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  1. Why not share who you got it from and save us the...

    Why not share who you got it from and save us the grief down the road...
  2. Yes, just make sure its free with table all the...

    Yes, just make sure its free with table all the way back. The guys that sold me thrust bearings said to tighten bolts finger tight and move machine through its travel. Hopefully it will self align....
  3. Consider a retrofit with Dynomotion Kflop. I...

    Consider a retrofit with Dynomotion Kflop. I think they have a way of working with resolvers. Or better yet, find some nice encoders and throw away the resolvers and tachometers as they are not...
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    In my case, the tips were failing all over the...

    In my case, the tips were failing all over the place. Some on entry or shortly after, some halfway, some almost at the bottom. There was no obvious part of the cycle causing the problems. Wasn't...
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    I have the mitsubishi drive as well. Here is the...

    I have the mitsubishi drive as well. Here is the manual if you dont have it: https://www.vfds.com/manuals/mitsubishi-z300-manual.pdf Do you have the parameter unit for the drive? Its a display/keypad...
  6. The drives are 3 phase on most machines, but some...

    The drives are 3 phase on most machines, but some machines do use 120v single phase input drives. Manual says DC machines are either 87VAC 3 phase or 120VAC single phase. AC drives are 230VAC 3 phase...
  7. HSM has made things a little easier for smaller...

    HSM has made things a little easier for smaller milling machines, but more rigidity is still better if you have it.

    On a lathe nothing has changed. Even if you dont need the power and rigidity to...
  8. Why would you want the control to be on without...

    Why would you want the control to be on without spindle or drives? Not like its a conversational machine and you would be programming at the machine. It might be possible, but you could be opening a...
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    Be careful holding multiple parts like that in a...

    Be careful holding multiple parts like that in a vice. Really not a good idea, eventually you will get 2 slightly different size parts and the small one will go flying taking god knows what with it....
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    What spindle drive do you have? There is lots of...

    What spindle drive do you have? There is lots of good advice here. You should probably try and get everything running with inverter disconnected as mentioned and go from there.

    What voltage do you...
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    If you cant get the inserts to sit at the same...

    If you cant get the inserts to sit at the same height and you really need a good finish could always run just one insert and adjust feed accordingly. Not very efficient but may get you out of a jam...
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    I was drilling mild steel. Ran around their...

    I was drilling mild steel. Ran around their recommended SFM, started at 0.010 IPR and they recommended me to try higher (0.012) but this cracked even more centers. Got best results around 0.007 IPR...
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    Dont waste your money on any more kennametal...

    Dont waste your money on any more kennametal drills! Their new tip geometry is very weak and it just simply cracks randomly leaving your expensive drill insert useless. They will be quick to blame...
  14. Id stick at it, that control should be just fine...

    Id stick at it, that control should be just fine when you get it working. The hydraulic chuck will be worth having too. I have a 3 jaw manual chuck on mine to get larger bar capacity and it gets to...
  15. Anybody ever break a gear with heavy cutting at...

    Anybody ever break a gear with heavy cutting at low speeds? You almost would think the gears would be designed to withstand whatever horsepower would be available. But torque does go through the roof...
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    I bet its just deflection in the tool, maybe a...

    I bet its just deflection in the tool, maybe a little from machine too. Razor sharp aluminum tools and even more spring passes will help.

    If its super critical to have no taper use a tool with a...
  17. This is good advice. First time I ever saw...

    This is good advice. First time I ever saw hillman rollers being used on a machine they were using all 4 and just as you said, all the weight ended up one 2, and one popped out while moving. Somehow...
  18. Just rent a set of hillman rollers. Most rental...

    Just rent a set of hillman rollers. Most rental shops will have them for a decent price.

    I moved a 6500lb cnc lathe a short distance with a pallet jack one time. Id be nervous doing it with a...
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    To me, that just sounds like there is plenty of...

    To me, that just sounds like there is plenty of room to beef things up, add some weight, lose some performance and STILL be crazy fast!

    Maybe keep them as they are now, and consider a stronger...
  20. Yes you need a USB-serial adapter. I use mazview...

    Yes you need a USB-serial adapter. I use mazview and I mostly like it EXCEPT I hate their licence! Every time you install it on a computer it needs to be on the internet and connect to their network...
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    I agree! I love the short and fat...

    I agree! I love the short and fat fadal/mazak/okuma style. And Im still paranoid about one breaking for some reason even though this is probably the strongest style pull stud. Fadal uses ball...
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    The brother machines are awesome, but people are...

    The brother machines are awesome, but people are breaking pull studs way to often!

    I think they really need to move to a stronger tool for these machines. They are used as much more then...
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    The shimming is important. And the 0.001" shim...

    The shimming is important. And the 0.001" shim they supply may not be enough. Try it with 0.001 and see how it feels. If its too loose add another. You want to feel some resistance (preload) but it...
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    I had a Mitsubishi VFD with failed charge...

    I had a Mitsubishi VFD with failed charge resistor a few years ago. It was this type, relay would not close and it would not operate at all. I changed the resistor and everything is working well...
  25. Mazak QT10n HP and Electrical Requirements?

    Hi guys, I wondering if anybody might know the HP and electrical supply requirements of my very old QT10 (early 80's, T1 control). Their seems to be a lot of contradictions in the specs and I am...
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