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    looks like Newbreed is outta here...too bad, lots...

    looks like Newbreed is outta here...too bad, lots of good info mixed in with the insults.


    In the case you do come back...

    Seems the overwhelming majority of people are of like mind and have...
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    Being smaller does not make the machine any...

    Being smaller does not make the machine any better at making smaller parts unless you bump up the spindle speed by a good amount.
    You said 10k, which is better then my 7500rpm. But in truth, my...
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    From a Haas, light duty CNC machine guy I'd skip...

    From a Haas, light duty CNC machine guy I'd skip facing that material off and go with HSM toolpath if you can.

    Ballpark for 1/2 4fl endmill / DOC .99 / Feed 20IPM taking .06-.07 cuts. Flood with...
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    Turn coolant on and make sure pump turns in...

    Turn coolant on and make sure pump turns in correct direction.

    CRT's are usually an easy fix, I keep a spare for just that reason.
    But as you said...I can usually work around in the dark. ...
  5. We are not talking about trade secrets, specialty...

    We are not talking about trade secrets, specialty anything...
    Just say 20 rods of 1018 Steel at $1/lb from Company A. Its a good price...but they only deliver once a week on Mondays...and they don't...
  6. Yes. If its a good vendor I have no problem...

    Yes.

    If its a good vendor I have no problem being honest with them so we can both get the job.
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    90% of my turning is done with collets...At any...

    90% of my turning is done with collets...At any given time I have several chucks sitting around not being used.

    So on a prior machine I thought I'd save money by not buying the chuck and put...
  8. If you need a ton of Steel and a ton of Brass,...

    If you need a ton of Steel and a ton of Brass, put out RFQ for both and

    Company A is high on the Steel price, but low on the Brass
    Company B is high on the Brass price, but low on the Steel
    ...
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    I was going to say I won't tell anyone what to...

    I was going to say I won't tell anyone what to do...but that's a lie.


    The Haas 4th axis is the cats meow as it works seamlessly within their control very easily. Things like Engraving and...
  10. I've found several ways that can get the Haas...

    I've found several ways that can get the Haas tool change sequence stopped where it thinks it has or doesn't have a tool when it should or should not have one in the spindle or pocket.

    Usually...
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    Its just a motor...have it rebuilt. Years ago...

    Its just a motor...have it rebuilt.

    Years ago Haas wanted $800 for my nothing special pump...aside from being an internal shaft drive...had rebuilt same day for $160.00.
  12. Thread: Quoting Issues

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    First... Punks don't buy machines to start a...

    First...

    Punks don't buy machines to start a business in their free time when not working their normal job....just saying.


    You can use a spreadsheet or software to quote. But if like my jobs,...
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    Had a new ST-10 come in a few years...

    Had a new ST-10 come in a few years ago...Bearings in turret went, looked really nasty in there and turned me off to Haas with 10 of them sitting on the floor.

    I was ready for another lathe as...
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    I hate getting jerked around by sales people if...

    I hate getting jerked around by sales people if you don't stay on top of their prices. Also I get what I deserve if I don't keep track of what I'm paying.

    But if I have to call each time and "work...
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    Third party with NYCTA if you want to get paid...

    Third party with NYCTA if you want to get paid faster...even 1/4% can work.
    That said...No, I'll wait just the same. thanks.

    As its small amounts large companies will often find it easier to pay...
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    I'm a little late to the party... But having...

    I'm a little late to the party...

    But having old and new Haas machines on my floor, I can safely say you can make great parts with these older machines.

    Rapids will only go as fast as they...
  17. I've had a few go out...some just while running,...

    I've had a few go out...some just while running, others on startup, but most got smoked when the axis cable grounded.

    As to a bang...I've only hear a loud bang when the drive went.
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    I make lots of stuff for customers..duh? Anyway...

    I make lots of stuff for customers..duh? Anyway I make stuff from their ideas when they use a made product that they think they can make better. So we sit and brainstorm a bit and if different...
  19. Yes Gordon, my post was in response to someone...

    Yes Gordon, my post was in response to someone deciding to put insurance premiums into a personal account, letting account grow with interest instead of purchasing insurance.
    While that can work...
  20. What you say is very true...unless someone should...

    What you say is very true...unless someone should truly get sick or need intensive medical care.

    Lets say a family of 4 buys insurance that cost 15,000 a year and in 10 years time they do not use...
  21. Thread: Machine paid off

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    I have no clue what that means...all my work...

    I have no clue what that means...all my work seems to come in together and go out together no matter how I schedule. What I finish isn't needed, but what I didn't start is...
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    I recall the first machine being paid off like it...

    I recall the first machine being paid off like it was yesterday. The 2nd was a great feeling too, and the third...well they were all mile stones and stepping stones as each paid itself off as we...
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    You figure out how to do that, let me know!

    You figure out how to do that, let me know!
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    By chance are you cutting 360 brass, 12L14 or...

    By chance are you cutting 360 brass, 12L14 or 41L40??

    I had a hell of a time finding a coolant that held up, didn't stain or attack the materials I was machining or leach lead from the...
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    I do work for a company that makes some sizable...

    I do work for a company that makes some sizable machines, they buy a little more then twice what I buy in volume from one particular company. They pay 45-60 days at best...I pay in 30. They get...
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