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    Leasing a commercial/industrial suite around...

    Leasing a commercial/industrial suite around here:
    1) You need to be in business already (DBA or LLC minimum).
    2) You will need liability ins. before you get the keys. (this is the main reason for...
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    Yep, two dowels, two 1/2" cap-screws. I was...

    Yep, two dowels, two 1/2" cap-screws.
    I was skeptical at first. But, it seems to work really well.
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    No pics of molesting "pallet 2". But, it worked....

    No pics of molesting "pallet 2". But, it worked. It is a tight squeeze. But, "clearance is clearance".....


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igpS2kckAVA

    Sorry about your anxiety Perry, LOL
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    I've got some little steel parts running right...

    I've got some little steel parts running right now with a kinda long cycle (40 mins). And, I need them done ASAP.
    So, I figured today was as good as any to finish the big-fat-haas project while I...
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    You damn sure got that right! :eek: :hitsthefan:...

    You damn sure got that right! :eek: :hitsthefan: <<<< the shit fies WAY faster than that!
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    You owe me, you sumbeech! :toetap: :D ...

    You owe me, you sumbeech! :toetap: :D

    Seriously, I have experienced terrible tool life in mine.
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    Was my first thought as well. Many years ago, I...

    Was my first thought as well. Many years ago, I was an operator on a couple VF3s with midaco pallet changers. What nightmares. Constant chip generated errors.
    The memories made it real tough to buy...
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    Andy, why did Greg talk me out of dual contact?...

    Andy, why did Greg talk me out of dual contact? What was his reasoning?
    The jist of what I remember was: "it doesn't really add much" "waste of money". (in hindsight, I'm kinda pissed about it...
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    Ox gets it, and he doesn't even have a dog in the...

    Ox gets it, and he doesn't even have a dog in the fight!
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    Exactly ^^^^^^^ Almost like he started...

    Exactly ^^^^^^^



    Almost like he started investigating a little deeper and realized: "ohh shit!"

    I would like to see the drive coupling above the spindle. I bet its toast. Because I also bet...
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    Interesting. Not something I would have much use...

    Interesting. Not something I would have much use for. But, interesting.
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    This has been my thinking all along. And, the...

    This has been my thinking all along. And, the reason I want to see good pictures of the part, and work-holding.
    If I was a gambler, I would lay good money on the fact that the part was loaded wrong....
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    Nope. Got a link?

    Nope. Got a link?
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    I was wondering who would make that comment, LOL...

    I was wondering who would make that comment, LOL
    Yea, I tried it that way. Didn't like it. And, it is a bunch of bullshit to align A to Y in FeatureCAM.
    I am sure there is an easier way than I do...
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    Yep, you certainly can.

    Yep, you certainly can.
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    What has he got going on there? Are your center...

    What has he got going on there? Are your center jaws hard-jaws? Interesting.
    Did you also get master jaws for the center?
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    So, circling back to post 5176, when I had the...

    So, circling back to post 5176, when I had the remaining 4 Oranges mounted in the big-fat-haas after stealing 6 for the Brother.
    Now that the Brother is finally up and running with vises in it: it...
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    You couldn't just answer the message? Had to make...

    You couldn't just answer the message? Had to make me wait for the pics huh? NICE! Congrats!
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    This is a Mari-Tool "high force" pull stud....

    This is a Mari-Tool "high force" pull stud. Notice the first two letters in the part#? If one was so inclined they could look up the patent.

    269526

    Well worth the extra coin if you ask me!...
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    Not 100% true. A lot of the horror stories come...

    Not 100% true. A lot of the horror stories come from users who have very little machining experience. There are an amazing number of Speedios in home garages.
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    See my posts earlier. It has as much to do with...

    See my posts earlier. It has as much to do with stud/holder interface, as it does the actual stud.
    Or see here: Home
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    All true. But, a good forensic examination of the...

    All true. But, a good forensic examination of the part/fixture could tell a whole different story than a broken pull-stud.
    My point is: every single aluminum part I have ever loaded in a machine,...
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    I'm still waiting on pics of the work-holding....

    I'm still waiting on pics of the work-holding.
    And, some nice macro shots of the side of the part showing the witness marks impacted in the material from the part being lifted out of the vise....
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    I was wondering if BBT could be swapped in. I...

    I was wondering if BBT could be swapped in. I guess so huh?
    I do have TSC/tool-wash already. So, it is just a matter of swapping the cartridge?
    What about holders. Can non-BBT holders be used in...
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    If buying from Mari Tool? Yes. Franks studs are...

    If buying from Mari Tool? Yes.
    Franks studs are good. All black, standard lengths. Good stuff, nothing wrong with them.
    JM-P studs are longer on the thread end, and finish ground on critical...
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