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Discussion in 'CNC IN THE HOME SHOP' started by Pjblues, May 22, 2017.

  1. Pjblues

    Pjblues United States Iron Registered Member

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    I have been reviewing the new ShopMaster MillTurn, this looks pretty good for doing smaller work. Does anyone have any experience with these? I am curious if it can be ran manually as well as CNC?
     
  2. Glenn Goodlett

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    They say it can be run manually but I don't know. Mine is supposed to arrive at the end of the month.

    I'm sure you know more than me but I think the only thing that would make manual hard to do is if there are no individual locks on each of the axis.
     
  3. FLguy

    FLguy H-M Supporter - Premium Content H-M Supporter-Premium

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    I had one when I thought we would down size and move to another state. A lot of frustration with it as I was use to full size machines. Had quite a bit twicking to and the company owner was less than helpful in addressing that R-8 collets would not fit; spindle bore was undersize. I got that ground out and then the key was too long, got that shortened up but the big problem was when the support arm was snugged up it put the mill head off the lathes center line, got that fixed but not happy with the big compromises I had to live with. I donated to a school so they could see in their machine design class what not to do. They junked it at the end of the year I gave it.
     
  4. Pjblues

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    I agree that the axis servos cannot be locked when in manual mode. I am calling their technical support to ask a lot of questions.
     

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