    I've never had an issue removing Keenserts. They have a specific drill size to remove them. What problems have you had removing them?
  10. Good to know. Thank you.

    Good to know. Thank you.
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    Have you seen this? May not work for all...

    Have you seen this? May not work for all situations, but it could be helpful, and less than a Haimer (though not as useful)

    M5 Edge Finder™ ⋆ Phillips Precision
  12. Hold axis movement until spindle is up to speed (Matsuura MX-520)

    As the title suggests, I am working on a Matsuura MX-520, drilling a few holes, 1mm dia, 10mm deep in some 51rc material. I broke a drill because the machine started feeding in the Z axis before the...
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    I didn't see anything about a drill size?

    I didn't see anything about a drill size?
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    As Pete said, a dual contact spindle has a...

    As Pete said, a dual contact spindle has a special ground spindle face, with the taper ground relative to it. Non dual contact holders can be used in a dual contact spindle, but you won't get any...
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    Yes, overtorqueing the pull stud can deform the...

    Yes, overtorqueing the pull stud can deform the small end of the taper. Check out JM retention knobs. They have a necked area, so the threads engage on the thicker part of.the pullstuds. Not sure...
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    I've always heard of them as kind of a value...

    I've always heard of them as kind of a value brand. But I'm not sure if anything too expensive is needed with 30 taper.
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    30 taper is one area where I will admit to having...

    30 taper is one area where I will admit to having zero experience.
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    Hard to give much credibility when someone has an...

    Hard to give much credibility when someone has an attitude like yours.
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    Doc, when I was referring to quality vs no-name,...

    Doc, when I was referring to quality vs no-name, and SK/ER/VC/Weldon, I was more so thinking of the difference in rigidity, since we all seem to be able to achieve .0001" level runout with any of the...
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    All of this talk about side-lock vs collet leaves...

    All of this talk about side-lock vs collet leaves me with some questions. I've noticed most discussions on PM tend to really hype side-locks, and diss collets, when it comes to milling, and I was...
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    This is my standard practice when roughing in...

    This is my standard practice when roughing in hydraulics. Always in a sleeve.
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    While it may not be the best tool for this...

    While it may not be the best tool for this particular situation, I'm not sure I'd call a Schunk hydraulic holder with a reducer "ghetto".
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    Same information I have, regarding mixing tools. ...

    Same information I have, regarding mixing tools. So far we have stayed Dual Contact, aside from a few tools we needed for time sensitive jobs, that we took out after.
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    The casting of our 40 taper Yasda is something...

    The casting of our 40 taper Yasda is something like 20 tons. Beefy!
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    Lol, not with someone else's $1M machine.

    Lol, not with someone else's $1M machine.
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