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by Falcon67
Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Is variable speed a worthwhile upgrade?
Replies: 17
Views: 3794

Re: Is variable speed a worthwhile upgrade?

Anything that makes the machine easier and more convenient to use, get it.
by Falcon67
Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coolant; to use or not to use?
Replies: 15
Views: 1729

Re: Coolant; to use or not to use?

Another vote for the stick lube. My 4x6 bi-metal blade is at least 6 years old. Have a new blade, too lazy to change it.
by Falcon67
Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C2 vs C4 Carbide
Replies: 6
Views: 1704

Re: C2 vs C4 Carbide

Nothing to help with the Cx info, but for cutting aluminum you might try ATF as a lube. It's a trick used when hand porting aluminum heads using carbide cutters to help keep the aluminum from gumming up the carbide burr.
by Falcon67
Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Enco 12x36 Bench Lathe
Replies: 69
Views: 16242

Re: Enco 12x36 Bench Lathe

I did look around and from what I saw it'd be cheaper and more fun to buy stock and make your own. Good practice on milling.
by Falcon67
Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Enco 12x36 Bench Lathe
Replies: 69
Views: 16242

Re: Enco 12x36 Bench Lathe

I hadn't thought of soft jaws (amateur LOL) but I did think the two piece jaws would have several benefits. I think I did OK for just under $200.

Q - are the master jaws made to some sort of standard dimension that allows other mfg outer jaws to be fitted?
by Falcon67
Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Breif Review of PM932M Mill/Drill
Replies: 12
Views: 4326

Re: Breif Review of PM932M Mill/Drill

All sounds very much like my G0519. To hold the spindle for tightening the draw bar, I just made a spline wrench out of a big washer and a piece of 3/8 steel rod. I have not had anything come loose in a collet yet. On the Z fine feed - that also sounds typical from reading other mill/drill user comm...
by Falcon67
Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Enco 12x36 Bench Lathe
Replies: 69
Views: 16242

Re: Enco 12x36 Bench Lathe

Hadn't done much lately with this - but I did get tired of trying to dial in a chuck that would not dial. The jaws need grinding and I don't have a mount for a Dremel or the time right now to make one. 20% off and free shipping bought a 6" direct mount "Interstate". It runs right at .002 TIR and tha...
by Falcon67
Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feeling stupid and my D1-5 equipped Grizzly G4003G
Replies: 18
Views: 2925

Re: Feeling stupid and my D1-5 equipped Grizzly G4003G

FWIW - same runout issue with my Enco 12x36. The supplied 4 jaw was so far out their tech guy sent me a direct mount. I kept fiddling with the supplied 6 inch 3 jaw + back plate but I lack grinding capability right now, and the farther you got from the jaws the worse it got. Bought a nice Interstate...
by Falcon67
Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: JET MILL Drill JMD18 question for live steam 7.5" guage
Replies: 15
Views: 2758

Re: JET MILL Drill JMD18 question for live steam 7.5" guage

As above. Not an expert by any means, or even a decent machinist. The minimum on a mill/drill IMHO is a square column unit. I have a Griz with a 1 HP 3 phase motor, runs off a VFD from 240V single phase shop power. It's a nice tool. It's got a good work envelope. But it's limited in accuracy in all ...
by Falcon67
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today - 11/12/14 - only Enco codes
Replies: 0
Views: 700

Today - 11/12/14 - only Enco codes

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by Falcon67
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Confesions of a compulsive buyer !
Replies: 16
Views: 2722

Re: Confesions of a compulsive buyer !

I just bought an angle drill press vice because I got a 20% off Enco and free shipping one day only. Let me know when the meetings are scheduled. I propose a basic meeting agenda/3 step program. Step 1 would involve searching craigslist, local classifieds and the local free sales paper to identify t...
by Falcon67
Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Metal is beautiful
Replies: 4
Views: 1022

Metal is beautiful