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  1. True! I would be happy with 0.02mm over the...

    True!

    I would be happy with 0.02mm over the whole table but it'll be mainly being worked in the centre as a 5 axis CNC for making prototype parts. As it will be CNC and just for prototyping, I...
  2. MDT TAC21 Chassis for Rem 700 Police MLR .338 Lapua Magnum?

    Hi all,

    Just wondering if anyone has a MDT TAC21 Chassis system for their rifle/s and if so, do you recommend them? I am trying to decide between one of these or an AICS L115A3 Tactical Chassis...
  3. New Mill needed. Advice wanted on 45/46* sized mills please!

    Hi all,

    Hope me this finds you well.

    I am in the market for a new milling machine in the 45* sized type. All my tooling is for an R8 spindle chuck and most 45/46's that I have found in...
  4. Hi all, Thanks for the help! I did contact...

    Hi all,

    Thanks for the help!

    I did contact all the suggested businesses, a cnc/machinery repair shop in Melbourne and also found two local engineers to look at it also, (I was forced to fly...
  5. Hi all, PayPal want me to have a "third party"...

    Hi all,

    PayPal want me to have a "third party" look at the machine to verify its defects, clearly not as described, and a quote on how much it will cost to repair the machine to what it should be...
  6. Cool! Sounds like you got a good one then. I was...

    Cool! Sounds like you got a good one then. I was expecting to have to scrape the ways to make them straighter/true/square etc but I really expected them to be solid castings. See how it this goes. I...
  7. Thanks for the reply! Does your TM20LV have solid...

    Thanks for the reply! Does your TM20LV have solid castings though?

    I am not expecting a super high precision mill for this price but is solid castings too much to ask for? I don't mind scrapping...
  8. Hmmm "Titan Machinery's customer service link"...

    Hmmm "Titan Machinery's customer service link" ... well I can't read gibberish nor understand it especially given that it is an Australian company and Australian website (what's the go with that???) ...
  9. I am a builder/carpenter/joiner/welder/fabricator...

    I am a builder/carpenter/joiner/welder/fabricator by trade (now studying aeronautical, mechanical and bio-mechanical engineering with some electrical engineering thrown in as well...) and running my...
  10. True, but "we" still pay a massive premium to...

    True, but "we" still pay a massive premium to these importing company's which they make their profits, charge/pay GST, taxes etc... So either way it keeps food on their tables and taxation back into...
  11. No where on the listings say this/these mills are...

    No where on the listings say this/these mills are "cut throat priced to clear" etc. this is rather deceiving in the ebay description;

    "This would make a excellent mill for somebody that after a...
  12. Exactly. ........

    Exactly.

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  13. The thing with this is we are in Australia where...

    The thing with this is we are in Australia where the importers business is importing these machines that need to meet a standard, ie in this case "a milling machine" not a $1865 "boat anchor".

    I...
  14. Thanks all all for the great help, info and...

    Thanks all all for the great help, info and support!





    The thing is, I paid for a brand new machine (as described in their listing). No where in their listings or their website shows or...
  15. Hi Bob, Thanks for the reply. From speaking...

    Hi Bob,

    Thanks for the reply.

    From speaking to Stuart (Titan Machinery) directly over the phone he said that "it's old stock from a dodgy factory" he didn't mention that he checked the machine...
  16. Thanks for all the helpful info, advice, replies...

    Thanks for all the helpful info, advice, replies and support.

    As a business operating in Australia, they MUST have business insurance that covers this sort of stuff, especially as they are the...
  17. The thing is, I bought it from an Australian...

    The thing is, I bought it from an Australian company to support their "local" business instead of buying direct from Weiss or whoever o/s. So I was trying to do "the right thing" as we don't make...
  18. I don't think he does check them. Yeah it's has...

    I don't think he does check them. Yeah it's has to go back. This is too much of a f)$& around for a brand new machine. off as I should be making parts with it now not wasting hours finding...
  19. Hmmm yeah that's what I think.... I haven't taken...

    Hmmm yeah that's what I think.... I haven't taken anything off yet to check further but if this is what it's like so far... Drawbar cap all cracked, drawbar too short, 5mm chip in the top of the Z...
  20. Thanks for all the info all! I will get the...

    Thanks for all the info all! I will get the drawbar sorted soon, Stuart is trying to find one for me now.


    I was just having another look at the machine (cleaning and oiling the ways, lead...
  21. I have checked for that "locating pin" but it...

    I have checked for that "locating pin" but it doesn't seem to have one. All the collets/chucks/ER32/25/etc's I have have been going hard up to the spindle against the shoulder of the chucks etc and...
  22. That should work for the time being. Loctite some...

    That should work for the time being. Loctite some nuts on the all thread and leave the capturing nut off. Cut the stock drawbar off at the shoulder, drill a hole in the centre, tap it to 7/16" 20TPI,...
  23. Hi Simon, It's the Z axis. I haven't checked...

    Hi Simon,

    It's the Z axis. I haven't checked the "accuracy" of the quill yet as I can't get any chucks or collets to stay or "thread up" in the spindle due to the drawbars lack of length :/ but it...
  24. Hi TomZL, How did you go? I just bought...

    Hi TomZL,

    How did you go?

    I just bought one of these mills myself to eventually convert to CNC... I only pulled it out of the crate on the weekend and started going over it.

    Im having a few...
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    Actually, the AL-335 only has 9 spindle speeds...

    Actually, the AL-335 only has 9 spindle speeds from 75-1400rpm were as the others have 18 from 65-1810rpm (better for the small stuff and the larger stuff. So it seems that the AL-336 is the same...
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    Good pick up PDW. The AL-335, Paramount FI-910...

    Good pick up PDW.

    The AL-335, Paramount FI-910 and the CQ6230A-580713 from Gasweld are all the same machine from what I can gather. All three come with an imperial lead screw with change gears for...
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    Cool. I'll hit up Ozmestore and see what they can...

    Cool. I'll hit up Ozmestore and see what they can do.

    If it's worth it I'll get it! So much for the $2K budget :doh: Ha ha ha

    Do you think the crate will fit in the back of a patrol wagon? I...
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    Rob: Thanks for the offer of checking it out...

    Rob: Thanks for the offer of checking it out possibly. The other small problem I have just found out is getting it to me (Adelaide to Mission beach)... Paramount want $1335.90 just for freight :o...
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    That is nice! Aren't they ~$80K new or something...

    That is nice! Aren't they ~$80K new or something ridiculous? Must be something wrong with it. If it's all good that is a bargain big time if only it was slightly bigger... It might be worth a phone...
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    Forget my last post... Wow! There are quite a...

    Forget my last post...

    Wow! There are quite a few bargains to be had! Thanks for the heads up all! How would the 910mm paramount be for turning the small stuff though?
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    Hmmm......

    Hmmm... http://www.paramountbrowns.com.au/index.php/hardware-machinery/products/machinery/metal-working/lathes-acc/metal-lathe-stand-610mm-bc/


    Is this one with a qcgb? I cant find anything in...
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    Rob: its definately is a downfall of the machine....

    Rob: its definately is a downfall of the machine. Plus no QCTP either which is another 500 on top... Can you run off some brands with similar sized machines that you mentioned as 300-400 more than...
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    Thanks for the info all! Has as anyone done a...

    Thanks for the info all!

    Has as anyone done a DTI test for a run out reading on these machines? I know it will vary slightly from machine to machine but is it in the 0.00001" to 0.0001" range or...
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    Need a lathe... Hafco AL-320G?

    Hi all,

    I'm in the market for a decent bench lathe. I'll be making really small stuff from say 3mm 4340 rod to larger objects like axles and suspension arms. I started off by looking at the Sieg...
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    Anyone?

    Anyone?
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    Deks Olje #1 and pure Tung oil

    Hi all!

    I'm new to this forum and I hope this finds you all well!

    I have just finished my second table with Floods Deks Olje #1 (I think its hydrolic oil???) and its came up AWESOME!!! The...
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