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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaz View Post
    I'm using Win 10 64 Bit for both my Lathe and Thor mill. Is this a breakoutboard limitation or something else? Im using CS Labs on Thor and Pokeys on the lathe.
    I should of maybe been a bit clearer, but that was in relation to using the parallel port. If you're not using the parallel port, then there is no restriction on what version of windows you can use, other it being new enough to support what software you're using.
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    Quote Originally Posted by m_c View Post
    I should of maybe been a bit clearer, but that was in relation to using the parallel port. If you're not using the parallel port, then there is no restriction on what version of windows you can use, other it being new enough to support what software you're using.
    Ah ok, wasnt sure either. Thanks.

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    I am just upgrading my Triac - started as a spindle bearing change and fix an oil leak ....... now it seems to be a full rebuild.

    Actually my 3rd upgrade, first was a direct piggyback with mach 3 onto the original stepper system. Then I lost a stepper driver so decided to upgrade the drivers. Latest upgrade is some bearing changes, new spindle VFD, new stepper motors, move lube pump, redirect cables out of the back to seal the base etc.

    I've run with the old steppers for 8 years and they have been fine. Only really changing as I've taken the column off to work on the lube system and it's too good an opportunity to not mess around;) If you do change motors, watch out for shaft sizes as the Triac steppers have tiny shafts, as soon as you get into decent sized motors, you will find the pulleys are too small to be bored out and you will have to put bigger pulleys, new belts etc on, which in turn reduces the torque increase benefit!

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    Many thanks for the replies everyone, great information here that's been a big help. I'll have a go at using the original steppers and using some decent drivers. Still have some homework to do on that regard.

    Going the BoB route without the csmio will make things a bit cheaper too which is great.

    One question: would using a UCS100 with its USB to Parallel connection mean I could use a 64 bit OS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matabele View Post
    One question: would using a UCS100 with its USB to Parallel connection mean I could use a 64 bit OS?
    According to the manual, yes.
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    Excellent, thanks for your help m_c

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