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by Kevin45
Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Bridgeport mill spindle question
Replies: 4
Views: 1927

Re: Bridgeport mill spindle question

Sounds like a brake dragging to me to. In neutral is should spin freely by hand with no restrictions. Also are you sure you are getting it all of the way into neutral and not getting in between neutral and high or low? If so, you can adjust it. That could be where some of your head noise is coming f...
by Kevin45
Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Bridgeport input power question
Replies: 8
Views: 5927

Re: Bridgeport input power question

If you have a 10 horse RPC, you should be able to tie into it and run the mill off of that also. That is what I would do, but if you don't want to do that, then you may want to go with a VFD. THat way you will have variable speed plus not have to listen the RPC run. I have an RPC for my Lagun mill, ...
by Kevin45
Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: would you guys buy this mill?
Replies: 26
Views: 5263

Re: would you guys buy this mill?

For home use, I would say "no" to a horizontal mill all to the limited abilities of one. They are handy in a factory type of area, for production work, but for home use and wanting to make all sorts of different items, I would save up some more coin and find a good used Vertical mill, like a Bridgep...
by Kevin45
Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: Sheet Metal Fabrication
Topic: help with Pexto 24" box brake fingers
Replies: 3
Views: 8401

Re: help with Pexto 24" box brake fingers

Maybe ask one of these guys that had to make some http://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/general/diacro-pexto-box-break-teeth-197612/ Myself, I think I would take a piece of cardboard and scissors and cut out the profile of what you need and go from there. There's enough pics online that you know what...
by Kevin45
Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: G-Simple is NOT!
Replies: 13
Views: 7940

Re: G-Simple is NOT!

I know this answer is way late, and I am curious as to what the OP found out, but my guess is the cutter comp was wrong.
by Kevin45
Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Surface Ripple
Replies: 26
Views: 3987

Re: Surface Ripple

With a consistent pattern like you are getting, are you absolutely sure you are not in a threading mode. Check the leadscrew, and make sure you are not in a threading mode. I know that on our Le Blond lathe, a few of the other guys have done it. The lead screw is engaged but when it ran too fast of ...
by Kevin45
Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:47 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Bridgeport quill getting tight
Replies: 7
Views: 5232

Loosen the three bolts where the top half of the head assembly bolts together and shift it a small amount. These are the three bolts around where the Quill Feed handle engages and 120 degrees from that one. Sometimes if they are not real tight and you accidently have a wreck it will shift the head a...