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    Next time take that weird Fanuc number on the...

    Next time take that weird Fanuc number on the board and type it into Ebay. When you find a close match offer the seller 10% of their asking price. When it shows up pop it in and see what happens.
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    Poll: I've never seen a Hurco that wasn't some big blue...

    I've never seen a Hurco that wasn't some big blue 80's abortion. Seen many dozens of kitamuras of all ages and they seem to be a hot item as new machines go these days.
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    Poll: Kitamura and a few others should probably be on...

    Kitamura and a few others should probably be on that list above ones like Hurco.
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    Vactra 2 is a pretty safe bet. Might dump the...

    Vactra 2 is a pretty safe bet. Might dump the lube sump and clean the suction screen since your fixing stuff.
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    One way to pull the spindle out without damaging...

    One way to pull the spindle out without damaging it is to leave a 3 jaw on it and grip the tailstock ram with something in there to protect the surfaces- Shim stock, cardboard, etc. You can use the...
  6. I've been balls deep in some pretty complicated...

    I've been balls deep in some pretty complicated toolchangers and I've never felt like I needed to "send it off to a higher level". It's just a basic mechanical deal. Might have to stare it down for...
  7. I just show up early, act as polite as possible...

    I just show up early, act as polite as possible and get my shit out regardless of what they say.

    One tactic that works well is to bring some friends with you and let them run loose through the...
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    I strongly disagree. Most people overthink it....

    I strongly disagree. Most people overthink it. Empty space and squishy stuff is the wrong answer. Loose parts wrong answer. Wood and screws wrong answer.

    Order the right fucking boxes and make...
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    Thanks for posting this! Was not aware of this...

    Thanks for posting this!

    Was not aware of this and had gotten away from most of our UPS shipping. This is pretty cool.

    From somebody that ships a lot if you ship something that can be crushed...
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    What I have seen is $10K is a once or so a year...

    What I have seen is $10K is a once or so a year fire sale price for a decent 60-100 ton CNC press brake. If you have that cash sitting in a coffee can and lots of patience you can swoop in and get a...
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    I've only seen one radial that was beat down...

    I've only seen one radial that was beat down tired. Most of them seem to sit around unused for a lot of their lives. I think big CNC's replaced most radial drill jobs.

    I have a Taiwan one because...
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    The 350 chevy I built at 17 had a forged truck...

    The 350 chevy I built at 17 had a forged truck crank in it that I pulled out of a farmer's field. The engine builder told me I had to have that crank sand blasted before he'd even look at it and so I...
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    The first shop I rented had an area with a...

    The first shop I rented had an area with a plywood floor. Just marine plywood on gravel.

    Wherever I put a machine I just skilsawed a hole, dug down about 4" and poured a couple dozen bags of...
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    That looks exactly like mine. Mine doesn't have...

    That looks exactly like mine. Mine doesn't have an ID plate either, but the business I bought it from told me it was an FG25HT-14 mid to late 1980's.
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    Applying pesticide/herbicide near a well or any...

    Applying pesticide/herbicide near a well or any body of water is a violation of federal law.

    If you apply pesticide in a manner that is not in exacting compliance with what is on the label you are...
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    C's get degrees.

    C's get degrees.
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    Wagner skidders and Hyster winches are built...

    Wagner skidders and Hyster winches are built nearby at Allied Systems. They regularly replace cabs on brand new machines when they topple down hills.

    The Hyster winches are pretty amazing. They've...
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    You'll have to home at least the Z axis to change...

    You'll have to home at least the Z axis to change a tool.

    Sometimes the tool call and M6 have to be on separate lines.

    If z is homed and you MDI T2-EOB-M6-EOB-INSERT and hit cycle start you...
  19. 17.5's are the go to trailer tire these days....

    17.5's are the go to trailer tire these days. 19.5's don't seem very popular anymore.

    I really like all the cool tricks you can do with traveling axle trailers. I have been real close to buying a...
  20. Thread: Dated hardware

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    If it has a screen it isn't ancient. But that...

    If it has a screen it isn't ancient. But that doesn't mean it's worth a shit. Some are, some are not. That's what experience helps with.

    If you want a CNC buy one. If you want a manual buy one.
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    If I was in the position of selling all that...

    If I was in the position of selling all that stuff a well advertised auction would be my first choice. Why try to sell all of this off through a dealer?

    I can't see how the dealer could bring...
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    I think there's a scale factor that applies to...

    I think there's a scale factor that applies to everything you wrote above.

    If you're making a product that a bunch of other people already do you'd damn well better have some kind of crazy unique...
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    I've been doing products since 2006 and pricing...

    I've been doing products since 2006 and pricing is a gray area, but one thing is 100% certain- The higher your margins are the better off you are plain and simple.

    I have made and sold stuff that...
  24. Thread: B&A Precision

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    I use two verticals with 4th's and one has it on...

    I use two verticals with 4th's and one has it on the right and the other on the left. The one on the left has a steel subplate that overhangs a foot just for the indexer and I like it. Can't really...
  25. It's a Leadwell LTC-30 something or other. Motor...

    It's a Leadwell LTC-30 something or other. Motor says 65KW on it and it's the size of a small refrigerator laid on it's side. Standard was 40HP, but this one was ordered with extra oomph I guess. I...
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