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by Rex
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old switch to teco L510 vfd
Replies: 11
Views: 531

Re: Old switch to teco L510 vfd

Here's a pretty good overview/how-to on controlling VFDs https://dcknives.blogspot.com/p/vfds-part-5-remote-control.html I was about to do what the OP is doing. Then I saw an ad for remote keypads to fit my VFD for $20. Teco keypads are available for not much more. I hid the VFD behind a rear panel ...
by Rex
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old switch to teco L510 vfd
Replies: 11
Views: 531

Re: Old switch to teco L510 vfd

Sure, and it's pretty simple.
Perhaps after the mod moves this to the proper sub-forum you will get some help. :wink:
by Rex
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: First machine tool, need a bit of help identifying and advice on restoration steps
Replies: 19
Views: 3912

Re: First machine tool, need a bit of help identifying and advice on restoration steps

Harold_V wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:02 am
Good to see you around again, Rex. It's been a while!
H
Thanks Harold, I've been neglecting forums, diverted by FB. I much prefer forums.
by Rex
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: QC toolpost for Atlas 618
Replies: 21
Views: 4991

Re: QC toolpost for Atlas 618

Don't buy the A2Z. I have one on my LMS minilathe. The block and toolholders are aluminum I was parting off a piece of 3/6" brass the other day and it rode over and twisted the toolholder! Those steel wedge-type QCTP sets in AX0 get good reviews. LMS and Bang-good sell them, and they are all over eb...
by Rex
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: First machine tool, need a bit of help identifying and advice on restoration steps
Replies: 19
Views: 3912

Re: First machine tool, need a bit of help identifying and advice on restoration steps

Did we decide yours is a Maximat V10? If so, I have PDFs of the owners manual and parts breakdown. Email me from my profile. I've restored a lot of lathes over the last 20 years. I do use a lot of the purple cleaner, but not on anything i want to keep the paint on. I may be changing to Simple Green....
by Rex
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: What is this CAT40 tool?
Replies: 13
Views: 4847

Re: What is this CAT40 tool?

I guess I’ll relegate it to the Head Scratcher box

Thanks for all the input guys!
by Rex
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: What is this CAT40 tool?
Replies: 13
Views: 4847

Re: What is this CAT40 tool?

I would think an endmill holder with an OD that large would have a fairly large hole for the endmill. Certainly bigger than the 1/2" slot.
by Rex
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: What is this CAT40 tool?
Replies: 13
Views: 4847

Re: What is this CAT40 tool?

Earlgo, that is something I've not seen before.
I can see where this tool may be part of such.

And I guess that make it a NT40?
by Rex
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: What is this CAT40 tool?
Replies: 13
Views: 4847

Re: What is this CAT40 tool?

Looks to me like a nmtb 40 or nt 40 definitely not cat 40. But the big hole is just there because someone made that flycutter holder from a regular endmill holder it seems. They are cheap and you could easily make a rigid flycutter from it. I knew it was 40 taper, but I don't know how to tell them ...
by Rex
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: What is this CAT40 tool?
Replies: 13
Views: 4847

Re: What is this CAT40 tool?

Interesting thought.
It would drill a shallow hole, at best
by Rex
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: What is this CAT40 tool?
Replies: 13
Views: 4847

What is this CAT40 tool?

I got this in a batch of other pieces. I'm trying to figure out what it is. It sort of looks like a flycutter, but not like any I've seen. The two set screws are an inch apart and oppose the large threaded hole at either side, as though they are to adjust the cant of something as it pivots on the la...
by Rex
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Smoke generator
Replies: 7
Views: 2234

Re: Smoke generator

You can always get one of those halloween fog machines. They do require 110V but you may be able to run a small one from an inverter.