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  1. Now that’s just ridiculous.

    Now that’s just ridiculous.
  2. If I’m not mistaken, MMR will be determined by...

    If I’m not mistaken, MMR will be determined by the material and the cutters. The only difference the machine will make is if it has higher rapid rates, quicker tool change and more rigid...
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    Check your drill size. Run the biggest drill your...

    Check your drill size. Run the biggest drill your spec will allow.
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    I’m still thinking a square punch will be the...

    I’m still thinking a square punch will be the best (quickest and cheapest) way to do this. Though I’ve only done it in 5/8 cold roll, I don’t se why it can’t be done in thicker material. You just...
  5. You who are so proud of paying over minimum wage...

    You who are so proud of paying over minimum wage must realize that the rise in minimum wage will have an affect on what you are paying all your employees. At least I hope you do. To say “it doesn’t...
  6. Schiff is clueless. All those minimum wage jobs...

    Schiff is clueless. All those minimum wage jobs he’s complaining about disappeared for reasons beyond a minimum wage hike. Liability exposure killed many of those, along with technological advances...
  7. One word: INFLATION It’s telling us that the...

    One word: INFLATION

    It’s telling us that the dollar isn’t worth what it used to be. The skill level required for those jobs has not increased. However those skilled workers who were happy at, say...
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    I make cylinder bars for harvesters with tapered...

    I make cylinder bars for harvesters with tapered square holes. No fancy 5 axis water jet or laser necessary. I make them from 5/8 x 1-1/2 cold roll. Holes are punched with an iron worker using a 1/2”...
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    I’ve got all black pipe lines in my shop. 50...

    I’ve got all black pipe lines in my shop. 50 years no problem. The compressor is nearly as old and has a drain in it to keep the water out. There are auto-drain mechanisms available. Black pipe and...
  10. Spend less time on the porn sites and more time...

    Spend less time on the porn sites and more time on boring sites like this. Hackers and eavesdropping AIs will lose interest and your freedom will be restored!
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    In our parts department there is a staircase with...

    In our parts department there is a staircase with a 2x4 bannister. I had a couple 1” cube rare earth magnets that were quite powerful. I set one on top, and one underneath. They were strong enough to...
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    Ok, so I did it. I actually watched the video of...

    Ok, so I did it. I actually watched the video of the “machine made from industrial scrap”. Well, mostly. I only skipped through about 25% of it out of respect for my soul. Should have been titled...
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    I have used a tap for a mill. Once. In a...

    I have used a tap for a mill. Once. In a desperate situation. I ground 3 of the 4 flutes off, thinned down the 4th and used it for a thread mill in my VF3. It was the wrong size tap, but it was the...
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    Yep. Cam operated screw machines for sure. With...

    Yep. Cam operated screw machines for sure. With Gatling gun style bar feeders. Super nice if you want to crank out a ton of the same 3 parts for super cheap. Setting them up properly is time...
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    I started disconnecting lines at the trucks and...

    I started disconnecting lines at the trucks and ran the lube test cycle. A little grease did come out of the lines. Talking to a tech, I found out that you can change the lube cycle timer to pump at...
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    crap... looks like the system is all plugged up....

    crap... looks like the system is all plugged up. So, now I can either fight this thing for the next day or two, or call to have a service tech spend a day on it. The suggested upgrade is for the...
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    I unfortunately don’t have the time to go through...

    I unfortunately don’t have the time to go through and update the system right now. I’m not excited about it. Got it all back together the other day and now need to go through the purge procedure to...
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    I contacted my HFO and told them about the issues...

    I contacted my HFO and told them about the issues I was having with the plastic canister. He told me they had just come out with an update for that which uses a metal canister. The downside is that...
  19. Nothing wrong with improving your cad/cam skills....

    Nothing wrong with improving your cad/cam skills. It is necessary to be proficient in these areas in order to be competitive and profitable. However, the ability to read, understand and be able to...
  20. Simple paths are sometimes easier to just read...

    Simple paths are sometimes easier to just read the code and change a couple of numbers to get what you want.
  21. Try a dial bore gage: Bore Gages Series...

    Try a dial bore gage:

    Bore Gages Series 511-with Micrometer Head

    put it inside and assemble the housing around it.
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    Not too impressed with the design of the canister...

    Not too impressed with the design of the canister and manifold. The threads don't seem to fit well. And the idea of spinning it on until the tape marks line up, rather than spinning up tight to a...
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    Haas grease lube problem

    Shutting down on Christmas Eve to find the grease canister on 2016 VF3 gave up...
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    No warning. No alarm.

    Anyone else experience this phenomenon? The canister and...
  24. So, what should I do now? 308734308735308736

    So, what should I do now?
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  25. Seals are typically an “interference” fit over...

    Seals are typically an “interference” fit over the shaft. I believe the spec given for the seal ID is normally shown as the shaft size to fit it. That looks like it may be for a 40mm shaft (or...
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