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  1. I have a stupid question... like I said, I'm not...

    I have a stupid question... like I said, I'm not a lathe guy. If you wrote a toolpath using Haas canned cycles that threaded, and then turned the OD using the same tool would there be a disparity...
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    I agree that is a reasonable price. I am up in N...

    I agree that is a reasonable price. I am up in N Idaho, if you are up this way, I can lend a hand if you run into any issues.
  3. Just for future reference, if I ever have any...

    Just for future reference, if I ever have any lathe questions, please be forewarned that I am indeed a complete idiot when it comes to running a CNC lathe. I have them and I hate them... I lost...
  4. Also, when it is running the final pass, look at...

    Also, when it is running the final pass, look at the X position on the DRO... what does it read?
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    if you are selling, and the machine is in Idaho,...

    if you are selling, and the machine is in Idaho, I might be interested.
  6. I have one, but if you are having issues with the...

    I have one, but if you are having issues with the canned cycles, I can't help you. I generate all of my code via a CAM system. Feel free to PM me if you have specific issues I can help with.
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    I'm very sorry to hear of your misfortune with a...

    I'm very sorry to hear of your misfortune with a pull stud. I have seen a couple pull studs catastrophically fail over the years from a variety of vendors. A sad and expensive event for sure.
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    I didn't know either :)

    I didn't know either :)
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    I've never purchased it, but a friend of mine has...

    I've never purchased it, but a friend of mine has it. He was able to get a new spindle and a bunch of other fixes when his machine went down. Not sure on how much it cost, but it certainly saved...
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    I replied via private message due to intellectual...

    I replied via private message due to intellectual property concerns. Please do not repost my suggestion if you decide to go that way. Thank you.
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    I am in a similar business. I try not to run my...

    I am in a similar business. I try not to run my spindles at max rpm all day long, even decreasing it 10% increase the longevity significantly. I also watch my spindle load and optimize my programs...
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    Maybe it isn't a brake. I have seen some tables...

    Maybe it isn't a brake. I have seen some tables with air lines that go from the base out to the table for running pneumatic clamps on the face.
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    Sand cast A356 can be a little rough on tooling,...

    Sand cast A356 can be a little rough on tooling, bear that in mind as you quote the job. The age of the casting makes a difference as well. The newer the casting the more gummy the material. Chip...
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    I have a prototype and short run production CNC...

    I have a prototype and short run production CNC shop. I do not have a wire EDM. My largest expenditure (excluding medical insurance) many months is sending stuff out for wire EDM. Very hard...
  15. It'll still occasionally come back and get...

    It'll still occasionally come back and get tangled up with the cutter. It happens fast, and the results can be pretty bad to machines, parts and people.

    Back in the scary old days, we used to...
  16. I used to have a long running job out of 3/4"...

    I used to have a long running job out of 3/4" plate. I held down the slug with 6 1/2-13 Low Head Socket Screws... then I turned the slug into three Kurt style soft jaws. It was definitely slower...
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    I agree a Star SR-508J would be a great way to do...

    I agree a Star SR-508J would be a great way to do these.
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    Have you ever tried climb cutting with a Skill...

    Have you ever tried climb cutting with a Skill Saw... :)
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    I wonder if you could check if it locks with a...

    I wonder if you could check if it locks with a grease gun... down and dirty, but it would be quick to setup.
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    Many smaller rotaries down have brakes... and...

    Many smaller rotaries down have brakes... and lots of people disconnect brakes to speed up performance. It kinda depends on how your gonna use it. Big difference between hogging steel on a large...
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    I gave up on usb to serial. It never seemed...

    I gave up on usb to serial. It never seemed consistent. If you are not using a desktop, consider getting a docking station for your laptop. Many of them have an rs232 port on the back.
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    I sincerely doubt it is a coolant issue if Moly...

    I sincerely doubt it is a coolant issue if Moly Dee didn’t work. I agree with the people that the problem is in the drilled hole.

    Counter sink can be critical at the top of the hole.

    Hole must...
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    Cheap Chinese shit until you quite breaking...

    Cheap Chinese shit until you quite breaking them... don't ask me how I know.
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    For God's sake, you are an engineer. Electrical...

    For God's sake, you are an engineer. Electrical work is stupid simple and the data is readably available. I run 5 cnc machines, a compressor, a TIG, a MIG and a badass air conditioner off of a 100...
  25. I can’t help you, but those planers and shapers...

    I can’t help you, but those planers and shapers are mesmerizing to watch. And the smell of hot steel being peeled of the surface...


    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7P8HDDKNZvM
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