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  1. In 10 years living in the woods in Virginia I...

    In 10 years living in the woods in Virginia I have seen a total of one skunk one time on the property. Strangely enough when I lived in Riverside California just outside the city limits I saw a skunk...
  2. It depends on the cat. My cat used to catch and...

    It depends on the cat. My cat used to catch and kill mice when she was younger, same with spiders and other large bugs. She has always been well fed. She would chew on them and spit them out. Now as...
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    I really don't see how removing stools from work...

    I really don't see how removing stools from work benches will increase productivity in a CNC shop. As far as in the shop I only sit when editing a program. I will sit when packaging or sorting parts,...
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    I left out the part of him being a yes man and...

    I left out the part of him being a yes man and the work place politician, good at taking credit for others work and blaming others for his mistakes. Most people thought the owner was a weird duck and...
  5. Not a good idea to list your phone number out in...

    Not a good idea to list your phone number out in the open like that these days.
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    You left out the diameter of the shoulder. Also I...

    You left out the diameter of the shoulder. Also I assume you meant the shoulder has a "width" of .187, not height.
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    The last job working for the man the owner was a...

    The last job working for the man the owner was a great salesman who did not know squat about machining and lacked the aptitude to learn. The shop was pretty automated, most machining centers had...
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    I read somewhere that some of the spam callers...

    I read somewhere that some of the spam callers use the do not call list for leads as they know they are verified good numbers. The fines the government gives out are considered just a cost of doing...
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    I have worked in 8 different shops when working...

    I have worked in 8 different shops when working for the man and they all had stools at the work benches. Some tasks are easier done sitting down, like filing out paperwork such as first articles or...
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    Thanks for the info.

    Thanks for the info.
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    I am the same way about answering the phone, if I...

    I am the same way about answering the phone, if I have time I will go Google the phone number if I have recently quoted a prospective new customer. Unfortunate for me the junk callers leave...
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    Nothing is worse than a spammer who denies being...

    Nothing is worse than a spammer who denies being a spammer. I noticed a lot of places want your phone number along with your e-mail these days, what a bunch of annoying a-holes. If you are trying to...
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    Not all night shift jobs are created equal. Many...

    Not all night shift jobs are created equal. Many places have a full 2nd shift other than upper management.
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    Even if he meant killing it for only 5 months on...

    Even if he meant killing it for only 5 months on the job, how would he know? He said he was the only one doing the tasks he is doing and it is his first job in the trade, the only person he can...
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    Yes, and just for the hell of it clean the board...

    Yes, and just for the hell of it clean the board connections and reseat them. Same with the cable connections, use a quick drying electronic contact cleaner. The connection to the encoder is the...
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    That juddering can be caused by a communication...

    That juddering can be caused by a communication issue as a few of us have mentioned. I am almost certain your problem isn't mechanical. That motor would have to be ready to fall to pieces to be as...
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    If you are using a poor quality 6061 like any...

    If you are using a poor quality 6061 like any Chinese or USA Service Center junk, chips can be harder to break and very inconsistent.
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    If it is like a table on a mill the axis motors...

    If it is like a table on a mill the axis motors could be identical as are the settings. If that is the case you can swap the X-Y motors, cables, and likely the drives to isolate the problem. That is...
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    A lot of people won't read a mess like that as...

    A lot of people won't read a mess like that as you can tell from the comments.
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    I meant controller generation, usually it is...

    I meant controller generation, usually it is around the bezel of the controller keyboard or CRT screen.
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    What generation of Fanuc? I don't know squat...

    What generation of Fanuc? I don't know squat about wire eroders, how many axis do you have?
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    I have a 12 year old flip phone, that is why I...

    I have a 12 year old flip phone, that is why I didn't mention it. I also hate small screens. I like my 32" monitor in my office.
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    A bad connection between the board and the motor...

    A bad connection between the board and the motor encoder can do the same thing. I would check those first. On my Fanuc OT lathe the connector on the Z-axis motor worked loose and coolant got in the...
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    Maybe you should take your own advice and not...

    Maybe you should take your own advice and not read his posts.
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    It also could be the seller raised the price...

    It also could be the seller raised the price because similar items have sold and the item has become currently scarce. I scrapped out a couple machines a few years back and sold the electronics on...
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