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  1. Sounds like the new hire that on the first day...

    Sounds like the new hire that on the first day knows exactly how to change everything to make it work better. Never mind the fact that what is in place works with the test of time behind it.
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    Having machines other than Haas I know where you...

    Having machines other than Haas I know where you are coming from. Been down the path when local dealer puts their hands up and says gotta call the factory. Call the factory and they say call the...
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    I hear what your saying and looked at your...

    I hear what your saying and looked at your website. From your website I haven't a clue as to what you could do for me.

    Having multiple CNC's I wonder how or why I'd put you in my Address...
  4. Seems we might be waiting a LONG time for any...

    Seems we might be waiting a LONG time for any acknowledgement.
  5. I know on the lathes they have a safe place to...

    I know on the lathes they have a safe place to tool change, not recalling seeing that on the Mills...aside from a setting in my CAM software.


    I used to run a job with extremly long boring bars...
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    ER-32 can hold small tooling with small collets...

    ER-32 can hold small tooling with small collets as well as larger tooling.

    Smaller collets like ER-16 Can hold smaller tooling only.


    Starting out on a limited budget without specific needs...
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    Looking good! Go make chips, lots of glorious...

    Looking good! Go make chips, lots of glorious chips...



    ...your tight though...new machine day is like waiting for Santa when you were a kid.
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    don't fret buying the full set, you'll make use...

    don't fret buying the full set, you'll make use of some of the oddballs down the road.

    Can you bush them to use the oddballs for common...yea. But Id only do in an emergency to get a job done...
  9. March of this year my 1991 VF-1 turned 30 years...

    March of this year my 1991 VF-1 turned 30 years old.

    I'm here on a Saturday morning setting up some new Haas machines, getting ready for Monday while that "1991 Haas VF-1" is running, plugging...
  10. Yup, I'd look for the Encoder belt or the little...

    Yup, I'd look for the Encoder belt or the little timing pulley. On mine you pull the headstock cover and it sits on the back of the gearbox, its down low and centered...kinda jammed in between the...
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    I'd kill the power for a bit then start checking...

    I'd kill the power for a bit then start checking all the connections starting at the wires coming from your buildings breaker box...or at least the leads coming into machine and follow. Make sure...
  12. Thread: Bar pushing back

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    Yup...a hard smooth bar and collets can be a...

    Yup...a hard smooth bar and collets can be a headache...even serrated.

    When I have that problem I bring out the chuck. My take is pressure on three jaw points may dig in a bit and beats having...
  13. You made lots of GREAT points...this one is...

    You made lots of GREAT points...this one is excellent too, but I'd adjust to having several machines running unattended at 40, 50 or $60/hr "while" I babysit a $100/hr job.
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    Buying parts for Sparten saw, asked them if they...

    Buying parts for Sparten saw, asked them if they had the light bulb as we were doing everything else. They did...bill comes and they charged $75 for the bulb.

    For $125 you get a whole new...
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    I 2nd the Tang Grip. Used a bunch of others that...

    I 2nd the Tang Grip. Used a bunch of others that worked well...till they didn't. Usually when insert popped or just fell out. Some tooling was not crazy about being pushed...others finicky about...
  16. Thread: Minor crash..

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    If were doing quotes... "Son, your ego is...

    If were doing quotes...

    "Son, your ego is writing checks your body can't cash."



    So if you don't mind, I'd say dial it back a bit so I can use the machine for the next job. Fast and first...
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    No it does not go black...Control just does not...

    No it does not go black...Control just does not initialize at startup asking for the Haas code to proceed. To remedy is a simple call to your HFO which will give you a code to unlock machine for a...
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    That is what is tough about the written word...

    That is what is tough about the written word compared to in person...

    When I read "shit happens", in "my head" I heard a guy from a few years ago say that to me...or something very similar.

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    Shit happens no doubt. Careless mistake in a...

    Shit happens no doubt.

    Careless mistake in a moment of not paying attention...it happens.

    Accidents happen...I am fully aware of that. I have made my share as well. I do not want or expect the...
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    If you paid good money to hire an attorney to...

    If you paid good money to hire an attorney to represent you in a Patent Infringement case...would you call the offending party?



    The few times I needed an attorney, one important thing was...
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    Bonuses are a double edged sword. Push harder and...

    Bonuses are a double edged sword. Push harder and more stuff breaks, more mistakes can be made.

    Work hard but miss the target means no bonus and now a pissed employee.


    Then you have those...
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    Profits...whats that?

    Profits...whats that?
  23. Thread: Minor crash..

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    I am only disagreeing with the "everyone crashes...

    I am only disagreeing with the "everyone crashes so its ok" BS attitude. Yes it may happen, eventually doing it long enough Will happen, but its nothing to be proud of. To have that attitude really...
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    On mine the coolant rusted out the springs that...

    On mine the coolant rusted out the springs that push the turret out. Maybe it was more the lack of coolant or oil in the coolant. In any case, rust, broken springs = Hello Haas, I'd like to request a...
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    I quote based on how I intend the job to be run...

    I quote based on how I intend the job to be run and have validated when I run some of the jobs. I often come in under allotted time even with the normal daily interruptions.
    Put the job on the...
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