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    Re: Threading on a Patriot Shopmaster

    The reason for manual mode is because the parallel port is robbing from the CPU. It doesn't matter what PC you have, there is going to be a delay due to shared resources. If you read the Mach 3 turn...
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    Re: Tri Power Frying motherboards

    Update: Converted everything to smooth stepper and run off ethernet. Machine runs much better with no problems. Also nice knowing the PC is totally isolated from machine. It was almost a blessing is...
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    Re: Threading on a Patriot Shopmaster

    I wouldn't even fukk around with a parallel port. I just bought a smooth stepper and run with any PC I want. Parallel ports are outdated and rob resources from the PC. Ethernet is the way to go. ....
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    Re: Threading on a Patriot Shopmaster

    I'd have to say this would be the operator, not the machine. Mach 3 was designed to work with multiple machines, hence the complexity of it. You can't blame Shopmaster for your ignorance. The...
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    Re: Tri Power Frying motherboards

    Thank you for the replies. I am running Gecko G-201 Drives. The spindle is not a VFD its just a 120v electric motor that I control manually. The gecko drives get a common +5v from the computer via...
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    Tri Power Frying motherboards

    I have a Tri-Power Patriot. Ran fine for a year then motherboard fried over the summer. Switched out with a good computer and motherboard fried on startup. Tested voltages and thought I had a ground...
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    3d Printed Threading Gears

    So my machine only came with 4 threading gears. They guy before me lost the others. I was missing like 15 gears or so. I could not afford to pay $27/ each for replacements, I have a 3d printer so I...
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    Re: 2007 Tri-Power not repeating

    Check the thrust bearings for ball screws. Specifically the y axis. Mine were binding up causing the table to bounce instead of move freely.
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    Re: ENGRAVING WITH THE SHOPMASTER

    Where do you get this engraving kit?
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    Re: EMERGENCY ESTOP REQUESTED

    Did you check your Ports and pins under e-stop? Sometimes this will get switched from active high to low.. I've had this problem in the past.
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    Quill dimensions

    I would like to add a router to my Quill. Does anyone have the dimensions of the quill plate? I have a Tri-power, but I think it is the same as the patriot. I saw someone had a cad file of the...
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    Router Upgrade

    I have a tri-power machine. I was wondering if anyone has attached a router to their machine? Also if they have a schematic or picture?
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    Identify Toolpost Style

    I recently purchased a Tri-Power 2008 model. I can not figure out the tool post style. It looks like the axa styles but does not have the wedge. The tool is placed in the holder and there is a bolt...
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    Machine Simulation File

    I have Camworks and would like to simulate with the Patriot Machine. I saw on a previous thread someone has the machine simulation file for the patriot. I was wondering how to get this file?
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    Threading Gears

    I recently purchased a Tri-Power. It has the CNC kit. I received an owners manual with it but wasnt sure about the threading gears. It said something like it comes with 6 gears and 4 are in machine....
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