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    I do not. But for $20 it's definitely worth a...

    I do not. But for $20 it's definitely worth a shot.
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    One thing you could try that is less expensive...

    One thing you could try that is less expensive are the DLC inserts (Diamond like Carbon) from Kyocera. I'm not sure if other mfg's make something similar but for less than $20 it's worth a shot....
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    One of our machines makes a ton of alum chips,...

    One of our machines makes a ton of alum chips, and coolant gets into the hopper from the conveyor.What we do is we have one of those Little Giant submersible pumps with a garden hose attached to it....
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    I don't know if that chip breaker is doing...

    I don't know if that chip breaker is doing anything at that depth of cut.
    Maybe try the PCD as mentioned above. One insert corner should last damn near forever.
  5. In order to give this person the best advice, we...

    In order to give this person the best advice, we need to know what he's working with. Maybe his definition of a machinist vise is just some shitty clapped out drill press vise?
    You're making less...
  6. Thread: New Studer S20

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    Nice! How much do those go for nowadays?

    Nice! How much do those go for nowadays?
  7. This is your problem. Can you post a picture of...

    This is your problem.
    Can you post a picture of this vise?
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    I found Waldo!

    I found Waldo!
  9. I used their 2 flute Blizzard a LONG time ago,...

    I used their 2 flute Blizzard a LONG time ago, was not impressed at all. But since then everyone has a version of the 3 fluter.
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    Normally when someone here talks about a large...

    Normally when someone here talks about a large part, there's many of us that would consider their part to be small.
    I don't believe this is the case with your parts. That's friggin huge!
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    If you got it for free, that's what I'd do,...

    If you got it for free, that's what I'd do, unless you need some quick cash.
  12. DuraMill's WhisperCut series are supposed to be...

    DuraMill's WhisperCut series are supposed to be really good in Aluminum also but I've never tried them.
    Sandvik acquired DuraMill last year or so. I've used some of their variable helix end mills in...
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    ah, a stupid person who really believes that 80...

    ah, a stupid person who really believes that 80 million people actually voted for a guy that can't complete a sentence.
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    Isn't that just a 4 micro finish? Easily doable...

    Isn't that just a 4 micro finish? Easily doable with a burnishing tool.
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    Are you using a tailstock? Does your lathe have...

    Are you using a tailstock?
    Does your lathe have a low gear?
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    The 2nd set of collets look like a dead-length...

    The 2nd set of collets look like a dead-length style of collet.
    I had some back in the day that were Hardinge B60 style, they looked identical,just larger.

    ShopHardinge - 37250717075000
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    660 is butter compared to Ampco 18. Flood coolant...

    660 is butter compared to Ampco 18. Flood coolant will be fine.
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    Those compactors aren't cheap. And probably not...

    Those compactors aren't cheap. And probably not cost effective unless you're a production house doing a shit ton of aluminum.

    What we do is we have a big garbage can from Home Depot, and we put...
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    Take as large of a cut as the machine will allow,...

    Take as large of a cut as the machine will allow, and feed it accordingly.
  20. How badly do you want that machine? If it were...

    How badly do you want that machine?
    If it were me, I'd cancel because they failed to mention a couple of KEY specifics that will add a substantial cost.
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    There is no ")"

    There is no ")"
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    Indeed, very massive. If you don't have...

    Indeed, very massive.

    If you don't have Mastercam, then what's the point of having the help files?
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    Has the A36 been annealed? Or does the burned...

    Has the A36 been annealed? Or does the burned edge have a hard crust?
    With that shell mill you should be able to bury it in A36 or even 4150PHT for that matter.
    IF your machine is capable of it.
    ...
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    Download the HLE version, that should contain the...

    Download the HLE version, that should contain the help files.
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    That's just the nature of the beast. I'm curious...

    That's just the nature of the beast.
    I'm curious as to why only a .04" stepover?
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