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    Bloke with a smaller stick
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    Unhappy More toys for the shed

    I have been looking around for a while and finally I found myself a cnc mill. I have wanted to upgrade for a while to something with a tool changer and more rpm.

    I had to compromise on size due to the amount of floor space I had and the height of my garage door. Also I really wanted something fully guarded, this model was available from new with a full guard option, I think I will have to do something about that. Fadal are made in USA, they finished up making VMC’s years ago but cause there are still thousands around there is plenty of suppliers of genuine and aftermarket parts. It is not my first choice of machine but given my budget was not 50k+ it was as suitable machine as I could find.

    Specs are.
    1995 Fadal VMC10
    7.5hp spindle motor
    21 tool ATC
    High speed controller
    Travels xyz 500x400x500
    Floor space required 1.8mx1.8m
    BT40 spindle taper
    Rigid tapping.

    This is a pic of it as it was dropped on my garage floor last week. it has now been moved into position and powered up. Just got to wait for the tooling to arrive and learn to use it.


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    Power Hungry, Law Disregarder
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    Bloody hell Deano, theres no stopping you is there lol. Have you any projects in mind for this one?

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    Tyre destroying, mad bastard menace
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    Fuck mate that looks like a serious bit of kit. How much space have you got left in your garage?

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    Love your style ugly... :-)
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    Bloke with a smaller stick
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    Yeah got a few in mind. Watch this space

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    we have a fadal as well a vmc 4020 they're note bad for the money we payed 11k only had a couple of issues one being the belts swell up and need to be changed and the other is the resolvers need to be changed every couple of years if used all the time

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    I'm so jealous, and spewen I can't make it down for your shin dig. The atc will be a huge advantage over your home made jigger. You keeping the hone made one too?
    MY RSV1000
    http://www.streetfighters.com.au/forum/showthread.php?14066-T-Bike!&p=373990&viewfull=1#post373990

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    Aussie Streetfighter Hooligan
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    Melbourne is too cold for you,
    Move to Brisbane,

    Somewhere in my street would be good,
    You'd make a great neighbour!

    Very impressed and a bit envious.

    Well done.

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    Excuse my Rudeness! How much?

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    Bloke with a smaller stick
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    I had an option to get a 4020 but it was more money and more space and height required and with what I want to do the extra travel would be nice but not a must have. Have also heard about the belts and resolvers. Both don't sound to bad to replace

    Yes Travis at this stage I will keep the other one but if I ring I rarely use it I will sell it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deano View Post

    Yes Travis at this stage I will keep the other one but if I ring I rarely use it I will sell it
    can it still be used as a manual ?
    I am very proud of my race....the fucking human race...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzy1100 View Post
    can it still be used as a manual ?
    yes it can

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    Quote Originally Posted by probike View Post
    yes it can
    allways handy to have a manual machine, there is always something that just needs to be touched to make it fit
    I am very proud of my race....the fucking human race...........

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    All this stuff to make molds for slot cars...?

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    Bloke with a smaller stick
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    Nah not intrested in slot cars. To much other gear to make

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