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    Re: Totally Lost

    Nah, my recent stupidities are limited to our two BMWs. Though we did have a real ordeal last Weds. with the Jag when it died at dusk. 45 miles from nowhere. With no cell service. Thankfully, due...
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    Re: Totally Lost

    Don't feel bad, you're not alone there... I've been doing dumb things working on cars lately. Best to keep away from CNC machines until my brain comes back from vacation...

    BTW - One more small...
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    Re: Totally Lost

    The g-code is fine (it runs correctly in CutViewer Mill, producing a perfectly symmetrical, centered slot), so there is something wrong with the way you're setting up the machine.

    Have you somehow...
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    Re: Totally Lost

    I cant make heads or tails out of the contents of that zip file.... Why don't you upload just an F3D file, or post a public link to the design so we can all view and download it from there? ...
  5. Re: Using a Tormach PCNC 1100M to machine Steel Moulds

    There is a world of difference between a "hobby" level machine, which is what the Tormach really is, and a "commercial" level machine, like a Haas. If I were in your position, I'd be more concerned...
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    Re: Polycarbonate - off topic

    CA will work just fine, just make sure you don't over-do it, as it will make a mess of ANY surface it touches. Gorilla brand "Super Glue" is, by FAR, the best I've found for gluing to Acrylic and...
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    Re: Looking for a good code simulator.

    That is very sad news. He seemed to be a very nice guy...

    Regards,
    Ray L.
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    Re: Looking for a good code simulator.

    Not sure if it meets the OPs exact needs, but for 10 years I've been using CutViewer-Mill, and would not be without it. It's not the most sophisticated simulator, but it does pretty much everything...
  9. Re: Somebody using soluble oil for mist cooling machining - no rust ? Mixture?

    Using many coolants in a mist system is a really bad idea, in terms of respiratory health. Coolants made for misting, like KoolMist, are specifically made to be non-toxic, because you WILL be...
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    Re: Hydraulic PDB?

    Soooo.... Basically, "I have eliminated pull-out by never making any cuts that would result in pull-out". That's really not much of a solution. The only time ANYONE gets pull-out is when they "get...
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    Re: Hydraulic PDB?

    NONE of the penumatic components in the Tormach PDB are rated for more than 125PSI. Boosting pressure beyond that level is DANGEROUS! If you want to eliminate pull-out, design either a hydraulic...
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    Re: Fogless cooling mixer specs request

    For a real FogBuster equivalent, you need a very long, small "nozzle". I used 1/16" ID copper tube bought from the hobby/model store. The whole idea is to have very high velocity at the nozzle...
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    Re: UPS a big bunch of BS

    UPS made a conscious decision about 10 years ago to focus on large commercial customers, and screw us "little people". Big companies get very good pricing, but if we try to ship by UPS, the price...
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    Re: BT30 Drawbar Rookie Question

    Because they are built to handle the maximum torque BT is capable of. But if you don't NEED that much torque, you don't NEED the dogs. The incremental cost of adding the dogs is pennies.
    ...
  15. Re: Inexpensive TTS ER20 Collet Chucks Still Available?

    Most of mine (I have about 50, both ER20 and ER32) were made by Darkon:

    DARKON™ ER20 ATC Precision Chuck - 4GT.com

    I've been very happy with the quality. In fact, they are better made than the...
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    Re: BT30 Drawbar Rookie Question

    Drive dogs are completely unnecessary until you get up around a minimum of 3-5 HP or more. The taper is MORE than enough to handle the power of any benchtop machine.

    Regards,
    Ray L.
  17. Re: Believable negative review of Tormach company support and product quality

    Boy, it would be hard to me to disagree more. I got my first 3D printer about 6 weeks ago - given to me by a friend who bought a larger machine. After putting it back together, it took no time at...
  18. Re: Believable negative review of Tormach company support and product quality

    NO!

    Thinking you can buy a CNC machine, and immediately start making high-quality parts with no learning curve or training is every bit as ridiculous as buying your first computer, and thinking...
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    Re: Toolchanger vs Multipart /Offsets

    For me, the issue was never cost, or even minimizing production time, but rather minimizing MY time. Having an ATC allows me to start a job then walk away, for as much as four or more hours, letting...
  20. Re: 5C spindle modification for Tormach mill ?

    Buy something like this:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/5C-Collet-Chuck-Closer-D1-4-Cam-Lock-Mount-Use-5C-Collets/132896488606?hash=item1ef13f7c9e:g:incAAOSwt5hYalq4:rk:7:pf:0

    Make an adaptor to...
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    Re: BT30 or R8/TTS?

    As long as you don't care about run-out, and buggering your TTS shanks with set-screw dents...

    Regards,
    Ray L.
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    Re: BT30 or R8/TTS?

    That is simply not going to happen. BT30 can no more hold TTS than TTS could hole BT30. The only way you could possibly put a TTS tool into a BT30 spindle would be using a BT30 ER32 (or perhaps...
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    Re: BT30 or R8/TTS?

    Tormach has offered a BT30 spindle for the 100 for many years. You can buy one as an after-sale "upgrade" for something like $700. Look on the website. But it is JUST a different spindle. It does...
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    Poll: Re: HASS vs. Tormach 1100MX

    If you care about through-put, and accuracy, there is no question a Haas will run circles around ANY hobby machine. They will get most parts done anywhere from 2-5X faster, and with far greater...
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    Re: Power Tapping

    I believe the correct term is "multi-point", not "multi-tooth". Pretty much all thread-mills are multi-tooth, the difference being in how those teeth are arranged - either radially, or axially. ...
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