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Help in getting a PC

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 15:27
I have a Taig mill with a Microproto 2000 HD/LE controller and need to get pc to run the mill using mach3.

I know the computer needs Parallel port or usb converter and must be 32bit.

Any help in picking a unit?

I did see some units on amazon that may work

Rick

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check out these pic's

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 19:57
I am restoring a Taig CNC mill I am not sure on the age of the mill. I have found a few minor problems so far. 1. Z lead screw bearings were bad 2. the z nut was the old style. These parts are on order for replacement.

I just removed the table and found some interesting patterns on the cross casting see pic’s some of it looks like the start of a center-less grinding pattern???


Has anyone seen this before.




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check out these pic's

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 19:57
I am restoring a Taig CNC mill I am not sure on the age of the mill. I have found a few minor problems so far. 1. Z lead screw bearings were bad 2. the z nut was the old style. These parts are on order for replacement.

I just removed the table and found some interesting patterns on the cross casting see pic’s some of it looks like the start of a center-less grinding pattern???


Has anyone seen this before.




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what microproto 2000 do i have

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 19:41


Hello
Any ID help on this microproto 2000

thanks
Rick

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What do I have on my bench

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 19:20
Microproto 2000 not sure which one

I posted this twice




Thanks
Rick

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Taig 2019CR ER16 CNC Mill Motor Intermittent Start Up Issue

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 11:59
I have about a 10 year old Taig 2019CR ER16 CNC Mill that I use for engraving text. After running it a while yesterday, the motor stopped and started intermittently. I tapped on the housing and the motor started up and ran for about an hour, then finally stopped again and would not come back on. This morning it came back on without issue. I know startup capacitors and relays go bad. Is anyone familiar with this issue?

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Thanks
John

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Taig 2019CR ER16 CNC Mill Motor Intermittent Start Up Issue

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 11:59
I have about a 10 year old Taig 2019CR ER16 CNC Mill that I use for engraving text. After running it a while yesterday, the motor stopped and started intermittently. I tapped on the housing and the motor started up and ran for about an hour, then finally stopped again and would not come back on. This morning it came back on without issue. I know startup capacitors and relays go bad. Is anyone familiar with this issue?

taig_motor_01.jpg
taig_motor_02.jpg
taig_motor_03.jpg
taig_motor_04.jpg

Thanks
John

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Taig lathe drilling capacity

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:54
I'm hoping to make some wooden wind instruments that require a 1/2" bore to be drilled in hardwood end grain with a gun drill. Irrespective of the length of the bed, would it be asking to much of the power train to do this? I like the looks and price of the Taig, but I wonder if it's jist to small for me. Thanks!

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Taig CNC vs Tormach 440

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 06:22
How do the Taig and the 440 Tormach stack up against each other as far as material removal? I kind of visualize both of them being truly hobby machines? Opinions please.

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Taig CNC vs Tormach 440

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 06:22
How do the Taig and the 440 Tormach stack up against each other as far as material removal? I kind of visualize both of them being truly hobby machines? Opinions please.

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4th axis

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 07:46
Has anyone tried these Low priced Chinese 4th axes set ups from eBay?

CNC Router Rotational Rotary Axi A-axis 4th-axis 3-Jaw and Tail stock USA | eBay

I'm looking to put a fourth axis on my Deepgroove1.

I just got this mill and would appreciate any advice on adding a fourth axis.

Thanks, Chuck

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4th axis

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 07:46
Has anyone tried these Low priced Chinese 4th axes set ups from eBay?

CNC Router Rotational Rotary Axi A-axis 4th-axis 3-Jaw and Tail stock USA | eBay

I'm looking to put a fourth axis on my Deepgroove1.

I just got this mill and would appreciate any advice on adding a fourth axis.

Thanks, Chuck

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Facebook Group

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 15:44
For anyone interested in TAIG , there is more interaction going on over here. Not my page but I am joined up.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/524365887660604/

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Build Thread New Taig Mill On The Way Time For An Enclosure

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 22:46
SO the new mill is in the mail and its time to make an enclosure for it. Lets get the party started.
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Stale As Moldy Bread In Here

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 19:12
Anyone alive in this thread , nobody Taiging anymore. Anyone here in the Taig owners Facebook page??

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Ready to Buy New Taig

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 12:27
The website for this unit is pretty weak and extremely outdated in design! Who do you talk to about buying one of these, deals , etc.
Looking for any upgrades or handy info on this mill.
I am looking for a package I don't want to fidget with piecing something together. I am curious about some of these highly upgraded spindles I see or any users advice who have been milling with it for a while

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I'm buying a taig mill. Total n00b. What else ?

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 08:14
So after years of pondering WTF to do and knowing I want a cnc mill, due to space size and cost I am going with a taig.
Haven't decided what software/controller to run just yet, but i'll figure it out shortly.
I do believe it comes with a few collets and a vise. What else would I need?
My cnc experience is my cnc plasma table and I played with a shapoko3 for a few months of owning it

I'm not going with ball screws due to cost and my work isn't going to be precise. I am planning on doing 99% aluminum work anyway and hopefully taking parts off my cnc plasma to be engraved with a drag knife/pen on the taig.

Some of what I want to start with are super basic like this with tapered holes. Where can I go to read and learn about the super basics like if I wanted to mill the holes then bolt it down so i can mill the outside completely and not have to do any finish work?

I do have a few spare 1/4" end mills. Not sure what size the taig can hold, but just a short list of other things I need. Haimer? Dial Indicator? Parallel bars? That's about the extend of my knowledge right there


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I'm buying a taig mill. Total n00b. What else ?

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 08:14
So after years of pondering WTF to do and knowing I want a cnc mill, due to space size and cost I am going with a taig.
Haven't decided what software/controller to run just yet, but i'll figure it out shortly.
I do believe it comes with a few collets and a vise. What else would I need?
My cnc experience is my cnc plasma table and I played with a shapoko3 for a few months of owning it

I'm not going with ball screws due to cost and my work isn't going to be precise. I am planning on doing 99% aluminum work anyway and hopefully taking parts off my cnc plasma to be engraved with a drag knife/pen on the taig.

Some of what I want to start with are super basic like this with tapered holes. Where can I go to read and learn about the super basics like if I wanted to mill the holes then bolt it down so i can mill the outside completely and not have to do any finish work?

I do have a few spare 1/4" end mills. Not sure what size the taig can hold, but just a short list of other things I need. Haimer? Dial Indicator? Parallel bars? That's about the extend of my knowledge right there


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Attaching dial indicator

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 11:06
I have a CNC Taig mill, I got a Chinese dial indicator, the type with plunger... but its useless if you can't attach it. I have a vise setup and I would like to square it up. What to buy for attachment that will work on my Taig, I prefer to buy not make it as I usually cut plastic and don't have any metal stock to machine parts. I've googled for hours and searched Ebay but did not find anything. IF you post a link to the item I need that would be great.

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Attaching dial indicator

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 11:06
I have a CNC Taig mill, I got a Chinese dial indicator, the type with plunger... but its useless if you can't attach it. I have a vise setup and I would like to square it up. What to buy for attachment that will work on my Taig, I prefer to buy not make it as I usually cut plastic and don't have any metal stock to machine parts. I've googled for hours and searched Ebay but did not find anything. IF you post a link to the item I need that would be great.

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