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I didn't like the idea of any way.
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Posted 10 January 2014 - 12:03 AM
Now that that crazy cold spell is past, I hope to get back out into the shop and work on my mill retrofit tommorrow and the weekend. I am Sooooooooo anxious to get back on the gatling project.
Posted 12 January 2014 - 06:09 AM
off thread topic -- sorry but
Cutter what do you think of mach3 cnc software??
For what it's worth, I have run Mach3 on my Tormach 1100 for the last 2-1/2 years. I don't have any problems or strange events and some programs run over 600,000 lines of code.
There has been a lot of chatter on the Tormach Forum about how unreliable Mach3 is but some of the most vocal don't seem to own a Tormach and others are trying to do other things on the PC like watch a video while their machine is running. I think there is no place for external USB hubs, network adapters, sound cards, video players, etc. on a machine being run by a PC in a time sharing environment. These devices can throw an interrupt at some of the most awkward times.
Posted 12 January 2014 - 12:15 PM
It IS interesting to see that Tormach has apparently dumped mach for their newest product, their soon to be released CNC lathe. They went with Linuxcnc instead (formerly known as EMC)
I dumped mach after my cnc lathe retrofit, although mach worked well for me on a mill, it was horrible on a lathe. Consulting with Brian, the owner of Mach, many of the bugs in lathe could not be repaired and would be addressed in Mach4. Not wanting to wait years for Mach4, I switched to Linuxcnc and have never looked back. My present mill retrofit is under Linuxcnc also. Friends have made the switch and also been far happier with Linuxcnc.
Basically, Linuxcnc does today what Mach4 only promises sometime in the future. On the downside, the learning curve is steeper with Linuxcnc but well worth the effort. Unfortunately, with that sort of power comes more complexity.
Posted 13 January 2014 - 05:03 PM
I have 10° above center line, the same 10° shown cut away on the cocking switch.
The small step left over .188, has no significance.
The drawing view to the far right is incorrect ( 48-13 )
Also, 77° is another drawing error. An offset line keeps the same angle.
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