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    VF-2 Odd that it calls for a 60 amp breaker and...

    VF-2
    Odd that it calls for a 60 amp breaker and the SS a 100amp. Pretty sure same spindle motor and drive, anyway my electrician checked the amperage when running a few jobs...not even close to 60....
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    We started the shop with free delivery for many...

    We started the shop with free delivery for many customers, but that has since tapered off. Especially after we went CNC and the parts became smaller, less need to go and "see" what needed to be done,...
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    I don't think its so much the machinists that...

    I don't think its so much the machinists that want to get away from the pricey holders, but the people who have to "pay" for the pricey tool holders.

    Spiral flute taps are great and worth every...
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    For Small parts- We use plastic coffee...

    For Small parts-

    We use plastic coffee containers, come with lids and labels stick to'em. They do not stack but that's tough to do when they are full anyway.

    The trays Ox showed are...
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    I should clarify a little bit...I initially ran,...

    I should clarify a little bit...I initially ran, liked them, did some programming for them with decent results before putting them on the floor.

    Once they hit the floor it was downhill. I do not...
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    Multi Masters- - they made their money back on...

    Multi Masters- - they made their money back on us.

    I went to an Iscar seminar a couple years ago and won a Carbide shank with two 5/8" carbide heads. That was the most expensive "free" ever.
    ...
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    This is where Haas shines...you push a Haas and...

    This is where Haas shines...you push a Haas and it tells you back off buddy or I'm coming apart...so I back off on my speeds, feeds and tool sizes.

    The along comes a lil spindle robust machine...
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    I think the fact that HD Pull Studs are offered...

    I think the fact that HD Pull Studs are offered says quite alot.



    The comparison test of whacking pull studs with a hammer proves that you should not whack Mari-Pull Studs with a hammer as they...
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    Yes I have been reading with interest as well. ...

    Yes I have been reading with interest as well. Large amount of force on a small stud running a big face mill at heavy rpms.
    But then again he says he's been running the same job for a while...
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    What i did was mount an exterior flood light...

    What i did was mount an exterior flood light inside the cabinet. To that I ran a 110VAC line with an external switch. I had thought about pulling juice from the machine, but then KISS, Keep It Simple...
  11. I use Go Payment from an App. Funny same company...

    I use Go Payment from an App. Funny same company as Quickbooks that I have, but through Quickbooks the service charges are higher...nice customer service huh???

    Anyway, the rate is not bad all...
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    Listen up... Your already telling me your...

    Listen up...


    Your already telling me your smart enough to know you do not know enough.


    A great place to be.


    Now let me tell you a machine without a vise on the table and without a...
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    Go to Haasautomation.com and look around. Then...

    Go to Haasautomation.com and look around.

    Then find their Tips of the Day videos. All professionally done, simplistic,yet informative.

    Think they are also listed on U-Tube


    Yes read the...
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    IS it the skilled labor or the work that is...

    IS it the skilled labor or the work that is produced that should set the rate.


    I had a job a few years back were I needed MIG welding...simple welds. A guy came in certification up the ying...
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    For me the rate is so dependent on the job. ...

    For me the rate is so dependent on the job.

    Drill tap is to cheap at $60/hr is a pretty big comment.
    - Yes if a guy is tapping a tough alloy in an expensive part that needs a hand tap to get to...
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    Actually it is a problem you have for possibly...

    Actually it is a problem you have for possibly hiring the wrong person for the job.



    OK, so now if programming takes you an hour...do I pay you minimum wage for that hours work? Its now simple...
  17. I'm a fan of Master Chemicals Trim 906E. ...

    I'm a fan of Master Chemicals Trim 906E.
    Premium soluble, doesn't get sticky like semi and synthetics, does clock hoses or attack paint. It plays well with most every material and it lasts, I...
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    Just another thought...I have built a couple of...

    Just another thought...I have built a couple of ID tool holders that hold multiple tools, like spot, drill and tap in one pocket. Nice to gain two extra positions. Just a block of steel and use the...
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    The Haas is Haas, a great light duty machine. ...

    The Haas is Haas, a great light duty machine.

    I have quite a few and do like them but they have limitations do to their light duty builds. Take a heavy cut and the machine tells you it's not...
  20. I'd pull out the dwell and see what happens. ...

    I'd pull out the dwell and see what happens.

    On my old torch you could start it immediately...but if you stopped it did a clearing, cooling dwell before it would go on again. MAYBE your turning...
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    I've also had a clogged hydraulic filter use up...

    I've also had a clogged hydraulic filter use up alot of the pressure exerted by the pump.

    Dirty chuck...

    Too low a setting on the pump.



    Where to find setting....usually by the...
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    While on one hand your right...the other hand...

    While on one hand your right...the other hand says some people think we are a store where we have the parts sitting in a back storeroom.

    Oh...wrong size let me see if we have the ones you want in...
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    You might be, but your still right. If parts...

    You might be, but your still right.

    If parts are made to print and that is the print offered to you, then your parts are good...just not usable and that is the end customers fault. If a real good...
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    If through slots as I think I read...why all the...

    If through slots as I think I read...why all the funky angles on the tool edge?
    Why ramp? Endmills like to run clean with ejected chips taking the heat away...which brings me to when ramping into...
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    The forgings should already be made into rings,...

    The forgings should already be made into rings, No?


    If not, I'd ask why not.



    Assuming your asking about what machine to do the machining from raw forged ring to near net size, to a...
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