You get to use your drive plate and custom center, that’s a win!
Were you using a carbide or HSS tool? It’s hard to take a few thou with carbide.
Is the ESD the primary method for stopping the mill?
I think then it makes sense to put on the three phase side. Which leg of the three is better answered by an expert.No, I'll use the VFD stop button for that. The ESD is the panic button and I though I would use it to power down the VFD when not in use however I question using it on the 1 phase side now since the VFD stays active for quite some time when it's unplugged (for more than a few seconds). Must have a large capacitor in it.
Carbide tends to be ”dull” compared to a sharp HSS tool. It can be sharpened but the the edge is very fragile. I can dial in and take of 10 to 15 thou and it will be as accurate as I can measure. If I try a couple of thou then it just rubs until I advance the tool enough that it starts to cut more than I want.Why is it hard to take a few thou with carbide? I thought it was just me?