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    Wire EDM for the Home Shop

    Do you have any idea how the Brother HS 300 is programmed? I like building small model engines. Nothing I have is really that big a deal, in fact I am not a real machinist, self taught.
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    Wire EDM for the Home Shop

    The Hansvedt Series of Wire EDM's are priced right for the DIY home hobby shop. The demos I see on youtube are single cutting motion at a time. (ie x then y). Is this machine capable of cutting small spur gears or do I need a full CNC Wire EDM? If this machine won't work, are there any others...
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    Dedtru Model C Manual needed

    Does anyone have an setup/operators manual for a Dedtru Model C. Thank you.
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    Jet Lathe vs Hardinge (Amateurs question)

    Thank you. I appreciate your input. Herschell
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    Jet Lathe vs Hardinge (Amateurs question)

    I have a new model Jet Lathe 13 x 40 and it does a great job for most of the work I do. While dialing the the tailstock from front to back (x axis) is easy and accurate. In order to align the tailstock Up/down, so that a reamer goes in perfectly straight I would need to shim the back of the...
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    Problems threading Rossi 410 barrel for choke

    I have done a TON of choke installation. I have run into the first of its kind. Rossi 3" 410 Barrel fixed choke. During Reaming of barrel 40 RPM Plenty of Tacki Lube, same as always. Hand hold barrel while reamer held by 4 jaw and back of barrel held by mandrel in live center. During...
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    Looking for recommendation, RAM EDM, Barrel Porting

    yes we did I tried to find this link by looking at my old post. Thanks for sending it to me. Also thanks for taking the time to help again. I can appreciate how irritating us amateurs are, I have taken so much of the great information that you "true machinist" offer and it has really...
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    Looking for recommendation, RAM EDM, Barrel Porting

    I am wanting a machine to port barrels. All this work is very small with maximum ram distance of less than .25 inches in either chrome molly or Stainless Steel. I was thinking of a bench top ram edm. Does anyone have a recommendation of which one I should look for, considering ease of use...
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    making a Reamer Pilot

    I am attempting to make small brass pilots for a gun reamer. I haven't been able to get these small things any better than .0015-0.003" of RO. on my lathe. A tool post grinder and Harig Grind all is available to me. Can anyone give me some advice on how they would do this type of...
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    RAM EDM equivalent to Fadal VMC

    thanks. Thank you for the input. Your right I want to port barrels I dont' want to be an EDM Expert. I will look for a newer edm. I appreciate your thoughts. Herschell
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    RAM EDM equivalent to Fadal VMC

    In paragraph 1 you mention spark gap condition. is this impactful relative to the limited work I will being with it. (porting barrel)? I am a newby and have never used an EDM. (but I guess thats probably not news to you). Thank you.
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    RAM EDM equivalent to Fadal VMC

    The Fadal VMC is known to have plenty of spare parts and a bunch of knowledgeable people out here to help support these older machines. Is there RAM EDM Equivalent. I am looking for a lower cost simple machine for the sole purpose of porting barrels. Thank you.
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    Gun Barrel Porting - RAM EDM

    Also, are any of the older more manual small machines easy to get parts for?
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    Gun Barrel Porting - RAM EDM

    Round porting holes are easy to achieve. My questions is really related to narrow long ports, like magnaport. Every time I attempt this I get a hole that is close to perfect, but not perfect due to wondering mill. Is there a mill made that is more rigid?
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    Gun Barrel Porting - RAM EDM

    Will a 20amp sinker work porting rifle barrels? I am surmising that a RAM EDM would do a much better job porting a barrel than my VMC. My shop is a job shop. I was trying to find an opinion on the size of EDM, a used machine, lower dollar, that is still maintainable (like a Fadal VMC)...
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    Buy equipment now and figure out what to do?

    I appreciate the tax discussion, I brought it up. Sounds like theres not any pent up demand for this type of small scale manufacturing, unless I can produce a unique product and sell on my own.
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    Buy equipment now and figure out what to do?

    My industry is TINY, it would make for great margin, just not a lot of it.
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    Buy equipment now and figure out what to do?

    Example: If I purchase 100k worth of equipment I will be able to deduct 37.5% of the value off my taxes. So when you say pennys on the dollar, are you talking more than 37.5% hit. Tooling is understood, I have way more in tooling than I have machines.
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    Buy equipment now and figure out what to do?

    I have a unique situation. I have just sold a business, not machining, and have set myself up to where I don't have to worry much. I have a spare cash sitting around and was considering purchasing middle of the road CNC Machines (HAAS Super Mini Mill and comparable sized HAAS Lathe). Note: My...
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