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  1. I appreciate the help. I will check out the...

    I appreciate the help. I will check out the inside of the control cabinet. Nice info. The auto machine is definitely not necessary. Usually less than 10 pcs to be done.

    Thanks,
  2. Sunnen honing eclipse e-3500 machine question

    Im looking for a used small honing machine. An assembly shop down the road has an eclipse ec-3500 machine that they never use. I know next to ZERO about honing, other than we send what little work we...
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    Great year for us. Sales up by 25% over last...

    Great year for us. Sales up by 25% over last year. Last year was up about 15% also. Unfortunately, we did this with the same amount of people we had last year. Everyone is tired, and so am I. To do...
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    Bought 4000 lbs back in October for 2.01 lb....

    Bought 4000 lbs back in October for 2.01 lb. bought the same this past week at 1.95 lb. Normal price for small lots has been 2.10. Using Howard precision metals out of Milwaukee. Personally, I...
  5. cat40 Would love to have a C6 capto. Would...

    cat40
    Would love to have a C6 capto. Would have to tool up from scratch with it.
  6. 15% was the max discount, and they are offering...

    15% was the max discount, and they are offering 2.9 for 48 and 3.9 for 60. Nearly free money in my book. I think the price is fair, especially in this market.
  7. 15k oil air. 30 Hp

    15k oil air. 30 Hp
  8. Pulled the trigger on a new Mazak 530C today....

    Pulled the trigger on a new Mazak 530C today. Lots of options added, but the big one is the 48 tool changer. 15k spindle. Chip converyor, 230 psi thru spindle coolant, air through also,expanded...
  9. Thanks for all the input. Took a long look at the...

    Thanks for all the input. Took a long look at the 530C today. 2.5 hours to be exact. Very impressed with the iron and layout. Quality of the build looks to be top notch. Pricing, well, this one was...
  10. Thanks for the input. Didnt think of Hurco....

    Thanks for the input. Didnt think of Hurco. Always thought of them being on the less rigid side, like haas. We are going to IMTS, but would like to place an order before the show. Checking out mazak...
  11. Invest in software huh? Didnt read my post I...

    Invest in software huh? Didnt read my post I guess. Thanks for the input on a bridgeport though. Moving on.
  12. MAZATROL MILLING VS DOOSAN EZ GUIDE vs Dmg Capps

    We will be purchasing another vertical mill in the next couple of weeks. Currently have all Haas's for milling. Over the last few years, we have been replacing our haas lathes with Mazak. Looking to...
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    Thought these machines were everywhere. Nobody...

    Thought these machines were everywhere. Nobody using them??
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    Questions about Mazak J200

    We are considering a new J200 with 1 deg increments, single spindle, 36 tools. We will be looking at this machine at IMTS, possibly sooner. A couple of questions for those that have direct knowledge....
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    Ive got two. First, hired a temp guy that worked...

    Ive got two. First, hired a temp guy that worked for me for 6 weeks. Was doing really good, so brought him on full time. First Saturday he worked, I showed up with breakfast as usual a couple of...
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    Found a local guy that can drill all 4 holes, for...

    Found a local guy that can drill all 4 holes, for what I would spend on 1 drill. 3 weeks lead time though. Going to push my customer out a bit.

    Thanks for the replies.
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    gun drilling in cnc lathe ???

    We have 4 pcs of 1 1/2 dia. 4140 PH x 25 inches long. I need to drill a 6mm hole thru the part. Can drill from both sides. (open tolerance). Best would be to send out for gun drilling, but dont have...
  18. Any input on clausing automatic surface grinder

    Looking for a new surface grinder. Think we may go fully automatic this time around. We are looking at the Clausing CSG818ASDIII MACHINE.

    I think this is now a tawainese machine. Is this brand...
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    Ups and fedex are not a problem, since I work the...

    Ups and fedex are not a problem, since I work the standard 12 hour days like most of you. Going the PO box route, but have a ton of emails to send out to both vendors and customers. Luckily, we found...
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    Watch your mailbox! thieves

    Been in our current building for 9 years now. Small complex in a smallish town with 4 business's in the complex, and a community mailbox stand out front. Never had any problems, and all the neighbors...
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    mist collector on a mazak lathe 250my

    Any suggestions on installing a mistaway mist collector on a 2014 Mazak 250? We have them on the Haas,s, but the inside is completely different, and so is the top. I see no cutouts ready for one.

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  22. Thought this deserved a free plug. Mari tool boring bars

    As most of you are probably in my boat with this, we are plagued with tiny holes for the lathe, that must be bored, and are crazy deep for the size of tool. Ive tried many many bars, and have found...
  23. It came down to the rep. The Mori rep seemed to...

    It came down to the rep. The Mori rep seemed to be doing me a favor when speaking with me. The Mazak rep took his time, and answered all my silly questions. My measly 175K for the machine was...
  24. My alarm just went off and it said, its time for...

    My alarm just went off and it said, its time for your update to PM. We purchased the mazak 250my. Did not get the sub spindle, as there is just not enough room for tools to finish our work as it is....
  25. Thanks for the input guys. SmoothG it is then. ...

    Thanks for the input guys. SmoothG it is then.

    Gary
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