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    That about sums it up...BUT On some CNC...

    That about sums it up...BUT

    On some CNC Vertical milling machines the spindle will go past the table edge OR the table goes past the spindle depending on how you look at it. On some of my Haas...
  2. Oh...I did want to mention one thing about his...

    Oh...I did want to mention one thing about his potential animosity towards you.

    If he acts like that, he's more then used to people throwing him out in a heated manner.
    I wouldn't worry about it...
  3. I read most of it thinking its just the norm for...

    I read most of it thinking its just the norm for certain cultures...up to the point he went over to the grinder. I think in any culture that crosses the line. SORTA...

    So to culture I think it has...
  4. Thread: Polishing on a CNC

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    To me its like changing the oil in your car along...

    To me its like changing the oil in your car along with a handful of sand.

    If you think you'll finish and get all the fines out...When I first started with CNC I took just about any job I could...
  5. I think I gave that a try for awhile. Worth a...

    I think I gave that a try for awhile. Worth a shot to try again, although its a different antivirus program at home and same deal on that PC.
  6. I'm now running V12.0.45 on Win7 I have the...

    I'm now running V12.0.45 on Win7

    I have the new 13 releases, had issues installing on Win 10 and reverted.



    When was my last stable version?

    I know it was back when Bill Gibbs was still...
  7. Am I the only person with Gibbs software crashing?

    A long time Gibbs user that has been plagued by slow downs and crashes.

    Crashes that take out the work I have been working on along with saved work.

    Most times it crashes when I hit "Save" or...
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    I'm going to tell you my pet peeve about learning...

    I'm going to tell you my pet peeve about learning how to program a machine like that...

    You have to learn how to converse with a stupid machines in stupid conversational canned quirks.
    I much...
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    There are also cables and boxs to make them cross...

    There are also cables and boxs to make them cross compatible...but its a pain.

    Plug and Play should be Plug and play...not plug, plug, unplug, rewire- plug, plug unplug then change parameters,...
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    Very true...but our numbers still match. I was...

    Very true...but our numbers still match. I was basing off 40 & a couple 60 Amp breakers. 25% of that is 10 amps. One of my 60 amp machines I believe the electrician said it was running at around 12...
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    Thanks for the 3 ph explantaion part. 17 amps...

    Thanks for the 3 ph explantaion part.

    17 amps is less then half what most of the machines are rated for...but with your numbers half of my 17 amp would still put out almost a ton of heat.
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    So if I've got this right...if my 3 phase 208...

    So if I've got this right...if my 3 phase 208 machine is running along using 17 amps of power I am generating 1 ton of heat, more of less.


    So the ballpark figure tossed out by the HVAC guy was 1...
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    I like the cheap clear wrap arounds from Home...

    I like the cheap clear wrap arounds from Home Cheapo in the 6 packs. I find them comfy, easy to see, easy to clean and most important...they don't have chips flying around inside like I get with so...
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    I have a Mini Mill and it works well for me. For...

    I have a Mini Mill and it works well for me.
    For a mini...its not really that much smaller footprint then a VF-1, but much less travels.
    And when you start adding some very basic items to the Mini...
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    Pushing the machine and tooling is one way to...

    Pushing the machine and tooling is one way to achieve better cycle times.

    But also making setups bullet proof so it just runs and runs unattended...

    Having jobs that can just go in and run when...
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    Happens all too often when people are stuck in...

    Happens all too often when people are stuck in there own heads.
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    Ok officially I'm confused. Going back over...

    Ok officially I'm confused.

    Going back over this thread again I just saw now your saying you "run the majority of the CNC's"...


    So you already have them? or other iterations of CNC aside...
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    Some shops stay manual and that serves them well....

    Some shops stay manual and that serves them well.

    We were all manual till I started playing with one we sort of took in as payment.

    I dabbled and got a twin ram Bridgeport Centroid CNC Retrofit...
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    There are those "machinists" that can make...

    There are those "machinists" that can make perfect parts and gears that work just fine without all the right tools and measuring equipment.

    If you don't believe me you haven't tried to hire or...
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    I have Haas machines and they have treated me...

    I have Haas machines and they have treated me well.

    They are light duty, no getting away from that. I work around that by taking an extra cut or backing off the speeds and feeds some...but I'm...
  21. Had similar on a spanking new VF-2. Put a...

    Had similar on a spanking new VF-2.

    Put a call into Haas and they asked if I'd mind pulling and reseatng the cable or should they send someone. I needed machine and didn't have time to wait for...
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    Basic Two Axis medium to light cuts I'd go with...

    Basic Two Axis medium to light cuts I'd go with best price and support...usually Haas.

    Need more, buy more...I think going Doosan was the best choice for you.




    As to Ti being the best...
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    I believe the relevance was a forum member...

    I believe the relevance was a forum member getting burnt by purchasing material not "to spec" from another member stating it exceeded spec.


    Basically it's the same thing we were talking...
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    Like everything in life what you buy, you will...

    Like everything in life what you buy, you will not need, what you pass on will be needed.
    Machines will be cheap unless you need them.
    Good deal come along when you don't want them.

    A good...
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    I was going to give yo a long story about how...

    I was going to give yo a long story about how pleased I have been with Haas over the past 25 years since we purchased out first new Haas CNC. A machine that has run pretty much every day since it hit...
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