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  1. As opposed to a roll back? The luggers are...

    As opposed to a roll back? The luggers are typically used for scrap metal 'round these parts.
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    No, there isn't. VAG could have just as easily...

    No, there isn't. VAG could have just as easily used all-thread or studs, but in their staunch pursuit of total engineering arrogance they designed their own with no mechanical advantages.

    Is it...
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    You can't, I've tried. No Canadian companies...

    You can't, I've tried. No Canadian companies allowed. We were a partner company for MakeTime when it was being developed, and then they sold out to a larger co (just as planned...). I believe the...
  4. Our Fadal runs Format 2 and it won’t DNC a file...

    Our Fadal runs Format 2 and it won’t DNC a file from a USB (Calmotion USB reader) unless there are line numbers. What is the trick?
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    That's easy to say. For a $100k+ 4x VMC? Make...

    That's easy to say. For a $100k+ 4x VMC? Make sure it's a market pull. For $3k (about what that KT is actually worth)? Get operational and go sell.

    Many of us bought the machinery while building...
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    Doesn’t sound like an appreciative customer.

    Doesn’t sound like an appreciative customer.
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    Excellent post, and way to drive it home. I...

    Excellent post, and way to drive it home. I cannot fathom a shittier ”business” than a job shop.
  8. Not necessarily laziness, just bigger fish to...

    Not necessarily laziness, just bigger fish to fry. Like students, business owners operate from crisis to crisis. PM takes a back seat until we’re a much larger firm.

    Thanks for reminding me. Going...
  9. No it isn’t. It’s not even a component. ...

    No it isn’t. It’s not even a component.

    Diluted phosphoric acid will not damage solder.
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    This is going in a garage? You have the...

    This is going in a garage? You have the clearance, foundation, 3-phase voltage and pneumatic lines to run such a machine?

    In the rip-off Capital of the World, Ontario, we cannot rent a forklift in...
  11. No, do not put a drill press style handle on this...

    No, do not put a drill press style handle on this jig borer. The original handwheel turns several revs per 0.1”, or somewhere thereabouts. It’s for fine feeding. You won’t get any benefit from...
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    Don’t count on it. Going on nearly a year since...

    Don’t count on it. Going on nearly a year since the build started.
  13. OP’s describing a lift where the objective is to...

    OP’s describing a lift where the objective is to unload a trailer which is then driven out from under the load.
  14. OT: Is that tongue in cheek? Typically run into...

    OT: Is that tongue in cheek? Typically run into this, owners tripping over dollars to pick up pennies.
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    That's fantastic- I can do both and far more,...

    That's fantastic- I can do both and far more, have more BS to deal with at the day job which would make the move to PA worth it for that type of work. With the understanding that may not be able to...
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    I’m not a machinist- that decision was made long...

    I’m not a machinist- that decision was made long ago. “Average” wage for a machinist in this country is little more than the poverty line. The gentleman above mentioned being an engineer and never...
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    TL;I didn’t Read: You have a mediocre job and you...

    TL;I didn’t Read: You have a mediocre job and you want to become a machinist? Talk about a lateral move.
  18. Thermal/overload relay. Between contactor and...

    Thermal/overload relay. Between contactor and motor, prevents motor from starting again if amperage draw was too high.
  19. Haas Fanboy identified. Never said there was...

    Haas Fanboy identified. Never said there was anything inherently wrong with their mills, but their TL lathes suck. Fanboys will fawn over everything they produce though- emotion clouds judgement that...
  20. Haas TL lathes suck. Gimmicky anodized...

    Haas TL lathes suck. Gimmicky anodized Al/hammertone painted handwheels that are great for whacking the operator in the delicate bits. Tailstocks are a joke. They must have UHMW gibs because the...
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    We were on the 401 this afternoon as well. Tool...

    We were on the 401 this afternoon as well. Tool in the Golf was probably riding the SUV’s butt, in the slow lane no less, and got brake checked. Hopefully Golf’s insurance sees it as a single-vehicle...
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    Long term relationships? Kickbacks to...

    Long term relationships? Kickbacks to purchasers/shippers? Customers that are as incompetent as they are?

    Tons of businesses still open in spite of themselves. Makes you wonder how badly you need...
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    Odd that everyone is jumping on the laser...

    Odd that everyone is jumping on the laser bandwagon. You can get beautiful cuts with a high-def plasma. You’ll go through torch tips and piercing is always hard on a machine but if you have a good...
  24. Obligatory “everyone is a moron except me”...

    Obligatory “everyone is a moron except me” comments aside, it’s the front sensors, wiring or steering wheel clock spring as noted above that are the usual suspects.

    Same issue on the...
  25. If that’s the case, I see they’re still for sale....

    If that’s the case, I see they’re still for sale. I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt. Thank you.
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