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    yeah, I realised AFTER posting it. The same mob...

    yeah, I realised AFTER posting it. The same mob do a similar kit, but single to 3 phase.

    As for matching the motor to the VFD . as long as the VFD is higher rated than the motor, provided it's...
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    Fleebay motor and VFD package

    I saw this package on fleebay and was wondering if anyone has any first hand experience with either the motor to the VFD?
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    So, basically the same time to do the job, but a...

    So, basically the same time to do the job, but a better finish from the carbide thanks to the extra speed?
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    That’s true... I’ll give it a try, I can always...

    That’s true... I’ll give it a try, I can always put the smaller pulley back on.
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    Well, I would have to debate whether I just buy a...

    Well, I would have to debate whether I just buy a monster 3 phase unit and sell the Qualos on...
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    It's funny, I spent forever trying to find a...

    It's funny, I spent forever trying to find a decent sized single phase lathe, only to find out I could have had 3 phase and just ran a VFD!

    Anyway, upgrading to a 3 phase motor and VFD maybe...
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    It's a 5 1/2" gearhead. tapered roller bearing on...

    It's a 5 1/2" gearhead. tapered roller bearing on the chuck side and ball race on the others...
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    I've been running the old Qualos in top gear at...

    I've been running the old Qualos in top gear at 648rpm and the finish is MUCH better using the Carbide. so I was thinking as the motor is belt drive to the gear head, could I just change the ratio of...
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    Thanks again, guys! :2tsup:

    Thanks again, guys! :2tsup:
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    Well, the old Qualos isn’t getting anywhere NEAR...

    Well, the old Qualos isn’t getting anywhere NEAR those speeds!
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    Machining speeds

    Hi all, I'm a little confused about the speed I need to be turn the work piece on my lathe..

    My lathe is a lovely, well maintained Qualos, which as has a maximum of 648rpm according to the chart...
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    PM sent.

    PM sent.
  13. Thread: Kondia mill

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    Kondia mill

    This came up today... looks like a good unit!

    I'd grab it myself, but I don't have 3ph and I just bought a mill..

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/615504785599085/
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    I think you’re right.. my mrs would never tell...

    I think you’re right..

    my mrs would never tell me to sell, as she knows what I’d say! Haha
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    Myford owners can be a bit “special” at times...

    Myford owners can be a bit “special” at times about their gear! 😜
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    I’d be interested, but I imagine it’d cost a bomb...

    I’d be interested, but I imagine it’d cost a bomb to post it to Melbourne...
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    LOL! Must be a typo!

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1239684779538319/
  18. Thread: QUALOS lathe

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    My location is "Melbourne, Australia" and has...

    My location is "Melbourne, Australia" and has been since I joined... unless you're referring to the other David.
  19. Thread: QUALOS lathe

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    Haha! very true!

    Haha! very true!
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    I could be interested in some of these... I'm...

    I could be interested in some of these... I'm picking up a mill on the weekend that comes with some tooling, so I'll need to wait and see what it comes with.
  21. Thread: QUALOS lathe

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    I just bought a Qualos from an elderly gentleman...

    I just bought a Qualos from an elderly gentleman in the next suburb over... the only thing it's missing is the steadies and the change gears.

    I was also wondering if you can buy different slides...
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    Oh alright, but only because you insisted.

    Oh alright, but only because you insisted.
  23. Thread: Ebay Mill

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    I would tend to agree. You do pay a premium at...

    I would tend to agree. You do pay a premium at Hafco, but obviously you're getting that back in service.

    I would LOVE a huge Bridgeport or something like the Japanese one posted earlier, but like...
  24. Thread: Ebay Mill

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    I too suffer from the Land Rover addiction! Which...

    I too suffer from the Land Rover addiction! Which forums are you on?

    I've actually had a good response from this thread and the WTB post in the market place, I'll probably buy a well serviced and...
  25. Thread: Ebay Mill

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    The owner doesn't have access to the manual this...

    The owner doesn't have access to the manual this week, but estimates it weight at around 2t - pretty hefty unit! 3ph doesn't really bother TOO much with the advent of VFD... but, I tend to agree, it...
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    I was talking about the big Japanese one..

    I was talking about the big Japanese one..
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    Looks good! is it single phase?

    Looks good!

    is it single phase?
  28. Thread: Ebay Mill

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    Very true!

    Very true!
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    That would be over a ton, wouldn't it?!

    That would be over a ton, wouldn't it?!
  30. Thread: Ebay Mill

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    There in lies the issue - I’ve done all I can do...

    There in lies the issue - I’ve done all I can do on my little Qualos..
  31. Thread: Ebay Mill

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    Of course! Well, I hope I've filled in any...

    Of course! Well, I hope I've filled in any blanks...
  32. Thread: Ebay Mill

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    Currently I’m building a hillclimb car, but who...

    Currently I’m building a hillclimb car, but who knows what I may build in the future..
    I would eventually like to purchase a good Bridgeport, when money and space allows. For the time being, a...
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    WTB Vertical Mill in Melbourne

    As the title suggests.

    Size is a factor, I don't really have the lifting equipment to lift much more than a ton.

    Also, I don't have huge funds to put towards this, something around $1500 would...
  34. Thread: Ebay Mill

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    these are great, but they’d be 1.5t+ and in NSW..

    these are great, but they’d be 1.5t+ and in NSW..
  35. Thread: Ebay Mill

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    Do you mean a Rong Fu?

    Do you mean a Rong Fu?
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    Sadly, the only Bridgies on the market atm are...

    Sadly, the only Bridgies on the market atm are $5000 plus! They're probably worth that, but it's money I don't have right now. Also, I don't really have the equipment to lift and move a machine of...
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    That's the conclusion I came to too... but are...

    That's the conclusion I came to too...

    but are they the same quality?

    I'm in Vic, so I can't view the unit in person.
  38. Thread: Ebay Mill

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    Ebay Mill

    Hey Guys,

    Has anyone used/owned/seen up close one of these vertical mills?
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    Wrong window. Admin please delete.

    Wrong window. Admin please delete.
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    yes, I found the company and sadly, they’re not...

    yes, I found the company and sadly, they’re not in machinery anymore.

    I’m not sure on pitch, I’ll have to have better look tomorrow.

    I was thinking the same thing today re the steady!
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    Hi guys! I just bought this lovely old Qualos...

    Hi guys!

    I just bought this lovely old Qualos of a local elderly gent.

    it didn’t come with a steady or gears, are these available from anywhere?
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