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    The industrial park my shop is in runs parallel...

    The industrial park my shop is in runs parallel to a very busy freight rail line. There's at least half a dozen CNC shops along the tracks, and no one seems to be bothered by it.

    I can hear the...
  2. Thanks Wheelie. Your shop thread has been a huge...

    Thanks Wheelie. Your shop thread has been a huge benefit to guys just starting out. I really like your perspectives and outlook on running a small machine shop business. You tell it like it is, and...
  3. Industrial Express Welding and Machine Shop

    Hey Guys,

    I am in the process of moving my shop to a new space, and I figured now would be a good time to start a shop thread.

    I've lurked on this forum for many years, always reading and...
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    I ended up getting this Mitsubishi from the local...

    I ended up getting this Mitsubishi from the local lift truck dealer. It came out of their rental fleet, and should work great for us. Its a 2013 Mitsubishi FGC33N. 6500 pound capacity with 60" forks,...
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    Whatís the amperage set to? Some machines auto...

    Whatís the amperage set to? Some machines auto adjust the post flow for high amp work. I donít know if that machine had it or not.
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    Iím not overly familiar with your processes or...

    Iím not overly familiar with your processes or anything, but just looking quick option #1 seems more user friendly. Especially if you have operators running more than 1 machine.
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    Iím over on the west coast, Holland to be...

    Iím over on the west coast, Holland to be specific.

    I didnít really think to look over near Detroit on Craigslist. That 8k Toyota is really nice, probably a bit big though.
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    I could probably get by with a cushion tire fine,...

    I could probably get by with a cushion tire fine, really. I don't go outside much, and when I do, the gravel in the drive is fairly well compacted and firm. A "solid pneumatic" would work great.
    ...
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    Need a New Forklift, What Should I Look For?

    I currently have a pretty wore out Mitsubishi FG20 from the early 90's.

    We love the truck, but it has a zillion hours on it. It needs all the systems overhauled and its just shot. Its a ticking...
  10. Thanks for the response. I will ask him if...

    Thanks for the response.

    I will ask him if he's ever had any issues with the rigid tapping. If it turns out to be an issue, I could always just use a floating tap holder I suppose. Obviously I...
  11. Bump. Anyone?

    Bump. Anyone?
  12. Looking At A Used Hurco BMC 4020, Thoughts?

    A friend of mine has a 1998 Hurco BMC 4020 that I'd like to make a deal with him on. I has the Ultimax conversational control, 8000 RPM CAT 40 taper spindle and rigid tapping. 24 tool ATC, I think. ...
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    Depending on the job, customer, and kind of work,...

    Depending on the job, customer, and kind of work, it fluctuates anywhere from $60 up to $175 per hour. I have a few old customers that I have still on $60 because we know their parts well and can...
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    Favorite Adjustable Machine Light?

    The light on my Bridgeport took a shit the other day, didn't realize how bad I needed it. Looking around at replacements, and there are a LOT of options.

    Looking for something that articulates a...
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    I think it depends on what the pictures are of. I...

    I think it depends on what the pictures are of. I wouldn't be interested at all in photos of machines you ran, tools you have or places you've been, your dog or your kids.

    I would at least take a...
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    Very cool stuff. I wouldn't know what to do...

    Very cool stuff.

    I wouldn't know what to do with that much space. I have only 2k square feet and am bursting at the seams.

    Keep the pictures coming!
  17. A shop I worked at a few years ago had a ML15...

    A shop I worked at a few years ago had a ML15 that I ran some. It is definitely not as friendly as a regular manual lathe for manual work. You can basically power feed in the two axis, and use the...
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    I contacted the seller, he's not interested in...

    I contacted the seller, he's not interested in working out a deal that involves shipping. Too bad I'm not closer, I'd be all over that.
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    That thing is really cool. What's the capacity on...

    That thing is really cool. What's the capacity on these things? I cut all kinds of stainless rods for stand offs and whatnot. Can those things handle SS rod?
  20. I've bought several machines from Steve over the...

    I've bought several machines from Steve over the years, as have several friends and colleauges. As far as machinery dealers go, he and his son Andy are about as straight shootin as they come. I would...
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    Sounds like you're a perfect candidate for an...

    Sounds like you're a perfect candidate for an Accurpress. The sheet metal shop I deal with uses them and they seem very well made, and the control is perfect for small run custom stuff.
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    I was working in the shop today. My part time...

    I was working in the shop today. My part time help elected to stay home and dig out his driveway. If I can get out of my driveway, I'm fine with working.

    I don't particularly like paying the heat...
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    I am fairly small, one man shop, maybe 100k...

    I am fairly small, one man shop, maybe 100k gross. I use Federated. They have been very reasonable for me on price and coverage. I have general liability, contents and building coverage, an umbrella...
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    I worked maintenance at a large-ish craft brewery...

    I worked maintenance at a large-ish craft brewery for 5 years or so before I left to start my own shop. We used a TON of air. The bottling line used most of it, but we had lots of diaphram pumps,...
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    I have not been in business a full calendar year...

    I have not been in business a full calendar year yet, but so far so good. I have more work than I have time for at the moment. It's probably too early in my business life to be of any use as far as...
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