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Member postings for jimmy b

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Thread: Cutting stainless steel rod. Bandsaw or chopsaw?
04/11/2019 17:27:05

I have quite a lot of 304 and 303 stainless on my Chester saw.

M42 blades and going slow are the secret!


Thread: Moore and Wright Micrometer
02/11/2019 07:21:13

They are a press fit.


Thread: The wonderful world of gauge blocks
25/10/2019 04:36:03

I was happy with an inch set, right up to the point I saw a rally nice metric set!

Just wait until you discover how use full gauge block accessory sets are!



Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
20/10/2019 19:10:23

Fitted a cheap digital tachometer to the crusader today.

Since fitting the VFD, I've been a bit lost with speeds!

Works great!


Thread: Slideways oil
20/10/2019 17:07:12

I use proper slideway 68, I possibly use a 1ltr a year between two lathes and mill.

Not worth using anything else.


Thread: 3D parts printing undersize
19/10/2019 07:16:23

I know my printer well enough to know that I need to scale to 99% and get prints bang on size.

I just do it my slicer.


Thread: VFD and screwcutting
16/10/2019 16:54:03

I went down the Newton Tesla route.

Expensive, but no regrets!


15/10/2019 19:06:28

I've just fitted a VFD and 3 phase motor to my Chester Crusader.

Screw cutting has been transformed!

I have left mine on the supplied settings and have found it to better to control than previously.

Good luck!


Thread: Free software and human nature
13/10/2019 05:37:38

I have noticed this too.

In my day job, I very rarely get a thank you reply if advice works but if it doesn't, they a quick to reply!

Thread: Oil Level Sight Glass
13/10/2019 05:36:05

I had the opposite problem on one of my lathes!

Glass was empty and machine full!

I just pushed the glass (plastic) out, cleaned it and refitted with some silicone around the hole.


Thread: Would you buy one of these collets?
12/10/2019 18:15:59

Yes I'd buy one if I needed it!

I have an over size C5 collet (30mm) that I bought for one job.


Thread: windoze 10
29/09/2019 09:34:43

Martin, I FULLY took your advice and went through the troubleshooter. The problem turns out to be, needing to restart BEFORE starting the update!

Thank you again Martin.


29/09/2019 09:00:16

Thank you Martin,

I tried that this morning, still no joy!


29/09/2019 09:00:16

Thank you Martin,

I tried that this morning, still no joy!


29/09/2019 05:36:55

I've tried several times over the last month to install the new update.

It gets so far and then gives up!

I'll just plod along until something happens.


Thread: Chuck
25/09/2019 19:40:26

Hi John,

It won't make any difference whether you have ER32 or 25. Cheap will be cheap!

Banggood will probably be ok (although someone will chime in with "once they bought something and it was no good, blah blab blah).

I've had good and bad from China. Best plan is stick to companies that sell mainly tooling.

Good luck.


Thread: Alternative metal sources?
22/09/2019 11:36:12

Working for an engineering company has a few perks!


Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
20/09/2019 19:19:54

Finally got around to buying a VFD set up for the Crusader!

Got home from work today and it had had been delivered! its now fitted, happy days!!


Thread: SIEG SC4 lathe opinions please
17/09/2019 19:27:38

I'm a big fan of the SC4. Mine is 10 years old, (called the C4 then), its done stacks of work, including thousands on stainless bolts. Its still on its original belts.

In that time I have got through a couple of 3 jaw chucks.

Ample power. I really can recommend these lathes!


Thread: variable speed drive Crusader
15/09/2019 11:03:36

Has anyone fitted a variable speed drive to a Chester Crusader?

I'm giving thought to finally getting this done!

Any pitfalls that I should be aware of?

Thank youy.


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