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  1. Wow I have a pair of Brown & Sharp vernier...

    Wow I have a pair of Brown & Sharp vernier calipers with the case that were my fathers that he got as an apprentice in 1959. As well as some of the other tools he has had since then. I might add they...
  2. Same here

    I have to agree we have never been able to get any help from anywhere. We are a woman owned company too. Not to mention that the woman is 83yrs old.

    We had our best years soon after we started...
  3. This is a great question

    First I would like to tell you about a guy I have in my shop right now that is going through an apprenticeship. He is in his late 40s, and has been a 5 star french chef for the past 20 plus years....
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    Thanks Larry, I'll try that, it makes perfect...

    Thanks Larry, I'll try that, it makes perfect sense. Actually I'm not sure why my CAM is posting it that way. I'll have to look a little deeper for that.
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    Okay I will attach a copy of the program

    Okay I will attach a copy of the program
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    getting an angle when putting in an offset

    Simple little question has anyone ever tried to take a shortcut by just using offsets when you don't have the tool a program calls for and it is a rush? Well one of my best guys did this on our HAAS...
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    unfortunately our sales guy keeps taking jobs...

    unfortunately our sales guy keeps taking jobs from these people even though you can't make money from the rates they are willing to pay. However we have gone back to them on a couple of jobs that...
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    I've been machining aluminum most of my career....

    I've been machining aluminum most of my career. nothing cuts aluminum like a good 3 flute ZrN coated 35-40 helix end mill designed for aluminum. You can achieve much higher speeds and feeds and about...
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    I couldn't have said it better myself we have the...

    I couldn't have said it better myself we have the same problem at our shop it seems like I am the only one who knows how to use a tapping head properly. I first used them back in the late 70s early...
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    Okay I machine a lot of titanium and have no...

    Okay I machine a lot of titanium and have no problem holding a tight tolerance including on holes. Your best bet is a boring bar it will give you the best finish and you should be able to hold even...
  11. We cut lots of 304, 303, and 316 stainless and...

    We cut lots of 304, 303, and 316 stainless and the best advice I can give you is use small radial cuts .125 or smaller with a .500 end mill and you can take the full 1/8" depth of cut of your...
  12. Try Iscar they make some small boring grooving...

    Try Iscar they make some small boring grooving and threading tools that should do what you need. you may still have to modify the back side for extra clearance but they should work we do 2-56 threads...
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    HAAS tool setter arm is loose

    Has anyone ever pulled apart the tool-setter arm on a HAAS SL20. Ours has suddenly become loose at the pivot and is not usable the way it is. I can still come up and bump it that works fine but the...
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    we were to stupid to teach it properly yes you...

    we were to stupid to teach it properly yes you need to be able to convert but you must crawl befor you can run so first they needed to teach that it is just a form of measuring. We have the same...
  15. The three main materials we cut are type 2...

    The three main materials we cut are type 2 titanium, 6061 aluminum,and 300 series stainless. people might think this is crazy but I have found that the best coating is on some unexpected tools. these...
  16. Wow been drilling .026 holes for 30yrs in a...

    Wow been drilling .026 holes for 30yrs in a product we make. holes are .41 deep ehich is past the flutes by a good "bit" LOL we have done them on several differant machines, including by hand on a...
  17. It is hard to find companies in the USA these...

    It is hard to find companies in the USA these days that have apprenticeship programs mainly because the states and federal government don't support manufacturing the way they used too. Personaly I...
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    Asolutly right that is exactly the way I would...

    Asolutly right that is exactly the way I would run 6061 aluminum which we use all the time. I would also like to pass on a little bit of advice on top of this. there are a few companies out there...
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    we drill 6061 and some plastics all the time with...

    we drill 6061 and some plastics all the time with bits as small as #71 and go well past the flute length all the time. the 2 biggest things you have to keep in mind is rpm because of heat buildup,...
  20. our shop cuts 6061 aluminum all day every day...

    our shop cuts 6061 aluminum all day every day allmost we have tried a lot of differant cutters over the years that salespeople have recomended would be better than what we are using. the best bang...
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    I have used several CAM programs over the years....

    I have used several CAM programs over the years. One of my favorites was FeatureCam but have used BobCadCam as well as Mastercam. Mastercam is probably the most powerful but also requires a college...
  22. think FPM would work better than what I always...

    think FPM would work better than what I always used in the past which is FPR. this is a problem that has only shown its ugly face in the past year first on one machine now both are doing it
  23. okay checked the timing belt it looks good. going...

    okay checked the timing belt it looks good. going to check it with a tach. to make sure RPM is correct. had another thought if that doesn't work I'll try slowing RPM down to just a few RPM and see if...
  24. I've tried both I always used IPR n the past but...

    I've tried both I always used IPR n the past but neither are working.
  25. won't thread what's wrong is it something in my machines

    Okay so I have two older models of HAAS machines VF3s to be exact. used to tap on them all the time but recently I have not been able to. when I do plastics I end up with no threads at all they are...
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