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    Yes, ball park, thank you... Just wondering...

    Yes, ball park, thank you... Just wondering because that gives everyone an idea of how old and used of a machine you are looking at.

    On our 2008 OI-Mate it's G5.1 for the look ahead and I use it...
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    Great stout little machines. Not speed demons,...

    Great stout little machines. Not speed demons, but rugged. Minor things like sensors and tool changer brakes are probably going to go out on that age machine, are you able to troubleshoot?

    What's...
  3. I'm sure you are right for some types of work,...

    I'm sure you are right for some types of work, but for the stuff we do power feeds doesn't make sense. Relieve end mills, stuff like that. Having a small compact machine is nice. I may add coolant at...
  4. Rick, Let me guess, you've been watching...

    Rick,

    Let me guess, you've been watching Robin Renzetti? He got me also...

    I was in the same boat, a want but no need, then had one reoccurring job that needed grinding so I picked up a Harig...
  5. Dulak, I checked out a video of the Avid,...

    Dulak,

    I checked out a video of the Avid, PRO4848 Cutting 1" Aluminum (6061) Plate - YouTube. It seems like a good bang for the buck as routers go, but not something your going to want to be...
  6. Use the machines you have to do what they are...

    Use the machines you have to do what they are good at, and then use the profits to buy the right machines to cut metal. As noted above, trying to compete with a Robodrill using a router probably...
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    Parts And Service | Sharp Industries Inc....

    Parts And Service | Sharp Industries Inc.

    Phone (310) 370-5990, Email [email protected]

    I can't find my notes now, but I'm pretty sure this was the number and they got me on track....
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    When you say "clutch pack", are you talking about...

    When you say "clutch pack", are you talking about the brake on top of the motor that spins the tool carousel?

    As of a year ago Sharp was still supporting these machines and sent me a new brake,...
  9. Thread: Shop Maintenance

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    It's just certain posters and the way they come...

    It's just certain posters and the way they come across that gets people riled up. I'm pretty sure you could ask a serious question and get good feedback still. I threw out the joke about fake members...
  10. Thread: Shop Maintenance

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    Here's a theory: the posters that draw the most...

    Here's a theory: the posters that draw the most ire like AS9100 and otrlt are actually PM management hired plants who are instructed to annoy everyone into replying. And then the replies/veiws=...
  11. Thread: ToolMaking forrum

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    The URL www.practicaltoolmaker.com is available,...

    The URL www.practicaltoolmaker.com is available, you should snatch it up! Then it will be your sandbox and you can keep those pesky machinists out...
  12. Check the brake on the motor that turns the cam....

    Check the brake on the motor that turns the cam. If the brake is worn it allows the dowel to over travel and miss the prox sensor.

    I had the same problem on a SV-2412, was able to order a new...
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    I bought three of these on Black Friday sale. 44...

    I bought three of these on Black Friday sale. 44 in. x 22 In. Double Bank Red Roller Cabinet

    Hate to admit it for a Horrible Fright item, but they are heavier duty than anything Husky or Kobalt...
  14. Thread: UPS Rant!!!

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    You're probably right. A toxic hub is going to...

    You're probably right. A toxic hub is going to push out the good drivers and cause these problems.
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    We have it the other way around. UPS is great,...

    We have it the other way around. UPS is great, it's the same couple of drivers all the time and they are super easy to work with and go out of their way to help us out.

    Fedex on the other hand is...
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    We have a NexJen oil collection on our Sharp and...

    We have a NexJen oil collection on our Sharp and it works great. I did back the oil interval off a little, its pretty obvious when you open it up, but I'd rather use up the oil and not risk the ways.
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    Ed, Do you have a UPS account? You won't get an...

    Ed, Do you have a UPS account? You won't get an automatic discount like MSC, but with a little hunting you're probably eligible for one. We don't ship a ton, but get something like 37% off because...
  18. Anyone near Yuba City, CA, willing to inspect a used VMC?

    I'm interested in buying a Fanuc controlled VMC that's on the far side of the country from me, and thought there might be a member in the area willing to check it out for a fee.

    Not looking for a...
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    In addition to the above, it seems like form taps...

    In addition to the above, it seems like form taps are better in 304, and cut taps do better in 303.
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    Bread, you might benifit from a Kanban type...

    Bread, you might benifit from a Kanban type board, like the app Trello. Depending on your work and the guys you might be able to use an app (which would lend itself to field work), or you might want...
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    Does CA have a state surplus auction site? I've...

    Does CA have a state surplus auction site? I've bought equipment out of tech colleges for good deals.
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    Stirling, would you mind posting a picture of...

    Stirling, would you mind posting a picture of that setup? Thanks in advance.
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    A T-200 would be high on the list, but I don't...

    A T-200 would be high on the list, but I don't want to make a habit of opening panels and pulling wires. Are there any reasons you are aware of that the notched panel/leave it connected method...
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    That should work. My Go/NoGo is something likes...

    That should work. My Go/NoGo is something likes ten minutes to mount or unmount, much over that it's not worth the hassle. Pulling off the panel and setting the rotary on a zero point fixture should...
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    Awesome info. That part about turning off...

    Awesome info. That part about turning off parameters each time is what I wanted to dig up, the "Unknown unknowns" of the Speedio world. It's a great machine and perfect for our application, but...
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