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    Chuck, There's really no set price window for...

    Chuck,
    There's really no set price window for used pumps. When I bought my Becker ($10k new), I paid like $1500 for it (used from Boeing...so it was maintained well) but it cost me like $1200 to get...
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    I don't know if you need a 1/4" tool or if you...

    I don't know if you need a 1/4" tool or if you can go larger. It looks like the right tool for the job is either a 2 or 3 flute spiral-O, but it doesn't look like Onsrud offers it in a length of cut...
  3. ADA signs are made by inserting the balls into...

    ADA signs are made by inserting the balls into the plate. Do some googling...
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    Yes. Have a look in your Shopbot binder or comb...

    Yes. Have a look in your Shopbot binder or comb through email for one of your first messages from Dianne
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    Latest info regarding Shopbot Edition:...

    Latest info regarding Shopbot Edition: http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/showthread.php?25156-Info-on-upgrading-VCarvePro-ShopBot-Edition-to-VCarvePro-v10&highlight=Shopbot+edition
  6. Andy Glad to help. No need to be humble for...

    Andy
    Glad to help. No need to be humble for me... I'm just a regular guy.
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    The Vortex bits give a cleaner edge and last...

    The Vortex bits give a cleaner edge and last about 3x longer than the Centurion ones in my testing. If you crunch the numbers, they are a little bit cheaper if you gauge the linear cutting distances...
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    The best, of the best, of the best...

    The best, of the best, of the best, sir...yanno...with honors: ---> Vortex <---
  9. First, set your tool to 40% in the tool database...

    First, set your tool to 40% in the tool database and unless you are cutting something really dense, like aluminum or brass - just leave it there. It is going to be the fastest/most aggressive setting...
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    Why is it that those who give the most definitive...

    Why is it that those who give the most definitive answers self-admit to never having the problem?

    It's talk like this that drives those of us who actually do know by first hand experience away...
  11. What's old is new again...

    What's old is new again...
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    All sbp files should be run from the C drive. Not...

    All sbp files should be run from the C drive. Not across a network, not on an SD card and certainly not on a USB stick. Both USB and SD hardware should be properly ejected before physically removing...
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    Scott, the thing about the DT tools is that at...

    Scott, the thing about the DT tools is that at best they can resolve 0.0002"....on paper. However, the reality is, that number can vary due to hysteresis associated with microstepping. The screw only...
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    There are no tutorials out there for adjusting...

    There are no tutorials out there for adjusting gearbox lash...this is because you have to rely solely on your mechanical abilities and sneak up on the right amount. If you take too much lash out,...
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    Scott, What kind of play have you measured on...

    Scott, What kind of play have you measured on your machine?

    I don't have a lot of good things to say about plastic lead nuts when real ballscrew/nut combos can be had for dirt... They are fine if...
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    A Shopbot is 'reasonably' tight and backlash free...

    A Shopbot is 'reasonably' tight and backlash free when you measure .003-.007" of play in any one axis. I'd recommend getting a good dial indicator set up and measure everything including gantry AND...
  17. The newer ones are 2A vs 1 or 1.5A on the older...

    The newer ones are 2A vs 1 or 1.5A on the older ones.
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    No there isn't. It really isn't a good idea...

    No there isn't. It really isn't a good idea either and falls under the category of, "You can't fix hardware problems with software." But that doesn't stop people from trying.
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    Shopbot 8886804466

    Shopbot 8886804466
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    I don't think Gary is active here anymore. ...

    I don't think Gary is active here anymore.

    IIRC he just used VCP SB Edition.
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    Yes. My 1st Shopbot was 5x16 with 5x8 areas for...

    Yes. My 1st Shopbot was 5x16 with 5x8 areas for the spindle and plasma grid. Cute idea that doesn't really work so well in real life. I sold off the plasma and converted it to dual gantries with...
  22. This is an old thread... The wreath project in...

    This is an old thread...

    The wreath project in 3d will cut faster than the frame is capable of running without it reverberating and transferring that vibration into the surface of the relief.
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    Project Update

    Bell 3D Printed full scale...

    The same data used for 3D printing can be used for CNC routing, in case that isn't obvious to you.
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    Contact the seller you bought it from for advice.

    Contact the seller you bought it from for advice.
  25. As a general rule/guide 60% of new is the high...

    As a general rule/guide 60% of new is the high point of the spectrum. Most sell in the 35-50% range depending on locale and condition. With the influx of cheap imports with better mechanical...
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