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  1. Re: Drilling Holes Through Copper with Extreme Accuracy

    A 6 inch flute for a 3 inch part is excessive, try a shorter tool. You can also try a carbide tool as that will be more rigid. Make sure your tool is running true, drill chucks will add a little...
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    Re: Help with Haimer 3d taster

    What he said. Every time you replace the tip (and unfortunately, you will). You will have to readjust those screws to get the new tip running concentric anyway so it makes no difference if the collet...
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    Re: Market For Used 1100M?

    There are definitely a lot of posts on facebook with people bringing home new to them tormach's so there is definitely a used market out there. The supply chain issues that the world has been dealing...
  4. Re: Machine keeps shutting down/ going into reset mode

    Have you checked the cable between the controller and the machine? Could have vibrated loose.
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    Re: Tormach PathPilot WISH LIST (;-)

    I assume that in all cases, your parameters are being set within the program and those positions are hard coded in? In other words, if you decided halfway through the program that you wanted to park...
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    Re: Tormach PathPilot WISH LIST (;-)

    Actually that reminds me of another wishlist item on my end. My employer has some old Fadal's that can accept user inputs at the start of a program and alter how the program runs as a result. We have...
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    Re: Tormach PathPilot WISH LIST (;-)

    A hotkey would work but I'm more of a GUI guy than a keyboard warrior when it comes to running the machine. I haven't yet requested the additional coolant button but I did previously request the G37...
  8. Re: How are people handling the lack of M00 Program Stop in PP

    Ah, ok. I knew that process worked, there seemed to be some implication that it could be done without actually stopping the program and doing the manual RFH steps.
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    Re: Tormach PathPilot WISH LIST (;-)

    One more item on my wishlist, split the coolant button into an M7 and M8 for those of us with some combination of mist, flood, air
  10. Re: How are people handling the lack of M00 Program Stop in PP

    Having skimmed this thread to avoid wasting my time with the pissing match, now I'm confused. I would love to have the ability to jog the machine after a stop (m00 or m01, dont really care) as I have...
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    Re: Tormach PathPilot WISH LIST (;-)

    I would like to see G37 XYZ positions exposed as read/write parameters. Currently, when using a ETS, G37 position has to be set to provide clearance for the longest tool you plan to use. As I often...
  12. Re: Starting side business in my garage! advice seeked!

    I'm about two years ahead of you on essentially the same path and with essentially the same background. I can tell you that after two years, I make better parts on my tormach than the machinists who...
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    Re: Write to messsage bar on the run screen

    Oops, my bad. Sometimes I do skim earlier posts so I don't always fully comprehend what others have already said. I've never tried to construct a message using variables.
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    Re: Tormach vacuum chuck

    Haven't used the tormach one specifically but my pierson is awesome. They're not really all that complex a thing. It's the vacuum pump that matters more imo. I would think rolling your own would be...
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    Re: Write to messsage bar on the run screen

    The simplest solution is to use M0 followed by a comment. For example M0 (Take a sip of coffee) would display "Take a sip of coffee" on the screen. Granted, this stops the machine until you hit cycle...
  16. Re: About 20 Months Later - Would I Buy Another One? - PCNC1100

    Very apropos to the title of this thread, it's beginning to look very much like I am about to have the opportunity to get into another machine (or two) within the next 3-12 months. I've had my 1100M...
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    Re: pathpilot pulse output

    Pathpilot outputs a serial string command to the smartcool which is then interpreted by the internal controller of that device and converted into a command that is sent as another serial string...
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    Re: 1100m Spindle Rebuild

    Without knowing what kind of bearings are used in the 1100m compared to the pcnc it's hard to say. General good practice with any kind of tapered/angular contact bearings mounted as a pair on...
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    Re: O.T., but only a little :-)

    I'm not sure I know of any CAD program that will continue to show dimensions after you create a feature from a sketch. I know there are Feature dimensions in solidworks but I've not worked with them...
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    Re: Shipping a 440?

    If I didn't live in MT, I might have taken you up on that request. I love a good roadtrip.
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    Re: Grid O' Holes

    That's one of many reasons I like my SMW fixture plate so much. MOST of the time I make prototypes so it doesn't do much other than give me a ton of mounting and securing options (usually for my mod...
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    Re: SUPPLY CHAIN PROBLEMS

    Made in the US or Made in China really isn't relevant to the supply chain issues in my opinion. Yes, there is a huge shortage of imported goods right now. There is also a huge shortage of domestic...
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    Re: Spindle rpm fluctuating

    Let me know how you make out. Mine has been doing this as well. Only noticed it after the most recent update but haven't gotten around to downgrading yet to see if the problem still exists. And I...
  24. Re: Idea - repurpose old Tormach S1 parts to CNC router

    I had considered doing something similar with the leftover steppers after my M+ upgrade but haven't gotten around to it. Probably won't anytime soon either given all the other things I have in my...
  25. Re: About 20 Months Later - Would I Buy Another One? - PCNC1100

    My real take away from this thread is that Bob has an unused ATC collecting dust. Any interest in unloading it?
  26. Re: Is TORMACH in danger of pricing themselves out?

    If someone wants a used industrial machine, have at it. It someone wants a tormach, have at it. The "should I buy a tormach/syil/haas/used something" debate here and in the facebook groups is the...
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    Re: Grid O' Holes

    I have an SMW plate in 6061. Took me a bit to get used to using it but at this point I don't know how I would get along without it and my pair of mod vises. I have other setups and fixturing devices...
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    Re: Tormach ATC accuracy

    Wow, never would have considered that as a possible source of error and was ready to say that chasing ATC issues was a waste of time until I read foot's response. I was waiting to upgrade to a bt30...
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    Re: 1100M vs. used Haas Mini Mill or TM-0

    There is something to be said for every now and then closing your eyes and sending it though. I've done that a few times and have learned a lot about what my machine and my tools will and won't do. I...
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    Re: 1100M vs. used Haas Mini Mill or TM-0

    I refer back to my previous statement. If you still need to learn CNC, you are going to make mistakes. The bigger and more powerful the machine, the more expensive those mistakes will be. Add the...
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