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    I think the numbers there are ascii codes. See...

    I think the numbers there are ascii codes. See this link for reference:

    ASCII code % , Percent sign, American Standard Code for Information Interchange, The complete ASCII table,...
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    Feedhold + stop spindle Open door, clear swarf,...

    Feedhold + stop spindle
    Open door, clear swarf,
    Spindle on, start feed.

    This is how our fanucs work anyway.

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  3. In our shop they are referred to as "strassy", or...

    In our shop they are referred to as "strassy", or "strassmans".

    Regards

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    When you cannot open chuck with door closed, are...

    When you cannot open chuck with door closed, are you doing that manually? Or using an m code?

    If the latter how do they propose you bar feed?

    Jules.

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  5. Hi rob, I have two of these lathes and had...

    Hi rob,

    I have two of these lathes and had them both error out on turret, both times the little encoder board in the back of the turret was to blame. We fixed ours in house, tracked the faults to...
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    Also why was this cham not done at same time as...

    Also why was this cham not done at same time as the bore?

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    Centre drill doesn't have to go in a collet head,...

    Centre drill doesn't have to go in a collet head, simple bushing would do? Which would make it pretty ffing stumpy.
    Sometimes I feel some people will make a meal out of anything.

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    What's wrong with a centre drill? Sent from...

    What's wrong with a centre drill?

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  9. 5 staff including me, average 43. Sent from my...

    5 staff including me, average 43.

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    If the gullets fill too much, which I think he...

    If the gullets fill too much, which I think he will be OK on. Then just feed half way, withdraw, clear gullets and go again. I am merely offering up the solution to the problem at hand.

    Edit;...
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    Sorry sable, that's not quite what I meant. ...

    Sorry sable, that's not quite what I meant.

    You want almost the full broach sticking out at the start. At the very bottom of the broach should be a plain part without teeth about 3/4 inch long or...
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    In my opinion, it is because you have set it up...

    In my opinion, it is because you have set it up to pass a third into the hole before cutting. The lead on the front of the broach shoild be a good fit at the top, this helps to align and keep...
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    Yes. As long as you set all your datums in set WO...

    Yes. As long as you set all your datums in set WO you do not need to use measure workpiece soft key at all.

    Regards

    Jules.
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    Hi, Yes area marked in red is the spindle...

    Hi,

    Yes area marked in red is the spindle nose.

    Measure workpiece has several automated ways of clocking in a job. Usually used with an automated probe. Stick with set WO. It is easier to...
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    Hi, I have a small vmc with 828d basic so know...

    Hi, I have a small vmc with 828d basic so know the routine.

    Begin by turning on the machine, press jog, and feed start button to activate the axis drives .
    Next you may need to 'home' the...
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    Hi guys, Thank you soo much for the advice....

    Hi guys,

    Thank you soo much for the advice. Just a little update on the direction we went!
    We have purchased both a lathe, and a new, small vmc with siemens control and a small 4th axis. Delivery...
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    All sage advice. We have also a small surface...

    All sage advice.

    We have also a small surface grinder, cylindrical also, and a small dalepena hone.

    Have never considered a lease or higher purchase. I think I may go to a dealer this coming...
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    Thanks Guys, Ill try to answer a few of the...

    Thanks Guys,

    Ill try to answer a few of the questions,

    the full time book keeper/secretary, does much much more than just keep the books. She processes all the orders, does the paper work,...
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    Old Shop - New Owners - Where to Invest?

    Hi Fellas,

    Long time lurker/reader here, decided to step into the foray as I am looking in earnest for some advice.

    Quick background first...

    Joined my company 8 years ago, knew nothing,...
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