- Apr 19, 2006
- Manchester, England
You cannot run two manual machines at a time with any efficiency. No one counts cutting stock as running a machine when it comes to production work, only you. Go ahead and explain how you can efficiently run a mill and a drill press at the same time. You know where you claimed to make over $100 an hour for a whole month doing simple production work on manual machines.
I once took a planer out of an old mill. The company selling the planer just specialised in planing and vertical boring. They’ve probably gone to the wall now. They had 3 vertical boring machines a 36” machine, a 48” machine and a 96” machine. One guy was working all three. The 96” machine had the same stainless steel job on that was running really slowly, and noisily, for all the two weeks I was there. The other two machines had various jobs on. The guy who was operating the machines told me he was on double wages.