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    If through slots as I think I read...why all the...

    If through slots as I think I read...why all the funky angles on the tool edge?
    Why ramp? Endmills like to run clean with ejected chips taking the heat away...which brings me to when ramping into...
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    The forgings should already be made into rings,...

    The forgings should already be made into rings, No?


    If not, I'd ask why not.



    Assuming your asking about what machine to do the machining from raw forged ring to near net size, to a...
  3. I don't think there is any one answer as it all...

    I don't think there is any one answer as it all depends on slug size and how critical the finish is, time allowed.

    A big window I'll let it drop away most of the time if not thick and heavy....
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    I think that is the point, saving 30sec-1min on...

    I think that is the point, saving 30sec-1min on your cycle time...plus not having the mist in the shop.
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    Ummm we've been Rigid Tapping in our CNC lathes...

    Ummm we've been Rigid Tapping in our CNC lathes since 2000.



    As to holders I use ER-32 Collets.

    I originally purchased some funky Tap holders with square drives that do not slip...kinda...
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    As your main vise I'd go with a Kurt 6" vice. Not...

    As your main vise I'd go with a Kurt 6" vice. Not cheap but you get what you pay for. I have a couple knock off's for jobs I do not run often and there is a big difference between putting a piece in,...
  7. I did work with a customer for years, when he...

    I did work with a customer for years, when he retired he gave the business to his partner who in turn handed it over to his son that was my age, a guy with less drive but good contacts. I latched...
  8. I haven't used a burnish tool for facing, but...

    I haven't used a burnish tool for facing, but have used an Elliot Burnishing Tool for bores.

    I bought as it was a very tight, deep bore calling for a good finish. Its been awhile so kept the call...
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    If you buy a machine with a Haas pump all well...

    If you buy a machine with a Haas pump all well and good.
    If you need to replace, buy anyone that fits,uses same power and just replace the plug to save yourself some good coin.
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    I like the mills fronts facing each other as the...

    I like the mills fronts facing each other as the materials, tools, jobs and people are all in one area. It makes running several machines easy to monitor.

    The lathes I prefer on staggered on...
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    Open the electrical enclosure, on the inside is a...

    Open the electrical enclosure, on the inside is a list of options the machine came with.

    If the machine has Spindle Orient, then is should be turned on, if not call your HFO with machine info...
  12. Thread: Tapping m6x1.0

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    possible, feasible and necessary can be three...

    possible, feasible and necessary can be three different things.


    I have one customer where every tapped hole is way to deep. But they NEED them too deep, so they are charged for it. I don't even...
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    Thanks tandpr for posting the solution and...

    Thanks tandpr for posting the solution and letting us know your jump to a bad conclusion was wrong.

    We all have done that I am sure...

    Had a Haas tech come out one time with a trainee. A quick...
  14. Thread: Lathe Tool Holders

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    Good point. My new local guy is now a good 45-60...

    Good point. My new local guy is now a good 45-60 minutes away in medium to light traffic. He used to swing by every few weeks, but since the move I get a call unless I need something and he gets the...
  15. Thread: Lathe Tool Holders

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    True...for me its a couple catalogs from a tool...

    True...for me its a couple catalogs from a tool sales places I don't use for anything other then the Sandvik stuff. So its costly over the pricey to begin with. I don't buy alot as its expensive....
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    Buy Sandvik if you want to be stuck dealing with...

    Buy Sandvik if you want to be stuck dealing with one company for all your inserts and parts. Great stuff...but pricey and proprietary...I got locked into their laydown threading tools. That was til...
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    I'd have a hard time accepting that and a very...

    I'd have a hard time accepting that and a very tough time paying for it.

    If the software was buggy..it came that way and they need to fix it on the Haas dime.

    My battery dies and I need to...
  18. Thread: Lathe Tool Holders

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    I understanding wanting to be tooled up...but...

    I understanding wanting to be tooled up...but from what I learned. Buy what you need and incur the extra expense of next day RED deliveries over having tooling you just don't use. I bought tools 20...
  19. Thread: Machine Cost

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    Been down that road a few times...if its worth...

    Been down that road a few times...if its worth 35K to you, then thats what you base your offer on.
    Worst he say no and you keep looking. He says yes...you check machine out with a fine tooth comb...
  20. Thread: Machine Cost

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    The older machines have a processor board that is...

    The older machines have a processor board that is no longer supported by Haas. They offer a New Upgrade that will get you back to running again. That is the upgrade...running again. Cost I have heard...
  21. No, the need is not quite there...at least not in...

    No, the need is not quite there...at least not in the scale of production to make pricing correct and attractive.


    Small parts can be made on larger machines...but larger parts cannot be made on...
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    You should have no worries provided your careful...

    You should have no worries provided your careful not to tip machines, have heads lowered and blocked.

    As to leveling Haas did ours with a small machinist level and they have all run fine. Then...
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    Figure out what your looking for and see what...

    Figure out what your looking for and see what kind of help is available.

    I have production guys, CNC lathe and CNC mill people. Used to try and keep a manual person on...but that was too hit and...
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    This is not going to be overly helpful... I...

    This is not going to be overly helpful...

    I bought a Rotary that went back immediately for service, when it was returned it did not play nice with my VF-2.
    Turns out a wrong motors or encoder was...
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    Yes, you can do this. Not so much 50 gallons...

    Yes, you can do this.

    Not so much 50 gallons bought, but in quantity.

    Some of the larger boats do just that. Buy several thousand gallons at a fixed price, then come in take a thousand...
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