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    Curious what it costs now for maintenance? I was...

    Curious what it costs now for maintenance? I was given 3 axis milling with a machine I purchased but told that after 90 days it requires maintenance and haven’t a clue. For a small shop I’m wondering...
  2. Photo of citizen control. Guessing it’s 80’s? Not...

    Photo of citizen control. Guessing it’s 80’s? Not really familiar with these Swiss. Fortunately it comes with a full time hire or training if we choose to move forward.
  3. Correction I misunderstood other machine is a 16...

    Correction I misunderstood other machine is a 16 mil star not for this post. So it’s one citizen. Looks like a yama seiki sw-32 (not operating) also included.
  4. Cincom Citizen L20 swiss cnc inquiry; decent?

    A friend and myself are looking at an opportunity to acquire a 3000sqfy shop and a pair of Cincom citizen L20 swiss cnc along with a small customer base. If we move ahead we intend to move our two...
  5. Isn’t it 50hz 380v in the UK? There should be...

    Isn’t it 50hz 380v in the UK? There should be plenty of psu’s that plug in over there to 48v DC or whatever you choose for under $100usd. Just a quick look at aliexpress there is this US $408.64 10?...
  6. Here is a photo of my benchtop router. I designed...

    Here is a photo of my benchtop router. I designed it with the idea when I have the space I can move the z axis and all the electrical hardware to a bigger table some day. It can machine steel at slow...
  7. I’m running ihsv57-30-18-36-01-BY from JMC and...

    I’m running ihsv57-30-18-36-01-BY from JMC and they have incredible amounts of torque and speed. Also ultra quiet and I found them on aliexpress for $100 each with integrated drivers. Seems fairly...
  8. Buying my first Industrial cnc machine Atrump BF6C

    I came across an opportunity where a college has a nearly unused Atrump bed mill with 5hp bt40 spindle and 50” table and Centroid T-400 control. I’m told it is 4th axis ready and wanting to know if...
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    I wish this were the case I’ve had centroid since...

    I wish this were the case I’ve had centroid since they released acorn on two machines, neither are running right to this day. Support is here or there and much of the time it’s as though they don’t...
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    I have to agree here I purchased the digitizing...

    I have to agree here I purchased the digitizing bundle believing it was set to go and simple to manifest a finished part. Unfortunately the crude reality is that it’s not. Their advertising is...
  11. Do you have a photo of how you wired it up? It’s...

    Do you have a photo of how you wired it up? It’s hard to tell by video with the camera moving. I have 3 of those motors and for some reason none of them will move. When I went to download the...
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    Wow doesn’t that put size into perspective? I...

    Wow doesn’t that put size into perspective? I think this is why many don’t attempt this because they don’t have the extra mill. Finding one to assist without breaking the bank funding the project is...
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    For others that may come by and read and to...

    For others that may come by and read and to comment to what length rail they should use I usually order rails that are two inches longer than actual travel needed. There is typically no need to run...
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    I agree with your assertion below that pricing...

    I agree with your assertion below that pricing really hasn’t changed. This looks like bad money management. Lots of things to consider when running a business.


    Not sure where you are coming...
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    What do tariffs have to do with aluminum? Or why...

    What do tariffs have to do with aluminum? Or why are they trying to buy aluminum from China? It’s junk! I buy aluminum all the time at $3/lb even Fortal and they could buy Fortal if needed. When you...
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    You can buy rubber ball screw covers (accordion...

    You can buy rubber ball screw covers (accordion style) on eBay for $15. You need two for each axis. They come in all sorts of sizes and will expand and collapse as the axis moves. That’s the...
  17. I’m running a 2hp 3500rpm Techtop with a 3hp...

    I’m running a 2hp 3500rpm Techtop with a 3hp vector drive and have run it at 7000rpm and I’ve turned diameter of 8” without any issues however large diameters you’re turning slow anyways it’s just...
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    How has that servo worked for you driving the...

    How has that servo worked for you driving the spindle? I have a 1.8kw just for the z axis screw using a 40mm 2 pitch screw in the one particular mill. Have had thoughts about going to a servo but my...
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    I can’t imagine not having at least one manual...

    I can’t imagine not having at least one manual mill. We run them with powerfeeds so in most cases it’s much quicker to make parts than to bother with CNC. CNC is great for repetitive production but...
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    You can also purchase a 6 spline PTO adapter for...

    You can also purchase a 6 spline PTO adapter for $20 off eBay and it’s 3” long to boot. They fit perfect and don’t need to make at that point. I’ve press fit them into pulleys and spindle wrenches...
  21. I wasn’t aware of anyone derating vfd’s For years...

    I wasn’t aware of anyone derating vfd’s For years now. The past few years I match the hp to hp from motor to vfd. 3hp motor than 2.2kw vfd works fine. Weve been running like this for several years...
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    I wanted to add here that not all r8 collets are...

    I wanted to add here that not all r8 collets are the same. There is also a m12 metric version that requires a different drawbar. Careful on eBay they will often ship you metric when you order 7/16-20...
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    I tried the shower curtain way and it didn’t hold...

    I tried the shower curtain way and it didn’t hold up well. Melted holes, tears, and it turns out messy looking really quickly when used everyday. The concept is good for an occasional user but my...
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    I have got o know how you used these cheap...

    I have got o know how you used these cheap angular contact bearings. I Do sides Labeled “B” face each other since that is the high lip of race? After installing dry I have .007 run out and I haven’t...
  25. Any chance you still have pulley kits? Or are you...

    Any chance you still have pulley kits? Or are you done? I’ve made pulleys for other equipment though time is crunched lately so a known working set would be great.
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