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    The DRO swings out of the way and the belts are...

    The DRO swings out of the way and the belts are changed on the right.
    I even considered leaving the cover off all together but I think up top would end up a real mess of collected dust and grime.
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    That's exactly what it is.

    That's exactly what it is.
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    Neodymium magnets were the first thing I tried....

    Neodymium magnets were the first thing I tried. They get in the way when closing the latch.
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    It will rattle without latches.

    It will rattle without latches.
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    Because it's too high up when you're standing on...

    Because it's too high up when you're standing on the floor.
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    It only takes one idiot

    Get a load of what this manufacturer has done.
    I gotta try fixing this, it's so frustrating but not sure how to go about it yet.
    So the pulley cover on my mill has these flip catches. They put the...
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    Sent Mon, arrived today (2 days). That's quick....

    Sent Mon, arrived today (2 days). That's quick.
    Sendle used Fastway. Hats off to them.

    I'm impressed with the items I received. I haven't measured them or tried them out yet, but they look great....
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    Lol. I see there's 2 sides to the story...

    Lol.
    I see there's 2 sides to the story really.... The goods and the service. The prices are good and prob so are the items. Service (including freight choice and price) needs a kick up the...
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    They're a bit slow sending stuff. I ordered last...

    They're a bit slow sending stuff. I ordered last Wed and it's now Mon.
    I had to ring them to see what happening cos the account shows that it's not sent yet.
    He said they will send it today via...
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    That's interesting. ok so I thought I'd try that...

    That's interesting.
    ok so I thought I'd try that too.
    I did the online quote for Fastway. He mentioned they may use them.
    I put in 50 x 30 x 30cm and 12KG to my place.
    Not sure why there's a...
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    Yep..I just tried that with H&F too. I set it for...

    Yep..I just tried that with H&F too. I set it for delivery from Vic and got $17.90.
    Seems to me if you add a few small items that $30 would be fair.
    Notice H&F says it's 8.5KG, M&G productions...
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    Holy hell !!! Just got the invoice....they want...

    Holy hell !!!
    Just got the invoice....they want $50 freight...that's Vic to Mid north coast NSW.
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    Yeah he said post should be around $30 for the...

    Yeah he said post should be around $30 for the lot. He said to just put in an order and not pay and they will send an invoice.
    They definitely need to do something about their website. Wrong photos,...
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    He saw my number come up on his phone and rang me...

    He saw my number come up on his phone and rang me back.
    Will be putting in an order today for :
    Clamping kit to suit 15.8mm Tee slot (M14)_Machine Tool Access._M&G Productions
    1"x2"x3"Block Set...
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    Handrail guidelines

    I'm looking at the idea of replacing the handrail on our balcony.
    Just wanted to check a few things before getting in too deep.

    The balcony has a brick wall at each end and 3 concrete (roman...
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    Ah ok thanks for that. I just noticed google...

    Ah ok thanks for that.
    I just noticed google reckons they're closed today, open tomorrow, so I'll just try them tomorrow.

    oh and you might be able to answer this, they have slot drills but appear...
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    Hi Steve, I tried to contact them today but...

    Hi Steve, I tried to contact them today but they're not answering.
    Do you have their phone number ? the numbers on their website seem really odd for a Victorian phone number.
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    I was just going through a lot of the stuff they...

    I was just going through a lot of the stuff they sell.
    Some pretty good prices there.
    Have you bought from them before ? if so, what are they like to deal with ?
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    Yeah sure, I'd like to see some pics.

    Yeah sure, I'd like to see some pics.
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    Are they supposed to be a close fit ? My slots...

    Are they supposed to be a close fit ?
    My slots vary a little but are around 16.2 or 3 wide.
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    tslot sizing

    G'day guys ,
    It's now time for me to purchase a clamping kit for my mill.
    I'm unsure of what size to get. I saw a spec online for what appeared to be my exact machine and 14mm was quoted, but I...
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    Thanks all. I have printed the manual and it now...

    Thanks all.
    I have printed the manual and it now resides next to my mill.
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    I'd say it prob needs to be at least the same...

    I'd say it prob needs to be at least the same brand so any special key presses will match.
    I think eskimo's reply will have me fixed up.
    Thanks for trying to help. I appreciate it.
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    It looks to be the same on the front panel so I'd...

    It looks to be the same on the front panel so I'd say it will do the trick for me.
    I may be able to look up any slight differences on google or youtube.
    Thank you so much. Cheers.
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    Well I've already used the new mill to make a...

    Well I've already used the new mill to make a couple of small parts.
    I gotta tell ya, I should have got one years ago. Gee wizz they're a great thing.
    It's no problem for me to transition over to a...
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    Yeah I agree it should be like that. I rarely...

    Yeah I agree it should be like that.
    I rarely have trouble with tapers on my lathe, and they don't use a drawbar, well not in the tailstock anyway.
    If I do get taper slip I just hit it with WD40...
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    Hi Bob There are a lot of features available in...

    Hi Bob
    There are a lot of features available in this display. I will probably use all of them at some time or another.
    So I'm after a copy (if possible) so I'll have it to learn now and for future...
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    Just keeping the question open

    Just keeping the question open
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    I reckon you're right there. The threaded rod is...

    I reckon you're right there.
    The threaded rod is probably quivering when hit.
    Would you suggest bright bar as a replacement ?
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    Yep well for little 'ol me standing on a ladder...

    Yep well for little 'ol me standing on a ladder and not wanting to smash the quill pulley I found the 4 pounder better but I did hit it pretty hard.
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    I'm still having trouble with the quill taper. I...

    I'm still having trouble with the quill taper.
    I had the 50mm facing cutter in there, and wanted to remove it to put the collet chuck in.
    With the quill locked tight it took a 4 pound hammer to...
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    Just gave it a test using the 50mm 4xTC insert...

    Just gave it a test using the 50mm 4xTC insert facing cutter that came with the machine.
    I stuck an old aluminum computer heatsink in the vise (base up) and run 2 parallel X cuts, then 2 parallel Y...
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    Mine's made in Taiwan. I hope that speaks for...

    Mine's made in Taiwan. I hope that speaks for something. I keep hearing that stuff made in Taiwan is better than China.
    I run the table left past half way and tightened the Y nut. The screw had to...
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    Oh really , set the depth ? is that all ? lol...

    Oh really , set the depth ? is that all ? lol
    Don't need that then.
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    Z axis scale info needed

    Some of the buttons on this milling machine quill scale don't seem to do anything so I'll have to pull it apart to clean the switches.
    That's easy, but what do the buttons do ?
    What is up and down...
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    Easson manual needed

    Does anyone have a user manual for Easson ES-8 2axis DRO display ?
    I was looking for a PDF for it but nothing comes up online. There are instruction videos available but they don't cover everything....
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    Yes I think it's prob this one. ...

    Yes I think it's prob this one.

    https://www.machineryhouse.com.au/MC615

    PS I just had a close look....It's pretty much just a square block.
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    I just finished cleaning up the column and oiling...

    I just finished cleaning up the column and oiling it.
    That meant I had to wind it all the way down then all the way up. Holy hell it takes some effort. I've definitely gotta look at installing some...
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    I thought about designing a cam operating lever...

    I thought about designing a cam operating lever to push from behind the nut. Will do that later.
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    Do you mean the large lever pointed to in the...

    Do you mean the large lever pointed to in the photo below ?
    It's for unlocking the head from the column, same as the nuts above and below it.
    The motor belt adjusting nut is on a sliding rod which...
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    Thanks for that. My stand is 30.5" and the mill...

    Thanks for that.
    My stand is 30.5" and the mill base to table top is 8.5", so 39" total is good enough I say.
    I just want that info in case I decide to swap the wheels to little legs for more...
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    Yet another thing : The scale that's been fitted...

    Yet another thing :
    The scale that's been fitted on the front of the table. It means the motor drive end switch has been left off and mechanical stops can't be used either.
    Don't you think it...
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    That's a great idea Mike. I've got a couple of...

    That's a great idea Mike.
    I've got a couple of spare pulleys too. Maybe one of them can be utilized. Otherwise I should already have a piece of aluminium that will do the job.
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    Yep, here it is. I was thinking of a couple of...

    Yep, here it is.
    I was thinking of a couple of ideas myself, that I could do to it once I get it cleaned up and mounted on the stand. A couple of the free items it came with are lots of thick dirt...
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    Had to duck into town. When I came back I used a...

    Had to duck into town.
    When I came back I used a bigger hammer and out it popped.

    Another thing I found...The motor was mounted around 20mm too low so the belt wasn't lined up very good. I don't...
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    Yes it is Morse 3

    Yes it is Morse 3
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    OK next problem. I tried removing the facing...

    OK next problem.
    I tried removing the facing cutter that's in it.
    It seems to be stuck pretty hard. Isn't it just a matter of loosening the drawbar nut and giving it a whack with a hammer ?
    That...
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    Not so small really. 100mm x 100mm long, around...

    Not so small really. 100mm x 100mm long, around $65 for a billet on ebay.
    I'd cast it if I had a descent way of heating it. I've got heaps of scrap aluminium saved up. Not good at the moment anyway...
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    Another thing I discovered last night. A broken...

    Another thing I discovered last night.
    A broken motor pulley. I will lose my lowest speed.
    Any ideas for repair or where to get one ? ... maybe if I can find someone locally to build up the...
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    That's interesting. What does your dividing...

    That's interesting.
    What does your dividing plate set look like ?
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