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    Easier said than done.

    Easier said than done.
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    How would you get to it?

    How would you get to it?
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    The problem with butchered shafts like this is...

    The problem with butchered shafts like this is that it is not only the Major diameter of the thread that is "mushroomed" slightly, but also the minor diameter, so cleaning up the O/D may not be...
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    This is the type of job where a Thread File is...

    This is the type of job where a Thread File is invaluable,
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    The release of internal stresses in the material...

    The release of internal stresses in the material could have nipped the saw blade up in the cut, that combined with it running a bit too fast and getting slightly warm leading to the breakage. I have...
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    Someone on here might offer to do it properly for...

    Someone on here might offer to do it properly for you, if they knew where in Australia you are located.:roll:
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    Brass fasteners would be the best choice, see...

    Brass fasteners would be the best choice, see chart.

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  8. Hi Steve, I used X1 for Forward Running switch...

    Hi Steve, I used X1 for Forward Running switch (NO) and X2 for stop switch (NC) and the com wire is bridged between the 2 switches (similar to Fig 2 on page 37). These are the settings I used and...
  9. This modification should improve the response...

    This modification should improve the response time of the tachometer shown in the video(Post 85).

    I replaced the single magnet with 6 smaller magnets mounted in a piece of pvc conduit. I am...
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    What was the hardness of the steel being filed?

    What was the hardness of the steel being filed?
  11. The other machines that I have set up with this...

    The other machines that I have set up with this type of tachometer use 6 or 8 pulses per revolution and were configurable for PPR counts of 1 to 9999 but I could not find one this time and had to...
  12. My first attempt at posting this video failed...

    My first attempt at posting this video failed miserably, I hope it works this time.
    The video shows that the pot is now working over it's full range, it also shows that the digital tacho is very...
  13. Yes John, although I don't think you can...

    Yes John, although I don't think you can actually set a negative percentage, I will try it later.

    I struggled to get the video attached and I thought that it was OK because it works for me but...
  14. It was a simple fix in the end, just by setting...

    It was a simple fix in the end, just by setting up the Analog Input Limits correctly: High Limit 10V = 100% = 75Hz Low Limit 0V = 33.3% = 25Hz.
    Now I have to work on getting the cheap Chinese panel...
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    Could you explain this simple method please?

    Could you explain this simple method please?
  16. I agree John, but that is exactly as it is...

    I agree John, but that is exactly as it is written, it doesn't mean that it is right and exactly what it means I have no idea. There's plenty of typos and other blatant mistakes in the manual.
  17. I think that is probably what is happening Bob...

    I think that is probably what is happening Bob and that is why I will have to try mucking around with the Analog Lower Input settings using a bit of trial and error as no information is available in...
  18. I should have explained the problem in more...

    I should have explained the problem in more detail in my original query, the drive is set up with 25Hz as minimum frequency and 75 as maximum and the potentiometer can control the motor anywhere...
  19. Thanks John, the pot that I am using is 5K linear...

    Thanks John, the pot that I am using is 5K linear and checks out OK with a DMM, I did originally have a 10K in the machine but I changed to this one because I though that the resistance may have been...
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    If the material was lighter a Magnabend would do...

    If the material was lighter a Magnabend would do it easily but not with 1.5mm thickness at 600mm long.
  21. Has anyone successfully set up an external...

    Has anyone successfully set up an external potentiometer on one of these? I have set the parameters that I think are applicable and also re-positioned one of the jumpers and it is working but there...
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    Sticky: I have ground a lot of bearing housings similar...

    I have ground a lot of bearing housings similar to these using a simple fixture bored to allow the housing O/D to fit neatly into it and retained by screws through the holes in the flange. The...
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    Are these metal art pieces kept indoors or out in...

    Are these metal art pieces kept indoors or out in the elements?
  24. Why would it be a very unusual cutter? It is a...

    Why would it be a very unusual cutter? It is a common method of reducing costs on materials.
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    This is the method that I use to true/dress...

    This is the method that I use to true/dress those cheap diamond wheels (post #4 of this thread):https://metalworkforums.com/f65/t206066-truing-diamond-wheel?highlight=

    One thing that I didn't...
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    Yes, the insert size is 15. 393206

    Yes, the insert size is 15.

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    What is the part number of the Facemill? I have...

    What is the part number of the Facemill? I have a 1985 Valenite catalogue that may have the insert listed for the particular cutter that you have.
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    To be able to do this properly the person taking...

    To be able to do this properly the person taking on the job will need to have the shaft as well.
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    Not really, the spindle locking pin takes all the...

    Not really, the spindle locking pin takes all the load.
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    I'm not sure where I got this from, probably...

    I'm not sure where I got this from, probably somewhere like Total Tools etc. I do remember that when I saw it I thought that it was a good idea and worth giving a try as I was having a lot of trouble...
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    This tool makes short work of removing a jammed...

    This tool makes short work of removing a jammed locknut, it has got me out of trouble many times and now I just use it rather than mucking around with the tool supplied with the grinder. I used to...
  32. I worked out the external terminal controls for...

    I worked out the external terminal controls for stop/start functions using the 3 wire control mode, the manual is a bit confusing but the information is there if you can decipher it.
    I used standard...
  33. Hi Steve, did you get the external controls set...

    Hi Steve, did you get the external controls set up on the Ecogoo drive, if so what type of pot and switch did you use? I would like to use momentary push buttons for stop/start if possible.
  34. Thanks Steve, I will try doing that.

    Thanks Steve, I will try doing that.
  35. Hi Steve, the code is OCH. I have not contacted...

    Hi Steve, the code is OCH. I have not contacted Ecogoo as yet because I'm not really sure how to go about it.
  36. I would like to know whether they are covered by...

    I would like to know whether they are covered by any sort of warranty. I have 2 of the 380volt type, one of which is showing an error code that I cannot clear.
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    That would depend on the type of material, most...

    That would depend on the type of material, most high tensile steels start to reduce in hardness, and therefore Tensile Strength, at temperatures above 200 degrees C with hardness reducing further as...
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    It can be repaired, if you really have to, by...

    It can be repaired, if you really have to, by boring the pockets to clean up the wear and having over sized gears made to bring the clearance back to specifications. A friend of mine had to do...
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    I recently made a full set (Flat and Vee) from a...

    I recently made a full set (Flat and Vee) from a hard black self lubricating plastic similar to Vesconite, they seem to be working well.

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    This is how I did it on a Beaver Milling Machine,...

    This is how I did it on a Beaver Milling Machine, it is not very elegant but certainly is handy to use.

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    I select the speed before switching the motor on....

    I select the speed before switching the motor on. I may try to get the unit replaced under warranty but I don't really like my chances.
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    The motor is 2 speed, 1.2kw on high speed. The...

    The motor is 2 speed, 1.2kw on high speed. The VFD is 2.2kw (see photo of motor data plate). I think this error is fatal as I cannot get rid of it.

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    Ecogoo VFD Error Code

    One of my Ecogoo 240v single phase input to 380V 3phase output VFD's has tripped out with an OCH error code, the problem is that this particular code is not listed in the Instruction Manual. Has...
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    Most files are made from high carbon steel which...

    Most files are made from high carbon steel which if heated above it's tempering temperature and air cooled, can only get softer not harder. You may simply have a blunt file especially if it has been...
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    [QUOTE=racingtadpole;1983963]They use a...

    [QUOTE=racingtadpole;1983963]They use a triangular carbide insert.
    If you’re doing a lot of heavy structural section that requires bevelling to weld, they are the ducks..

    This is a very small...
  46. I'd be interested in seeing your design, I am in...

    I'd be interested in seeing your design, I am in the process of making a control panel for a milling machine that will incorporate an LCD DRO.
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    My phase Changer is a Light Horse 5 model (5HP)...

    My phase Changer is a Light Horse 5 model (5HP) and is probably one of the very early ones. The specifications state that maximum heavy load start capacity is 3HP and I have found that it will not...
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    One of these might do the job:...

    One of these might do the job: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000976184024.html
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    If the 6 in Phase Changer 6 is referring to horse...

    If the 6 in Phase Changer 6 is referring to horse power I think you will have trouble starting the 5.5hp motor under any load, they are not designed for this type of load.
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    What model Phase Changer is this Alf?

    What model Phase Changer is this Alf?
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