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by EdK
Wed May 16, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which VFD ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2874

Re: Which VFD ?

metalmole wrote:So the Hitachi would have the " sensorless vector control " ???
It depends on what model of Hitachi you are talking about. It's model specific, not brand specific.

E
by EdK
Wed May 16, 2012 6:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which VFD ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2874

Re: Which VFD ?

Hitachi is the cream of the crop for VFDs, IMHO. Teco is good for a less expensive VFD. I have a Hitachi on my mill and a Teco on the lathe and the Hitachi manual is much easier to understand. Go with a model that has sensorless vector control since you'll get better torque at the lower speeds with ...
by EdK
Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:29 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Possible issue?
Replies: 31
Views: 4403

Re: Possible issue?

Rollie's Dad's method only works after you've first removed the twist from the bed.
by EdK
Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Recommended DRO for lathe??
Replies: 38
Views: 6526

Re: Recommended DRO for lathe??

I also have the Electronica EL400 Digital Readout installed on my lathe. Very nice piece of equipment. Be prepared to make some brackets because the ones they include aren't necessarily going to be useful for your installation. I had to make two custom brackets. Not a big deal but just thought I'd m...
by EdK
Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:51 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: lifting mill drill using left side hand crank is a pain
Replies: 5
Views: 2770

Re: lifting mill drill using left side hand crank is a pain

The gas struts will allow your cordless drill to work without smoking.
by EdK
Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:48 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Recommended DRO for lathe??
Replies: 38
Views: 6526

Re: Recommended DRO for lathe??

John Evans wrote:I'm a fan of DROPROs products.
So am I.
by EdK
Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:56 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Me and Rollie's Dad
Replies: 32
Views: 5129

Re: Me and Rollie's Dad

I'm going to level it with a carpenter's level and then finish the job when a better level gets here. I decided to take a chance on the Tools4cheap level. I can send it back if it sucks. Steve, Jeff at tools4cheap is a good guy so if you don't like the level you won't have any problem sending it ba...
by EdK
Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Boring Bar Holders
Replies: 1
Views: 1624

Re: Boring Bar Holders

Jack,

Great idea! I also don't care for the v-grooved blocks. I'll be copying your idea.

Ed
by EdK
Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Me and Rollie's Dad
Replies: 32
Views: 5129

Re: Me and Rollie's Dad

I believe Rolllie's Dad's method is only useful after you've taken the twist out of the bed. I'm sure I'll be corrected by the experts if this is incorrect.

Ed
by EdK
Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: I'm looking for a new mill
Replies: 22
Views: 2817

Re: I'm looking for a new mill

Hi Ed, No problem. It's a "Bemato" brand. I think that company also build the Jet mills since a lot of the pictures in my manual clearly show Jet mills too. However I'm not sure Penn tools still sell them. Mine would be the same size as the Jet 826? mills. But at that time Jet didn't offer a mill o...
by EdK
Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: I'm looking for a new mill
Replies: 22
Views: 2817

Re: I'm looking for a new mill

You also need to oversize the VFD in comparison to the motor. My 3 hp motor requires a 5 hp VFD. As far as I know that's standard for all the VFD manufactuer's. I cannot, for the life of me, understand why any respectable company would manufacture and market a device such as a 5hp VFD and then clai...
by EdK
Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:06 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: I'm looking for a new mill
Replies: 22
Views: 2817

Re: I'm looking for a new mill

pete wrote:RSG,
Penn Tools in the U.S. had exactly what I was looking for. So I ordered it by phone, Had it shipped from New Jersey into Toronto.

Pete
Pete,

Could you please tell me what mill you purchased from Penn Tools?

Thanks,
Ed