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  1. Just feed away from the chuck. Easy peasy for not...

    Just feed away from the chuck. Easy peasy for not running into a shoulder.
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    As for odor, use a different coolant. I'm using...

    As for odor, use a different coolant. I'm using Hocut, zero odor issues.
    Depending on the chip problem, there's a few different things you can try. If you have a lot of fines, find an upholstery...
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    I think it was Manta. In fact here is one thread....

    I think it was Manta. In fact here is one thread.
    https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/general/manta-machinery-good-bad-237629/?highlight=Manta
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    They call those "lightening links" and they are...

    They call those "lightening links" and they are illegal, of course. I've heard there are legal versions, complete with tax stamp/registered.
    Then of course there was the guy cornered by the newsies,...
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    There should really be a sticky warning about...

    There should really be a sticky warning about some dealers. There's been a couple of threads in the past. The guy I'm thinking of is from Florida, took money from a bunch of people that ended up with...
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    I have had good luck with 1/2 corncob roughers in...

    I have had good luck with 1/2 corncob roughers in a job we run all the time. The smaller chips flush easily in the Brother machines, they throw lots of coolant. Running regular 3 flutes the chips...
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    Coating on the insert can make a difference. Long...

    Coating on the insert can make a difference. Long time ago, it might have been Sandvik, had a coating that was really great for most all the steel stuff I was doing at the time. Then they came out...
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    Poll: My newer Kurt were in batches, I think a few in...

    My newer Kurt were in batches, I think a few in 2007/8, and a few more later, and one of the double 6; vices. I've never been more disappointed than I was in the Kurt double. I had some chinese...
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    That's a good price. I've been paying a little...

    That's a good price. I've been paying a little more than that.
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    As he said above ^^^ Wanted to add that...

    As he said above ^^^
    Wanted to add that machining the various versions of 1144 has always been easy. be sure to keep it oiled up after machining, prior to oxide or whatever. It will rust pretty...
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    Why are you pecking? Several of us have told you...

    Why are you pecking? Several of us have told you that's a bad idea - if you were not pecking, it would not be retracting with a chip on it.
    Even if you are pecking, that's what breaks the chip. If...
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    The italic part - don't agree, depends on your...

    The italic part - don't agree, depends on your presentation.
    Learning can hurt and be expensive. Valuable lessons can be more expensive.
    It's easy to see that you are very early in the process....
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    I sorry to say I disagree. Here is one article:...

    I sorry to say I disagree. Here is one article:
    Coronavirus & New York City: School Shutdown Delays Show Structural Flaws | National Review
    NY school shutdown was delayed.

    I've also seen...
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    New York had right around 25 percent of the US...

    New York had right around 25 percent of the US deaths as of Friday. With all the mismanagement in NY - you gonna blame Trump for that too?
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    I'm pretty sure you are going to continue to be...

    I'm pretty sure you are going to continue to be amazed as time goes on. As I'm sure you can tell, they are designed to be easy to work on and maintain - although I've never really had to do anything...
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    Now that right there is funny. You prefer Biden...

    Now that right there is funny.
    You prefer Biden and his son Hunter?
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    There is pressure, even in lower level schools,...

    There is pressure, even in lower level schools, to present the leftist agenda. It affects stuff like school plays, Christmas parties, films shown, stuff like that. My sister has been teaching in the...
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    The part I highlighted isn't accurate. Around...

    The part I highlighted isn't accurate.
    Around here the left leaning side solution is let's throw money at it. And then the larger bureaucracy gets built, and very little to no improvement, very...
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    Attacking a person that doesn't agree seems to be...

    Attacking a person that doesn't agree seems to be common these days. People often imply or say you/I/we don't know, don't understand, aren't woke enough, or whatever. It seems like it comes more from...
  20. Oh man........ When I was young, long ago, a guy...

    Oh man........
    When I was young, long ago, a guy had a bar of 1" brass (might have been bigger) sticking a few feet out the back of a big ol turret lathe. He thought it was going so slow that it...
  21. Make a close fit to light press fit bushing for...

    Make a close fit to light press fit bushing for the back end of the spindle. ID within a few thou of the material. Make a bolt on bracket to support the end of the material. Use a bushing again....
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    I saw a guy passing out firearms, specifically an...

    I saw a guy passing out firearms, specifically an AR pattern rifle, a few days ago in the evening, in the zone there. It was the guy trying to act like the leader, wearing the kerchief over his face....
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    That seems like very fair $$ for the repair. My...

    That seems like very fair $$ for the repair. My experience wasn't long with Fanuc (couple of years ?), and it seemed to me that Methods wasn't as responsive as your experience. Not even close. They...
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    OP - Andy (2outof3) is asking you those questions...

    OP - Andy (2outof3) is asking you those questions for a reason. He's a pretty bright guy.

    IMO, if $25K is your budget, spend no more than 15K on the machine. 10k to 12k would be better. I...
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    Edit the post. Click on advanced, so the title...

    Edit the post. Click on advanced, so the title becomes available to edit. Pretty sure that's how it works.... good luck.
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