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    We have stools in our shop. They aren't overly...

    We have stools in our shop. They aren't overly comfy but work fine to rest for a few minutes while a machine cycles. I don't mind if my guys are caught up on deburring, the shop is clean, and they...
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    Have you tried to manually jog it off the stops?...

    Have you tried to manually jog it off the stops? The prox switch might be stuck from sitting.
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    Thanks for posting that last bit. I'm having a...

    Thanks for posting that last bit. I'm having a similar issue with my VMC1000/22. I'll have to try that. My hard drive died and the disc I had the parameters backed up on died.
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    Run it at 5% rapids while proving out your...

    Run it at 5% rapids while proving out your program so it won't go slamming into something before you can react if you turn off the deadman's switch. There's a decent youtube video on programming IPS...
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    We hired an apprentice straight out of our local...

    We hired an apprentice straight out of our local high school tech. He's been working out good so far. I talked to the instructor to see who he recommended. I gave him some basic tests to pass prior...
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    I think I have a digital copy of the manuals....

    I think I have a digital copy of the manuals. I'll see if I can find it. I normally use the 3 ring binder so I can look at it right in front of the machine. I have a vmc100/22, a 760/22 mothballed,...
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    Cutting a bit off the floor while doing the...

    Cutting a bit off the floor while doing the initial finish pass seems to help keep squeal and chatter down. I try to leave 0.010" depth for the end mill to cut as well.your overall setup rigidity is...
  8. Thanks for the heads up. I need some of these and...

    Thanks for the heads up. I need some of these and didn't know maritool was making them. Hopefully they catch on and they make a decent assortment as time goes on. I would think 1/4, 3/8, and 1/2...
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    I had a very similar issue due to problems with...

    I had a very similar issue due to problems with the foot pedal switches. I'd check that you are getting both signals.
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    Problem with just blanket searching the US is...

    Problem with just blanket searching the US is living expenses and thus wages vary widely. Making 'good money' in one location may be half of what it is in another location. USD vs CAD may also be...
  11. If it is a sticking limit switch, which is most...

    If it is a sticking limit switch, which is most likely, make sure you don't leave the machine with the Z all the way up. We had problems with this with a DX32 machine. It just had a bunch of gunk...
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    We recently purchased a new tl2 as well. I have...

    We recently purchased a new tl2 as well. I have the same issue. It kinda pissed me off. To me haas is kinda misrepresented their product since their own pictures don't match. I don't have a solution...
  13. I tried to pm you the other day. Your inbox is...

    I tried to pm you the other day. Your inbox is full. Shoot me a pm when you get a chance please.
  14. Did you still have all of them? I'd be interested...

    Did you still have all of them? I'd be interested in the whole lot.
  15. Did you sell these?

    Did you sell these?
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    2019 is looking a little better. Got the hard...

    2019 is looking a little better. Got the hard drive replaced today in 1 mill and the other mill with the tool changer issue fixed. Tech support even managed to fix my office computer. It had an auto...
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    2018 was good overall. Our shop suffered some as...

    2018 was good overall. Our shop suffered some as I spent a lot of my efforts on our other business. It had a record year. The shop did ok but not as good as 2017. We were having a lot of issues with...
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    Harvey makes some endmills that are flat on the...

    Harvey makes some endmills that are flat on the bottom for use with 4th axis stuff. Might work out and I think a they were around $50 in the size you are talking about.
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    Those would be great for what I need with a 1/4"...

    Those would be great for what I need with a 1/4" hex. If they don't want to do it, maybe I should just machine a couple of 1/4" hex adapters on my 4th. I could just basically grind a weldon shank on...
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    Reebok makes some casual steel toe shoes. I have...

    Reebok makes some casual steel toe shoes. I have a couple of pairs. They have held up decently but not like boots. To me, standing on concrete all day as soon as the cushion inside the shoes has...
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    I to have been looking for this. I have some...

    I to have been looking for this. I have some chinese ones that are ok for aluminum but they don't handle steel or stainless very well. I'm using a screw gun with a 1/4" hex quick release as well....
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    I don't spend a lot of time tracking the exact...

    I don't spend a lot of time tracking the exact minutes or anything like that. I do keep up with it roughly for perspective when quoting. If I know last time I quoted 3 hours worth of labor to do a...
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    I looked through the whole post and maybe I just...

    I looked through the whole post and maybe I just missed it, how much does the class cost? I can't do the Texas class this time but I'd probably be interested in a Florida class.
  24. The pinesol trick works great. You just have to...

    The pinesol trick works great. You just have to be careful,with it. To long at to high a concentration will cause its own problems.

    I certainly understand the road tax portion of running 100ll...
  25. If you need to store it for long periods and...

    If you need to store it for long periods and aren't running it in something with a catalytic converter, you can use 100LL aviation fuel. It has a 10 year shelf life.
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