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  1. So far this used one is working flawlessly, and...

    So far this used one is working flawlessly, and if the drive cogs are any indication of actual usage, my original stepper must have a million more miles on it than this one, it still has nearly...
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    update on upgrades--

    Back in the 'windows 10 upgrade still free' thread, I hijacked a good chunk of it with gathering info and advice about video cards & SSD drives and such. I mentioned that I picked up am Nvidia...
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    The wife got me a 'starter' smart phone last...

    The wife got me a 'starter' smart phone last xmas, LG Rebel Trac phone. I've never needed a smart phone, never wanted one, and this phone proved that to me on all fronts. First thing it wanted me do...
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    Disclaimer: I don't do that much cutting with any...

    Disclaimer: I don't do that much cutting with any of my machines, and my 'cutting' machine is an 80w Chinese machine-

    that said- the testing I've done has shown me that I get the fastest and best...
  5. I was suspecting the driver too, based on the...

    I was suspecting the driver too, based on the fact the original started getting more noisy the longer it sat. I didn't get a chance to check any voltages, but, my Gravo rep called this morning to...
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    Never say never -- back in the '70's I bought a...

    Never say never -- back in the '70's I bought a Craftsman air sander. I finally used it 3 weeks ago :D
  7. Next up- Can anyone answer me this question: I'm...

    Next up- Can anyone answer me this question: I'm holding in my hand a Moons stepper, type 23HY4402-01N, with a date code 18/8/12 which I assume means mfr'd last August... NO where on the internet,...
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    I have an S&A 5200, and it works. What else to...

    I have an S&A 5200, and it works. What else to say? :)

    As to faked tubes, my guess is 'those' sellers are stating tested wattages rather than 'within limits' wattages. Glass tubes are usually...
  9. So I figured out what NOT to do with a stepper motor-

    If you ever open one up and pull the armature, resist the urge to, or otherwise avoid, sticking it to steel surface, such as your laser's cabinet. I did that tonight, by accident, didn't think much...
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    I could move the position on my old ULS using the...

    I could move the position on my old ULS using the machine's keypad. There was a 'temp' method of just moving it where you wanted it and could save that position as 'home', however, on rebooting the...
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    I know nothing of Radian, but I know this much...

    I know nothing of Radian, but I know this much about engraving around radius's; the farther down a radius you engrave, the engraving 'stretches', or gets longer, because more surface is exposed the...
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    Bill, "MFC Application" is EzCad, it's the...

    Bill, "MFC Application" is EzCad, it's the 'program crashed' name for it-- Like when Gravostyle crashes I get 'Type3 has stopped working', and in the running applications it's "pltf". I'm not ever...
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    Adam Levine is a Voice judge, Lambert took runner...

    Adam Levine is a Voice judge, Lambert took runner up in American Idol's 8th Season-- pretty sure Lambert's been on Voice, but I'm not sure he's ever been a judge--?
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    Take the router out of the loop, do what you need...

    Take the router out of the loop, do what you need to do to plug the computer- or another computer straight to the lasers. That should let you know if it's a router issue.

    That 0.40.0.0 IP...
  15. The nose cones aren't usually plastic, most are...

    The nose cones aren't usually plastic, most are stainless, although I have a large nose with a vacuum attachment that's Delrin... the collars that hold them on are nickel brass, and they're not to...
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    The only part you can align is the 'end tube', it...

    The only part you can align is the 'end tube', it has it's own bracket/support just before the beam passes thru the hole in whatever's holding up the scanhead. Chances are just clamping the new tube...
  17. I don't know much about large format machines,...

    I don't know much about large format machines, but I've bought 2 Triumph machines, and have gotten good service from the machines and from the company. They sell a machine almost to your exact specs,...
  18. Glad it's going okay-- I'm having more USB issues...

    Glad it's going okay-- I'm having more USB issues lately, turning on any florescent light in this place will nearly always disconnect my IS400 from the computer, and I'm using powered cables. And...
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    I got some computer glasses from Zenni. While...

    I got some computer glasses from Zenni. While ordering, they flagged my left eye prescription, I let it be, but I'd done the math wrong. They're bifocals, and the right side is perfect, both near and...
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    I have lots of machines, and one of the reasons...

    I have lots of machines, and one of the reasons is because I almost always have a machine available for any job that comes in. Another reason is insurance against breakdowns-- Except for my old vinyl...
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    I'm betting on them getting you a new source. How...

    I'm betting on them getting you a new source. How promptly is the question, unless they're storing those in a California warehouse too.

    My impression with dealing with them was, they're not the...
  22. Just a real-time update :) -with goPro pics...

    Just a real-time update :) -with goPro pics (goPro's are great for movies, not so much for pics)

    Supposed to get near 100 today so I put this action. And it's a 12k btu, not a 14k btu unit like I...
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    About 20 years ago Sears received my...

    About 20 years ago Sears received my postmarked-a-day-early-but-a-day-late-in-their-hands payment of $29, that for the first time since the mid '70's was able to pay my preferred customer card down...
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    "Recently"? I can't remember the last time I...

    "Recently"? I can't remember the last time I didn't get asked to sign up!

    Lowes does exactly the same thing. Sometimes I think Lowes & HD are just the same company with different names...
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    One of my favorite trivia bits was Linda...

    One of my favorite trivia bits was Linda Hamilton's identical twin sister (Leslie) was the mirror's image in the CPU chip removal scene, and was Sarah Connor's terminator 'clone' near the end of T2...
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