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drtho999

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I just got my new G0494 16x60 lathe and G9904 10x54 Mill. I installed the 2 axis DRO from Dropros on the lathe. Have not had time to do anything other that install and level. I got the lathe within 0.0002 on the X axis and within o.001 on the Z. I installed the machine feet with the rubber base from grizzly. Does anybody have any experience with these types of leveling feet? How often should you check level? I have a 4 axis DRO for the mill and will install it as soon as I get time. Any tips on installation? This is my first post so I am not sure how this works. I have multiple questions about these machines. The Lathe was suppose to come with the 400 series QC tool post but it arrived with the 300 series. Is there any real advantage of having the 400 series?

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That's a hell of a 1st post congrats! That lathe now that's what I'm talking about size wize :encourage: Also, your Kubota tractor dwarfs my B2920 how much can that FEL lift?
 

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I have the rubber machine mounts under my Grizzly mill and they stay on level very well. Check about once a year and no change at all == Jack
 

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Very nice, massive. There was some recent discussion about using rubber feet on lathes, and it was supposedly a No No. I had mason feet metal cup with a rubber pad under it, but just bought some steel leveling feet to replace it. My previous rubber ones did fail on the lathe, they work fine on the mill. I have seen specially designed isolator pads for CNC lathes, very expensive. You should have a 400 series (15-20" swing) or CXA (14-17") QCTP, it will allow bigger tool holders.
 

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Wow, nice setup! Drool worthy. You'll have good times with those machines.
 

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Nice Machines. :D
Wish I had a use for something that big and could afford them too.
 

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Great line up of equipment, I wished my shop was large enough to accommodate larger equipment. Bob
 

mike837go

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Nice!

I bought it's smaller cousin G0516 last week. Yours is a big'un!
 

drtho999

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That's a hell of a 1st post congrats! That lathe now that's what I'm talking about size wize :encourage: Also, your Kubota tractor dwarfs my B2920 how much can that FEL lift?
The FEL is rated at 3600. The Mill was all it wanted to lift and that was with the bucket all the way flexed in. Had to lift the lathe one end at a time and roll it off the trailer.
 

drtho999

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I put the rubber machine mounts under the G0494 lathe and after over 3 years I just checked the level and it was still within 2 tenths. I put a six jaw TMX set tru chuck on the lathe and got the runout down to less than 2 tenths but was getting some taper on the test cut. Had to lower the front tailstock foot a small amount to get a good cut. The tail end is now about .005 low but the test cut is within .0003. not sure what else to do to fix the taper.
 

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Congratulations--both your lathe and mill are close to 2x the weight of my lathe and mill (also from big G).
 

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Most excellent beginning there. Welcome!
 
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