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  1. + Another for pulling it. We've bought a lot...

    + Another for pulling it.

    We've bought a lot of ag/heavy equipment over the years used and banged up but I have always made an effort to fix them up the best I could. Just because I was on a...
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    You must have better people than I do. Among the...

    You must have better people than I do. Among the highlights are the know it all kid 10 months removed from making pizzas that couldn't be bothered to show up today but had the ignorance text me...
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    I'm burned out by the hours and the people,...

    I'm burned out by the hours and the people, mostly the people. The machining I'm still passionate about.
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    Functional surface grinders can be had for $500...

    Functional surface grinders can be had for $500 or less.....
  5. Look and see where the torque curve is for your...

    Look and see where the torque curve is for your machine. I know on the 40 taper Haas peak torque is at 1000rpm. Low rpm it would stall on larger taps but no problem at 1000. Just make sure you're...
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    There are a pile of certificates out there...

    There are a pile of certificates out there (Solidworks, NIMS, CMfgE, GD&T, all the lean stuff, etc.) It all depends on what direction you want to go and if any potential employers give a rats ass. I...
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    He was probably a toolmaker not a machinist

    He was probably a toolmaker not a machinist
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    Um.... lol

    Um.... lol
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    Sick em Diggy :stirthepot:

    Sick em Diggy :stirthepot:
  10. I just had that happen last week!! I walk past...

    I just had that happen last week!!

    I walk past a VMC, look in the glass, and a 3/4 rougher is hogging aluminum with one lock line shut off and the other barely pissing out. I ask the relatively...
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    WIPS - The Haas Wireless Intuitive Probing System...

    WIPS - The Haas Wireless Intuitive Probing System - YouTube

    Watch this. The Haas website has a wealth of well done videos to walk you through most anything.
  12. Thread: Haas Tooling?

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    First impression is its rebranded offshore crap....

    First impression is its rebranded offshore crap. I'm sure where they do well is you can roll tooling packages into your machinery payments.
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    WTF is a mill bit?

    WTF is a mill bit?
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    I taught myself the basics of Geomet 101 out of...

    I taught myself the basics of Geomet 101 out of the machine manual before I took the training class. If you understand the Cartesian Coordinate system and GD&T it's not difficult at all. They are...
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    A lot MTBs have alot of negotiation room. Haas...

    A lot MTBs have alot of negotiation room. Haas has none
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    Well I got one, and she made it pretty clear it...

    Well I got one, and she made it pretty clear it won't be plural, no matter how many times I've asked
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    I do better than most as a machinist, my cousin...

    I do better than most as a machinist, my cousin that services air compressors makes $8.50hr more than I do. So, yeah plenty of trades out there for more money with same/less training.
  18. The trade school I went to in high school had us...

    The trade school I went to in high school had us get a NIMS cert as part of the curriculum. No employer I've ever talked to has even heard of it.
  19. I have better than a half dozen certs hanging on...

    I have better than a half dozen certs hanging on my office wall. You're right I'm not sure that the piece of paper itself ever got me anything but I learned enough that I pass the eye test when...
  20. Thread: ToolMaking forrum

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    Not sure why we need a sub forum dedicated to a...

    Not sure why we need a sub forum dedicated to a make-believe position?
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    I agree Ox. Haas was actually advertising a year...

    I agree Ox. Haas was actually advertising a year or two ago that a new VF1 in 1990 was 50k and now they are $48k or something (right now they are $45k for covid sale). So more machine for less money...
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    Machine techs are no different than machinists,...

    Machine techs are no different than machinists, there's good ones, bad ones, and everything in-between. I doubt that the guy they sent to level your machine and bolt the shelves on is the best they...
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    Yep! you can smear that shit on a Cadillac and...

    Yep! you can smear that shit on a Cadillac and park it in a dog house
  24. In a world where modern tools and tool path...

    In a world where modern tools and tool path strategies allow you to haul ass through Inconel and other super alloys. I have to wonder. Is it really that big of a deal to make these parts out of 1018...
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    Agree with inserted thread mill, but retrofit...

    Agree with inserted thread mill, but retrofit B-ports are so 1990, Small VMCs can be had on the same budget.
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