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by GlennW
Sat Dec 22, 2007 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drill Bits . . . I Need to Buy Some
Replies: 17
Views: 2838

Bill, Here's some, (page 4) but you might want to shop around. As MikeC stated, stick with CP, Precision, Triumph, etc and you won't be disappointed! A $200.00 drill set might be one of the best things I ever bought. Cut wonderfully and right on size. Just keep the speed right and you'll never need ...
by GlennW
Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NMTB 30 tooling - Where?
Replies: 5
Views: 1857

Pretty sure Travers and MSC sell NMTB 30 tooling both individual and in sets, in both cheaper or good name brand grades. As you stated, stick with good tooling. The only holders that I would consider, but don't have, that are the cheap kind, would be a boring head adapter and possibly a chuck adapte...
by GlennW
Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: What spindle taper do I have?
Replies: 19
Views: 5345

They are BT 30 and are set up for a pull stud rather than NMTB 30, but they may have an adapter for the drawbar. Might want to check!

Glenn
by GlennW
Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:41 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: What spindle taper do I have?
Replies: 19
Views: 5345

Got some cheap ones on eBay. I picked up a new Chinese NMTB 30 tool holder for 9.99 for the sole purpose of modifying it to QS 30 to make sure I could do that so I didn't screw up a "real" tool holder. Worked fine so modifying good tooling is in the process. I'd recommend http://www.maritool.com/Too...
by GlennW
Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: What spindle taper do I have?
Replies: 19
Views: 5345

If it has a drawbar it probably is not quick switch or QC30.
by GlennW
Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:54 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: What spindle taper do I have?
Replies: 19
Views: 5345

NMTB 30?
by GlennW
Sun Dec 16, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: New baby (Mill) in my garage!
Replies: 30
Views: 7254

Nice machine Jose! Looks like a long distance from the spindle bearing to the end of the cutter with the MT2 to collet chuck adapter. Does that cause any rigidity problems on roughing cuts? I prefer R8 Collets over End Mill Holders in a Bridgeport to keep the cutter closer to the bearing for rigidit...
by GlennW
Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Plz forgive me,BEAUTIFUL lathe in Minnesota!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2813

Noticed the "paint job" when the post first appeared. Look at the picture of the open drawer closely. Looking at the side of the cabinet it was painted with rattle cans over old paint and dirt.
by GlennW
Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:14 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: What do you make with your lathe and mill?
Replies: 21
Views: 14794

Thanks! Not sure how that would work out as I am presently running it on a phase converter, it's a two speed 6 hp motor with a fairly complicated electric spindle brake, and a seperate coolant pump. Someone else on the PM forum was inquiring about a VFD to run the same lathe as mine and nobody reall...
by GlennW
Sat Dec 15, 2007 8:37 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: What do you make with your lathe and mill?
Replies: 21
Views: 14794

The only thing I know about VFD's is that I know nothing about them!

Glenn
by GlennW
Sat Dec 15, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: What do you make with your lathe and mill?
Replies: 21
Views: 14794

Yea, mine's 2000 max. It pretty much lives there.

Got plenty of hp, just needs speed. Was turning 5" steel round bar at 2000 taking .125" infeed with Cermets and the motor never changed pitch. Sure sprayed some hot chips though!
by GlennW
Sat Dec 15, 2007 7:29 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: What do you make with your lathe and mill?
Replies: 21
Views: 14794

Herold, 2000 would be OK too! Found a super nice local 10EE. Older gentleman had it set up in someone else's building and unfortunately passed away. Owner of the building bought it from family and uses it to clean small shafts with Scotchbright!!! Has no interrest in selling it, but I'm going to pes...