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  1. I would buy on condition, not age. I like...

    I would buy on condition, not age.

    I like Fanuc a lot. I like the reliability, ease of repair (if they ever need it) and primary reason- all the Fanuc techs I know are sharp motherfuckers while...
  2. Don't you use a Fadal for block machining? I...

    Don't you use a Fadal for block machining?

    I think I'd be more in the Makino HMC realm if I wanted to make a thou +/- claims over the work envelope of a V8 engine block.
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    Friend of mine made a prototype using a Raspberry...

    Friend of mine made a prototype using a Raspberry PI and touchscreen for the GUI and an Arduino controlling a servo drive and servo with encoder.

    I never installed it because it isn't really...
  4. I have one of those Kennedy Versa Benches....

    I have one of those Kennedy Versa Benches. They're well made, very heavy. Casters and foot brake are very nice.
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    In 21 years of owning my own lifts and turning...

    In 21 years of owning my own lifts and turning wrenches almost every day I have never actually had a car of any make on any one of my lifts.

    9 times out of 10 when my lift goes up it isn't lifting...
  6. If you have particulate that floats on water and...

    If you have particulate that floats on water and you want to centrifuge it I don't think you get how a centrifuge works.

    I use ceramic media and a cascading settling tank. About every 3 months I...
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    I would be feeding around .016/rev for roughing...

    I would be feeding around .016/rev for roughing using constant surface speed, not 1500 RPM. Why would you face at a fixed speed? I'd be taking off around .100" per pass. Finish pass I'd spin it up...
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    Dan Lewis is a shitbag liar. He screwed me/...

    Dan Lewis is a shitbag liar.

    He screwed me/ lied to me twice.

    Probably 60% of those who had any transaction with him got shafted in some way.

    He would buy stuff that looked pretty, but...
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    Have you ever looked at a Mohawk???? You...

    Have you ever looked at a Mohawk????

    You cannot possibly make a better lift than Mohawk.

    They are nothing like any of the other stuff. The old, like way back in the day Rotary's were built...
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    I cut a lot of 1/8" deep .062" grooves in 6061...

    I cut a lot of 1/8" deep .062" grooves in 6061 with a 3" HSS saw. I think I've ten folded the recommended feedrate and the original saw is going strong years later.
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    Amazon is way more complex than that. There is...

    Amazon is way more complex than that. There is FBA and FBM sales channels. They have different structures. FBA you are paying for storage no matter what, but you pay more if your product is a poor...
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    How is it not like Amazon? I totally fail to see...

    How is it not like Amazon? I totally fail to see your point.

    Amazon and Xometry are both complex sales platforms.

    I have never done Xometry, but I have been an Amazon seller for years. All the...
  13. Haas's fastest toolchange is inline with most any...

    Haas's fastest toolchange is inline with most any other machine from the early 1990's.

    Everyone else kinda reached the practical speed limit for a double arm changer back then. The Brother's...
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    Family of 5. We use a Tesla Model Y for about 70%...

    Family of 5. We use a Tesla Model Y for about 70% of our driving. Couldn't be happier.

    Friend of mine is buying one of the Lightnings for his construction biz. I'm excited to drive it.

    If you...
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    I had one of those forever ago. It was hard to...

    I had one of those forever ago. It was hard to find info on using it back in 2004.

    I remember I spent months rebuilding the toolchanger (I was in the military, so only had a weekend here and...
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    Boy, that was awhile ago! I have lots more gray...

    Boy, that was awhile ago! I have lots more gray hair now!

    Bought a different place 6 years ago and built a shop 4 times the size of the old one.

    Hunter was here a couple weeks ago helping take...
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    I have collected OTC jaw pullers up to 36" leg/...

    I have collected OTC jaw pullers up to 36" leg/ 30 ton. 3 years of daily use with a high-zoot impact gun on one of the handheld sizes sold me on them.

    Recently used the hydraulic 30 tonner on...
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    My 10th grade metalshop project was building a...

    My 10th grade metalshop project was building a boat lift for a dock house on a lake. It used pontoons and air ballast with a small compressor and a tank. 23 years later it's still working fine and...
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    I don't think hypoid efficiency is any factor at...

    I don't think hypoid efficiency is any factor at all.

    I believe it's mostly to do with limiting torque through the driveline and keeping a passing or towing gear (direct) in a position to handle...
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    That waterjet laser is incredible. Makes a ton of...

    That waterjet laser is incredible. Makes a ton of sense too.
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    I would totally agree. My advice is based on...

    I would totally agree.

    My advice is based on getting my stuff running quickly without dicking around too much. Hor bor alignment is new to me. I was surprised how rigid this old Kuraki is while...
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    I've leveled a lot of machines. While my first...

    I've leveled a lot of machines. While my first lathe was a 10k southbend I can't see any time invested in making one decent is a good idea.

    Bring it into level in 2 planes using 2 levels for...
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    While old CNC value often is tied to scrap value...

    While old CNC value often is tied to scrap value your reasons for why that is are totally wrong. Any Fanuc control (most CNC controls made in the last 45 years) are fully supported. There is nothing...
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    I wish we had Holdens here. Like a RWD Honda...

    I wish we had Holdens here. Like a RWD Honda civic with a big block V8. I spent a couple weeks north of Perth in a small town. Fun place.
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    While not very big compared to lots of wrenches...

    While not very big compared to lots of wrenches in this thread, My 48" rigid gets used a lot. If I found a 60" I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
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