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    I have 18 of them now. I must like them a little...

    I have 18 of them now. I must like them a little anyways.
    Only other doubles I have used were Kurt and Chick. Did not like Kurt doubles at all. They felt dead, no feedback, stiff action.
    Don't like...
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    So, of course, after I stole 6 vises off the...

    So, of course, after I stole 6 vises off the big-fat-haas for the brother, the big production job goes back to code-red.
    Meaning, he is selling product way faster than I am making it. Of course we...
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    That is exactly what I was thinking. I have a BIL...

    That is exactly what I was thinking. I have a BIL that fell off a ladder from 16ft. Screwed him up pretty good.
    I figure I can take my sweet time with this buggy. And, still be time ahead vs....
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    I gave $2500 for it. It has new batteries (4...

    I gave $2500 for it. It has new batteries (4 6volt Duracell deep-cycle), and new tires. The electrical has never been hacked in to. And, it functioned as it should.

    I was looking at $800-1000 for...
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    Ohh, I'm hip! I have logged more hours than I...

    Ohh, I'm hip! I have logged more hours than I care to remember in one. Ralston Purina in Dunkirk, NY (dog-food plant).
    And, slew of other ice-cream/butter/cheese places in the tri-state area.
    I...
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    So, I have a bunch of conduit work coming up....

    So, I have a bunch of conduit work coming up. And, I want to swap my high-bay lights to LED. And, a few other random up-high projects in the immediate future.
    After pricing a ladder that would get...
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    The first time I had to swap set-ups in 10 double...

    The first time I had to swap set-ups in 10 double vises (change out all 40 jaws) I was pretty not happy.
    I never even considered the Carve-Smart jaws before that day, LOL
  8. Thread: Apogee

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    Go faster, if you have a good insert for the...

    Go faster, if you have a good insert for the interrupted cut. Yea, that is no fun.

    EDIT: dkmc beat me to it, LOL
  9. My money still says you will be fine. Don't go by...

    My money still says you will be fine. Don't go by the data-plate on a haas for its power requirements.
    I run 70amp VF2ss's on 30amp fuses that have never blown.
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    I thought the exact same thing when I bought my...

    I thought the exact same thing when I bought my first pallet machine. It didn't work out that way.
    And, I had a shit-ton of parts on the tables. Cycle times were a lot shorter than anticipated. Tool...
  11. I 2nd the Kaeser recommendation. You will have...

    I 2nd the Kaeser recommendation.
    You will have zero issues running a small Kaeser and two or three haas's off 100amps.
    I run my whole shop of 5 CNC's and two guys running around changing parts like...
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    What year is the machine?

    What year is the machine?
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    Hold fast. It seems interest has gone up since my...

    Hold fast. It seems interest has gone up since my last loan:

    277946

    Just shy of 6%. But, they really are easy to deal with. I can do a deal without even leaving my desk.
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    I totally get your desire to stick with cat40....

    I totally get your desire to stick with cat40. But, I have to ask: What is your biggest tool?
    A Brother R650 with a 4th on each pallet would bang out some freakin' parts!
    And, chips are not a...
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    I wish I had a friend :sulk:

    I wish I had a friend :sulk:
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    This has been my observation as well. I've been...

    This has been my observation as well. I've been looking at them for years. But dang, they are huge, power-hungry, and crazy heavy.
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    Yep, my Brother R650 is through Banterra @ 5%....

    Yep, my Brother R650 is through Banterra @ 5%.
    But, I like U.S. Bank better. Easier to deal with. And, I am currently at 4% with them.
    But, I could not get approved for enough through them to buy...
  18. The salesman that was here was saying something...

    The salesman that was here was saying something about running off a memory card.
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    Ready to entertain fair offers. Before the rigger...

    Ready to entertain fair offers. Before the rigger is here to rearrange.
    Once that is done, I'm not going to have time to change directions. Will be to busy running it to squash a long backlog.
  20. If anybody is curious: List is $171k. Figure 10%...

    If anybody is curious: List is $171k. Figure 10% off that. Add for conveyor (of course), and memory (still) :rolleyes5:
  21. I just simply quit trying to sell stuff on...

    I just simply quit trying to sell stuff on craigslist a couple years ago. Tired of exactly what you speak of.
    I would put disclaimers in the listing stating how firm the price was. And, the looks I...
  22. I'm right there with you................ I...

    I'm right there with you................

    I would have to buy used if I brought in a horizontal. No way I could afford a new one.
    The last thing I would need during the transition to horizontal is...
  23. No price yet. My WAG would be $180k? But, I...

    No price yet. My WAG would be $180k? But, I really have no clue.
    There is a used one on the market (2016) for $99k. I found it on ebay by accident. That is how I discovered they exist.
    Kitimura has...
  24. Anybody with Doosan VC430 experience?

    Ever since I purchased the Brother R650 I have though: "man, I wish Brother would just build a 40 taper version of this".
    I was not aware that Doosan has something with that exact form factor minus...
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    Whenever I run mine, even if I only need it for a...

    Whenever I run mine, even if I only need it for a minute or two, it runs long enough to fully warm-up and steam off any moisture in the engine. I will look at the clock when I lite it off. And,...
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