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by I Lean
Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Vertical bender using JD2 dies
Replies: 125
Views: 26748

Re: Vertical bender using JD2 dies

mmw wrote:Sure thanks, Are the pin holes in a different location?


Sorry, missed this! What I meant was just the brackets to mount the existing Pro Tools bender vertically. This is the file I've used a couple times to do that.
by I Lean
Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Vertical bender using JD2 dies
Replies: 125
Views: 26748

Re: Vertical bender using JD2 dies

If you already have a PT105, you can just bolt the existing bender into the lower/base part to make it into a vertical bender, if you want to do that. I have done that a couple times, so I can post that file if you want to that direction.
by I Lean
Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Vertical bender using JD2 dies
Replies: 125
Views: 26748

Re: Vertical bender using JD2 dies

I can't see your file...but there are some holes that are pretty close to each other for sure. That's how they are on the JD2 drawing I started with.
by I Lean
Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Vertical bender using JD2 dies
Replies: 125
Views: 26748

Re: Vertical bender using JD2 dies

james.davis wrote:Ilean,
I noticed on your bender you have 2 springs is that needed or will one work?
Thanks,
Jim


One will work fine. I went with too light of a spring originally, so I had to double them up.
by I Lean
Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Vertical bender using JD2 dies
Replies: 125
Views: 26748

Re: Vertical bender using JD2 dies

cypher wrote:That's exactly what i was looking for. would you mind posting those files of the square tube dies? please and thanks


Sure, why not.

There is no follower die, I just used the normal 7/8" pin and let the square tube rest against it.

Square tube bender die.dxf
by I Lean
Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Vertical bender using JD2 dies
Replies: 125
Views: 26748

Re: Vertical bender using JD2 dies

Yep, I have bent 1" square. I made the die using 3/8" and 1/4" plate, and ended up using a piece of 16 or 18ga in between also. This is the initial mockup; I can also add another 1/4" layer in the middle if I want to bend 1 1/4". (but I haven't tried that yet) http://i87.pho...
by I Lean
Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Vertical bender using JD2 dies
Replies: 125
Views: 26748

Re: Vertical bender using JD2 dies

The straight piece looks like it might be the doubler for the moveable arm maybe? I don't recognize the other piece at all, so that doesn't exist as far as I'm concerned. :)
by I Lean
Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Vertical bender using JD2 dies
Replies: 125
Views: 26748

Re: Vertical bender using JD2 dies

Here is the current one. I think they switch part numbers around every so often.

http://www.harborfreight.com/8-ton-long ... 94562.html
by I Lean
Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Vertical bender using JD2 dies
Replies: 125
Views: 26748

Re: Vertical bender using JD2 dies

Are the notches in the main plates required? I noticed in the original plans that it states that one side will need notched. However from pictures it doesn't look like it would interfere in that side with the angled design. So do they need to be in the design? The notch was there to clear the air m...
by I Lean
Sun May 17, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: Powder Coat
Topic: powder coat over galvanized
Replies: 6
Views: 846

Re: powder coat over galvanized

Or if you can, build the parts first then have the whole thing galvanized after. (and then powdercoat if you need color or whatever...)
by I Lean
Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:39 am
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: AR 500 Steel
Replies: 22
Views: 2706

Re: AR 500 Steel

weldor2005 wrote:
I will have to give that a try, are you doing anything different with your cut speed?


Nothing special. From memory, I think it's around 18-20 IPM. Most likely pretty close to book spec, or just a bit slower.
by I Lean
Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: AR 500 Steel
Replies: 22
Views: 2706

Re: AR 500 Steel

Just for your future playing-around, I've had good luck piercing 1/2" AR500 with my Powermax 45. I know it's thicker than it's rated for, but it'll do it. Takes a while though--I use a 2 second pierce delay, and a .24" pierce height. (info for if you want to eliminate all the edge starts, ...
by I Lean
Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:53 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Calculate the remaining area
Replies: 9
Views: 938

Re: Calculate the remaining area

When sheetcam tells you the area of the piece you're cutting, it's just figuring the size of the rectangle it would fit in. So if you cut a round 16" circle, it will tell you the area of a 16"x16" square.
by I Lean
Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: Missing electrode parts
Replies: 6
Views: 501

Re: Missing electrode parts

Is that even the same electrode? Looks like the spiral part is longer than all the rest.
by I Lean
Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: SheetCam
Topic: recutting paths
Replies: 6
Views: 783

Re: recutting paths

I've had it happen randomly that Sheetcam will double up the path like you're describing. Even when the file is verified to be correct. I've fixed it every time just by deleting the operation, creating a new one, and re-posting the file. (basically just regenerate the Gcode) Whatever the issue is wi...
by I Lean
Fri Apr 17, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: tool holder
Replies: 24
Views: 3592

Re: tool holder

What are the three "teeth" for in the rectangle that holds grinder discs? I watched the video but couldn't pick those out.

Thanks for the file!
by I Lean
Mon Apr 06, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Super Basic Cut Chart PM45 only
Replies: 7
Views: 599

Re: Super Basic Cut Chart PM45 only

Can you machines even go as fast as that table is rated for? I think mine maxes out at 150IPM Yes, it can go that fast. Maintaining good cut quality going that fast is a different proposal though. :) Unless I have something large, with no small details or sharp corners, I limit my speeds to under 2...
by I Lean
Sat Apr 04, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: Hypertherm pm65 hand/machine torch
Replies: 3
Views: 564

Re: Hypertherm pm65 hand/machine torch

Yes. Just unplug the machine torch from the front, plug in the hand torch, and proceed to cut. :mrgreen:
by I Lean
Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: AR 500 Steel
Replies: 22
Views: 2706

Re: AR 500 Steel

I deviate just a little bit on 3/8" with my PM45...increase the pierce height. Instead of the .15" they recommend, I go .22". I feel it decreases the slag blowback that gets on the nozzle, or between the nozzle and shield--leading to longer consumable life.
by I Lean
Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Tube bending protractor
Replies: 15
Views: 3818

Re: Tube bending protractor

I use a similar angle finder on mine, I usually just stick it onto the die and zero it before bending. Not sure how you'd use it on the protractor all the time. It would work when mocking up a bend in the vertical plane, but not so much any other plane...
by I Lean
Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Tube bending protractor
Replies: 15
Views: 3818

Tube bending protractor

I made a bend protractor. :D Trying to emulate the Mittler Bros. one, which looks like this: http://www.plasmaspider.com/images/TubeProtrac.jpg Mine doesn't have the nice engraved degrees or ruler measurements, but since I usually bend tubes to match the angle of the sample I have, it might not matt...
by I Lean
Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:33 pm
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: My NEW PM65 083300! Update
Replies: 17
Views: 1732

Re: My NEW PM65 083300! Update

I've ordered from Harris both through their website and through their Ebay store. Once in a while there will be a difference in price that makes my decision, though usually the free shipping on Ebay wins.
by I Lean
Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: My NEW PM65 083300! Update
Replies: 17
Views: 1732

Re: My NEW PM65 083300! Update

I get just about all my consumables through Harris. Never had any issues with them.
by I Lean
Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: Height control not working
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: Height control not working

He left out an "a" from the link. Corrected: http://www.cncclearcut.co.za/
by I Lean
Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: Various Manufacturers
Topic: ethercut dthciv issue
Replies: 14
Views: 1557

Re: ethercut dthciv issue

One dumb little thing that got me once...if you're typing in the voltage number rather than clicking the up/down buttons to change the desired voltage setpoint, it won't do anything unless you also click "Send to DTHC". At least, that's an issue with my older system, that could easily have...

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