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    Tough crowd. I'll just say congratulations sir...

    Tough crowd.

    I'll just say congratulations sir for making a go at a home based buissness and growing it :)
    a shop will defiantly compliment your industrial supply and provide you with a store...
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    Shinri cnc lathe, any input? Any good?

    Found a sale on a shinri Ls-30 1000mm CNc lathe. Near new for $20,000 usd

    Anyone have experience with these machines?
    The company is out of china. So it could be good or bad.

    Any input or...
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    Haas tm-1 acceleration parameters

    Qurious what does the enclosed haas tm-1p mills have for their acceleration parameters?

    I have a 2007 open frame machine but I know the rpm and table travels are higher on the enclosed, but was...
  4. I used a schunk roto-s wedge style 3 jaw for many...

    I used a schunk roto-s wedge style 3 jaw for many years on a weiler cycle type cnc (toolroom/semi manual lathe)

    Absolutly loved this style chuck. Great repeatability and I believe due to the wedge...
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    You can also simply disable the tool changer in...

    You can also simply disable the tool changer in the settings.
    When a tool change is prompted it will retract in z height.pause and beep with a message displaying what tool to put in the spindle...
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    I wonder if there is a script or plug in that can...

    I wonder if there is a script or plug in that can be purchased and added to a simple website to acheave this McMaster style?

    There should be something avalible. Late here but I may take some time...
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    I'm not sure "lathe swing" is a good indicator...

    I'm not sure "lathe swing" is a good indicator for your application.
    Yes often a larger lathe is better suited. But consider a larger swing adds length to all of the components potentially lowering...
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    Consult your local haas factory outlet. I...

    Consult your local haas factory outlet.

    I would be worried looking at buying a machine not knowing the answer to this question tho...
  9. I grew up as a tradesmen in that environment....

    I grew up as a tradesmen in that environment. Really did not mind it as long as I was being ligitamatly stupid. But there is a balance.
    I like a strict work environment where the pressure is on, I...
  10. This would be handy for the garage shop guys too....

    This would be handy for the garage shop guys too.
    Please post if you do find a solution!
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    With those conditions I would assume you will be...

    With those conditions I would assume you will be looking for a local applicant who is established in the area. I cannot imagine a high cost of living/low wage selling well to a highly skilled...
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    It's an old post but an always relevant topic ...

    It's an old post but an always relevant topic

    I pay my non employee salesmen 3% gross of accounts.

    The people I work with are more mercenaries who have over the years developed lots of contacts...
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    Ya my tm is always programmed with fusion 360...

    Ya my tm is always programmed with fusion 360 unless it's a simple bolt hole circle (2007)

    The newer tl lathes have an ok conversational control. Used it in school. Bought this 2005 and it did not...
  14. Long story short, yes you can. Do you expect the...

    Long story short, yes you can.
    Do you expect the truck to be a truck after though or are you simply using it for a generator after the conversion?

    Call up a company called Stamford. They make...
  15. I second spreading your legs when you need to...

    I second spreading your legs when you need to lower yourself. Better on the back and knees than throwing your butt way back.

    Sit and lean when you can. Change positions often.
    Good footwear and...
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    Weiler with Siemens control is slick and quick to...

    Weiler with Siemens control is slick and quick to program. I ran one for 5 years so 1-10 pc and repair jobber work.
    Same goes for a fagor control. Very happy with my 8040 and 8055 controls
    For 2...
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    Nope. Was an add for my machine as they listed...

    Nope. Was an add for my machine as they listed the specific items I installed and even mentioned the tool changer motor was born working. Lol

    I've requested quote for fun with not reply on their...
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    The term for this resale tactic is called "drop...

    The term for this resale tactic is called "drop shipping"
    Like posting stuff on a sale site then when it sells simply put the buyers address for delivery for your alibabba account.
    Interesting...
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    Double checked mine to clarify my previous post....

    Double checked mine to clarify my previous post.
    My rotory is a shrt160h model.
    In my control there is 2 160mm models an hrt160 and hrt160b. I'm guessing one is brushed the other brushless setting....
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    This happens to me if I select the the wrong 4th...

    This happens to me if I select the the wrong 4th axis in the setup menus.
    Like selecting an hr160 vs hr160p (or whatever the model is)
    Errors out before I can even home it.
    Just something to...
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    I think this is exactly what is happening. I have...

    I think this is exactly what is happening. I have gone to there main website of the company and see it listed there as well.
    I've requested a quote to purchase just for fun.
    Good on them for...
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    OT someone listed my lathe on eBay???

    So I'm trolling the usual suspects when board, seeing what's out there for fun and I stumble upon an eBay listing that is clearly my machine...

    I have it listed it on Kijiji a popular for sale...
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    Maintenance/Lifecycle of Haas mills

    To start I'm not looking to make a bash thread, but have a conversation on the life cycles of the equipment. In general and maintenance/lifecycle of specific parts/options of the equipment.

    I'm...
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    If your really wanting to get into 4 and 5 axis...

    If your really wanting to get into 4 and 5 axis and o it new equipment haas is going to run you $10,000 or so for the drives and another $30,000 for the 5 axis unit. With "hobby" intentions that is...
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    Northern Alberta Canada. Single phase 240...

    Northern Alberta Canada. Single phase 240 residential
    This months bill translates to 0.25/kWh
    $128 for power (paid to the plant)
    $271 for fees/distribution charges (paid to the grid)

    Thing I...
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