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  1. We must belong to the same club! LOL 270617 ...

    We must belong to the same club! LOL

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    That chip: the wide part is the entire width of a CCMT insert. The narrow part is the boring bar body itself! LOL
    All because of a grossly...
  2. The simple, short & sweet (very accurate) answer...

    The simple, short & sweet (very accurate) answer to your question?

    Thats easy: HARMONICS
    Vibration kills.......everything. It starts with surface-finish, but slowly and surely, it is killing...
  3. I wouldn't offer the parts up front. But, being...

    I wouldn't offer the parts up front. But, being able to back up what you state your capabilities are is a good plan.
  4. It is. You just have to put the word out there. ...

    It is. You just have to put the word out there.
    You will do well to get your CAM on site as well. When you do get something in the door, time will be a factor.
    Good luck.
  5. You make chips. Chips = $$$$. It really is that...

    You make chips. Chips = $$$$. It really is that simple.



    I did exactly that as well. But, at least I knew what I was doing.
  6. I just went and re-read some of your site again....

    I just went and re-read some of your site again.
    This almost seems like one of those times where: somebody is trying to create a problem to sell a solution.
    I'm sorry man. But, I don't see your...
  7. LOL, getting the machine is the easy part. Put...

    LOL, getting the machine is the easy part.

    Put an add on craigslist in the services section.
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    The problem is they are solid carbide. And 1"...

    The problem is they are solid carbide. And 1" diameter. So they have to start with a 1" blank.
    Too expensive to grind the shank down to a smaller diameter. These are well over $300ea already.
    I...
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    Bull-crap. I pulled an old Baldor spindle motor...

    Bull-crap. I pulled an old Baldor spindle motor out of a 2005 VF2ss. It said 10hp right on the motor-plate.
    The Yaskawa motor that replaced it is a much better unit. But, still not 30hp.
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    I use a Parlec 1" side-lock on a 1" shank custom...

    I use a Parlec 1" side-lock on a 1" shank custom form tool.

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    No way around that tool. It cuts a critical prominent feature in the part. And, I had already had the tools custom...
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    Nope, 3/8" I never complained because a...

    Nope, 3/8"



    I never complained because a Watler-Titex 3/8" x 90' HSS spot-drill fit (albeit very tight). So, it lives in there permanently.
    I must have tried 50 solid carbide shanks in there...
  12. "In order to address the challenge of both the...

    "In order to address the challenge of both the shortage in talent and the decentralized nature of our industry,
    we need a facilitator. There needs to be a platform on which shop-to-shop trade can...
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    Hmmm, really? I use a sheet-ton of Accupro CAT40...

    Hmmm, really?
    I use a sheet-ton of Accupro CAT40 holders. Last I knew, they were made by Pioneer.
    Every single one I have checked has been well within spec. And, the quality of fit/finish is very...
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    I run almost those exact parameters with an SGS...

    I run almost those exact parameters with an SGS S-carb, in a 60mm gage SK16. (seriously, exact same speeds/feeds, stepover, DOC).
    Couple hundred parts/day for 10 months straight. No fretting. Tapers...
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    Fair enough. But, what thread on PM doesn't go...

    Fair enough. But, what thread on PM doesn't go off the rails by the third page?
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    You need to take the blinders off man. There is a...

    You need to take the blinders off man. There is a whole nother world out there.
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    While your point of view is understandable. It is...

    While your point of view is understandable. It is not the only one.
    "fear mongering" huh? You do realize Dave was a victim of the bullshit haas control sunset right?
    Just because you haven't had to...
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    Are you speaking of Allen? Allen was a fantastic...

    Are you speaking of Allen?
    Allen was a fantastic tech. Probably because he has been working on haas machines for eons.
    He was a much better tech, than he is a service manager.
    But, I don't believe...
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    Brother / Yamazen blows haas and/or any HFO out...

    Brother / Yamazen blows haas and/or any HFO out of the water. If I remember right, your location was bad?

    My experience is the opposite of yours.
    My local HFO (ellison) sucks. Service is...
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    The reason pre-'08 machine values tanked is haas'...

    The reason pre-'08 machine values tanked is haas' sunsetting of the coldfire-I maincon board.
    This has also spilled over to coldfire-II machines to an extent, simply because potential buyers are...
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    That is a complete deal breaker for me. Not that...

    That is a complete deal breaker for me. Not that I need a deal breaker to not buy a haas. They gave me that when they dropped control support on 10 year old machines.
  22. That is bullshit. I run 5 full-size CNC machines...

    That is bullshit. I run 5 full-size CNC machines off a 60hp phase converter, simultaneously, every day.
    Two haas VF2ss, one haas VF3ss, one Brother R650, and one Okuma-Howa HL20 lathe.
    Combined...
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    Ehh bullshit! It was $135 a couple months ago...

    Ehh bullshit! It was $135 a couple months ago when I looked in to it. I told the dumb broad in an email the same thing you told that dude.
    And, her response was: "that's just the way it is. take it...
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    Yea, I agree. I could have shaved a significant...

    Yea, I agree. I could have shaved a significant amount out of my process with manual fine tuning.
    In production, where lead-times are measured in months, time on the front end is not nearly as...
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    Yes, exactly! I hate hand editing. If I wanted to...

    Yes, exactly! I hate hand editing. If I wanted to write code, I would have never bought software.
    Can I do it? Yea, sure. I already have to hand edit in a dwell every time I turn TSC on.
    Do I want...
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