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  1. I use Liberty Mutual. I have a bone to pick with...

    I use Liberty Mutual. I have a bone to pick with them though. All of a sudden my insurance jumped $81 per month because they added "Terrorism Risk Insurance". WTF!!! I live out in the woods far...
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    I don't know how 3.8 (needed for the ATC) does on...

    I don't know how 3.8 (needed for the ATC) does on Win 10. I'm running Windows 7 without problems other than occasional brain farts by the control software. The one I can't seem to resolved is after...
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    I ran on that version for years, with no problems...

    I ran on that version for years, with no problems on Windows 7 Pro. I then got an ATC and had to upgrade to 3.8 and have had problems. If I had my choice, I would have stayed with 3.6....
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    Here's my simple solution to X,Y alignment. ...

    Here's my simple solution to X,Y alignment.

    http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=34501&stc=1
    http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=34502&stc=1...
  5. Thread: reset error

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    Love that: "keyboard commands to "STOP" seem...

    Love that:

    "keyboard commands to "STOP" seem to be mere suggestions" to stop. :)

    You're right about that!
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    I think most are setup for 220vac single phase...

    I think most are setup for 220vac single phase coming in. This is then sent to the spindle power inverter and converted to 3-phase for the spindle.
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    Purchased an Asus all-in-one PC with Windows 7. ...

    Purchased an Asus all-in-one PC with Windows 7. Been running without a single problem for about 5 years now. Never connected to my network (internet). Disabled most functions that will make a...
  8. Thread: Fire in the hole!

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    I cut 3/4" ply in 2 passes. Since I use...

    I cut 3/4" ply in 2 passes. Since I use compression bits, I plunge 3/16" then ramp down to 3/8". If you don't plunge first, you'll get chipout with a compression bit. I do my first two cuts with a...
  9. Thread: Fire in the hole!

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    I've actually been using a 1/4" compression bit...

    I've actually been using a 1/4" compression bit to cut all kinds of plywood, from 1/4" to 3/4" and 5/8" Appleply (American made baltic birch). Never had a problem. I feed at 6IPS with a spindle...
  10. Thread: Cutting Redwood

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    For soft woods, ON MY MACHINE, I use a 2-flute...

    For soft woods, ON MY MACHINE, I use a 2-flute downcut spiral. My speed is 13K RPM and my feed is 5" per second (IPS). But that is what's right for MY machine. You might need to do some fine...
  11. Thread: Go home

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    That command is in the post processor. You have...

    That command is in the post processor. You have to modify the PP file to have it go somewhere else.
  12. Thread: eCabinet Dongle

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    Yes. I use mine all the time in my cabinet...

    Yes. I use mine all the time in my cabinet business.
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    Used a Kent for several years. Loved it. ...

    Used a Kent for several years. Loved it. Upgraded to an ATC and had to sell the Kent. I would HIGHLY recommend the Kent dust shoe.

    Not affiliated with Kent dust shoes, just think they are a...
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    The way I look at it, if it's in my shop and has...

    The way I look at it, if it's in my shop and has not been fully paid for. It's still mine and I can take as many pictures as I want.
  15. Thread: shopbot link

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    thermwoods website. Not sure of the web address....

    thermwoods website. Not sure of the web address. Just search for thermwood.
  16. Thread: Hole not round

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    Did you make the hole using the circle tool or is...

    Did you make the hole using the circle tool or is it an imported file? Lots of times, with imported files, circles are chopped up into lots of straight line vectors that mimic a circle. If that's...
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    At 1/16" finished, almost any wood is going to be...

    At 1/16" finished, almost any wood is going to be tough to keep flat, especially if you are removing parts of it (cutting holes, etc.) You can keep it held down using a pressure foot, but once cut...
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    Just like Daniel said, I do a blown down on my...

    Just like Daniel said, I do a blown down on my shop every year. Open doors and windows, put a smoke ventilation fan on the downwind side and hit everything with a compressed air line. Keep air...
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    I use an air hose on low pressure and a vacuum...

    I use an air hose on low pressure and a vacuum cleaner.

    I've tried doing enclosures and haven't found them all that helpful, unless you create positive pressure inside the cabinet. That means...
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    Ive had friday shutdown, monday startup issues...

    Ive had friday shutdown, monday startup issues since a bought my PRSAlpha in 2009. I'm convinced there are problems with setting files and config files being corrupted on shutdown on friday. Can't...
  21. Thread: Zeroing Bits

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    Another issue I've found, that I can't compensate...

    Another issue I've found, that I can't compensate for, is when using boring bits. Because the bit has a brad point, that is where the zeroing takes place, not the cutting flutes. On larger diameter...
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    Eric, another thing to think about is setting...

    Eric, another thing to think about is setting Z-zero to your table bed instead of the material. This way, if/when, the material varies in thickness, it won't be an issue as all depths are cut based...
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    I matched them up and the compressor exceeded...

    I matched them up and the compressor exceeded what the ATC needs. I've been running for about 5 months with no problems. My cycle rate on the compressor, when running the CNC, is 4 minutes shut...
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    I bought a Home Depot 60 gallon compressor and it...

    I bought a Home Depot 60 gallon compressor and it works fine. I had a 30 gallon and it was to small. I do have 1/2" line running from the compressor to the CNC. All my other tools run off 3/8"...
  25. Thread: New Spindle

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    I recently upgraded to an ATC with a 5hp spindle....

    I recently upgraded to an ATC with a 5hp spindle. My previous spindle was the original (2009) 2.2hp spindle. The older spindle was noisy starting up but quieted down after passing the 9k rpm speed....
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