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    Dynatorch 4x4 superbee table would work well for...

    Dynatorch 4x4 superbee table would work well for what you guys are wanting but unfortunately they just closed up shop. We have a 4x8 version. We've had it for 4 years. Its been a great machine. The...
  2. There is a stack of Belleville washers that...

    There is a stack of Belleville washers that tension the drawbar. They could be broken. There is a large pneumatic cylinder that releases the drawbar on top. It has a bolt on the bottom that is...
  3. I keep super gluing flat plate parts down instead...

    I keep super gluing flat plate parts down instead of buying a vacuum chuck. It works but its slow and somewhat finicky. Only takes a 1/8" and a 1/32" end mill so not much tool pressure anyway. It's...
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    I don't think dx32 g83 allows you to adjust where...

    I don't think dx32 g83 allows you to adjust where the feed for subsequent packs are. This has never caused us a problem. We have three dx32 vmcs in our shop and drill thousands of holes with them.
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    If Jason doesn't follow through, I'll take these.

    If Jason doesn't follow through, I'll take these.
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    Why are people in shops paid salary? Its not hard...

    Why are people in shops paid salary? Its not hard to keep up with hours in this setting. From what I've seen, one side or the other always feels like they aren't being treated fairly.

    If the op2...
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    I had a friend of mine get fired for attending...

    I had a friend of mine get fired for attending his grandmothers funeral instead of going to work. He called in and let his supervisor know. They fired him because it was company policy that all days...
  8. Watch them on substitutions as well. Our local...

    Watch them on substitutions as well. Our local one has taken to quoting you whats closest to what they have, not what you requested in writing. I have no problem with this if there's a big...
  9. Thread: Cnc brainfart

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    We have a vmc1000 with dx32 myself. We also use...

    We have a vmc1000 with dx32 myself. We also use fusion360. We have had it occasionally loose it's mind and just cut through the middle of our part. Go post it again and everything worked perfect with...
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    Reading a print for tap depth

    Based on this drill and tap callout, how deep do you guys think it should be drilled and how deep should it be tapped? I'm wondering if I was taught this incorrectly earlier in my career. It's a...
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    It's cool when you meet a good rep isn't it? The...

    It's cool when you meet a good rep isn't it? The smart ones know if they shoot straight and help with your questions, when you decide to buy a new machine you'll at least consider them. We have a...
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    It may very well be a hard drive going bad. On my...

    It may very well be a hard drive going bad. On my VMC1000 it would make bizarre moves and randomly decide to skip lines when the hard drive itself was going bad. I also got the bad sector error when...
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    You can also get the 'y move to far minus'...

    You can also get the 'y move to far minus' depending on where you work shifts are set. As for the file being corrupted, you can look at the g code in fusion when you post process and compare it to...
  14. Thread: Admin fee?

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    Just to be clear, I'm not talking about a simple...

    Just to be clear, I'm not talking about a simple W9. I can generate one of those in two minutes. To me, that's part of doing business to business work. I'm talking about 15 pages of company...
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    We get a lot of walk in quick 5 to 15 minute...

    We get a lot of walk in quick 5 to 15 minute welding jobs. In this instance I tig welded to a broken tap and pulled it out. I might have taken me 5 minutes at the most including setting up the...
  16. If its in good shape that reed prentice might be...

    If its in good shape that reed prentice might be worth a road trip. I have the next larger one in our shop. Its been a good lathe. For most fab related lathe work, a machine with a bit of wear...
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    Admin fee?

    Anybody charging an admin fee to customers or potential customers when they bury you in paperwork? We have a customer that we did a small minimum charge ($35)job for that has sent us 15 pages of...
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    Sorry my offer wasn't clearer. Yes I was...

    Sorry my offer wasn't clearer. Yes I was intending on paying the PayPal fees myself. Would you send me your PayPal email?
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    I'm interested. Would you do $35 shipped in a...

    I'm interested. Would you do $35 shipped in a small flat rate box?
  20. I basically don't drill with the tailstock. I...

    I basically don't drill with the tailstock. I have done as you describe at times. I really try to avoid it. I have a couple of drill chucks that go on the qctp. One of them is just on a straight...
  21. That is a much better plan than the grizzly. We...

    That is a much better plan than the grizzly. We bought a tl2 this year. I hope you got he tailstock. It's actually pretty nice on the new one. My only real complaint with ours is they quit making the...
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    As others have said, braze it. I brazed mine on...

    As others have said, braze it. I brazed mine on my bridgeport when I got it in 2006. It's still going good 13 years later. We don't use it every day but it gets used several times a week.
  23. Thanks. That makes sense. I previously never...

    Thanks. That makes sense. I previously never tried to scroll right on the tool offset page. There's a bunch more stuff over there. I'll definitely try the wear offsets for the threading tool. With...
  24. We have also had this issue on our HAAS TL2. I'm...

    We have also had this issue on our HAAS TL2. I'm completely new to cnc lathe work. I've run manual lathes for years and VMC's. I was getting around this by fudging the numbers in VPS. I have not used...
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    We have stools in our shop. They aren't overly...

    We have stools in our shop. They aren't overly comfy but work fine to rest for a few minutes while a machine cycles. I don't mind if my guys are caught up on deburring, the shop is clean, and they...
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