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  1. With skates on a trailer you have to have a winch...

    With skates on a trailer you have to have a winch to let it out and something to help it off.

    I like to use one skate under the rear and let the forward end drag on a power tilt trailer.

    And oh...
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    I can't see any way to do it short of eliminating...

    I can't see any way to do it short of eliminating the person pulling on the handle.
  3. I took a 21k lb trailer down the grapevine behind...

    I took a 21k lb trailer down the grapevine behind a 92 Dodge D250 with no trailer brakes. That was probably not the smartest thing I ever did, but I lived to tell about it. I was about 100 MPH at the...
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    Turbochargers run those RPM's and not very loud....

    Turbochargers run those RPM's and not very loud. I have 100k rpm dental drills and they're pretty quiet too.
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    On larger machines the servos or the spindle will...

    On larger machines the servos or the spindle will alarm out at overload. A CT50 pullstud isn't much smaller than a BT30 toolholder.

    Seems to me like 30 taper machines are built for ultra fast...
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    In my first shop, I installed a 13k lb Mazak CNC...

    In my first shop, I installed a 13k lb Mazak CNC over a basement that I formed and poured myself. The floor held up fine, but I didn't have enough power there to effectively use the machine.

    I bet...
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    I don't think it was DIN mounted. Looks like...

    I don't think it was DIN mounted. Looks like whatever it is slipped out of those fancy zip ties hanging out above it. Probably didn't take much to cause it to fall out by the looks of it.
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    Takes a lot of rain to make Trim E206 not blue...

    Takes a lot of rain to make Trim E206 not blue anymore.
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    3 feet is a good solid minimum. I have gone...

    3 feet is a good solid minimum.

    I have gone from 1200 to 2700 to 7000 sq ft of shop space so I have had to pack things in tight in the past. Every time I've tried to make do with less than 3' it...
  10. Why is this even a question? Little trailer,...

    Why is this even a question?

    Little trailer, little load, decent tow rig. I don't get it. There's nothing even remotely challenging about this.

    I would tow that in a heartbeat WITHOUT trailer...
  11. I make some valvetrain components for diesel...

    I make some valvetrain components for diesel pickups and in the past 6 months there's been an influx of dogshit lifters that are machined wrong.

    Working on some Dodge Hemi parts now and I hear...
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    Didn't know there was a local onsite spindle...

    Didn't know there was a local onsite spindle grinding service. Very interested in the cost/results/name of the outfit.
  13. It's insane. I do automotive products and working...

    It's insane. I do automotive products and working through a big development project for the past year has been nuts to get basic things. One product is car stereo related. We have to test...
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    Goats? Geese?

    Goats? Geese?
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    Interestingly enough I know a guy that owns a...

    Interestingly enough I know a guy that owns a manufacturing business with just one customer (The US government). It's a cool business, interesting product, lots of fascinating processes involved....
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    This is one of those deals where you have to know...

    This is one of those deals where you have to know a bit about what you're looking at or jump in with both feet and take a chance. Worst case you get an education on optical indexers. Best case you...
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    I've had to remake a few fixtures where I thought...

    I've had to remake a few fixtures where I thought a weldment would work, but it was too flimsy and went to solid.
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    I've started from nothing, bought an existing...

    I've started from nothing, bought an existing product based business and weathered a bad period period followed by a restructure/restart.

    I think starting over with experience was the easiest.
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  19. The amount of grease in the bearing is very...

    The amount of grease in the bearing is very specific. It has to be measured. You cannot add grease to it, you can only remove all the old grease and install a new measured amount.

    Atleast that's...
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    So you can sell that customer to somebody else...

    So you can sell that customer to somebody else for money?

    If you have products and develop a recognizable brand then, in a way, you can sell your customer base.

    Otherwise I think the opposite...
  21. That saws right there as a basic industrial...

    That saws right there as a basic industrial horizontal bandsaw. They usually sell in the $1000 to $1500 range. I sold the full automatic bigger brother to that saw in really nice shape for around...
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    Considering how hard it is just to get a shipping...

    Considering how hard it is just to get a shipping calculator to work right for a website I don't see how the mountain of things you listed off could be combined into one with any hope of success.
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    Instead of hitting the brakes in Z, accelerating...

    Instead of hitting the brakes in Z, accelerating X/Y to a stop above the next hole and then accelerating Z- to drill you do it arc moves.

    Makes sense to me.
  24. $1500 -$3000 a piece for the manual machines. ...

    $1500 -$3000 a piece for the manual machines.

    The old little cnc lathe $1000 if it turns on. $500 if it's dead.

    The CNC mill $4500 with tooling

    Maybe you could get more, but I doubt it....
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    Yeah, that had me pretty irritated for a day....

    Yeah, that had me pretty irritated for a day. Whoever thought that was an upgrade feature should be beaten, it was stupid. Glad they changed it back.
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