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New style locator pins

Postby BenRatt » Sat, Jan 08 2011, 5:28PM

Does anyone have the newer style flip up pins on the CS45? How do you like them? Do they bend like the old style? Ours on my 2006 CS45 are out of wack and I'm considering upgrading.
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Re: New style locator pins

Postby Nick M Singer » Sun, Jan 09 2011, 10:03AM

Ben something you may consider trying which I did is buying and fixing 4 small pneumatic pistons onto the edge of the table in the correct locations to serve as pop up pins.

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Re: New style locator pins

Postby BenRatt » Sun, Jan 09 2011, 2:21PM

I'd like more info on this. Can you send me a picture of what you did? Ben@blueridgecabs.com. Did u have the old style flip up pins?
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Re: New style locator pins

Postby Georgi Baltov » Wed, Jan 26 2011, 2:02PM

Ben,

we have two CS45s. The first one came with the old pins are just plain useless and the newer machine came with the new style. The moment I saw the new style I knew we had to upgrade the older machine. I am not sure how much it cost us, best thing is to call your sales rep, but it made such a big difference. Now flip parts are machined accurately without the need to screw the G902 square to the waste-board. Thermwood can remove the old ones and put the new style so if the price is right for you go for it. It is one time fix only then you forget about it.

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Re: New style locator pins

Postby JohnLashuay » Thu, Jan 27 2011, 6:02PM

BenRatt wrote:Does anyone have the newer style flip up pins on the CS45? How do you like them?

We have auto pop-up pins on our CS 43 and I can't imagine using the old style that I saw being used on a CS 41. These auto pins work tremendously well. With them being automated to come up and go down prior to the cutting process beginning this is a great advantage so as to not cut through the pins if the operator forgets to lower them.

BenRatt wrote: Do they bend like the old style? Ours on my 2006 CS45 are out of wack and I'm considering upgrading.


I don't find that our pins bend to any degree that I can see.

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Re: New style locator pins

Postby Josh Rayburn » Fri, Jan 28 2011, 8:57AM

I'd also like to know a ballpark price to upgrade our CS40. That would be a timesaver.
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Re: New style locator pins

Postby Forrest Chapman » Fri, Jan 28 2011, 10:31AM

Josh, here is what we did with our pins. The pistons are reused but an aluminum block was milled with a titanium pin to very close tolerance allowing for no wiggle room. My uncle is a machinist and made the items for us.

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