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  1. What a piece of shit. The machine might be...

    What a piece of shit.

    The machine might be suitable for making splintered poles to shove up your ass.
  2. Thread: Wire EDM HAZ

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    Thanks. Sounds like it should be a nonissue. ...

    Thanks. Sounds like it should be a nonissue.

    Most likely it will be D2 tool steel, although also considering A2.
  3. Thread: Wire EDM HAZ

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    Wire EDM HAZ

    If I were to wire EDM HRC62 tool steel, will the EDM'd surfaces still be at HRC62 when I'm done?

    The application involves sliding components where a tight fit and wear resistance are very...
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    Just get an Okuma and don't look back. Your...

    Just get an Okuma and don't look back.

    Your 2010 DNM500 is from a different era, back when they were trying to take the Haas market. Now they're trying to compete with the Japanese and it ain't...
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    It's all part of the sales strategy. Nothing...

    It's all part of the sales strategy. Nothing more, nothing less. No need to get up in arms about it.
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    Avoid the Super Mini Mill. Good machine if you...

    Avoid the Super Mini Mill. Good machine if you have electrical and space constraints, otherwise, spring for the VF2. You get much more machine for minimal increase in price.

    Mist coolant is fine...
  7. Thread: MDA Precision

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    A company large enough to have different...

    A company large enough to have different departments should be able to afford a real machine. Unless the engineers are being paid minimum wage, ya'll are just wasting your time. Pony up for a Haas at...
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    To be fair to the other machine builders who have...

    To be fair to the other machine builders who have shitty websites, Haas' website does NOTHING to make people aware of their limitations. Their SS VMCs are touted as "high-performance" and...
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    No doubt Haas has one of the friendliness...

    No doubt Haas has one of the friendliness websites among all the builders.

    But at the same time, we should all remember that they're THE budget machine builder. Posting pricing is advantageous for...
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    Who's driving the bus in your shop? This...

    Who's driving the bus in your shop?

    This isn't an automation problem. This is a dysfunctional management problem.

    A competent manager will hold meetings with key people as required, and plan...
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    Low chance of injury, check. Does this...

    Low chance of injury, check.

    Does this product carry some sort of warranty?

    If the warranty is 1 year and this defect causes failure after 18 months, I think you've found your answer.
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    Those are some seriously obscure occupations. I...

    Those are some seriously obscure occupations. I can see why he can't find another job in those fields.

    But in all seriousness, it makes total sense for him to work at a machine shop. CNC...
  13. Hobbyists.

    Hobbyists.
  14. These are hobbyists who can't think outside the...

    These are hobbyists who can't think outside the hobbyist sphere. It's easy to sell something when the bar is set real low.

    This guy's talking about toolholders being purchased off Ali Express FFS.
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    Oh, and also, if you're not making anything...

    Oh, and also, if you're not making anything yourself and just importing all the crap from China, the machine no longer has any relevance to Practical Machinist. Time to lock the thread.
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    Sell 10 machines before you attempt Kickstarter....

    Sell 10 machines before you attempt Kickstarter.

    There WILL be surprises.
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    They still wouldn't get it even if they fully...

    They still wouldn't get it even if they fully understood the cost of the equipment. The fundamental problem is that they don't value other people's time.



    He grossly undervalued a machine...
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    Throwing money towards obsolete tooling or...

    Throwing money towards obsolete tooling or machinery is rarely a good idea.

    AXA? How small is this machine?
  19. Thread: What is it?

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    That's a very valuable fitting for the Douglas...

    That's a very valuable fitting for the Douglas DC-3. Probably worth $10K a piece.

    I have about 100 of them that I'm willing to sell you for $1K a piece. You could be a millionaire overnight.
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    Boys Gone Wild: Machine Shop Edition

    Boys Gone Wild: Machine Shop Edition
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    At that diameter, and at that 20:1 L to D ratio,...

    At that diameter, and at that 20:1 L to D ratio, parting off requires subspindle support and excellent concentricity on both the main and the sub, i.e. collet chucks.

    What does your current...
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    Their website says +/- 0.002" repeatability on X,...

    Their website says +/- 0.002" repeatability on X, Y, and Z at 0% load.

    I seriously doubt you'll be able to make model engines on this thing. Folks are able to make model engines on a budget by...
  23. How much time are you looking to save? Using...

    How much time are you looking to save? Using separate tools, done correctly on a fast machine, this is ballpark a 1 minute operation. Maybe 2 minutes to get really nice finishes and fully chamfered...
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    Definitely very similar. The base machine...

    Definitely very similar.

    The base machine won't sell for double the dealer's cost, but fully loaded with options, for sure. Machine tool dealers love to sell overpriced software, coolant, and...
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    Regardless of what they say in their mission...

    Regardless of what they say in their mission statement, the real point of Kickstarter is to force potential customers to put their money where their mouth is, rather than give empty promises.
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