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  1. Soft piece of crap screws I hit my tech up...

    Soft piece of crap screws


    I hit my tech up for a few of them...funny how they need to carry extras.
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    Its a hole, drill it as big as you can and...

    Its a hole, drill it as big as you can and interpolate the rest to size.


    What size hole can you drill?

    Well for a couple hundred pieces I would waste my money on indexables drill unless you...
  3. Sounds great unless it's a real customer you've...

    Sounds great unless it's a real customer you've just sent a piece of crap to. That person would be in their right to offer you some bad internet feedback.

    Better to just lose the order.
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    Sometimes my scrap pays for the U-haul truck,...

    Sometimes my scrap pays for the U-haul truck, other times it doesn't.

    Still cheaper then having it hauled away in a trash dumpster with the garbage.


    Local scrappers can't be bothered...
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    Back when we bought our 1st Haas mill we were on...

    Back when we bought our 1st Haas mill we were on the edge of being able to pay the monthly payment. Buying the machine that had a basic tool holder kit was a pretty big selling point.

    If I had...
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    From Chinese CNC to German CNC machine...well...

    From Chinese CNC to German CNC machine...well that's a 180 on steroids.


    Part of my original answer up to the point you spoke Chiron is to put the machine aside and figure out how good is the...
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    Completely on topic as no health, no work. ...

    Completely on topic as no health, no work.



    To your topic...

    ...think of your machine as the dumbest thing ever made. You must teach it everything. The machine needs to know where it is in...
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    I had to sign in just to like this post. I...

    I had to sign in just to like this post.


    I get that message most mornings if I haven't already warmed up the spindle. I'll on occasion also get the message again after a period of machine...
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    -Quality coolant. -Screen out the...

    -Quality coolant.

    -Screen out the fines...literally a fin screen on your return does wonders.

    -Skim the oil off. There are a bunch of expensive units to do this. I know, I have some. They work....
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    Call your machine Toll builder and ask them, they...

    Call your machine Toll builder and ask them, they made and designed and should know how to use a basic tool.

    That said...rapid, turn it down if you must...
    Just remember moving two axis at once...
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    I started doing this some years ago thinking I...

    I started doing this some years ago thinking I made setup foolproof...

    It worked for a few parts then the operator was talking to me, hitting the Cycle start button several times without missing a...
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    Sometimes your not even saving a buck going up a...

    Sometimes your not even saving a buck going up a size thicker.

    Think about it... Yes, a size thicker, but use a piece near net size all around instead of having to go larger in width and length...
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    Or do it another way. Start with a little bit...

    Or do it another way.

    Start with a little bit thicker material, hold on the extra material. if your part is 7/8" thick, use 1" hold on .1

    Machine your ID, OD, face and chamfers. ID can go...
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    Books, courses, and watching U-tube video's al...

    Books, courses, and watching U-tube video's al help.

    But the only way to really learn is hands-on and make something. The gents recommending you take a job at a machine shop are right on the...
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    I used to just mount my 5C collet holders to the...

    I used to just mount my 5C collet holders to the face.

    I made up a shaft that tapped into the bore of the HRT with a 1" shaft protruding.

    Side the 1" shaft into the back of the collet, lock...
  16. Yes the price is high for what it is. But it...

    Yes the price is high for what it is.

    But it is also in stock
    You know it will fit your machine
    You will have enough left over for several more machines.

    If $150 bucks for this is going to...
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    You don't show any other operations that need to...

    You don't show any other operations that need to be done...seems like a waste of a CNC. A cheap horizontal with autofeed, one cut and done....but thats me.


    You could nest, make special jaw...
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    My 3 Rules are a little different. 1- Know the...

    My 3 Rules are a little different.

    1- Know the program, the tools and what they are going to do BEFORE the tools come in to do there thing.

    2- Pay attention to what you are doing. It not the...
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    I have several Haas machines including a VF-2. ...

    I have several Haas machines including a VF-2.

    It has cut everything you mentioned and more with good finishes and to size. What it won't do is machine with the power and rigidity of say a Doosan,...
  20. Back to the OT Order and get deliveries just...

    Back to the OT

    Order and get deliveries just like before the COVID hit the fan...only difference is the drivers get here earlier and happier as they didn't spend all day fighting traffic.


    As...
  21. Yes the virus hits the old and people with...

    Yes the virus hits the old and people with pre-existing conditions the hardest and for many it could have been almost anything that gave them the final nudge. But keep in mind this virus spreads like...
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    If you do not have a Bridgeport like mill to...

    If you do not have a Bridgeport like mill to accurately clock off...

    ...and do not want to bring to a machine shop to have it done.


    and do not have a height gauge or granite table.


    Most...
  23. Around here the symptomatic people aren't even...

    Around here the symptomatic people aren't even able to get tested yet...unless they are older or have underlying conditions. I am assuming once we catch up on that front the testing of "others" will...
  24. Kudos for them letting vendors know instead of...

    Kudos for them letting vendors know instead of finding out on their own.


    The concern isn't so much the people who test positive or have symptoms as they should be smart enough to keep their...
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    nice move, congratulations! You'll find the...

    nice move, congratulations!


    You'll find the world is a nicer place when you don't have to fight your machine to try and make parts.
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