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    Same thing happened to one of our Brother S700s. ...

    Same thing happened to one of our Brother S700s. Operator somehow ran a 3/4" end mill into the side of the part. Trying to pull that chip off just snapped the retention knob. (I don't know if this...
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    And I have 17 of them...................

    And I have 17 of them...................
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    The machinists who work for me make more than the...

    The machinists who work for me make more than the engineers.

    All you machinists working at the poverty line PM me please. We pay 6 figures for those who can program and set up. And our corporate...
  4. Big problem getting large dia ground stock for...

    Big problem getting large dia ground stock for the swiss
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    We have been inspected too and it was the dumbest...

    We have been inspected too and it was the dumbest stuff that they fined us for. What really got my goat was when the inspector asked for what was essentially a bribe in an attempt to entrap me.
    ...
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    Lakeshore Carbide. Best value out there. Call...

    Lakeshore Carbide. Best value out there. Call and ask for Carl and tell him Bill sent me
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    We have a Schenck balancer on order but no...

    We have a Schenck balancer on order but no experience with one yet. Quite a bit cheaper than Haimer and Zoller.

    What is FX material?
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    Not sure if this has the conical bearing info you...

    Not sure if this has the conical bearing info you are looking for but it has a lot of plain bearing info

    Theory and Practice of Lubrication
    By Fuller
    ISBN 978-0471047032
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    HEY! That machine is mine! My great grandfather...

    HEY! That machine is mine! My great grandfather F. Roosevelt sent that over to help your great grand-dad make guns to fight the Nazis!

    But you can make better use of it than me......and the...
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    We looked at a Datron machine two years ago. ...

    We looked at a Datron machine two years ago. Very snotty sales rep. Wanted $800 to just do a small test cut for us. And this is after 3 months of talking to them.

    Someone is my industry has...
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    We have 19 DMG machines About the same in...

    We have 19 DMG machines

    About the same in Okuma

    My days of buying DMGs are over forever. The terrible service, constant need for service, cost of service and complexity of the machines are a...
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    They are good machines. We have several of them....

    They are good machines. We have several of them. Only thing I don’t like is the blocks that keep the tombstone from moving. Way too thick and I always think they increase the chances of a crash into...
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    When I was a young guy I grabbed one of those...

    When I was a young guy I grabbed one of those carbon steel drills (about 1-1/4" if I recall). Couldn't understand why it was burning up. My boss saw it and told it was from WWII. He said he...
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    We have a Cosen made in Korea and its pretty good...

    We have a Cosen made in Korea and its pretty good actually. I liked that it was a robust machine, well made and the price wasn't bad. 5 years and we have not had one problem.

    COSEN SAWS. Band...
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    Criterion makes new ones M1917 Enfield Barrels...

    Criterion makes new ones

    M1917 Enfield Barrels - Criterion Barrels
  16. What page is it in the book? I cant seem to find...

    What page is it in the book? I cant seem to find the section on files.
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    And this is why I wont consider Brother again. ...

    And this is why I wont consider Brother again. We 3D profile knife handles out of G10. We worked and worked to get a decent part off the Brother S1000. We could do it with a 6 min cycle time.
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  18. Ill take both. PM sent

    Ill take both. PM sent
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    Mr. Customer, I appreciate you reaching out to us...

    Mr. Customer, I appreciate you reaching out to us to quote this part. We have looked at our quote from 6 years ago and have been able to hold our original price as long as the order quantity is 2X...
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    If I understand correctly you don't make the...

    If I understand correctly you don't make the parts.....just the tooling?

    If that the case let the hive here be your consultant. Take a part you need to make and make some tweaks to it so its...
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    I missed one whole hall last IMTS. They moved all...

    I missed one whole hall last IMTS. They moved all the cleaning and finishing stuff downstairs in a hall they never used before.
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    I like what Clive says to an extent. I would...

    I like what Clive says to an extent. I would never take on a lease with only one customer and a day job. I would try working out of your garage and save up for a space and newer machines.
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    Check out the Okuma Genos M460V-5AX we were...

    Check out the Okuma Genos M460V-5AX

    we were quoted just under 300k and it was well equipped
  24. Okuma parts

    We have Okuma’s going back to 1988. Still can get control parts/rebuilt boards. Price is not cheap but it’s also not crazy like something from DMG
  25. Mark, I think your right. Makes total sense

    Mark, I think your right. Makes total sense
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