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    milling hard (58-60 Rc) A8 is very doable....

    milling hard (58-60 Rc) A8 is very doable. Typically it is done with an endmill spec'd for hard milling rather than an inserted cutter. Speaking in general terms.....when machining hard steel...
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    Typically machinist' are narcisistic......to be a...

    Typically machinist' are narcisistic......to be a toolmaker one must also become an ass and lose the ability to smell ones own stench.
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    Think support..... Used Powermill for a...

    Think support.....
    Used Powermill for a while.....it made difficult task' easy....made what should have been easy difficult. (just my opinion)
    Here their support was non existent. If you had a...
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    make room on the couch...i wanna watch too:drink:

    make room on the couch...i wanna watch too:drink:
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    A few years ago i needed to rebuild the carb on...

    A few years ago i needed to rebuild the carb on my Stihl weed whip. I found the carb for sale on Amazon from the same Chinese supplier used by Stihl.I ordered it...it cost about $3 more than ordering...
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    Its ok for you to use it....I am not gonna. My...

    Its ok for you to use it....I am not gonna. My experience has been that any sort of diaphram or any thing made of rubber or plastic that gets immersed in ethanol everyday becomes brittle and no...
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    Once again...just my opinion. I started my career...

    Once again...just my opinion. I started my career as a machinist. I have ran manual machines and 5 axis mills and Multi Task. My "home" has always been on the floor. I wouldnt consider having a...
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    I do quite a bit of programming. 80% of it with...

    I do quite a bit of programming. 80% of it with CAM. 100% of it is on the floor. I am looking at the machines as I write this, eating lunch at my desk. At times it is a good thing to be on the floor,...
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    Dont dismiss the classes on ANY cam system. I...

    Dont dismiss the classes on ANY cam system. I would Base part of my decision on what system to use on the availability of classes....

    Just my opinion
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    How do you feel about your Niagara cutters since...

    How do you feel about your Niagara cutters since Seco bought them?
    We have used ALOT of Niagara Stabilizers. Since Seco bought them they have chasnged the grind and we noticed a significant decline...
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    Do you know what the part is that is being made...

    Do you know what the part is that is being made in the 2nd pic?
    My first job out of tech school was to make replacement parts for steel mills. The part they are working on has alot of similarity to...
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    Didnt read everyones responses..I assume we are...

    Didnt read everyones responses..I assume we are talking about the t-handle chuck wrench..It is not one of those things i would over look. If it continues I would buy one of those spring loaded chuck...
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    All of it that you can comprehend.

    Side bar......I always love when I hear someone say ...."I never have used geometry, algebra or trig.....It was a complete waste of time".

    What goes through...
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    what was the question?

    what was the question?
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    That is an avatar that made me chuckle.....its...

    That is an avatar that made me chuckle.....its not a lifestyle statement........electronic version of a bumper sticker lol
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    Looking at some of the responses here makes me...

    Looking at some of the responses here makes me wonder. If a person goes into an interview, impromptu meeting, or even just a phone call with the attitudes I have seen I can understand why they dont...
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    Hr person is going to pass your resume to someone...

    Hr person is going to pass your resume to someone who hopefully is more technical. GENERALLY speaking the HR person doesnt know alot about manufacturing...however...sometimes you will run across one...
  18. I use Sandvik corocut. I can use it for plunging...

    I use Sandvik corocut. I can use it for plunging or for profiling.
    Spend some money....grooving is one of those ops that can either make you $ or cost you $. Spend it up front and do it right
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    I like to point out to younger people that the...

    I like to point out to younger people that the machines we are programming and using to manufacture parts with are basically robots. A CNC mill or lathe is essentially a robot and if robots and tech...
  20. I have never understood the "I will run it half...

    I have never understood the "I will run it half as fast to save wear on my machine" crowd. Somehow I doubt it actually extends the life of anything unless the machine builder has made a substandard...
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    I used to tailor my resume for different size...

    I used to tailor my resume for different size companies.
    Smaller company = less B.S. straight to the point. Heavy on the boiler plate stuff...Fanuc, Yasnac, Siemens, Powermill, Gibbscam, etc. Setup,...
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    We run our product. Everything is a repeat job. A...

    We run our product. Everything is a repeat job. A few of what I consider to be our best investments....none of which are surprises but it is where I think we have made big improvements on reducing...
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    ok.....i was thinking wtf...go to pedestal...

    ok.....i was thinking wtf...go to pedestal grinder or belt sander and hold it at approximate angle and...brrrrr. done.
    I dont particularly care about center punches.....but WTF....how have i over...
  24. Fair size piece of brass....a few MODERATE...

    Fair size piece of brass....a few MODERATE percussion adjustments to the side of the holder. In my experience this works with less force needed than a dead blow hammer. The vibrations seem to help it...
  25. Generally speaking....I use it every chance I...

    Generally speaking....I use it every chance I get. I would not use it on an inserted facemill.....I would use air blow.....air blow through spindle I would use on a facemill.
    If you have certain...
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