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    I used Espirit and liked it but then forced to...

    I used Espirit and liked it but then forced to move on to Mastercam and instantly hated it (used the old Espirit 90% till that computer died ), got more used to it and with newer versions it got...
  2. On my browser when signed in automatically , the...

    On my browser when signed in automatically , the cart usually is saved from my last visit.

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    I hate the new kurt 6inch vices and the cheap...

    I hate the new kurt 6inch vices and the cheap front mount that gives too much. 2 of the 688's bought 8 or so years ago I used had the radius underneath too high so the angled wedge would hit and not...
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    MSC did the same to J & L Industrial , we used to...

    MSC did the same to J & L Industrial , we used to buy most tools from them till MSC bought them and in about a year all prices went up and that too thick with too thin pages catalog replaced J & L's....
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    I just picked up a low hour '06 4020ht with the...

    I just picked up a low hour '06 4020ht with the Fanuc 18imb control for in my garage, Still waiting on $ to buy a phase converter though.

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    The place I did stainless, they'd laser undersize...

    The place I did stainless, they'd laser undersize and we would have to drill out in the mill(had other ops to do)never made much sense to laser then wreck drills(1/2 to 3/4 thick), why not just drill...
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    I used to do a project that had 108 x .093 holes...

    I used to do a project that had 108 x .093 holes in 316 pipe, but only .5 depth . We tried a bunch of drills and the best ones were Walter/Titex with the Firex coating and even better but 5-7x the...
  8. In the parameters there is one for A axis...

    In the parameters there is one for A axis diameter, it controls/alters the feed rate for the rotory based on what dia you have in it.I'd try changing that as well , it kind of acts like the override...
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    When several of my OEM coilpacks started...

    When several of my OEM coilpacks started misfiring on my '05 5.4l I swapped them all out with MSD coilpacks and all the misfires went away, however a year later the #5 cylinder started throwing a...
  10. Yup ^ exactly what he said. The Haas I used to...

    Yup ^ exactly what he said. The Haas I used to run would jerk and jiggle as the amount of lines went up.It fights for exact positioning and tries too hard. That rotory also hated to be...
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    I really can't see why people send these...

    I really can't see why people send these kickstarter scams money . Over the years I've read of so many dragged out , excuse after excuse "projects" till the person suddenly disappears with the money...
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    I did a pile of parts out of stainless similar to...

    I did a pile of parts out of stainless similar to this, 1.125od and milled a .842 hex x .625dp. I had gotten 2 sets of the vice jaws for the .750 dia. versa clamps, made a set of my own as well....
  13. The place I was at used SECO Lcmf(?) styles...

    The place I was at used SECO Lcmf(?) styles almost exclusively, we tried a Kennametal but it simply wouldn't work for more than 1/8 deep. I had gotten an Iscar blade style with insert that worked...
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    I used several TS27's on lathes(and mills) , and...

    I used several TS27's on lathes(and mills) , and they were always repeatable within a few tenth's(.0001-.0003'ish). The only times there was variances was when someone hamfisted the toolsetter arm...
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    The place I worked for used many cat50...

    The place I worked for used many cat50 holders(cheaper & easier to get)and then longer pull studs,I made 20 out of a toolsteel and had them heat treated when we couldn't find more for that machine in...
  16. Those are the wedges I was talking about, I knew...

    Those are the wedges I was talking about, I knew all along I could reduce stepovers to get rid of them OR just radiuos each corner so no loop would be needed then but that requires the first clean...
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    That's precisely why when I first started I vowed...

    That's precisely why when I first started I vowed to never reach past a rotating part or tool. I was told a story about a operator that reached over a spinning 4" horizontal bar and a guy down the...
  18. The other guy finished the program and ran the...

    The other guy finished the program and ran the current part so no way to take a pic, He did as I said dropped the stepover amount by another .125" and did an extra 2 passes(wasted time now every...
  19. Your not following what I'm saying, not doing it...

    Your not following what I'm saying, not doing it wrong or have cutter dia wrong, it's simple geometry,think round cutter in square hole. The nubs/wedges are on the floor, less stepovers would...
  20. I ran comp to do the outer edge then shut it off...

    I ran comp to do the outer edge then shut it off when clearing out the center , just how I normally did for ease of numbers in my head but that was on fanuc style which I had 5 ways of doing it with...
  21. program a loop in corners on Heidenhain TN530

    I have to run a mill with a Heidenhain 530 control and it's very, very common here to mill pockets that are open on one side(same thing with closed pockets I guess) . These controls are so limited...
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    The comment on Milwaukee drills twisting your arm...

    The comment on Milwaukee drills twisting your arm off is almost correct, I used an m18 fuel drill/driver for taking toolblocks and jaws out of the lathe and kept it on the slip torque so I could just...
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    The Heidenhain controller I'm currently using has...

    The Heidenhain controller I'm currently using has all the tools numbered along with their z length & dia. offsets and you call up tool 0 so it empties the spindle, then stops and you have to manually...
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    I did my shop floor with U Coat It brand epoxy in...

    I did my shop floor with U Coat It brand epoxy in '09 and I really like it. Sprinkle as much or little of the glass beads/sand for grip and a good thick layer of clearcoat to keep wear down. I don't...
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    The Haas's I used to run did that often, the '06...

    The Haas's I used to run did that often, the '06 wasn't bad but liked to double up the final pass, I imagine the same software was used in the live tooling lathes.I did the handwriting code for...
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