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    I have the bosch glide parallelogram saw. I use...

    I have the bosch glide parallelogram saw. I use it quite a bit, but it isn't as solid as a slider with bars, and a slider with bars isn't as solid as a chop saw without them. It"s pretty easy to get...
  2. Some of it is the idiots on Robinhood. Why not...

    Some of it is the idiots on Robinhood. Why not cause country-crippling commodity bubbles when you might make a few bucks off of it?

    Some of it is the eviction moratorium. If you want a house...
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    Can you name a trade where the tradesmen don't...

    Can you name a trade where the tradesmen don't feel they have superior skill and knowledge compared to other trades? I've never encountered one. Brickies feel like nobody understands what all is...
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    You doubt this will work... why? This is the...

    You doubt this will work... why?

    This is the pertinent snippet from my Okuma post.

    function onSection() {

    if (hasParameter("operation:strategy") && getParameter("operation:strategy") ==...
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    If your Haas post is anything like my Okuma post,...

    If your Haas post is anything like my Okuma post, call XY_OFF as an action before the hole pattern. No Y axis enabled for the move means there's no choice but to do it the way you're looking for, as...
  6. It might depend on your post, but in Fusion you...

    It might depend on your post, but in Fusion you should be able to model the taper and then use the tapered surface to drive your threading cycle.
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    I'm pretty sure Aluminum is also available in...

    I'm pretty sure Aluminum is also available in "Billet" grade.

    As to how, that's easy. He didn't make the first machine.
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    I wonder whether he knows that there are...

    I wonder whether he knows that there are different steel alloys with different properties and different resistances to surface rust. I suspect his manufacturer is using 12L14 or similar. If all the...
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    Respectfully, I'd suggest that a lot of machines...

    Respectfully, I'd suggest that a lot of machines are made in Taiwan and shipped around the globe without rust problems and without this extra step. Electroless nickel is a whole family of coatings...
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    Okay, dude. You go watch the video of Tamir Rice...

    Okay, dude. You go watch the video of Tamir Rice getting murdered, know that nothing happened to the officers, read your posts and then I pray you eventually get it. It won't happen today. It won't...
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    I have BLM signs in front of both my houses, and...

    I have BLM signs in front of both my houses, and also have purchased more machinery than most here. It's the largest protest movement in the history of this country. I'm sure I'm not the only one. I...
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    I was just about to say the same thing. This...

    I was just about to say the same thing. This really seems like an application for a wide belt. I have all three machines mentioned (16" helical head jointer/planer, cnc router and wide belt), and my...
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    That's not true. Thermwood comes to mind. They do...

    That's not true. Thermwood comes to mind. They do a bunch of 5 axis stuff, they have their own (windows based controller) and make their own machines. They even have their own "describe it and go"...
  14. Oh, God, don't do any of that. Get a $7000...

    Oh, God, don't do any of that.

    Get a $7000 SCARA robot, program it do do whatever you need. Or a cobot if you're made of money, lazy and don't want to learn guarding.

    Fixed automation is fine...
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    When it shudders, does the drive show some sort...

    When it shudders, does the drive show some sort of overcurrent error? If the drive has tripped out but the controller's still sending pulses you'd get what you're looking at. Is it a combined drive...
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    Oooh, I've been super busy. Can you link me to...

    Oooh, I've been super busy. Can you link me to the thread where as9100d got outed? None of his talk has ever added up for me either.
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    A jigsaw will make quick work of a square hole in...

    A jigsaw will make quick work of a square hole in 14ga
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    I don't want to argue against building custom...

    I don't want to argue against building custom automation, but it seems like you could rig an LNS bar feeder or similar for a lathe to grab a pipe from the hopper and feed it into position.

    Then...
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    I do a bit of jewelry now and again. Just made...

    I do a bit of jewelry now and again. Just made wedding rings for some friends of ours. A live tooled lathe is MUCH more appropriate for most of it than a mill. It's great to imagine cutting hundreds...
  20. I'll work for engineers. I'll work for product...

    I'll work for engineers. I'll work for product designers. I'll work for professional magicians. I'll work for a guy trying to break the altitude skydiving record. I'll work for a guy building robot...
  21. If the employee is working with their own tools...

    If the employee is working with their own tools and machines, then there's a good argument they're an independent contractor. if you're paying someone to be in your shop making your parts on your...
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    If you can live with something like +- 1/8" and...

    If you can live with something like +- 1/8" and are cutting something soft (foam, fiberglass, wood) then with a decent bit of struggle you'll be able to do this. It works better if you're making a...
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    Does anyone remember what Industry 3.0 was? I...

    Does anyone remember what Industry 3.0 was? I feel like we skipped a release. Personally I'm waiting for Industry 6G.
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    The problem that you're running into is the...

    The problem that you're running into is the variac. Everyone here's talking about DC motors being driven either with straight DC or with a DC motor drive.

    Your variac has a pwm rate of 60hz. A...
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    What kind of a rate do you need? SCARA robots...

    What kind of a rate do you need? SCARA robots have gotten a LOT cheaper recently: I just bought some brand new for $7000 each including controller. If you only need one every ten seconds or so, a...
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