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    Like most others here it seems, I've never...

    Like most others here it seems, I've never bothered rotating the compound and just plunge with the cross slide alone.

    However, if you did want to do the rotated compound method, Techo1 will...
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    I take it you have the early version of the SAG...

    I take it you have the early version of the SAG 180, same as mine, which only has 3 'letter' positions (A, B, C) and 6 'number' positions, as the later versions with 4 'letters' and 10 'numbers' had...
  3. My tip is not to bother with the style where you...

    My tip is not to bother with the style where you swap the tips around... Never laid my hands on a pair of those that were any good, way too much wobble between the body and the tips, and usually...
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    Good to hear you didn't do more serious damage...

    Good to hear you didn't do more serious damage (and I can picture the missuses face, pretty sure I've seen similar expressions before)...

    I've never liked the idea of those little skates for a few...
  5. I had a Chinese knockoff of that tool for the...

    I had a Chinese knockoff of that tool for the AL335, think mine was the 26mm tall with the 3mm inserts (SPB26-3). Never had a problem with it, very rarely even changed an insert. Used a HSS blade...
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    Make yourself a Rose Index. ...

    Make yourself a Rose Index.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ANx2AzPJzE

    Been on my list to make one ever since I saw it.
  7. For the jobs you list, I would (and do) use a saw...

    For the jobs you list, I would (and do) use a saw much like BobL linked with the appropriate blade. Don't now remember offhand how many teeth the one I'm running has, can have a look if desired, but...
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    I have the pen. Not sure if the aerosol is even...

    I have the pen. Not sure if the aerosol is even available anymore, I think that may have been the original product and they may have replaced it with the pen?

    If you're only printing in PLA all...
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    Glue stick and hairspray work quite well, as does...

    Glue stick and hairspray work quite well, as does 'abs slurry'.

    However what I now use for almost everything on my glass bed is a product called 'Dimafix'. Not sure of the chemistry behind it,...
  10. That seems like it'll be very close to the...

    That seems like it'll be very close to the dimensions of the AL335 assembly. Unfortunately I no longer have mine to measure, so I'm eyeballing off the photos from when I scraped it vs my vice jaws...
  11. That cross slide didn't show up the other day for...

    That cross slide didn't show up the other day for some reason, quite reasonably priced really.

    But what I'd seen before was an entire top slide (compound slide) assembly for about $400 - from...
  12. Never heard of Hamilco, I assume they're one of...

    Never heard of Hamilco, I assume they're one of the numerous older 'brands' selling Taiwanese gear who are now defunct? Precision bench lathe covers rather a range of sizes, which makes it hard to...
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    Sticky: I truly hated that whole flat area. None of the...

    I truly hated that whole flat area. None of the swarf that landed there could go anywhere because the first hole through the bed is way back towards the tailstock, and it'd fill up ridiculously...
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    The Graziano has a cast tray that bolts to the...

    The Graziano has a cast tray that bolts to the underside of the lid which then oils a couple of points (part number 968).

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    It's just fed by whatever gets launched up there off the...
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    Star/Delta start, most likely. Diagram on this...

    Star/Delta start, most likely.

    Diagram on this page (on the left) is the same diagram, just slightly differently laid out:

    https://theengineeringmindset.com/star-delta-startes/

    Pretty common...
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    Sticky: Textbook demonstration of why 6 jaw and collet...

    Textbook demonstration of why 6 jaw and collet chucks exist! :D

    If you want to do ID turning, drill 4 holes in a disc you can hold in the chuck, face the disc off and bore the centre to larger...
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    I'm thinking I'll build something vaguely like...

    I'm thinking I'll build something vaguely like this:

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    Made by Sky Hook, horribly expensive. They sell counterweights for the cart, but that seems pointless to me.... The 310mm 4 jaw for...
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    "Low head cap screws" is what you're looking for....

    "Low head cap screws" is what you're looking for. Just a couple options here, plenty more come up in Google with that term. Unbrako also list them on their website, so probably can be ordered in...
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    Tend to agree with Michael. For a bare machine...

    Tend to agree with Michael. For a bare machine of that type with no extra tooling (beyond what it came with), I wouldn't be inclined to go over $2k. I sold my AL335 to a mate for $3k , partly...
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    Well, I recently went from an AL335 to a Graziano...

    Well, I recently went from an AL335 to a Graziano SAG180... thus far I don't regret it.

    My AL335 wasn't the pinnacle of build quality, so I don't think there is any real difference in accuracy...
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    What about SNMG 542 (SNMG 150608 in ISO)? ...

    What about SNMG 542 (SNMG 150608 in ISO)?

    Specifications here: https://www.secotools.com/article/p_02960520?language=en

    Might be worth a measure of your current insert, the telling number for...
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    Good news for you then! Is that set up by going...

    Good news for you then! Is that set up by going into the menu on startup (radius/diameter I mean)? As far as I could ever tell from reading the docs on H&F site, you couldn't switch 'on the fly'...
  23. This is probably going to be as clear as mud, but...

    This is probably going to be as clear as mud, but I'll give it a go...

    Cutting the ID on the front side, with the narrow end pointing towards the change gears, the taper attachment is pulling the...
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    PM sent.
  25. Quick look on Ecogoos website suggests they go to...

    Quick look on Ecogoos website suggests they go to at least 22kw, 220v single in to 380 3 phase out.

    22KW Frequency converter single phase 220v input 3phase 380v outputecogoo



    What, exactly,...
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    You might be out of luck on that one. My Sino...

    You might be out of luck on that one. My Sino (SDS6-3V) only allows for diameter mode on X from memory. Which is annoying, as I would have liked to have X as the carriage, and Y for the slide so...
  27. I believe Edcon ship all over the country if you...

    I believe Edcon ship all over the country if you have no luck locally.

    For those in Melbourne, Bright Steels in Braeside are about the same price (or slightly cheaper) as Edcon, and have a pretty...
  28. Might be time to have a hard word to your...

    Might be time to have a hard word to your supplier... Edcon's website says about $135 for 1 meter of 55mm diameter peeled 4140, and even Collier Miller are 'only' $242/m for 2.125" bright 4140.....
  29. Doesn't sound like it's horribly tight or...

    Doesn't sound like it's horribly tight or anything, the input will always be a bit harder to turn in higher speeds due to not having as much gear reduction in your favour...

    I ran Fenner...
  30. Now you have the belts off, can you feel any...

    Now you have the belts off, can you feel any tight spots turning the 'spindle input' belt pulley by hand? If you do, some judicious selection of neutrals via the speed selection levers might help to...
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    9/32 appears to be the tricky part of the...

    9/32 appears to be the tricky part of the equation.... 5/16 would be easy it seems. Interestingly even many of the American suppliers of hex bar seem to jump from 1/4 straight to 5/16, seems 9/32 is...
  32. Time to start on a process of elimination... ...

    Time to start on a process of elimination...

    One has to suspect it's had a good crash at some point in it's life, but perhaps not.

    Take the change gear off the headstock output, thus...
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    5c metric collets are available in 0.5mm steps,...

    5c metric collets are available in 0.5mm steps, and 5c to ER32 adapters are indeed available for any odd sizes, if needed. They're reasonably compact. For some strange reason 5c to ER20 adapters...
  34. I assume you're using the same pinion each time...

    I assume you're using the same pinion each time you tighten the chuck up... Looks like one is marked with a '0'? That should in theory be the most accurate, but check all of them to confirm. ...
  35. Yep, that's what he did at my place. Had to...

    Yep, that's what he did at my place. Had to chuck down a sheet of 1/2" ply outside the roller door thanks to the gravel drive. Also had to stand there with a big bar to stop the Graziano rolling...
  36. At 800kg each, and going 30km from Dandenong, I'd...

    At 800kg each, and going 30km from Dandenong, I'd call Shane at Total Crane Trucks personally. Charges hourly from the depot back to the depot, which is in Scoresby if I remember correctly.
    ...
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    Sticky: I've got a 45 degree high rake facemill from H&F,...

    I've got a 45 degree high rake facemill from H&F, which in theory takes SEKT inserts. Problem is the Chinese 'Mitsubishi' inserts I have don't carry the relief angle all the way to the cutting edge,...
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    I think it's more a case of accounting for...

    I think it's more a case of accounting for potential warpage of the shaft. At least that's the factor that most concerns me when I've needed to consider this approach, turning the whole thing into...
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    https://melbournesteelsales.com.au/shop/erw-tubes/...

    https://melbournesteelsales.com.au/shop/erw-tubes/square-erw-semi-bright-6-1m/

    https://robotbuildingsupplies.com.au/product/erw-semi-bright-square-tube/
    ...
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    Did a quick search to see what a Proth 2550 was,...

    Did a quick search to see what a Proth 2550 was, and as I suspected it's a surface grinder.

    https://www.grays.com/lot/1508-3014349/automotive-manufacturing/proth-surface-grinder-model-psgs-2550-ah...
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    Could always chuck a dud battery in that doesn't...

    Could always chuck a dud battery in that doesn't hold charge, and just tee the anderson plug into the lines. Should be able to grab one from a motorbike or rideon mower workshop for nothing if you...
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    That would be me in the milling machine upgrade...

    That would be me in the milling machine upgrade thread. I should have put 'exists' rather than 'existed', as that is probably clearer, and was what I meant. I'm really not surprised to find they're...
  43. If you're freehanding the taper you're setting...

    If you're freehanding the taper you're setting yourself a very difficult goal to get a smooth seamless surface there. Certainly can be done with enough skill and practice, but far easier for mere...
  44. Doesn't look like sanding marks to me. Pretty...

    Doesn't look like sanding marks to me. Pretty hard to tell exactly whats going on once you've sanded it, try taking an 'as turned' photo before sanding it. Might give us some more clues as to what...
  45. As others have said, looks pretty good for black...

    As others have said, looks pretty good for black bar. But if your tool is making contact over a large area, as I get the impression from your description, you'll probably find it gets even better...
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    13mm ish (1/2" is 12.7mm?) sounds kind of like it...

    13mm ish (1/2" is 12.7mm?) sounds kind of like it might have originally had a pull stud for CNC use? Just guessing, having never actually seen one in person.

    If that's the case I don't see any...
  47. One of the things I've been wanting for the...

    One of the things I've been wanting for the Graziano is a collet chuck. I had one for the AL335, an ER40 D1-4, but of course that doesn't fit the D1-5 Graziano, so it went with the AL335. I kept...
  48. That behavior makes me think there is something...

    That behavior makes me think there is something floating around inside the flowmeter or outlet from the pressure gauge. When the cylinder pressure is behind it, the object gets jammed up against an...
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    Overcurrent. Same code mine threw when this...

    Overcurrent. Same code mine threw when this happened (quote pinched from my Graziano thread.) And yes, annoying that the manual doesn't match up to it, but not unusual.



    In this case the...
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    That doesn't solve the issue of the runout in the...

    That doesn't solve the issue of the runout in the new chuck that needs modifying though, which is where the potential problem arises. The approach you mentioned can be a valid solution for the right...
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