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    Mysterious wire break on Agie EDM main cut

    Hi everyone I am experiencing this mysterious wire break alarm for the last few months on the Agie Wire EDM. It cuts no problem when cutting an open profile (like parting something off), but when it is cutting in a closed profile (starter hole within a block), it would break again and again. It...
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    Agie Challenge Cut wire keeps breaking on trim cut, need your help finding the cause!

    To give an update, poor wire quality was the cause. I switched from cheap FIRE wire to higher quality Hatachi wire, no more wire breaks on the trim cut. For the cheap FIRE wire, to make it work, I need to increase the wire feed perimeter AW on the trim cut (it was not feeding fast enough)...
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    Working more efficiently by collecting all the tools before the job?

    I have a Lista toolbox on wheels that has bunch of drawers that hold most tools I need, and it has a work surface on top, but lately one of the castor wheels is broken, so being unable to roll it easily, I put a bunch of stuff on a push cart, which has the basic measuring tools, deburring tools...
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    Agie Challenge Cut wire keeps breaking on trim cut, need your help finding the cause!

    Thanks for the input! Today I did an experiment - I'm wiring two identical pockets on the same stainless block on different surface (now 1.5 inches tall). One pocket I used only 1 cut, the other I used two cuts. I set pinch rollers pressure at highest. The first cut is fine for both pocket...
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    Agie Challenge Cut wire keeps breaking on trim cut, need your help finding the cause!

    Thanks for the reply jdd! We do have a tension meter, I checked it today, it matches the FW (wire tension) perimeter, which was 17, so the wire brake motor seems fine. I made a call to the service guy, he said the wire becomes slightly undersized during the trim cut, and the pinching rollers in...
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    Working more efficiently by collecting all the tools before the job?

    Hi folks, I'm curious about how you manage the tools when working on a job. I work in a small machine shop with 11 other people, it used to mainly make prototypes, but nowadays we're doing more production type jobs, and were constantly pressured by the foreman to "manage your time", I mainly...
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    Agie Challenge Cut wire keeps breaking on trim cut, need your help finding the cause!

    Hi folks, new to the forum, and thanks for reading my thread, I really need your expertise here as I've exhausted my resources. I'm cutting a solid 17-4 stainless steel block (condition H1150) using Agie Wire EDM, the workpiece 2.5 inches tall, the profile is about 6 inches long. I am using...
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