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Forum: The Water Cooler 03-29-2019, 07:34 AM
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Posted By benaroh
Thanks everyone! I'm in the shop now. I've...

Thanks everyone!

I'm in the shop now. I've quickly learned the climb passes on a "rastered pocket" tool path cause the wood to tear slightly.

I'm going to end up taking your advice Russel and...
Forum: The Water Cooler 03-28-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 968
Posted By benaroh
Pocket toolpath question.

I'm cutting out several hundred of these for a friend- as a favor. I don't typically cut this sort of thing, and wanted to get input from all you with more experience. The pocket inlay is designed to...
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-26-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,591
Posted By benaroh
Yes - chip evacuation is a contributing factor....

Yes - chip evacuation is a contributing factor. The design of these bits doesn't lend itself to evacuating chips well.

I've noticed cutting at a slower speed actually makes the bit break faster,...
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-24-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,591
Posted By benaroh
Charlie L- that is worth a shot. A .25 shank bit...

Charlie L- that is worth a shot. A .25 shank bit will have more flexibility, and that should relieve stress on the bit.

DE5 - I agree adding an extra toolpath isn't a huge deal. However, with my...
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-24-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,591
Posted By benaroh
Keyhole bits keep breaking in production

We use a keyhole bit to cut screw hanging slots in the back of a product we manufacture.

I recently upgraded my machine from a Stinger to a Cobra & now I'm constantly breaking my keyhole bits. I...
Forum: Woodworking Tools For Sale 11-05-2017, 12:03 PM
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Views: 2,586
Posted By benaroh
Kremin EOS 15-1 Pump / Xcite gun / agitator lid - $2900 LaGrange, KY

I have a NEW Kremlin Rexon EOS 15:1 pump. Xcite gun & cart.

Also included:
external fluid filter (attaches on the side of the pump)
three Xcite tips (9", 5", 3" fan patterns)
Grayco 5G...
Forum: The Water Cooler 11-01-2017, 08:10 AM
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Views: 1,050
Posted By benaroh
Air Mister with ATC & dust boot?

Has anyone had success adding a mister to a machine with ATC & dust boot?

I don't need lubricant, just a stream of air to clear chips from the toolpath.

I had something similar to Gary's video...
Forum: The Water Cooler 09-23-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,825
Posted By benaroh
Sounds good guys! From that video, it looks like...

Sounds good guys! From that video, it looks like I can program the spiral holes considerably faster.

Two years of using the stinger / router have left me too conservative with feedrates I suppose!
Forum: The Water Cooler 09-22-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,825
Posted By benaroh
To give you an idea- here is a video...

To give you an idea- here is a video (https://youtu.be/qiJPhikllv4) of file we cut frequently.

I'm also hesitant to cut the state profiles at a high feedrates- I don't want to damage the machine....
Forum: The Water Cooler 09-22-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,825
Posted By benaroh
Spiral Hole Toolpath

I'm cutting countless flat bottom holes with a 3/8" up-cut endmill. The holes are .5" diameter, .625 depth and are ramped in using a spiral tool. Right now at 100IPM for both the feed-rate and...
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-03-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,280
Posted By benaroh
Thanks again Gary! I'll post pictures once...

Thanks again Gary! I'll post pictures once everything is done!
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-02-2017, 10:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,280
Posted By benaroh
Recommended way to disable Z limits, for machining a vacuum grid into the spoilboard?

Ok everyone- this will hopefully be my last question for awhile!

Tmrw I plan to cut a small vacuum grid & T-Track slots into my spoilboard. Z0 will be the top of my spoilboard. Vacuum grid will be...
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-01-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,440
Posted By benaroh
Haha, yeah that makes sense now that I'm thinking...

Haha, yeah that makes sense now that I'm thinking about it. Thanks for helping out a noob! Time to bust out my vice
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-01-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,440
Posted By benaroh
What's the secret to remove a tool from an ATC cone?

I'm messing around with the machine, learning how everything works before I cut any files.. Anyways, I may have torqued these cones a little to tight... bc it does not want to let go of the collet &...
Forum: Cobra ATC's 07-28-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,966
Posted By benaroh
Money!! Thanks so much Gary- I appreciate the...

Money!! Thanks so much Gary- I appreciate the answers my friend!
Forum: Cobra ATC's 07-28-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,966
Posted By benaroh
Wiring up my machine today! Few quick Q's.

505 Cobra w/ ATC is finally in my new shop, ready to go.

My electrician wasn't sure if he wired it correctly. I know with 3 phase equipment, the motor direction can be reversed by switching the...
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 02-21-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,439
Posted By benaroh
Ah thanks Russell, this is what I needed to hear!...

Ah thanks Russell, this is what I needed to hear! I'll probably stick with this larger pump, and hope it makes up for my lack of experience, haha.
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 02-20-2017, 10:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,439
Posted By benaroh
This one is better quality for spec sheet..

This one is better quality for spec sheet..
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 02-20-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,439
Posted By benaroh
Thanks Charlie- I'm looking at Becker KVT 3.100...

Thanks Charlie- I'm looking at Becker KVT 3.100 vacuum pump. It's 4.8HP, oil-less rotary vane.. The picture below shows some specs.

Again my fixtures will be about 2ft x 4 ft (cutting solid...
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 02-19-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,439
Posted By benaroh
Thanks! I've done a few Kickstarter campaigns,...

Thanks! I've done a few Kickstarter campaigns, with varying levels of success. They are a fun, and risk free way to raise capital. I do think there is a formula that leads to higher success rates,...
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 02-19-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,439
Posted By benaroh
Ah, thanks! Thats quite helpful. Which model...

Ah, thanks! Thats quite helpful. Which model number Gast are you looking at? Motor mounted or not?
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 02-15-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,439
Posted By benaroh
Ah-quick update, just spoke with Gary Campbell.....

Ah-quick update, just spoke with Gary Campbell.. Allstar's cover sheets (http://allstaradhesives.com/cart/category/cover_sheets/P20) may be a better alternative for me.
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 02-15-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,439
Posted By benaroh
In-Board Fixture Gasketing Questions

Hi everyone,

Please bear with me, I've posted about this before, but now have some more specific questions on the topic.

I have a Cobra 404 ATC on the way, and have a few specific questions...
Forum: The Water Cooler 01-04-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,570
Posted By benaroh
Ok- I got several PM's with the info needed....

Ok- I got several PM's with the info needed. Thanks everyone!
Forum: The Water Cooler 01-04-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,570
Posted By benaroh
Ballpark used price for a Stinger II (SR-34) w/ X3?

Hi everyone,

I just placed an order for a Cobra w/ ATC, so in a few weeks I will excitedly be selling my Stinger II X3.

The Stinger is less than 2 years old, good condition, 3' x 4' bed, 3.5HP...
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