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    Today, 07:33 PM
    I have 15MM 1.0 tap for a special job. I can't find a chart anywhere that gives the drill size. Every chart I've found goes from 14MM to 16MM. Why do...
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    04-25-2017, 11:47 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread 1" 5 C Collet ??? in General
    I got a reply from Lyndex today................ See below. I guess there is nothing wrong with mine as it measures 1.014 in the relaxed position....
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    04-25-2017, 07:52 AM
    Me Too... As they say...pics or it didn't happen. JL.................
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    04-24-2017, 12:09 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread 1" 5 C Collet ??? in General
    I called Lyndex this morning, discussed the issue with a tech support person, sent some pics and am awaiting a response. We'll see what they have...
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    04-24-2017, 12:06 PM
    I don't see where the OP is bashing anything. He's included a lot of technical info on his set up and issue to be considered a basher. People sign...
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    04-24-2017, 08:08 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread 1" 5 C Collet ??? in General
    5C will do 1 1/8", not sure if they go beyond that. JL.................
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    04-24-2017, 08:03 AM
    Excessive play in the cross slide screw can cause the blade or insert to be pulled in as your feeding and the end result is the insert digs in too...
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    04-23-2017, 03:27 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread 1" 5 C Collet ??? in General
    No, it's not an illusion. The cutter shank is 1.000 and the collet is like .950 at the top. JL...................
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    04-23-2017, 01:21 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread 1" 5 C Collet ??? in General
    OK, I get the message !!! JL...................
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    04-23-2017, 11:24 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread 1" 5 C Collet ??? in General
    I'll just grind the cutter shank down to 3/4" but it's going to take some time. Why would a company even make a collet like that??? ...
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    04-23-2017, 09:54 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread 1" 5 C Collet ??? in General
    Here is a picture of the collet and end mill. You can see through the slit that the collet shank seats at the start of the taper, 3/4" which leaves...
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    04-23-2017, 08:03 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread 1" 5 C Collet ??? in General
    The easiest thing to is to grind the 1" shank down to 7/8" or better yet 3/4" which I can do. The end mill has center marks on each end. And your...
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    04-23-2017, 07:59 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Tool blackening. in General
    I've tried oil blackening before, usually when I quench a part after heating it to cherry red. The results are usually a black finish but it seems to...
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    04-22-2017, 10:25 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread 1" 5 C Collet ??? in General
    Yes, I understand this completely, collets have a gripping range. Anything over or under results in point contact. The collet measured 1.014. I'm...
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    04-22-2017, 09:54 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread 1" 5 C Collet ??? in General
    Sorry guys........ I really messed this one up........I meant R8 not 5C. I edited my OP. And yes, the 1 3/16" end mill does have a 1" shank. I also...
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    04-22-2017, 08:22 PM
    JoeLee started a thread 1" 5 C Collet ??? in General
    For the first time today I broke out my new Lyndex 1" R8 collet that I bought new quite some time ago to complete my set. I was going to use it on a...
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    04-22-2017, 08:02 PM
    I think that tool holder takes a triangular shaped insert with a hole in the center. TNMG style ?? That sounds like an older number, and yes...
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    04-22-2017, 08:58 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Rust season has arrived in General
    Insulation and dehumidification is a must if you want to prevent condensation from forming. My shop is insulated and when it's time to turn the heat...
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    04-21-2017, 11:55 AM
    I have to wonder, how do you keep all that track clean???? I remember back wen I used to play with model railroad the biggest issue was keeping...
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    04-20-2017, 11:15 PM
    That was by far the most realistic model railroad I've ever seen. Where do you even buy all that stuff??? I've been in some model and hobby shops...
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    04-20-2017, 01:09 PM
    Yes, it was the strut with the spring. Judging the way the rear tires wore on the inside I'm guessing there is also an alignment issue, and...
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    04-20-2017, 08:07 AM
    Looks like you went the extra mile with the router set up. What I did was more or less a quick experiment. What I really needed to do was fix the...
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    04-20-2017, 07:51 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Bearing seat rescue? in General
    If you can't get your knurler to work you can dimple the shaft with a punch, the end result will be the same, only the appearance will differ. Other...
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    04-19-2017, 10:55 PM
    I've been helping my aunt drive around her 03 Toyota for a few years as she doesn't drive it much any more. A couple years ago I put a new set of all...
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    04-19-2017, 07:33 AM
    I've never had an end mill of any size that I had to force into any collet. Must be you have either cheap undersize collets or cheap over sized end...
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    04-18-2017, 07:32 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread iGaging. This 'n that in General
    I think I was looking at the wrong post and picture !! JL.................
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    04-17-2017, 08:57 PM
    I use Kennametal TPG 321's and 322's KC 730 grade. Dead sharp. Haven't found a better cutting insert yet. I also use CNGP, DNGP & VNGP styles. Same...
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    04-17-2017, 12:31 PM
    To correct the screw / hinge seating depth I ground the back side of the screws until the edge was almost sharp. This way I didn't alter the head...
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    04-17-2017, 12:25 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread OT - Carburetor Questions in General
    The main jet is the one under the float bowl. JL..................
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    04-17-2017, 07:53 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread iGaging. This 'n that in General
    Hadn't thought about it until now but how does a machine end up with forty five thousandths of an inch backlash in the x axis screw when it looks...
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