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    Re: tormach 5" vise BAD bearing

    Carlos, I'm glad you got it sorted out. Mine was about that bad too. I lubed the new bearing with nice Phil Wood high-end waterproof bicycle grease.

    Randy
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    Re: tormach 5" vise BAD bearing

    Carlos, I'd suggest looking at the vise again. There is supposed to be a needle bearing on the inner face of the frame. It does sit between two hardened washers, but they are not the same as the...
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    Re: tormach 5" vise BAD bearing

    This might a little off the thrust of the thread, but for the 5" Tormach/Magnum "Mini Mag" vise a rebuild kit including the needle thrust bearing is available from Conquest Industries . At least it...
  4. Re: Move control cabinet outside of enclosure PCNC 1100

    If I'm not mistaken, I think Strip is talking about moving the whole cabinet, and not just relocating the front panel as many of us have done.

    I have also been thinking about relocating the...
  5. Re: Engraved Zero's and O's are tilting and are out of round.

    I'd suggest as another test, engraving an uppercase T and L. The T will be single, along-axis strokes and the L will be a single along-axes stroke but with a 90-degree turn during the movement. ...
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    Re: Tormach 440 cutting hard metal ??

    In the meantime, here's a video of a Nomad 883 cutting titanium.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Okx5smW4rRo

    :)

    Randy (disclaimer: have PCNC 1100 and Nomad 883 but not PCNC 440, above not my...
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    Re: Serious Y axis jump

    My own Z-axis motor coupler experience is at http://www.cnczone.com/forums/tormach-personal-cnc-mill/43238-z-axis-problem.html

    Randy
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    Re: Drilling the surface plate

    For me,



    Randy
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    Drilling the surface plate

    I guess I have been sleeping. Sometime in the past Tormach started drilling a hole in their TTS-measuring surface plate to accomodate the toolholder shank and eliminate the need for the ground...
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    Re: Ripples in surface finish

    You are onto something, Don. I think I'd low-pass filter the part by rubbing it with a resiliantly-mounted (i.e. rubber sanding block) piece of abrasive paper. This would tend to remove the...
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    Re: Solidworks offer

    That's good news on the file output, MFchief and tmarks11. It wasn't like that the last time I checked (2011 or so). But then SW has also recently changed their policy and allowed the last service...
  12. Re: Suggestions for these Long TTS Toolholders?

    Drag engraver? There would be room for a nice long spring for consistent force with a long stroke.

    Randy
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    Re: Solidworks offer

    SolidWorks student version times out after a year and is not renewable. The last I knew (which is several years ago) Student edition also would not allow STEP or STL output so it wasn't usable with...
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    Re: Tormach, Smooth Steppers and Mach 3

    I've been running my Series 1 (through the parallel port using Mach 3.043.066 using the Tormach profile and macros) for over a year on a $20 surplus HP t5720 thin client running XP embedded. Not a...
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    Re: Open Source V-Carving

    For me, 1.38 loads in less than 3 seconds on XP Pro 64 SP2.

    Randy
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    Re: Open Source V-Carving

    Wow, thanks for the quick update, Scorch! Import works perfectly on my test files.

    Randy
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    Re: Open Source V-Carving

    Hey Scorch,

    Thank you for the option to scale DXF to 100%. That is a great help. The second part of the request I have is to place the 0,0 origin based on the actual DXF geometry, rather than...
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    Re: USB noise isolation problems

    I'm kinda curious about this too. As of this past weekend I have no more MFM hard drives or ISA expansion cards in the house--but I am holding onto the Mac+...

    Randy
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    Mike, I appreciate the offer. I think, though,...

    Mike, I appreciate the offer. I think, though, that I should bite the bullet and buy the 5-pack at $130 through the distributor and it will likely be a lifetime supply. With the large nose radius...
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    Mike, the lady who answered the phone said they...

    Mike, the lady who answered the phone said they were not set up to sell directly. I got a response from one distributor who said that Rotary Technologies will only sell to them in 5- and 10-packs. ...
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    This is an ancient thread, but the insert that...

    This is an ancient thread, but the insert that came with my Rotary Technologies MM200 flycutter is about expired. I have one more indexing to go. But I have not yet found a place that is not a...
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    Thank you for the reply, Ray. That is...

    Thank you for the reply, Ray. That is encouraging. On another thread, I read that another guy's "spindle motor bearing" noise was actually the shaft-mounted fan being loose. I'll check that first...
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    Spindle motor bearings going out

    A frightening intermittent squealing noise started the other day during a run. The temperature in the garage was close to freezing, and I had run the spindle at minimum speed for a few minutes to...
  24. George, that is what the piece of PVC pipe is...

    George, that is what the piece of PVC pipe is for--to put between the spindle and table when the head drops. :)

    My shutdown sequence is: put PVC pipe in place, estop, shut down Mach3, shut down...
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    F5 on the keyboard toggles the spindle on and...

    F5 on the keyboard toggles the spindle on and off. I don't even have a manual switch any more so I always use F5 for "manual" spindle control.

    [ctrl-c] toggles the coolant pump, by the way.
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