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  1. Doesn't have to be if one is willing to work a...

    Doesn't have to be if one is willing to work a little more nitty gritty.

    A Halcon runtime license is a grand or two depending on what modules you use. Matrox is half that. Then a point grey...
  2. If it's a big window such that the drop is worth...

    If it's a big window such that the drop is worth keeping and meaningful volume, a vacuum fixture will keep it in place nicely. You'd still want to onion skin it and then do the final cut-out towards...
  3. I had some machines that absolutely required 230V...

    I had some machines that absolutely required 230V 3 phase, so in my old building with 208 from the street we had to build a whole 230V supply with buck-boosts.

    Now everything gets fed from the...
  4. To me, this is trying to work around a more...

    To me, this is trying to work around a more fundamental bad shop practice. To me, the commandments for preventing crashes is

    Thou shalt never mount a tool and not set the offset

    Thou shalt...
  5. I thought only the 27k spindle was ceramic?

    I thought only the 27k spindle was ceramic?
  6. Thread: Machine Cost

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    Have you ever seen a dealer claim that a machine...

    Have you ever seen a dealer claim that a machine was poorly maintained? Even in the face of objective evidence?

    37k USD sounds awfully high, especially for an orphaned control. Maybe 25k.
  7. Yeah the price for the spindle is basically...

    Yeah the price for the spindle is basically highway robbery. One of my guys broke off a pull stud once and the spindle taper and tool holder were playing ID grinder while he froze up, so I didn't...
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    Routers don't have a lot of torque and don't have...

    Routers don't have a lot of torque and don't have the rigidity to do steel. They rapid faster than a gantry (3000ipm isn't unusual) and they're designed for vacuum part holding with very big vacuum...
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    Man you guys with the "knock a couple grand off...

    Man you guys with the "knock a couple grand off it's probably fine" are so tempting...

    The backlash looked okay, the screws and blocks sounded a bit gravelly. It's too much money to take a flyer...
  10. There's no real reason to buy a vacuum plate,...

    There's no real reason to buy a vacuum plate, they're easy to make, but if you do, there's a guy on Ebay who sells pretty decent ones for very little money.

    I get a lot of use out of the one I...
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    It's a little different than C on a lathe or a...

    It's a little different than C on a lathe or a mill: you put a right angle tool on it and the C swings it around to different positions while still driving with the spindle. It's so you can saw or...
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    "The oil was expensive..."

    This probably isn't the right place to post this, but I have to vent somewhere. I went to look at a fairly recent used machine, a Thermwood CS45 5x10 CNC router with C axis. 4 years old. Nice...
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    Because literally every post you have ever made...

    Because literally every post you have ever made on this site is trying to sell something. I get it, that's your job. But this isn't that kind of street corner. Go hustle somewhere else.
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    Do you have a price on it?

    Do you have a price on it?
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    Something like this? KASTOspeed M 15 - KASTO...

    Something like this?

    KASTOspeed M 15 - KASTO - Saws. Storage. And More.
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    Sometimes the owner is running through one...

    Sometimes the owner is running through one broker, it doesn't sell, then they list it with someone else. Ebay is often a secondary/advertising channel for these guys. Not expecting to sell there,...
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    Does it have to be a vise? A mitee bite uniforce...

    Does it have to be a vise? A mitee bite uniforce with a hydraulic pull cylinder is pretty inexpensive.
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    Wow! That's way cheaper than the Schunk KSPs we...

    Wow! That's way cheaper than the Schunk KSPs we use. Do they have a spec for repeatability?
  19. Person to clean toilets is the best investment...

    Person to clean toilets is the best investment we've ever made.

    He also sweeps, mops, mows, weeds, salts, paints, changes lightbulbs and ballasts, empties trash cans etc.
  20. "Job shop" doesn't tell us anything. What are you...

    "Job shop" doesn't tell us anything. What are you making, and in what lot quantities?

    A ten million dollar shop may only need one sales, if it is doing one million dollar per PO jobs. It might...
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    If it is material heavy or you're not comfortable...

    If it is material heavy or you're not comfortable with the customer, you could ask for 1/3rd of the total (for all 50) up front, then 2/3rds of each release upon shipment. That gives them incentive...
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    Overthinking it. Spin the cylinder, spin the...

    Overthinking it.

    Spin the cylinder, spin the connector, take up the rotation in the air line. A couple feet of 1/4" polyurethane tubing won't even notice one rotation.

    Be careful not to wrap...
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    So, if I understand correctly... Convince...

    So, if I understand correctly...

    Convince people to not account for their own overhead costs
    Flout/ignore environmental regulations around finishing
    Provide a terrible quality product
    *techy...
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    Even if every machine had a list price online, it...

    Even if every machine had a list price online, it might not tell you much. Some machines I have purchased it took months to get 3% knocked off, and nobody I know has done any better. Some machines...
  25. Some formal training is always better than no...

    Some formal training is always better than no formal training.

    With some formal training, a person at least touches on the basics of what's possible and maybe a little bit of what's standard...
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