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    What shaper is that in the background?

    What shaper is that in the background?
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    Does it have a P100 control or a P200? P200 is...

    Does it have a P100 control or a P200? P200 is much more capable. As long as the machine is not high hours and whipped they are solid machines. This is of course if you are looking at a used...
  3. How much was that guy?

    How much was that guy?
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    Only vertical we buy now unless I need a BT30...

    Only vertical we buy now unless I need a BT30 Robodrill type

    Very accurate, dependable machine. P300 control is awesome.

    The 4th axis interface needs to be ordered with the knowledge of what...
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    Berwyn isn’t Philly It’s on the “Main Line” as...

    Berwyn isn’t Philly

    It’s on the “Main Line” as it’s called out here. Super Ritzy, old money, Mercedes and Maserati dealers on the main drag Rt30. Prep schools for the kids and high end country...
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    Those are interesting........

    Those are interesting........
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    The pieces are 25" long. No center drilling...

    The pieces are 25" long. No center drilling needed. Retract lines on the OD are ok too. Its just a gripping surface for another operation.
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    HEY Facing and Centering machine question

    I need to take a 1.5" steel rounds and turn chamfers on each end. One end needs to have the OD cleaned up by about 4" long

    Would the HEY machines be able to do this?

    I can do this on a CNC...
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    Thanks for the replies We did try some...

    Thanks for the replies

    We did try some Waldmann LEDs, very expensive and not much better for the eyes.

    These are the general type I have been buying

    150w High Bay Led Light - UFO Dimmable...
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    Shop Lights - Easy on the Eyes

    My shop was originally set up with 4 tube T5 fluorescent lights. As I add machines I have been installing round LED Hi Bay lights that I get from Amazon.

    These LEDs are bright and low cost. The...
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    If you get a quote from them take the time to...

    If you get a quote from them take the time to reach out to Okuma and see what an equivalent lathe would be. We have a bunch of them and have been very happy.
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    How does the new drive work? Is the auto brake...

    How does the new drive work? Is the auto brake still working?
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    Same thing happened to one of our Brother S700s. ...

    Same thing happened to one of our Brother S700s. Operator somehow ran a 3/4" end mill into the side of the part. Trying to pull that chip off just snapped the retention knob. (I don't know if this...
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    And I have 17 of them...................

    And I have 17 of them...................
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    The machinists who work for me make more than the...

    The machinists who work for me make more than the engineers.

    All you machinists working at the poverty line PM me please. We pay 6 figures for those who can program and set up. And our corporate...
  16. Big problem getting large dia ground stock for...

    Big problem getting large dia ground stock for the swiss
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    We have been inspected too and it was the dumbest...

    We have been inspected too and it was the dumbest stuff that they fined us for. What really got my goat was when the inspector asked for what was essentially a bribe in an attempt to entrap me.
    ...
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    Lakeshore Carbide. Best value out there. Call...

    Lakeshore Carbide. Best value out there. Call and ask for Carl and tell him Bill sent me
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    We have a Schenck balancer on order but no...

    We have a Schenck balancer on order but no experience with one yet. Quite a bit cheaper than Haimer and Zoller.

    What is FX material?
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    Not sure if this has the conical bearing info you...

    Not sure if this has the conical bearing info you are looking for but it has a lot of plain bearing info

    Theory and Practice of Lubrication
    By Fuller
    ISBN 978-0471047032
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    HEY! That machine is mine! My great grandfather...

    HEY! That machine is mine! My great grandfather F. Roosevelt sent that over to help your great grand-dad make guns to fight the Nazis!

    But you can make better use of it than me......and the...
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    We looked at a Datron machine two years ago. ...

    We looked at a Datron machine two years ago. Very snotty sales rep. Wanted $800 to just do a small test cut for us. And this is after 3 months of talking to them.

    Someone is my industry has...
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    We have 19 DMG machines About the same in...

    We have 19 DMG machines

    About the same in Okuma

    My days of buying DMGs are over forever. The terrible service, constant need for service, cost of service and complexity of the machines are a...
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    They are good machines. We have several of them....

    They are good machines. We have several of them. Only thing I don’t like is the blocks that keep the tombstone from moving. Way too thick and I always think they increase the chances of a crash into...
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    When I was a young guy I grabbed one of those...

    When I was a young guy I grabbed one of those carbon steel drills (about 1-1/4" if I recall). Couldn't understand why it was burning up. My boss saw it and told it was from WWII. He said he...
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