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jlchapman

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Hi,
I'm new to the Precision Matthew forum but not new to Hobby-Machinist. I'm a hobby machinist and gearhead. I just lately sold my Central Machinery 12x36 and moving on to much better equipment. This is not my first Precision Matthews product, I have owned a PM950 Mill for about 8 months and its been great.

Well Matt had another shipment of PM1340GT lathes arrive and one of them has my name on it. Of course after reading all the excellent things MKSJ has been doing with VFD's and the PM1340GT, I bought the 3-phase version. I'm sure some questions will come up. ZMotorsports has also been a great influence in the purchase of the lathe and his modifications and enhancements.

So now I have to decide which path to go down on implementing the VFD. Time will tell.

Jerry
 

wrmiller

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I initially did my own VFD wiring job on my 1340GT because I wanted the darn thing up and running! :)

Worked fine, but after a year or so I contacted Mark and he put together a nice setup for me with three braking stages and the micrometer stop. Mark does really, really good work.

Oh, and welcome to the family. There are a number of 1340GT owners here, with more coming in all the time. :)
 
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