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  1. FWIW: Coworker of mine has the drill and 2 of...

    FWIW:
    Coworker of mine has the drill and 2 of these batteries. Both are cracked. Haven't been dropped and all they're used for is chamfering holes, so they almost never leave his bench.
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    Nothing too special, I mean you could spend money...

    Nothing too special, I mean you could spend money on a CBN insert, but a good coated carbide insert ran at the right speeds and feeds will do the job. Might not last too many holes but inserts that...
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    I'd most certainly use a bull nose end mill....

    I'd most certainly use a bull nose end mill.
    What shape is the bottom of the hole? That's why I'm questioning the use of a ballnose.
    Is depth tolerance not critical?

    If it were me, I'd either...
  4. To be honest I wouldn't think about indexable...

    To be honest I wouldn't think about indexable cutters in G10.
    Just get some decent coated carbide and run it slow.
    OR
    Buy some of these from Harvey,but they aren't cheap. Composites

    I've used...
  5. Thread: manual guide I

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    Ok show us a video of you doing both effectively...

    Ok show us a video of you doing both effectively to prove me wrong.
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    You're using a ball end mill? 140sfpm might be...

    You're using a ball end mill?
    140sfpm might be on the slow side, maybe bump that up to 175-ish. And of course run it DRY. Air blast is fine.
    How much in Z are you ramping per revolution?
    To...
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    Uhhhh... no. If you have your CAM set up...

    Uhhhh... no.

    If you have your CAM set up correctly, it would take far less time than doing it at the machine.
    That being said, doing it at the machine isn't a bad way to do it,it's just that in...
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    Did you have the 2022 beta open? I typically...

    Did you have the 2022 beta open?
    I typically close Mastercam when installing a new version, just in case something acts wonky on the install.

    But as far as I know, the install is the same as...
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    You're not giving us nearly enough info to help...

    You're not giving us nearly enough info to help with your problem.
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    Basically you create a dummy file, and set it up...

    Basically you create a dummy file, and set it up how you like. Meaning you create planes and viewsheets to your liking. Then save it.... call it "whatever".
    Now just open that file and use the Merge...
  11. I bet you're fun at parties. :rolleyes5:

    I bet you're fun at parties. :rolleyes5:
  12. Wow, that's impressive! Awesome work!

    Wow, that's impressive!
    Awesome work!
  13. If it's a muscle flare up and it's knotted like a...

    If it's a muscle flare up and it's knotted like a monkey fist, Aleve or Naproxen(the generic ingredient in Aleve) will reduce inflammation.

    The best advice I can give you is to stretch, stretch...
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    Short answer = yes. Long answer = it depends on...

    Short answer = yes.
    Long answer = it depends on the machines in question.

    Some Okuma G codes are different than the standard Fanuc style G codes. Haas I'm sure has some variance also from...
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    Your numbers are spot on.What insert are you...

    Your numbers are spot on.What insert are you using? Is it sharp enough?
    Are you cutting a right hand thread?
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    Which model of Renishaw do you have?

    Which model of Renishaw do you have?
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    It will scratch over time yes. But for the cost...

    It will scratch over time yes. But for the cost it's definitely worth it IMO.
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    Get a sheet of Lexan and make your own for a LOT...

    Get a sheet of Lexan and make your own for a LOT cheaper.
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    One trick that I used back in the day was to have...

    One trick that I used back in the day was to have soft jaws as tall as possible, but relieve the middle portion so that each jaw contacts the stock in 2 places.
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    This right here. Use the big leading edge, it's...

    This right here.
    Use the big leading edge, it's a different holder altogether but will help.
    And you will be able to feed faster. It's akin to a high feed milling cutter. Also might want to try...
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    Oh god....he's back.

    Oh god....he's back.
  22. BrotherFrank or 2outof3 can you say what the...

    BrotherFrank or 2outof3 can you say what the difference is between the new S1000W and the S1000x?
    Is it the touch screen control?
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    I deleted my initial response, you're asking for...

    I deleted my initial response, you're asking for a better finish.
    You could try taking your rpm's down a little bit, and keeping your feedrate around .003" ipt.

    Use coolant.
    Exactly what brand...
  24. At first we had the wash down constantly on, and...

    At first we had the wash down constantly on, and that was..ok Until the chips made their way thru the washdown pvc pipes.
    Now it pisses out a stream (if you're lucky) unless you clean them out...
  25. Speaking of servo driven, I used to run cnc...

    Speaking of servo driven, I used to run cnc lathes for years, they were old and slow pigs.
    A couple of years ago I was helping one of our guys on our Mori lathe and I was single blocking a program...
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