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    I switched from qualichem 251C to 690XT. The I...

    I switched from qualichem 251C to 690XT. The I prefer the 690xt because machine is running cleaner, less opaque and less rust. It's also cheaper. They both smell to me but I think qualichem has a...
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    Never underestimate human stupidity. All it takes...

    Never underestimate human stupidity. All it takes is someone goofing off, or someone comes over to talk to you and trips over and accidentally hits cycle start or tool change, or even a mop or broom...
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    I starting getting the through spindle coolant...

    I starting getting the through spindle coolant studs at first to "future proof" and eventually went to the solid studs because I figure they are going to be less likely to break and I'll probably...
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    So dumb not allowing you to run it with doors...

    So dumb not allowing you to run it with doors open because now people are going to use magnets to bypass it and and be in a more dangerous situation where the machine can do a tool change or someone...
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    It's definitely a great idea for them to sell...

    It's definitely a great idea for them to sell tooling in particular the holders and retention knobs. The prices are good too. They probably are tired of people buying cheap ebay holders and causing...
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    After throwing parts outta my vise I use a...

    After throwing parts outta my vise I use a torque wrench. Takes a bit more time but worth the peace of mind and improved repeatability.
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    I had staining with 251c and eventually lots of...

    I had staining with 251c and eventually lots of slime issues. Could have been the coolant, water, mix, who knows but I have switched to Trim 690XT and I'm much happier.
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    Send that piece of junk back. You shouldn't have...

    Send that piece of junk back. You shouldn't have to face the table on a brand new machine especially one that costs as much as a house. Don't keep it or let them try to fix it onsite because you will...
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    D.D. Machine, the Maritool end mills you are...

    D.D. Machine, the Maritool end mills you are getting are HTC brand? I know at some point they were for sure HTC endmills.
  10. Interesting as I actually was looking at...

    Interesting as I actually was looking at replacing a few of the gaskets on my covers. I don't know of any source, but if you do find a source please post here. I get the feeling it might end up being...
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    I got a VF-2SSYT mainly because I needed that 20...

    I got a VF-2SSYT mainly because I needed that 20 inches of Y travel and its the biggest I could fit in my shop otherwise I probably would have gotten a Doosan. I think you made the right decision. I...
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    What kind of parts are your running and what...

    What kind of parts are your running and what materials? Penny pinching the wrong stuff can cost you and you will be kicking yourself later.

    Absolute minimum options for me as a general purpose job...
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    The Datron is a niche machine. If you don't need...

    The Datron is a niche machine. If you don't need to machine steels and use lots of small tooling at very high RPM and do lots of flatter and smaller parts then the machine may work for you. The...
  14. The Haas mill is a Chinese generic 4030 router...

    The Haas mill is a Chinese generic 4030 router you can buy on Ebay with the Haas control and enclosure added. Just seems like such a big company like Haas could have done better with all their...
  15. This is along what I was thinking but perhaps...

    This is along what I was thinking but perhaps with a shell mill or side miller like these from Maritool.

    Straight Tooth Side Milling Cutter 2.5-.250-.875-18 Teeth MariTool

    General Purpose HSS...
  16. Sorry I forgot to mention its on a low hours...

    Sorry I forgot to mention its on a low hours VF-2SSYT with 18" table and 20" y travel so it just fits the envelope. Tolerance is "best as possible" on the Haas. If its as "square" as my Haas is I'll...
  17. How would you machine this casting in one op? Side milling cutters?

    The part will be some sort of cast granite with steel inserts about 18x18x6 in. The red and blue surfaces are steel inserts and need to be machining. The blue just needs to surfaced with minimal...
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    I have a similar sized shop and same machines and...

    I have a similar sized shop and same machines and couldn't put the Haas 30" from the wall because I already was on 2 pads and ceiling height situation. It worked out better in the end because I found...
  19. I order online all cut from xometry or midwest...

    I order online all cut from xometry or midwest steel supply. Prices are cheaper than local prices including shipping a lot of the time, less dings and dents and ships right to my door.
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    I'm one of those run it in 50% rapid to not wear...

    I'm one of those run it in 50% rapid to not wear it out fast guys. In my case, there just really is no sense in running it max speed as the time savings are pretty much worthless in my situation....
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    Funny. You know that most vise reps I talk to ask...

    Funny. You know that most vise reps I talk to ask me what made me buy your vises in a negative way. I'm always a bit surprised that they hardly know any of the features of their competition or even...
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    My condolence's, that just sounds like an awful...

    My condolence's, that just sounds like an awful problem to have. Please buy some extra machines next time because it would be awesome to get a wider range CAT40 SK Holders!
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    I would ask Haas directly. My HFO provided me...

    I would ask Haas directly. My HFO provided me with CAD models.
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    I have single auger on my VF-2SSYT. I wish I had...

    I have single auger on my VF-2SSYT. I wish I had the multi auger system when running jobs with lots of material removal. Whats the point in having fast rapids if you have to waste time getting chips...
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    Setting Max RPM of tool number to 0?

    My probe is on T25. Is there any way to set a max rpm for it to prevent accidentally hitting spindle fwd button and destroying it? This is on a NEXGEN.
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