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    Re: Threading on a Patriot Shopmaster

    My Mach 3 has a message showing its a licensed version on screen. Seems like you would have noticed that being missing.
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    Re: Threading on a Patriot Shopmaster

    I think you would have gotten a quick answer if you had just said " I'm trying to thread in demo mode" Sometimes a less detailed question will get you to the solution sooner.
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    Re: Tormach promo's

    Try this promo code TRUMPTARIFF it raises the price 25%
  4. Re: Running 2 stepper motors off a single drive

    Just found this thread-
    I have a machine running the Gecko 540 and Mach 3. Currently I am running a 400 OZ/IN motor on the Z axis, but I need a more powerful motor so I can change the drive pulley...
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    Re: Tormach 770 - Minimum Starter Setup

    If you are just learning, why not just buy one of those Chinese gantry routers from E-bay- you can get simple ones from 500.00 up to heavier ones that cut aluminum for 2000.00. They will teach you...
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    Re: ARE SMITHY MACHINES USED / REBUILT?

    Customs does choose the category, that is done by the import broker, but customs officers being bureaucrats are less than efficient in verifying that all documents are correct, so a clever importer...
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    Re: ARE SMITHY MACHINES USED / REBUILT?

    The bill of lading is pretty clear that they are used/rebuilt machines- but it's an old thread, maybe before you went to work for them. Actually there is a market for the 3 in 1 machines in the...
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    CHICAGO LATHE MACHINES

    I just came across this website. Anyone know anything about them? Machines look pretty interesting and good prices.

    www.chicagolathe.com
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    Re: ARE SMITHY MACHINES USED / REBUILT?

    Tracing that old link supplied by Flatheadford49- here is a copy of one of your orders-


    Bill of Lading

    SHIPPER
    Shandong Linyi Jinxing Machine Tool
    Co.,ltd. Northern Section Of Hu Xi ...
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    Re: ARE SMITHY MACHINES USED / REBUILT?

    Maybe a demo they had in their showroom for a few years and they figured- " it's not really used machine since it was never sold"
  11. Thread: 2015 Mill Turn

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    Re: 2015 Mill Turn

    Regarding the DRO, they have made a software change in 2017 so that with a push of a button, the DRO display switches from lathe to mill mode and eliminates that confusion over which axis to read. I...
  12. Re: Some help with a buying decision on a Bridgemill

    It depends on how it's fitted out. Some of the Bridgemills with full CNC, DRO and ball screws went for around 5K in those days. But even a standard one in good shape is a better unit than the new...
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    Re: Newbie to CNC with a eBay 3040

    I have the same machine- see my thread under " CHINESE ROUTER SOFTWARE"
    I got the installation disc, but it has an error and the printed manual is illegible and written in "Chinglish". I contacted...
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    Re: CHINESE ROUTER SOFTWARE

    I actually found a series of screen shots showing all the setups in Ports & Pins for all the selections. As I said before, the stepper are energized, but I'm not getting the step signal to make...
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    Re: CHINESE ROUTER SOFTWARE

    Thanks,
    But I already have a licensed copy of Mach 3.
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    CHINESE ROUTER SOFTWARE

    HI-
    I just picked up a Chinese mini router 20 X 30 size from E-Bay. The name on the sticker is CNCEST. It was delivered out of Ontario Ca. in just 3 days, and was nicely packaged and ...
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    Re: Come on Tormach - We Want a Mini Slant Pro

    I wouldn't hold my breath on that one unless about 500 other guys tell Tormach the same thing. They tried that with the Duality lathe which was just a 500.00 mini lathe you had hoist onto the mill. ...
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    Re: Whats going on with the TORMACH warehouse?

    Employee owned is one of those things that sounds good in theory, like a hippie commune, but seldom works in practice. A small company needs a leader with a vision to make it work- relying on a...
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    Re: Well, my Tormach finally came in.

    Curious- was it shipped from Wisconsin or somewhere else?
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    Re: Whats going on with the TORMACH warehouse?

    My guess is that they are shipping their machines from a bonded warehouse at the port of entry. In that way, they save the cost of transportation from the port to their own warehouse, stocking and...
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    SHOPMASTER PATRIOT FOR SALE ON E-BAY

    Shopmaster is selling a trade-in Patriot on E-Bay.

    SHOPMASTER PATRIOT VFD CNC LATHE AND MILL | eBay
  22. Re: what is a Shopmaster Eldorado currently worth

    You can get gears and belts from Shopmaster and most everything else. Value will really depend on condition and if everything is complete and working. They come up on E-Bay every so often, and...
  23. Re: Acquired a non-working CNC mill for free. I have questions

    I bought a pendant for my Shopmaster and had a similar issue and found that the software had not installed correctly. I re-installed it and it worked fine. In Mach 3 you need to look in the Plugins...
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    Re: Used CNC Mill Questions

    If your budget is 7K or less, you will not get an operating Tormach- maybe a base model with no stand and no computer or software. In the used market you will find a lot of industrial machines and...
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    Re: Boring on Lathe with 2 Flute End Mill

    Here's a short video of a guy doing just that.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmN79yvC7iY
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