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Forum: The Water Cooler 02-07-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,030
Posted By BradyWatson
Mount an electric drill on your machine. All the...

Mount an electric drill on your machine. All the torque and power you would need. Get one that will spin 2500 or more. DeWalt makes one. Chuck on a spindle = nope. A quality air drill is another...
Forum: The Water Cooler 02-03-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By BradyWatson
Here's their website:...

Here's their website: https://spindlerepair.com/welcome/

I know they are still around...they just sent me an email a couple weeks ago.
Forum: The Water Cooler 01-31-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By BradyWatson
Shop around. PDS Colombo also repairs ATC HSD...

Shop around. PDS Colombo also repairs ATC HSD spindles. MTC HSD spindles less than 5hp get thrown out. Even HSD won't repair those.
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 01-26-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 498
Posted By BradyWatson
Wow! Great job! Especially being your 1st go!...

Wow! Great job! Especially being your 1st go! Keep it up!

Thanks for breaking bread on your source for the magic glop :)

-B
Forum: The Water Cooler 01-24-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By BradyWatson
If you want to instantly double production, add...

If you want to instantly double production, add another machine....
Forum: Recoil Indexing Lathe (4th Axis) 01-24-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By BradyWatson
Not to be all captain obvious here but...you can...

Not to be all captain obvious here but...you can route a perfect sphere in Aspire or VCP using a 2 sided setup or run a single sided job twice. You'll need tabs around the equator but they are easy...
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 01-17-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By BradyWatson
Wes, According to Effepizeta(FPz): ...

Wes,
According to Effepizeta(FPz):

K10-MS-MOR-15 Vacuum Applications:
Maximum Flow to 726 scfm Maximum pressure to 10.3 inHg

Pretty sweet on the airflow @ 726

If max is 10.3, I would set...
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 01-17-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By BradyWatson
I'd double check what FPz claims the valve was...

I'd double check what FPz claims the valve was set to. In my experience as an on the road tech, they lie...and adjusting them is VERY finicky. There's usually like a 6 or 8mm hex bolt you have to...
Forum: The Water Cooler 01-06-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By BradyWatson
As others have mentioned...this is the nature of...

As others have mentioned...this is the nature of the beast. Unless you have a stable climate controlled shop, as weather changes, the machine heats up and vacuum bleeder compresses as the day wears...
Forum: The Water Cooler 12-15-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By BradyWatson
Is the spindle cooling fan running on the spindle...

Is the spindle cooling fan running on the spindle itself? Does the spindle seem excessively hot when when lean your hand against it while running for 10 min?

If the VFD is on and the cooling fan...
Forum: Panther Series 12-04-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,029
Posted By BradyWatson
Well done on the canister filter - atta boy.

Well done on the canister filter - atta boy.
Forum: CAMaster's PR-Series Plasma Router 11-29-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 21,869
Posted By BradyWatson
Dude that's a riot! [lol]

Dude that's a riot!

[lol]
Forum: CAMaster's PR-Series Plasma Router 11-28-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 21,869
Posted By BradyWatson
I believe they chose to focus on CNC routers and...

I believe they chose to focus on CNC routers and producing the best product possible. Many CNC companies over the years have dropped plasma. They require a lot of support especially for inexperienced...
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 11-26-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 633
Posted By BradyWatson
The Penn State Industries...

The Penn State Industries (https://www.pennstateind.com/) (PSI) Barracuda chucks are very good & usually at a better price than comparable ones. Amazon sells the PSI chucks as well.

I've used both...
Forum: Shop Talk 11-16-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By BradyWatson
Nope. Probably not. Unless you have so much work...

Nope. Probably not. Unless you have so much work that you are dulling at least 100 tools per month, it isn't worth it. If you're dulling 100 tools per month, who has the time to sharpen tools? ...and...
Forum: The Water Cooler 11-15-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By BradyWatson
Word... Funny how these 'experts' know all...

Word...

Funny how these 'experts' know all about CAD, and yet, they contact/contract you for help with their files. I'd love to know what kind of mental illness they have.

...
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By BradyWatson
FYI - You just need one available output on your...

FYI - You just need one available output on your board to turn the laser on & off. You need to set up the port in WinCNC as an output and remember the number.

Then you need to modify the post...
Forum: The Water Cooler 11-06-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By BradyWatson
Congratulations Rick! It's always nice to get a...

Congratulations Rick! It's always nice to get a little validation from the industry from time to time.

You gonna frame it & hang it in the office?
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 10-27-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,026
Posted By BradyWatson
Read specs carefully...that Becker only pulls...

Read specs carefully...that Becker only pulls 2.362 inches of mercury which is about half that of a typical shop vac.

Horsepower is a good starting point. 5 to 20 hp or kw is the range to look at.
Forum: CAMaster Routed Signmaking 10-26-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 923
Posted By BradyWatson
Ugly one's need love too... :) I'm sure...

Ugly one's need love too... :)

I'm sure wherever it is, people are happy about it. That's about all that matters. I think anyone who is a 'masterful craftsman' has things they created that were...
Forum: Stinger III 10-20-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 833
Posted By BradyWatson
Don't bother with anything that pulls less than 7...

Don't bother with anything that pulls less than 7 or 8 Hg" (1/2 Atmosphere) & less than 200 CFM. That puts you in the 5hp+ range for a pump. Familiarize yourself with the numbers and what they mean...
Forum: The Water Cooler 10-19-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,907
Posted By BradyWatson
There are several factors that influence how you...

There are several factors that influence how you make your vacuum grid, including how many zones, the bit diameter etc.

You really want to take a moment to think about the sizes of material that...
Forum: Vectric - Aspire 10-05-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By BradyWatson
X2 Welding will fail or give less than...

X2

Welding will fail or give less than desirable results if they are not converted to curves, are grouped or there are too many inside/outside vector combinations for it to figure out.

Copy all...
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 10-01-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By BradyWatson
No...and don't....the volume of the canister is...

No...and don't....the volume of the canister is too large for plastic it will implode and kill your pump. Ever touch down an impeller? Ain't pretty.

$350-ish via Zoro, ebay et al: Vacuum Filter,5...
Forum: New Forum Members 09-20-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,900
Posted By BradyWatson
Pepperidge Farm Remembers...

In my day, there were no tool numbers...still aren't...

[wink]
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