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  1. This was a live demo at the Dayton, OH trade show...

    This was a live demo at the Dayton, OH trade show last year. Makino PS95 with CAT40 and 30+ horsepower. It would seem that some 40 taper machines don't have trouble with 1.5" mills.

    Watch it eat...
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    That's a nice machine. Should make lots of chips...

    That's a nice machine. Should make lots of chips for you. Best of luck with it!

    --Gary
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    The shop I worked at about 7 years ago had two of...

    The shop I worked at about 7 years ago had two of these. They now have three of them as I noticed when I stopped by for a visit back in the spring. I was primarily a lathe guy back then so I really...
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    Sometimes it is much easier to work with someone...

    Sometimes it is much easier to work with someone lacking in skills with a good attitude than someone greatly talented with a bad attitude. Skills can be taught with time and patience. Bad attitudes...
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    It sometimes takes a lot of force to extract the...

    It sometimes takes a lot of force to extract the collet when it gets taper locked. The best practice is to loosen the nut until it applies a little pressure on the collet and then give it a tap or...
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    Best of luck with this project. Keep us informed...

    Best of luck with this project. Keep us informed on how it goes and share as many details as you can along the way.

    --Gary
  7. We use the Mill 1-14 and Mill 1-10 versions in 3"...

    We use the Mill 1-14 and Mill 1-10 versions in 3" and 80mm diameters for facing aluminum. They work great for us. We run them on Haas Mini Mill (sometimes), Mazak VCN510C, Mazak VTC16-B and now...
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    We use Kennametal TX drills in 6061 T6511 all the...

    We use Kennametal TX drills in 6061 T6511 all the time. Looks like the standard length of 5xD comes in at 43mm max recommended depth. Probably too short for the job you have. May be possible to get...
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    I believe it is set to hardware flow. This should...

    I believe it is set to hardware flow. This should mean Xon/Xoff, right? I'm not exactly sure at this moment whether Camlink has a setting for RTS/CTS. I have our Haas set to Xon/Xoff and it works...
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    Need help with RS232 on Toyoda grinder

    Our IT department decided to upgrade our PC we use for loading programs and isolate it from the main network. This was prompted by the end of support for XP and a pesky virus that got into our...
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    I finally got a chance to call and Eric was very...

    I finally got a chance to call and Eric was very helpful in explaining the brake feature and answering questions for me. I didn't want to take up a lot of his time, but he seemed very willing to...
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    I think I would like the external hex better for...

    I think I would like the external hex better for a horizontal. Didn't get a chance to call today. I'll try tomorrow.

    --Gary
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    There is a high probability that there are none...

    There is a high probability that there are none out there at this time. I'm pretty sure I was told by someone associated with Mazak that it was a proprietary design between them and a specific...
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    Thanks and congrats to you too. Always exciting...

    Thanks and congrats to you too. Always exciting times when you get a new machine.

    Our machinists are fully involved in these decisions. We have learned from some past mistakes in that regard too....
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    Our parts will be mostly made from round and...

    Our parts will be mostly made from round and square aluminum bar. Short chunks from about 3" square to 8" square and about 5" round to 10" round.

    I have looked at some dovetail options. It would...
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    Would rather set it once and forget about it.The...

    Would rather set it once and forget about it.The Toolex vises we currently have do this. If it is something that needs to be set when clamping the first parts of a run, that's fine. I just need one...
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    Not sure if this design is ideal for horizontal....

    Not sure if this design is ideal for horizontal. I may call Orange on Monday and ask a few questions.

    I agree that the design of the jaws and carriers are really nice. They appear to offer the...
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    Thanks Von. I appreciate any and all feedback. I...

    Thanks Von. I appreciate any and all feedback. I have the detailed specs and quoted price from Orange. They are competitive in price to the Toolex vises we have now. The Orange design looks really...
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    This adjustable drag feature is what I'm looking...

    This adjustable drag feature is what I'm looking for to hold a part while loading the second one. Would this feature be set once for a given job or have to be meddled with for each loading?
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  20. It looks like a good idea to me. Good luck with...

    It looks like a good idea to me. Good luck with it in the market.

    --Gary
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    That is good info. Thanks. These two vises will...

    That is good info. Thanks. These two vises will probably be kept for the odd jobs that may come along after we get proper work holding for the primary products targeted at this machine. It is likely...
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    No doubt they probably are doing us a favor....

    No doubt they probably are doing us a favor. Since they denied hydraulics, and have their own ideas we have no real choice but play along. We have been working with a reputable fixture company here...
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    Orange Vise experience?

    Our new Makino a61nx is going to be placed on its foundation tomorrow and we still have no work holding purchased at this time. Obviously we are running a bit behind, but have our hands tied a bit by...
  24. I'm not sure what you should expect the chip...

    I'm not sure what you should expect the chip width to measure. Safe to say that it should be a bit less than the insert width though.

    We don't have a tool specifically for aluminum at this time....
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    The plan is to take delivery by the end of March...

    The plan is to take delivery by the end of March to get a year end savings from Makino. Their fiscal year starts April 1st.

    It will be like the big gift under the tree that you can't open until...
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