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    I flaten slabs all the time using a 1.5" diameter...

    I flaten slabs all the time using a 1.5" diameter flatening bit. The feeds and speeds will vary depending on wht type of wood you are working with. For my MDF table I run 9K RPM at 1IPM. For hickory...
  2. It is a safety feature. I don't know of anyway to...

    It is a safety feature. I don't know of anyway to bypass it.

    I know that with my ATC, once it starts a cutting file, I don't get that dialog each time bits are changed. So that tells me the...
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    I would suggest reloading your configuration for...

    I would suggest reloading your configuration for your machine. Then run thru all your zeroing routines to make sure everything is synced up.

    I can't speak from experience in my machine sitting...
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    Are you doing a CN73 on all your bits? Are you...

    Are you doing a CN73 on all your bits? Are you doing a CN72 to your table surface?

    My startup routine is

    C3,
    Spindle warmup
    C1 - grab a bit
    CN72

    Anytime I change a bit in one of the tool...
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    I've always down cut with HDU. Creates a cleaner...

    I've always down cut with HDU. Creates a cleaner cut. That's my experience.
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    I had a 40 gallon and it was not big enough. I...

    I had a 40 gallon and it was not big enough. I couldn't supply enough air.
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    My issue was not enough air. I changed to a 80...

    My issue was not enough air. I changed to a 80 gallon 2-stage compressor and I have not had an ATC problem since, other than the usual, occasional Shopbot brainfart.
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    I've been using, and abusing, my PRSAlpha since...

    I've been using, and abusing, my PRSAlpha since 2009. The last 2 years with an ATC. I cut at least 1000 sheets of plywood every year. Plus throw in furniture parts, 3D carvings and other stuff. I...
  9. Thread: Spindle cleaning

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    I've been running an ATC spindle for a couple of...

    I've been running an ATC spindle for a couple of years, 8 hours a day. My spindle dos run hot, even with the fan. Probably to hot to touch, comfortably, is a little to hot. You can take the fan...
  10. I apologize. The last part of the title of the...

    I apologize. The last part of the title of the post was cut off on my screen.
  11. If I wasn't retiring, I'd jump on this in a heart...

    If I wasn't retiring, I'd jump on this in a heart beat.
  12. Might want to let people know where you are...

    Might want to let people know where you are located.
  13. Sounds like a corrupt C2 routine. Might want to...

    Sounds like a corrupt C2 routine. Might want to check your C2 for where that is happening.
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    That looks a little like something with the X/Y...

    That looks a little like something with the X/Y V-bearings or bearing tracks. Could be a nick in a V-bearing. The pattern seems consistent. It could also be something built up in the V-bearings. I've...
  15. Thread: PRSAlpha+

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    What we are seeing on this forum now is mostly...

    What we are seeing on this forum now is mostly "For Sale" posts.

    This shows how ShopBot has not done much to move their machines forward. I've got a PRSAlpha I purchased in 2009. Since then,...
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    I've had this problem with the RV dump knife...

    I've had this problem with the RV dump knife valves on my 7 zone table. Hit them with some lithium grease (spray can) and they all work REALLY well now. You might entertain the same approach and it...
  17. If you run to fast, you'll notice because the...

    If you run to fast, you'll notice because the controller and the computer will loose sync and you'll get the ever dreaded "lost comms" dialog. When cutting HDU, I do tend to run my machine as fast...
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    This is exactly what I did. I have a 96x60...

    This is exactly what I did. I have a 96x60 machine with 7 zones. I use the "Black Box" for vacuum and use RV sewer dump valves to turn zones on and off as needed. Has been working well for over 10...
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    My machine is NOT connected to a network (no auto...

    My machine is NOT connected to a network (no auto Windows updates). I shut down ShopBot control using File->Exit. I turn off my computer using the Start>Shutdown. I use an Acer All-In-One PC. The...
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    I've had many instances of everything working on...

    I've had many instances of everything working on Friday when I shut the machine off then Monday morning weird things are happening. The only thing I have been able to figure out is that when...
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    I'm glad to see Shopbot is still shipping some...

    I'm glad to see Shopbot is still shipping some larger tools. :-)
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    Russ, you are right on the money. Files without...

    Russ, you are right on the money. Files without smooth curves makes for a pretty ragged looking carving. I always take any imported projects and go into NODE editing to smooth curves and eliminate...
  23. Thread: Joe Crumley

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    Rest peacefully Joe. I loved your posts. I...

    Rest peacefully Joe. I loved your posts. I never had the privilege of meeting you in person, but learned a lot from you.
  24. 1. The biggest advances are not getting the...

    1. The biggest advances are not getting the dreaded "Lost Comms" in the middle of a 6 hour cutting job and you have to start over.

    2. Much higher cutting and jogging speeds (huge advantage for...
  25. To expound on Steve's comments, there has not...

    To expound on Steve's comments, there has not been much in the way of progress on the bigger machines. This market is no longer owned my ShopBot. They gave it up by focusing more on hobby types of...
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