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    Re: Threading on a Patriot Shopmaster

    Glad you sorted it out, and I'm sorry for not posting pics like I said I would.

    Got pneumonia, so not feeling the best.

    Threading on the Patriot actually works quite well once sorted out. I've...
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    Re: Threading on a Patriot Shopmaster

    Yes. I'll get my settings for you so you can compare, but it might be later.

    I used the canned cycle now. When I first started threading, I used the "expanded" code to see specifically what each...
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    Re: Threading on a Patriot Shopmaster

    For what it is worth, I use spindle feedback on mine and it works fine. I've read it can gibble up coarser threads, but I haven't run into that yet.

    If it is shifting slightly every time, it kind...
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    Re: Something went wrong on Amazon.ca

    Did they ship it, and did you receive it yet?

    Sure hoping so!
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    Re: Something went wrong on Amazon.ca

    Not sure about Amazon.ca, but .com would almost certainly ship it. Since it appears to be sold by Amazon.ca, I think they will ship it. If there is a problem, just phone and they should make it...
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    Re: Where to buy DIY parts from inside Canada?

    Where are you getting surface plates for cheap in Canada? Where can you get anything machining related cheap in Canada??? I get everything out of the US. I have yet to find anything in Canada as...
  7. Re: Turning Chinese Ballnuts. How much meat is on em?

    Make the sleeve oversize, fit on the ballnut, then turn to size. Make it longer so you don't have to turn it around, then part off the excess.
  8. Re: Turning Chinese Ballnuts. How much meat is on em?

    Build a 30mm od x 28mm id sleeve. You're asking for trouble machining it down.
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    Re: Titanium grade 5

    Extremely sharp, high quality tap. Make sure the piece hasn't work hardened. Ask me how I know.
  10. Welcome to the club, it's a great machine! Better...

    Welcome to the club, it's a great machine! Better can be had, but at what price? Be prepared to do some tinkering. How much depends how fussy you are. It is totally useable as it arrives, but what...
  11. I have some coming from solar.jean on ebay. I...

    I have some coming from solar.jean on ebay. I guess I'm the guinea pig, but I hope they'll be good. I'll report back when I've evaluated them.
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    50Hz/1400 rpm is the motor rating. Factory...

    50Hz/1400 rpm is the motor rating. Factory setting of 75Hz is for the VFD. It can be taken up to 120Hz max. Basically, you are "overclocking" the motor. More Hz = more speed. Running outside of the...
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    Yes, you can spin the motors higher than 1400...

    Yes, you can spin the motors higher than 1400 rpm, 120Hz is doable. Just pay attention to vibrations. Provided the armature is balanced, it shouldn't be a problem. I've had my spindle speed up to...
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    Get a wedge type. I got a piston type initially...

    Get a wedge type. I got a piston type initially and found it to have very poor repeatability. I bought a wedge type and it is much better. Also, you will have to do some modifying of the compound and...
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    You have to hook up the signal wire so mach 3 can...

    You have to hook up the signal wire so mach 3 can see the rpm. It's explained fairly well in the manual, and pretty simple to do.

    For the backlash, make sure to adjust the fixed ends of the...
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    I put an index pulse pickup on the quill as well,...

    I put an index pulse pickup on the quill as well, so the lathe and the mill are rpm controlled by mach 3. It works very well, and I would recommend it.

    Of course I have to mess with things every...
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    Good post Jaxian, and very true. I love mine for...

    Good post Jaxian, and very true. I love mine for those very reasons. I knew when I bought it that I would be forever tinkering with it, because that is my nature and also exactly what I expected from...
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    Motor upgrade-- How many HP?

    I'm looking to upgrade my Patriot. Should I go with 2 or 3HP. I can get the 2HP from JT for quite a reasonable price, but 3HP seems quite appealing. Is the machine up to that kind of power?

    Any...
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    You can call, but if they are still bobbing up...

    You can call, but if they are still bobbing up and down on the ocean, it won't help. I am very impatient when it comes to getting items I've already paid for. I believe JT is in a difficult spot at...
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    I paid for mine on a Saturday and it shipped out...

    I paid for mine on a Saturday and it shipped out the following Thursday, one day earlier than it was supposed to. It arrived the next Tuesday, complete and fully functional -- essentially position,...
  21. Thread: 2012 Patriot

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    There is a switch on the back of the driver for...

    There is a switch on the back of the driver for the charge pump. It needs to be turned off for it to work. That was the problem with mine. Also, mine had been configured wrong in software as to...
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