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    I know a guy that likes to work on classic cars....

    I know a guy that likes to work on classic cars. He has a kiddie pool in his shop that he filled with molasses and water. He uses it to clean rusted parts. Works great......he goes for the...
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    We only send out larger endmills and specials for...

    We only send out larger endmills and specials for regrind. Typically they dont work as well as original and the time having someone go through them just isnt worth it. Recently I have been involved...
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    A little food for thought.... We had a...

    A little food for thought....
    We had a maintenance guy that used to bitch all the time....regardless what we were machining. ...You are pushing the machine too hard.....Do you know how tough that is...
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    I have had carbide reamers in a production...

    I have had carbide reamers in a production setting that will cut good for a while (10-20 holes) then suddenly start cutting oversize. If you run your finger nail across the corner of the cutting edge...
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    I think it is a great question. My gut tells me...

    I think it is a great question.
    My gut tells me its a bad move. Tough on the machine. Probably more work than its worth for the number of pins you are talking about. Potential catastrophe if...
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    Have not machined much titanium I have had...

    Have not machined much titanium
    I have had experience with Fraisa tools. They make some nice tools. Their online tool selector / speeds and feeds are pretty decent. If needed their online support...
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    I have seen multiple levels of techs. Seems most...

    I have seen multiple levels of techs. Seems most of them get recruited from different professions. Depending what profession he/she came from will determine what "extras" they share. I have had...
  8. Full disclosure..... I use Gibbscam not...

    Full disclosure.....
    I use Gibbscam not Mastercam.....(I actually teach a class)I give my students my personal email and tell them I am not tech support....but i am willing to help if i can after...
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    Tough to even decide where to start.........

    Tough to even decide where to start......
    Divisiveness is a juvenile concept. We are divided and have been pretty much forever with few exceptions. Its assinine to somehow claim that the division...
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    Local large grocery store has a pharmacy section...

    Local large grocery store has a pharmacy section where they give flu shots. I was in there shopping last Friday. I am not exagerating when I say there was a kid who was screaming louder and longer...
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    Just my opinion here.... I have always been...

    Just my opinion here....
    I have always been partial to Starret....I don't claim that they are better than B & S or Mitutoyo. They just appeal to my eye and seem comfortable in my hand. I do have a...
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    Only thing I would add ....is shops that will...

    Only thing I would add ....is shops that will spend tens of thousands on software and not investigate training opportunities before hand. Just because you purchase it and it CAN do "miraculous" shit...
  13. Typically I get brought in after the decision...

    Typically I get brought in after the decision that "something needs to be done". Some things are different depending on whether this is a replacement for old equipment or an addition. An engineer...
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    I pay $1 for coffee at the gas station. Tastes...

    I pay $1 for coffee at the gas station. Tastes fine to me.
    I pick up a Chinese made caliper that cost $35 and my skin crawls.

    I guess it all depends on what you get used to and what the...
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    The only machine you mentioned that i have any...

    The only machine you mentioned that i have any experience with is Mazak. I will not waste anyones time discussing the others because I am unfamiliar with them.
    Mazak has Mazatrol....it CAN be a...
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    Because we wouldnt (dont) ALL pay..........

    Because we wouldnt (dont) ALL pay..........
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    I havent ran a knee style mill in probably 2...

    I havent ran a knee style mill in probably 2 decades other than a few G jobs on a manual Bridgeport....take this with a grain of salt in addition to what others already posted. Back in tech school...
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    Semi related.....not specific to your application.
    I suspect others have done this BUT.....back in the day when i was pretty new to this stuff I was working in a job shop and had to mill some easy...
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    This topic may apply to some..... After my...

    This topic may apply to some.....
    After my divorce i ended up paying child support. It was taken from my check prior to me getting paid. My employer pays weekly. Due to the "magical math" of some...
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    Horrible memories of Mrs. Toolsteel V1.0.........

    Horrible memories of Mrs. Toolsteel V1.0......
    No advice specific to what you are going through.
    I couldn't read all the responses because it pisses me off so much thinking about it.
    Definitely a...
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    O/T Furnace question

    I live in a rural location (Wisconsin). I usually see more deer on my drive to work than I do cars.
    I looked into getting a backup generator for my home but its pretty spendy for the equipment and...
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    I think a person can have a legit conflict once...

    I think a person can have a legit conflict once and if everything else looks good (resume...attitude etc) they deserve an opportunity to interview still.
    If I was interviewing that person i would...
  23. Using the same business model as the local crack...

    Using the same business model as the local crack dealer.......get them hooked then comes the payback....:fight:
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    Just off the top of my head.....using a 6 flute...

    Just off the top of my head.....using a 6 flute YG1 endmill (if 6 flute is available for the diameter you need) I would be around 450-600 SFM, 45-60 IPM, radial DOC .05 x tool dia. , axial DOC 1-1.5...
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    I was thinking the same thing. We use some step...

    I was thinking the same thing.
    We use some step drills that we get special ground for specific applications on production parts where we have multiple diameters in one hole location with multiple...
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