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  1. Looks like their change to a new manufacturer...

    Looks like their change to a new manufacturer wasn't much of an upgrade.
    Never a chip under the Y on my boxway 2412.
    Hopefully your rubber seals fix works out.
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    A lot of Canada is on lock-down too and a lot of...

    A lot of Canada is on lock-down too and a lot of scam/robo calls come from here.
  3. Where are the chips supposed to go in that...

    Where are the chips supposed to go in that machine? where's the auger/conveyor?
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    A few small orders came in and I still have work...

    A few small orders came in and I still have work for a few weeks, but I expect things to slow down. I also expect $ to take longer to come.

    Many still think this is just an economic flu and that...
  5. I never got much for Ti, usually Gr2 pure stuff,...

    I never got much for Ti, usually Gr2 pure stuff, I think it was $.05 or $.10 last time. I don't know why its not worth anything.
    I was just gonna burn it but turned out it doesn't burn that easy at...
  6. The interesting thing is the scrap prices once...

    The interesting thing is the scrap prices once again predicted the next world economic crash a few months before it was to happen.
    The Chinese Flu may have sped things up a little and timing is...
  7. Thread: Tarrifs

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    All I know is the tariffs on metal were removed...

    All I know is the tariffs on metal were removed months ago, price of scrap is way down last 6 months or so, and raw material still is still nearly at tariff price, only down a few % but no where near...
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    2025 grade is old and soft, try 2220 or 1115. I...

    2025 grade is old and soft, try 2220 or 1115.
    I run closer to 350-400sfm usually.
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    Trudeau got 1.3% Less votes than Andrew...

    Trudeau got 1.3% Less votes than Andrew Scheer(conservatives had 240,000 more votes) last election, yet Trudeau is still here.

    Difference is we're not asking to change the system just because our...
  10. Canada will be on full lockdown within days, a...

    Canada will be on full lockdown within days, a few provinces already started it. Slight problem being nobody's really saying wtf an essential worker is. Everything has been half-assed a few weeks too...
  11. Hardinge is currently running a big sale on their...

    Hardinge is currently running a big sale on their Flex-C collet chucks, I think its 5 free collets and the gripper if you buy 1 chuck.
    I wish they had that deal 2yrs ago when I got mine.
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    Bigger question if why would the USA want/need...

    Bigger question if why would the USA want/need help from the very country that sent them and the entire world this virus in the first place.
    China is only in a position to make those drugs, and some...
  13. Had to take a drive into town yesterday, park is...

    Had to take a drive into town yesterday, park is about half shut down and more coming, 90% of the traffic on the highway/roads is gone.
    I got some extra supplies, can hide in here for months if...
  14. Thread: Recession?

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    Some are saying the stock market may go back down...

    Some are saying the stock market may go back down to 2008 levels, erasing all 12 years of Obama's bull market economy.
    Not good.
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    Hopefully another push toward bringing back the...

    Hopefully another push toward bringing back the manufacturing of essential products, generic medications, PPE, electronics and such.
    China already threatened to stop shipments of medications...
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    Canada has many Viruses to deal with, though the...

    Canada has many Viruses to deal with, though the more recent Wuhan Corona one is a well timed distraction for the others to hide or be ignored... We won't recover from this for many, many years. We...
  17. I prefer Sandvik's 1115 grade and is what I use...

    I prefer Sandvik's 1115 grade and is what I use the most for all stainless and nickle alloys when available in the shape I want.
    2220 is a huge tool life improvement over old 2025, but 2220 looks to...
  18. I run it in the 400-450sfm range usually, or...

    I run it in the 400-450sfm range usually, or whatever I have to do to make it happy. I don't really care what condition, all 17-4 machines like butter to me.
  19. Thread: B&A Precision

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    My concern of PP vs RPC, is the RPC is even more...

    My concern of PP vs RPC, is the RPC is even more limiting of what you'll be able to run on your 1ph Amps available.
    The PP has capacitors that allow it to start high loads at something like 400%...
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    Unfortunately we're all working toward that day....

    Unfortunately we're all working toward that day. Sure would be nice to get a few weeks notice though to finish the last jobs and clear the last cheque eh.
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    And I think more convertors is definitely better...

    And I think more convertors is definitely better than 1 big one trying to feed it all.
  22. Thread: Recession?

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    Thing is, most people know who got them the last...

    Thing is, most people know who got them the last 3 great years, and who is most likely to get them another 4.
    If anything, more people will now understand why he wants to bring manufacturing back...
  23. I certainly hope it'll be a wake up call that we...

    I certainly hope it'll be a wake up call that we can't have 1 country be the single source for so many things we depend on, but I have doubts that anyone will do much about it, maybe some will stock...
  24. Thread: Recession?

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    I'll add Canada -10.27% today, closer to -20%...

    I'll add Canada -10.27% today, closer to -20% in the last 2 weeks.
    I knew they were trying to turn us into Greece...
  25. So a couple weeks ago I mentioned having a really...

    So a couple weeks ago I mentioned having a really bad 2008 vibe...

    I started the year with my best quarter ever and still got some work booked, but with over 90% of my eggs in oil/gas and all...
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