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  1. Amazon is great for me. Either at the door, or...

    Amazon is great for me. Either at the door, or "hidden" under my carport on a lawn chair. Never had a bad delivery. (to date, 2-3 years of prime?)
  2. I don't understand that. "They" have said that...

    I don't understand that. "They" have said that the pipeline would not affect supplies to the West coast of FL as we are supplied via ships..?? Might in the panhandle though.

    Haven't seen anything...
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    I wouldn't know for sure, but Haimer told us if...

    I wouldn't know for sure, but Haimer told us if you re-heat a holder without cooling before the next heat cycle it will void the warranty on toolholder, and it damages them somehow. The haimer...
  4. Might seem anti-intuitive, but could be chatter...

    Might seem anti-intuitive, but could be chatter from brand new sharp edges. We see that alot with 2" loc endmills. After they run for a while the chatter seems to go away. I think we run about 300sfm...
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    Should check that hrt210. The 160 is better sized...

    Should check that hrt210. The 160 is better sized for a vf2ss
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    Huh? With a proper induction machine its...

    Huh? With a proper induction machine its something 30 seconds or so to heat, a couple minutes to cool, unless you cheaped out on that and have to wait for them to cool in the air. (I used a Haimer)....
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    Aircraft? Do you/need approval for using a wedm...

    Aircraft? Do you/need approval for using a wedm to make these? Alot of aerospace parts don't allow edm.
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    Weird I can find 1" holders with 1" and 1.75"...

    Weird I can find 1" holders with 1" and 1.75" projection. Why the heck don't they make a metric "stubby" ??
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    side lock

    I think the biggest *problem* with side locks is they suffer from "old school technology" syndrome. Since they have been around a long time (and super simple, one screw and tool is in and out),...
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    i assume that machine is also in the $500k+...

    i assume that machine is also in the $500k+ range? Hard pill to swallow for just trying to up prpoduction numbers. Dedicated long term project to optimize maybe. But you can beat to death quite a few...
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    No shit!? What kind of drill breaks after 250...

    No shit!? What kind of drill breaks after 250 holes? And why not go with something like this ?

    https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/58556861
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    I think these programs would be alot better...

    I think these programs would be alot better served having educational seats of some cam, running thru the basics, then explaining the cam generated code and different G & M codes
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    Full 4th axis? Make them eleventy seven degrees...

    Full 4th axis? Make them eleventy seven degrees apart if you want. Every part will be the same.
  14. Hmmm? I ran one that we did serrations (small...

    Hmmm? I ran one that we did serrations (small small!) on the end of parts and electrodes lasted a good while. This was an oscillating machine, maybe early 2000's?
  15. I believe Jashley mentioned using electrical tape...

    I believe Jashley mentioned using electrical tape or something under the holder to get some form of "de-vibe" action. dampening of sorts...?
  16. Fair enough, but the version I used did not do a...

    Fair enough, but the version I used did not do a * true* mirror. Flipped the toolpaths but did not autocorrect them back to climb milling...


    You are Surfcam and I am Mastercam. We can agree to...
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    How about 50x diameter?? ;) Flexible tungsten...

    How about 50x diameter?? ;)

    Flexible tungsten carbide drill - CrazyDrill Flex
  18. Man you said! Guy like that here. Stupid simple...

    Man you said! Guy like that here. Stupid simple yes or no question and it drags into a half hour discussion. :rolleyes5:
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    Or cpm's... possible to set up with a...

    Or cpm's...

    possible to set up with a woodruff/slitting saw?
    ...
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    I didn't read all, so apologies in advance if I...

    I didn't read all, so apologies in advance if I repeat other suggestions.

    Solid carbide bar, "upsharp" insert (polished, high rake)... Circle makes some good bars in my experience in the 3/8" and...
  21. We make our own product. It sells for $$$$$ ...

    We make our own product. It sells for $$$$$ ... but it is labor intensive. The machining is *fairly* easy (although we do hold tenths on our stuff) the big time/labor sink is in assembly and...
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    Ya depending on how old the machine is they do...

    Ya depending on how old the machine is they do tend to stick.
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    Those Dapra inserted guys like to eat. Used to...

    Those Dapra inserted guys like to eat. Used to rough (soft) A2 D2 S7, etc with somewhere around 250ipm, 10k rpm, with 1/8" doc.
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    Captain obvious alert (maybe), but can't you just...

    Captain obvious alert (maybe), but can't you just spin the balls so the coolant drilled hole is not lined up? We used to do it that way.
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    Evidence!? We use a .01" @ 50x diameter, drilling...

    Evidence!? We use a .01" @ 50x diameter, drilling from both sides and have the holes lined up well enough to thread .008" wire so I call BS unless you are running a .005" drill ay 5000psi or...
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