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  1. Very good. You're welcome. Hopefully you get to...

    Very good. You're welcome. Hopefully you get to the bottom of why it is triggering the e-stop.
  2. Tracy, When inputs get unreliable or flaky it's...

    Tracy,
    When inputs get unreliable or flaky it's been my experience that the controller card is starting to go.

    My advice would be to open the control box, remove the 4 Phillips screws holding...
  3. Tracy, The computer is a very important part of...

    Tracy,
    The computer is a very important part of the SB controller. From what you mention, it could be either slow communication speed between the PC and the control box (USB) or something as simple...
  4. Tracy, There are many things that can cause the...

    Tracy,
    There are many things that can cause the situation you describe. For instance (and assuming this is an Alpha), if your 24v power supply is intermittent or flaky, it can cause weird things to...
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    "Cactus Juice resin" is pretty popular for...

    "Cactus Juice resin" is pretty popular for stabilizing wonky lumber...
  6. You should be in the 8 to 12% stepover range. So...

    You should be in the 8 to 12% stepover range. So a 1/32" ball should leave no raster lines with a stepover value of .0025 to .00375 inches.

    Start with a 12% and run about 1/2" of the file. How...
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    You're really missing out on what your machine is...

    You're really missing out on what your machine is capable of by not running some kind of gear/belt reduction to gain mechanical resolution. By replacing the closed loop nature of the Alpha motors...
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    Mailbox empty now...

    Mailbox empty now...
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    No, You don't want that gearbox. Check your PM....

    No,
    You don't want that gearbox. Check your PM. You'll ultimately need the gearboxes, motor swing plates and compatible pinions.
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    Rest in peace my friend.

    Rest in peace my friend.
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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...
  13. 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
  16. 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 <---
  19. 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...
  21. 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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