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    Hard to make money with all those issues above......

    Hard to make money with all those issues above... That's why we are setup like #2, I like making money more than things looking "cool"
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    I'd claim it on my insurance and move on.

    I'd claim it on my insurance and move on.
  3. We are a midsized aerospace and DOD shop and we...

    We are a midsized aerospace and DOD shop and we use shoptech e2 which is a full blown erp. We recently upgraded to their web version and I can't see us ever going back to anything else.
  4. I don't know how machine shops function without a...

    I don't know how machine shops function without a crm or erp.
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    Call the hfo and pay for it.

    Call the hfo and pay for it.
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    Fair enough. Id look into some natural gas...

    Fair enough. Id look into some natural gas generators and get that stuff setup then you wont have to worry about the power company again. Depending on fuel... the coming months will be the cheapest...
  7. Long story super short. Had just started,...

    Long story super short.

    Had just started, little to no work in the shop. I quoted a 2 piece order that required buying a full bar of 16" round aluminum. Metal supplier paid me a visit and asked...
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    :codger: They were ahead of their time.... ass...

    :codger: They were ahead of their time.... ass eating is in these days
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    ---^ agreed. Youre already automating your...

    ---^ agreed.

    Youre already automating your shop... Move where taxes are more favorable to you and your income and bring your skilled workers with you.
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    Ill have to pull the bills and do the math again...

    Ill have to pull the bills and do the math again but when we did the research getting setup, the cost was less than utility power by a decent amount but when you add in the cost of maintenance,...
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    Diesel is about the same to run as power here...

    Diesel is about the same to run as power here where we are so I would imagine it would be the same where you are since your fuel is much more expensive than ours. Real easy to do the math on that...
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    There are a few ways to do it but its going to be...

    There are a few ways to do it but its going to be expensive no matter which way you go..They make flywheel systems or battery backup systems to handle the load for the time it takes generators to...
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    We use shoptech E2 online and it set us back...

    We use shoptech E2 online and it set us back $12,000 with a $2600 a year maintenance. Works great for us and I would rather be making parts and money than spending that tiny bit on a full blown REAL...
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    Might be best to buy 2 of these. Honeywell...

    Might be best to buy 2 of these.

    Honeywell HT15068KNAC
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    All of this exists already. Sap, m1, shoptech,...

    All of this exists already. Sap, m1, shoptech, job boss, list goes on and on
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    It's terrible here honestly. But not as bad as...

    It's terrible here honestly. But not as bad as California.... Donate to the schools, make yourself well known in the community, employ people and pay more than any employer around you, make friends...
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    I'm here to make money...lots of it...Having my...

    I'm here to make money...lots of it...Having my shop oriented both ways as you have shown...#2 made the most sense for us and lets us make the most money.
  18. Agreed. My plan is to put an acrylic panel...

    Agreed.

    My plan is to put an acrylic panel box over the drilling area. Easy and we have scrap material laying around.
  19. I'm well aware 😂 out of the last 12 years we have...

    I'm well aware 😂 out of the last 12 years we have yet to fail an inspection or even get a warning.
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    I wouldnt buy a haas oem pump. There are better...

    I wouldnt buy a haas oem pump. There are better pumps that can be bought.


    Product - Water Pump, Centrifugal Pump | Walrus Pump

    We buy these as replacements for the haas pump.
  21. Safety is what took industry away from this...

    Safety is what took industry away from this country. I'll add safety stuff after someone gets hurt.
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    My calculator says 5000rpm and 29.4ipm. Thats...

    My calculator says 5000rpm and 29.4ipm. Thats what Id try... I doubt your part is lifting up any, I think the feed is just double what it should be.
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    heck no...why would you go backwards in...

    heck no...why would you go backwards in technology?

    Sounds like you are gripping that part in a a vise?

    I would drill 4 hole in the corners and bolt it down to a fixture plate for that thin...
  24. Based on what I've bought already, I'm going to...

    Based on what I've bought already, I'm going to politely disagree.

    $200 for the PLC
    $1000 for linear motion and ball screws
    $1000 for pneumatics
    $1400 for wiring and servo/drives
    $800 for...
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    Big Kaiser er collet holders and big Kaiser new...

    Big Kaiser er collet holders and big Kaiser new baby mega collet holders and collets....look into them, buy them, never look back
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