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    They are built like tanks. We have a 96 & it...

    They are built like tanks. We have a 96 & it will run tenth work all day long. We also have a 2004 Captain L470, & while a solid and very accurate machine, it is a gutless wonder for a 15" chuck...
  2. Never E stop. Reset stops the machine just as...

    Never E stop. Reset stops the machine just as fast without freewheeling the spindle & shutting everything down. Easier on the machine as well.
  3. As a good share of our programs are multiple hrs....

    As a good share of our programs are multiple hrs. long, single blocking & or dry running a program is not an option. Doing tooling work, most of our programs are also single use & are not proven...
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    What is considered aircraft grade aluminum?

    What is considered aircraft grade aluminum?
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    We have through the spindle air plumbed through...

    We have through the spindle air plumbed through all of our machines, turns on/off with M code.
    When running dry, you are not so worried about cooling the tool, as you are removing the chips...
  6. You should consider the Japanese Kitamura's. The...

    You should consider the Japanese Kitamura's. The D machines are built in Taiwan & have a much less powerful control. We just installed a 3020G a couple months ago & that thing is a beast. Also...
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    As long as you can build it, you can learn the...

    As long as you can build it, you can learn the rest. Most of us who go into business, learn most of the business side stuff as we grew & trial by fire. One thing that really is important is to...
  8. Have you considered making them? We have all...

    Have you considered making them?
    We have all of the brackets for our 2017, AD55L. I highly doubt they are the same brackets, but if you could confirm with Sodick that they would fit, I would be...
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    Forgive me for asking a question as to what i...

    Forgive me for asking a question as to what i would hope is a very obvious answer. You state that you have 5 years programming. Am I to assume you spent many or hopefully at least several years on...
  10. From what I understand yes, it was a move to make...

    From what I understand yes, it was a move to make coolant California compliant. We have used Trim E206 for years, & have noticed a major difference with the coolant in the last year or so.
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    We use a job # system. So every job has a job...

    We use a job # system. So every job has a job number. Our guys hand fill out their weekly time cards, every hr. they put on their time cards has to have a job # tied to it. So if they spend six...
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    Na, you don't need to fire the customer, you need...

    Na, you don't need to fire the customer, you need to learn how to play poker. You simply explain to your customer that as the Vendor you set the payment terms, not them.
    Explain that...
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    Why not just higher an apprentice. We normally...

    Why not just higher an apprentice. We normally have 2 apprentices on staff. The green guy gets all of the cleaning, etc. When he starts moving up the ladder is when we generally bring on a new...
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    Baffling as to why, but Sodick does not believe...

    Baffling as to why, but Sodick does not believe in M30.
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    Find yourself an Okuma Cadet. Those things are...

    Find yourself an Okuma Cadet. Those things are bulletproof.
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    You have hit the nail on the head.

    You have hit the nail on the head.
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    Did you ever find out how this project worked out...

    Did you ever find out how this project worked out for your friend?
  18. We have been extremely happy with our Sodick...

    We have been extremely happy with our Sodick AD55L. Feel free to PM me with specific questions related to your application.
  19. We quote the same project for multiple customers...

    We quote the same project for multiple customers on a regular basis. We handle it by quoting the same price & lead time to both. We make this policy clear to our customers, if nothing else it helps...
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    You might consider having Sodick provide a quote...

    You might consider having Sodick provide a quote & test burn. We put in an AD55L two years ago and have been extremely pleased.
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    Obviously never served an apprenticeship. ...

    Obviously never served an apprenticeship. Nothing to do with acting like a Dick, Richard
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    Cant imagine why a bunch of toolmakers who spent...

    Cant imagine why a bunch of toolmakers who spent years making their bones quit over this dribble, rather than coddle a bunch of snowflakes afraid of getting their feelings hurt.
  23. Wire the hole. Short of that leave try leaving...

    Wire the hole. Short of that leave try leaving less material for ream.
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    You should be charging what the market will bare,...

    You should be charging what the market will bare, not what you think you need for a shop rate. Make hay while the sun shines because there will be times you have to take jobs well below rate just to...
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    True, but I dont have to beat the web on lead...

    True, but I dont have to beat the web on lead time, just the competing shop. Be it down the street, or across the ocean. They may want things instantaneously, but if everyone is busy, then the...
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