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  1. 4-6 week replacement cycle sounds like something...

    4-6 week replacement cycle sounds like something is wrong as others said. Also, not sure if it really matters or not, but if you look Renishaw only recommends 2 brands of batteries (or used to), Saft...
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    I am curious how you figure setup 2 made you more...

    I am curious how you figure setup 2 made you more money?? If the machines are unattended, I would think either way would produce the same results. If they are not unattended, it seems like setup 1...
  3. OK, am I the only one finding this ironic? "We"...

    OK, am I the only one finding this ironic? "We" chased a guy off recently for using a home built (whatever hobby grade) cnc trying to machine a part, and here we have 2 pages going about helping a...
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    Well... a valid concern, especially if just...

    Well... a valid concern, especially if just having operators. Can you designate a 'dummy' tool? Just an empty holder or whatever as ALWAYS T1 or T20 or whatever. This way you 'protect' the spindle...
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    Ahh!! Don't mention SAP here!! :eek: OMG...

    Ahh!! Don't mention SAP here!! :eek:




    OMG the horror stories I could tell (were I still employed there :D)

    .... ANYONE wanting any type or management system/ERP/whatever run away from...
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    @Stirlig. So far quality is great. It comes...

    @Stirlig.

    So far quality is great. It comes with all the pneumatic stuff plumbed and ready to go, including adjustable pressure valve (gosh I don't think that is the right term??) and quick...
  7. Smooth control is "fancy" and all, but if you are...

    Smooth control is "fancy" and all, but if you are familiar with the older controls it will take some getting used to. That said, cam programming is the way to go IMO!! :D
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    Too funny! I saw that a couple jobs ago. Got a...

    Too funny! I saw that a couple jobs ago. Got a print and noticed 2 different #2 threads, 2-56 and 2-64. I asked about it and found out they were using 2-56 in all of them, exactly as said "just...
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    Haven't they been out of business for years..? I...

    Haven't they been out of business for years..? I get my thread percentile gages at Target now... :D
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    Just want to re-iterate something - Your tap...

    Just want to re-iterate something -

    Your tap is not too small* causing a breakage issue. We form tap 0-80 (.060" diameter nominal) all the time and have no issues on our VF2 & VF4 Haas machines,...
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    I guess I worded it poorly. I didn't mean to say...

    I guess I worded it poorly. I didn't mean to say *only* Haas does it, I just meant that Haas seems to not have most of the quirky IMO issues I see pop up here every so often. Sure they aren't big...
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    Ya I was just curious as (IMO) I see some odd...

    Ya I was just curious as (IMO) I see some odd questions about machine behaviour and I think "our machines (Haas) don't do that" :confused: Anyhow

    I think I told this story but we got a robodrill...
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    Paying for it was. You can do online searches and...

    Paying for it was. You can do online searches and see what you need, or just ask here like the OP did...
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    Just a thought. Why is it Haas, who is arguably a...

    Just a thought. Why is it Haas, who is arguably a low end machine, take care of this stuff? Is it because they are geared more to the beginner market or something? If T1 is in the spindle, and I call...
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    Sounds funny out of context, but it happens. An...

    Sounds funny out of context, but it happens. An old friend/aquantance was working when something happened and a fixture was dropped on him somehow (pretty sure the whole story is only known to the...
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    That is fine... until they see your quote is 3x...

    That is fine... until they see your quote is 3x the next few guys and they don't ever send you any RFQ's anymore...
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    Huh?? What are you buying/using?? :confused: ...

    Huh?? What are you buying/using?? :confused:

    We use 3 flute endmills from .006-.500 and almost all of them are center cutting....
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    I like Balax for form taps, but we...

    I like Balax for form taps, but we (fortunately!!!!) do not need to gage our holes as the work is our product. M2 = (approx) .08" so a bit larger than a 0-80 of which we do tons and tons of...

    I...
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    From the pic, it looks like the most generic of...

    From the pic, it looks like the most generic of inserts that people use on bridgeport 2" (roughly) face mill type cutters. I don't know the designation, but maybe you can find it here...?

    Insert...
  20. Thread: B&A Precision

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    Ya, a keensert (trademark/company name?) is a...

    Ya, a keensert (trademark/company name?) is a whole different animal to remove than an helicoil... :ack2:
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    Pneumatic tailstock (mill)

    Just wanted to put a shout out there about the pneumatic tailstock we recently purchased. If mods want to move to general for more traffic, fine with me, but thought the Haas sub was a good starting...
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    I know OP question is 4 months old now, but would...

    I know OP question is 4 months old now, but would like to add a thought.

    On our 2013'ish machine, we can run from USB, but it is somewhat questionable on staying connected. If you bump it even...
  23. Brilliant! I always think about this when someone...

    Brilliant! I always think about this when someone is boasting how "they NEVER crash"... OK, but at what cost?
  24. No idea on that Fadal, but looks nice. I imagine...

    No idea on that Fadal, but looks nice. I imagine it might be in the price range of competing with the other stuff that is out there* which is the whole problem. There do seem to be small machines...
  25. I believe it has been since the early 2000's? It...

    I believe it has been since the early 2000's? It may have been an option then though. *If* you are talking about a power outtage situation, the early power detection (whatever it was called) device...
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