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    Today, 09:32 PM
    Paul Alciatore replied to a thread VFD wiring strategy in General
    I am not sure I fully understand all of your concerns. But two things jump out at me. First, a fuse. I assume you want a fuse on the line power...
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    Today, 08:34 PM
    Or buy a small machine with a high speed spindle like a Unimat, Sherline, Taig, etc.
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    Today, 08:30 PM
    This would be a good place for that question. And it is more friendly than the General Board on PM. ...
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    Today, 08:20 PM
    I spent about 16 years of my life working for an ad agency that made informercials. Yea, I am ashamed, but it did pay the bills. And I had nothing to...
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    Today, 08:04 PM
    Paul Alciatore replied to a thread enco 92010? in General
    Remembering my search while buying my lathe I think that the most often broken part on a lathe is the back gears. This is probably due to locking the...
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    Today, 07:50 PM
    Paul Alciatore replied to a thread Milling Vise Size? in General
    I also mentioned the possibility of buying two. Here is what two would look like on the table. (Cardboard is cheap.) That works. I suppose you...
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    Today, 06:37 PM
    Paul Alciatore replied to a thread Milling Vise Size? in General
    Well, I did make some cardboard cutouts to try to show the footprint of the 5" and 6" Shars vises. And it was a surprise how much they differed. One...
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    Today, 06:15 PM
    Paul Alciatore replied to a thread Milling Vise Size? in General
    Nothing wrong with custom Tee nuts, but I did not have to go that route. I found a bunch of them with different dimensions for the same bolt size and...
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    Today, 12:01 AM
    Paul Alciatore replied to a thread Milling Vise Size? in General
    Thanks Matt. I suspect that your and my purposes and budget are closely aligned (+/- 0.001 or better).
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    Yesterday, 11:56 PM
    Search for motor winding varnish: ...
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    Yesterday, 04:53 PM
    Paul Alciatore replied to a thread Milling Vise Size? in General
    Matt, I am looking real seriously at the Shars 5", the basic model as you say. Can you be more specific as to what you did to yours to bring it up to...
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    Yesterday, 04:49 PM
    Paul Alciatore replied to a thread Milling Vise Size? in General
    With my mill's 1/2" slots and my RT's 3/8" slots, I have both clamping kits. I bought them back in the Enco days with sale prices and free or...
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    Yesterday, 03:19 AM
    I have a 10" RT and I mount a 6", four jaw chuck in much the same manner. The RT has six slots so I had to carefully plan the location of the through...
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    Yesterday, 02:58 AM
    I had four foot, four bulb fluorescents in my den, kitchen, etc. I did as you are talking about, removing the ballasts and wiring the LED bulbs...
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    Yesterday, 02:45 AM
    Paul Alciatore replied to a thread Milling Vise Size? in General
    One other thing that I have found with my mill's table is that the Tee nut size is not the most standard: that is if there is a standard. It uses...
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    02-15-2019, 11:55 PM
    Paul Alciatore replied to a thread Milling Vise Size? in General
    So, what's wrong with taking my time on this? What has changed is that I now have some $$$ that I can actually spend on it. I was reimbursed for an...
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    02-15-2019, 06:55 PM
    Paul Alciatore replied to a thread Milling Vise Size? in General
    OK, I stand corrected. I just looked at the Shars page on their 440V and they do give +/- specs on several important numbers, including the bed...
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    02-15-2019, 06:33 PM
    Paul Alciatore replied to a thread Milling Vise Size? in General
    Now that is exactly the type of comment what I was looking for. Four inches, you say. And I was looking at 5 and 6 inch ones. I think I am going to...
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    02-15-2019, 06:29 PM
    Paul Alciatore replied to a thread Milling Vise Size? in General
    Well, those are the target numbers. I imagine all vise makers have such a number on their drawings. Even a $15 Chinese import will have such a number...
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    02-15-2019, 06:18 PM
    Paul Alciatore replied to a thread Milling Vise Size? in General
    At 75 years old, I am definitely worried about weight. My 10" RT is a struggle. I have a future project of building a cart with a three position,...
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    02-15-2019, 06:04 PM
    Paul Alciatore replied to a thread Milling Vise Size? in General
    Here is the Grizzly page on my G0484 if you want to see exactly what it looks like: ...
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    02-15-2019, 06:00 PM
    Paul Alciatore replied to a thread Milling Vise Size? in General
    Braggart! I have done something similar in an economy manner. Three four inch drill press style vises for holding long panels for machining. It...
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    02-15-2019, 04:58 AM
    They do exist. McMaster has some, but not flat heads. MSC also, but no flat heads. If you could settle for some other kind of drive, it might be easy...
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    02-15-2019, 03:41 AM
    I am looking seriously at purchasing a decent milling vise for my Grizzly mill. It is a square column model (G0484). The table measures 32.25" x...
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    02-14-2019, 11:18 PM
    I don't know how deep this hole is or how many 12-28 threads it contains, but if it is deep enough AND it does not have a very heavy load on it, you...
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