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    Haimer, Pioneer, and Mari around here.

    Haimer, Pioneer, and Mari around here.
  2. My ST-20 came with an LMC chuck, and it has been...

    My ST-20 came with an LMC chuck, and it has been really good.
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    I wanted to go with a Brother M140x2 for a small...

    I wanted to go with a Brother M140x2 for a small fast aluminum and plastic 5 axis machine, but need more than 22 tools for some of the parts. I went VF2ss and TR160. Haas DM is only 18 I think.
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    Aaron Gough has what appears to be a really nice...

    Aaron Gough has what appears to be a really nice machine available in the commerce section at a very reasonable price. It is apparent he is in the same market as you are, and has attained a...
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    As mentioned, Teco. Gibraltar is good too for toe...

    As mentioned, Teco. Gibraltar is good too for toe clamp sets.
  6. I tried importing pics right side up and upside...

    I tried importing pics right side up and upside down. No matter what I did they uploaded upside down. I got sick of messing with it and gave up.
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    Haas VF-4D for sale

    I just listed one of my machines for sale, I figured I would throw a link here too.
    Moderator, if this is frowned upon, please delete.

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  8. Nice 1999 Haas VF-4D package for sale. 10k rpm, brushless, under power

    I have a very nice 1999 Haas VF-4D for sale. MFD 6/1999, less than 8800 spindle hours since new. It has been an excellent machine for me.
    10k rpm 20HP Vector drive, CAT 40 spindle, brushless servos,...
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    As far as warming the axes up, we run a program...

    As far as warming the axes up, we run a program that moves all axes at a feedrate of 150 while the spindle is ramping up. It is about the same length of time (20 minutes)as the spindle warm up, but...
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    The regular spindle warm up is a 20 minute...

    The regular spindle warm up is a 20 minute program. Looks something like this for a 10k machine:
    M3 S500
    G04 P200.
    M3 S1000
    G04 P200.
    M3 S2500
    G04 P200.
    M3 S5000
    G04 P200.
    M3 S7500
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    I wasn't trying to advocate the OP running...

    I wasn't trying to advocate the OP running coolant. No matter what kind of vac you run while you machine G10, it gets in all of the wrong nooks and crannies.
    Then you run something that requires...
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    If you go the new Haas route, consider the aux...

    If you go the new Haas route, consider the aux coolant filter. I think it is a standard trade size bag filter, so you should be able to get bags down to one micron. G10 is nasty on ways, lead...
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    What I would like to have is a VF2 sized 5ax that...

    What I would like to have is a VF2 sized 5ax that is capable of holding sub .001 true positions from multiple indexed surfaces in hardened 17-4 without fighting thermal issues. Think Doosan...
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    The problem for me with the OKK, Doosan, and...

    The problem for me with the OKK, Doosan, and Matsuura offerings is the Fanuc control. I have machines with Fanuc controls, and it is a love/ hate relationship at best. Tabbing through multiple menus...
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    [/quote} Look at the VM machines - you...

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    Look at the VM machines - you definitely are *not* getting an Okuma M560V or Makino P95 class of machine, and the VM doesn't cost that much less. It is a non-competetive product who's...
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    The UMC 500 would be the ideal size/weight/floor...

    The UMC 500 would be the ideal size/weight/floor space for my shop currently, but isn't any more accurate(based on the folks I know that own the UMC750/1000) than the 3 axis machines I have now with...
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    Cameraman, my main hesitation with a Mazak around...

    Cameraman, my main hesitation with a Mazak around here is the apparent(and only by word of mouth to me)lack of parts/service/support in my area. BTW, here is what the duo looks like for 100k less and...
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    If,(and I mean if, because it isn't even on the...

    If,(and I mean if, because it isn't even on the radar for them), Haas brought out a high end machine(more rigid, better accuracy/repeatability, spindle HP, better thermal comp controls, competitive...
  19. With an Exair Chip Trapper it takes about 10...

    With an Exair Chip Trapper it takes about 10 minutes to completely empty your coolant tank, filter the chips out, and return to the sump.
    We run a lot of Acetal and ABS. It has been a game changer....
  20. I spent too much time and effort in my early job...

    I spent too much time and effort in my early job shop years making due with sub par equipment. "If you need it and don't buy it, you will have paid for it and not have it" was applicable for me. ...
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    A quick easy way to clean a stone is to saturate...

    A quick easy way to clean a stone is to saturate with WD40 then stone a piece of cardboard with it. It doesn't get it flat, but a fast way to remove swarf.
  22. You probably have run out in the tool holder....

    You probably have run out in the tool holder. Rainman's post was showing how to set up probing for wear offset instead of measured diameter offset like Haas does in stock form. Your Haas guy reverted...
  23. We have our machines set up to measure what we...

    We have our machines set up to measure what we call "wear away".
    Say a part is programmed with a 3/16 end mill. The operator enters the exact value the part is programmed with(.1875) from the set...
  24. Someone has changed the probing cycle to read the...

    Someone has changed the probing cycle to read the difference between the approximate tool diameter and the measured(by the tool setter) diameter.
    See the last post in this thread. You just need to...
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    Are you jogging X and Y negative until it hits...

    Are you jogging X and Y negative until it hits the limit switches?
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