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    I downloaded 2022. Is there a way to do a stand...

    I downloaded 2022. Is there a way to do a stand alone install like before? When I went to install it wanted me to close MCAM so I assumed it was going to overwrite it...?
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    You actually need 4 "offsets" 1) tool H value...

    You actually need 4 "offsets"
    1) tool H value (length)
    2) G54-55-56 etc X
    3) "" Y
    4) ""Z

    Does the machine have the F3 for safe mode? If it does may want to use that until you get more...
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    Doesn't seem to be a "standard" size, checked 5"...

    Doesn't seem to be a "standard" size, checked 5" jaws on Monsterjaws and the center distance is 3.125" (79.38mm). You can buy a 2' length of A2 toolsteel for about $170 thru Alro, maybe cheaper thru...
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    I used to work in the industrial park that the...

    I used to work in the industrial park that the Elkhart MSC was in. Stopped by there about once a week as the y hard scratch and dent sales all the time. Picked up an Albrecht (?) sensitive feed drill...
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    Nope that thing is trashed. Send to renishaw and...

    Nope that thing is trashed. Send to renishaw and get a replacement or (:ack2:) go back to doing it the hard way with an indicator/edge finder. Also, keep in mind (captain obvious?) the probe is...
  6. I (in theory) disagree about slowing it down....

    I (in theory) disagree about slowing it down. Normally* with chatter you either want to decrease sfm OR increase chip load.

    *4" LOC may be the problem in itself however.
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    Goodpoint. I have my Kennedy's from the mid 90's...

    Goodpoint. I have my Kennedy's from the mid 90's still/ No ball bearing, but not impossible to open, or even that hard... Of course I program full time so I don't need in my box often...
  8. One thing, if you set the drill tip angle, it's...

    One thing, if you set the drill tip angle, it's pretty good at figuring the extra depth needed to drill thru I typically do that, then add .05-.10" but if you have another surface, easy enough to use...
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    I think if you can get this into a CAD file -...

    I think if you can get this into a CAD file - .step .sldprt. xt, some form of a solid model I think under $1000 is doable. If you are forming brass and aluminum shim, I think aluminum (maybe hard...
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    322754 seems ok to me

    322754
    seems ok to me
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    I wouldn't buy those used. And make sure he gets...

    I wouldn't buy those used. And make sure he gets good ones like Bondhus or Eklind.

    on sale now
    Bondhus 20199 Balldriver L-Wrench DoublePK, 10999 1.5-10mm & 10937 0.050-3/8" - Hex Keys - Amazon.com
  12. Thread: B&A Precision

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    Bill your inbox is full

    Bill your inbox is full
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    Are you talking to me? What problems you having?...

    Are you talking to me? What problems you having? I haven't used Charmilles in years so not sure what I remember that would be useful...
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    Um..I think those should/will be company...

    Um..I think those should/will be company supplied. I have 0-3" thread mics, but only bbecause I got them cheapcheap. Now if he was going to be primarily a lathe guy maybe. I would sya if getting into...
  15. I had new plumbing put in a few years back and...

    I had new plumbing put in a few years back and they are at the spigots/faucets as booze said. Never heard a peep out of the pipes yet.
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    I couldn't imagine (well now, think I may have...

    I couldn't imagine (well now, think I may have worked at OP place once upon a time LoL) not being able to buy a spot and a few drills. I probably spend $500/month on tooling and never have a problem....
  17. i don't know what you mean by "model aware"? ...

    i don't know what you mean by "model aware"?

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    you can pick solid features in 2021
  18. DWO takes care of that. But, yes, setting planes...

    DWO takes care of that. But, yes, setting planes could be tricky if you aren't familiar with the software intimately. I think MCAM 2021 lets you select a feature and it *might* take care of proper...
  19. That may be true, but I was only addressing the...

    That may be true, but I was only addressing the comment that "Haas toolchange is slow" which just isn't true. It might be *slower* than a robo or brother, but that doesn't make it "slow".

    When is...
  20. Well that sounds like fun..... (sarcasm off)

    Well that sounds like fun..... (sarcasm off)
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    No need to be a dick

    No need to be a dick
  22. I don't think the Haas toolchange is slow by any...

    I don't think the Haas toolchange is slow by any means, no it's not brother or robo fast, but you really gotta be squeezing things if the extra 2-3 seconds is gonna affect your margins. And the...
  23. Plus if you are not doing production, I think the...

    Plus if you are not doing production, I think the HSM is *safer*. Don't really have to worry about breaking endmills (unless you are cutting hard stuff, or are really trying to maximize) by taking...
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    Try copying your first probe routine and change...

    Try copying your first probe routine and change to G55 and run the probe cycle inside main program?
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    yes it does

    yes it does
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