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Re: [atlas_craftsman] single pjase vs 3 phase, 230 vs 115

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  • wa5cab@cs.com
    I m not familar with the Hardinge. What horsepower motor does it currently have? In a message dated 04/01/2012 18:05:14 PM Central Daylight Time, ... Robert
    Message 1 of 45 , Apr 1, 2012
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      I'm not familar with the Hardinge. What horsepower motor does it currently
      have?

      In a message dated 04/01/2012 18:05:14 PM Central Daylight Time,
      tkd_master38@... writes:
      > Hi Group,
      > Lurker here and seldom post, but I thought that I would throw this out for
      > discussion.
      > I am in the process of buying a 1984 Hardinge HLV4 ??( Not sure if the is
      > a typo or not), the guy is also throwing in a K.O Lee tool grinder. The
      > lathe is set up for 220 3 phase. I have a large two car garage here at my
      > winter home in FL. The only outlet for 220 right now is for the dryer.
      >
      > Which is more feasible. run an additional 220 line to a phase converter or
      > convert the lathe to single phase 110 if possible?
      >
      > Appreciate any advice.
      > Bruce

      Robert Downs - Houston
      wa5cab dot com (Web Store)
      MVPA 9480

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    • Rick Sparber
      Glenn, It all hinges on finding that sweet spot . The rest is easy. Rick rgsparber@AOL.com
      Message 45 of 45 , Apr 10, 2012
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        Glenn,

        It all hinges on finding that "sweet spot". The rest is easy.

        Rick
        rgsparber@...

        On Apr 10, 2012, at 5:27 PM, "Glenn N" <sleykin@...> wrote:

        > Rick,
        > Start with the tool low so you are pulling up with the knurled nut with the
        > QCTP nearly locked?
        > You could always cheat and use a center finder with a level as in a
        > machinists combination square set. As long as you aren't on a ship anyway
        > ;)
        >
        > Glenn
        > ----- Original Message -----
        > From: "Rick Sparber" <rgsparber@...>
        > To: <atlas_craftsman@yahoogroups.com>
        > Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 6:38 AM
        > Subject: RE: [atlas_craftsman] Re: new article: A Lathe Cutter Height Gage
        >
        >
        > Taz,
        >
        > I took a closer look at how the cutter moves as I lock the QCTP and now see
        > that it causes problems with my existing height gage too. Being able to
        > lightly lock the tool holder should eliminate this problem but so far I have
        > not found that sweet spot. It either flops around or I can't move it.
        >
        > Rick
        >
        > -----Original Message-----
        > From: atlas_craftsman@yahoogroups.com
        > [mailto:atlas_craftsman@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Tazwell
        > Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2012 10:26 AM
        > To: atlas_craftsman@yahoogroups.com
        > Subject: [atlas_craftsman] Re: new article: A Lathe Cutter Height Gage
        >
        > Rick
        >
        > OK, now I understand the problem. With my wedge-type Phase II there is also
        > lateral movement. Perhaps the idea mentioned earlier regarding applying a
        > little drag to the tool holder would work, for both piston and wedge
        > holders. I will play around with some other concepts. Turns out that a
        > piece of paper is sufficient to isolate the gage from the lathe. An ohm
        > meter can then be used to indicate when contact is made/broken with
        > workpiece centerline, so I don't have to build your complete system.
        >
        > May be a day or two before I can try.
        >
        > Taz
        >
        >
        >
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