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  1. Thread: Machine Cost

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    With a budget of 35k why don't you opt for a...

    With a budget of 35k why don't you opt for a toolroom mill with options you want. That's the route we went and here we are 3 years later, sold the toolroom mill for 3000 less than I paid and just...
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    Machine is sold

    Machine is sold
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    12000 rpm spindle

    Does anyone know if 12000 and 15000 rpm direct drive spindles are the same, only diff being a code from Haas?
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    Haas TM 2P for sale

    2014 TM 2P with wireless probing, rigid tapping, high flow coolant pump, expanded coolant tank, & chip auger.
    Low hours and 95% aluminum work. Was bought to prove the concept for our new product...
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    That is a King mill made somewhere in asia. I...

    That is a King mill made somewhere in asia. I had one for years and it was ok for playing around but couldn't do any real milling. It was sold by Busy Bee Tools in Vancouver BC about 30 years ago....
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    Friend wanting job in my machine shop

    How do you guys handle the situation where a friend with absolutely no experience doing any kind of metal work loses his job and hit you up for one? The guy I'm talking about has been a chef and an...
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    I have the same machine and have come up with...

    I have the same machine and have come up with what I consider a great idea. First of all my mill is on an exterior wall where I will install a double door and then can move mill almost to wall. For...
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    Life expectancy for TM2 spindle.

    Does anyone know how long my TM2 spindle might last running at 6000 rpm for approximately 90% of the time. Biggest cutter is a 2 1/2 inch face mill, while most of the tools are less than 1/2 inch. ...
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    threading 304 ss

    HI all;

    Looking for advice on either tapping or single point in lathe 1" dia x 8 tip through 1" block.
    I have a 3hp bridgeport clone and 14 40 engine lathe.
    This apparently will be an ongoing...
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    Thanks for the replies guys, you've clarified the...

    Thanks for the replies guys, you've clarified the situation so even I can understand it.
    Thanks again really appreciate your input!
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    high speed machining

    HI all;
    I have a TM2P running a part with a cycle time of 1 hour 11 minutes and 31 seconds in the normal machine mode.
    When I turn on high speed machining the cycle time increase by 30 seconds. ...
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    Carbide inserts for Aluminum

    I have a 1" dia. end mill that takes TNMG322 inserts for steel, and I was wondering if anyone can steer me in the right direction for a compatible insert for aluminum while still giving me a good...
  13. Thread: UPS scam?

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    UPS scam?

    Called for pick up for customer. Later in the week I get an invoice for $3 for them to take the call plus 0.24 for fuel surcharge, plus 0.16 tax. Anyone else had this happen to them? I'd be...
  14. Thread: Share vine

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    That's a Shars vise. Wasn't looking when I typed...

    That's a Shars vise. Wasn't looking when I typed AGAIN.
  15. Thread: Share vine

    by klemchuk
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    Share vine

    Hi all
    Does anyone have experience with stars rises, specifically their 4" double priced at $720? I need 4 so I'd like to get some opinions before I pull the trigger. Are they as good as Glacern...
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    Thanks for all the useful information. I broke...

    Thanks for all the useful information. I broke down and called the firm I bought the machine from and they put me in touch with a really great service tech. It took him about an hour to find the Oh...
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    Thanks Ries Do you know of a reset or are there...

    Thanks Ries
    Do you know of a reset or are there just fuses?
    I know about the stops and they didn't slip, this just went sideways in the middle of a job that was going really well.
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    Geka Bendicrop 50

    Having strange electrical problems with my machine.
    First foot pedal seemed to be functioning intermittently.
    Second I manually tripped the breaker in my wall panel after which motor won't turn on...
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    Thanks for all the input. I found reducing...

    Thanks for all the input. I found reducing spindle rpm to 4800 improves chip flow and reduces noise & pucker factor by a huge margin.
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    Yes 7/16 hole at each end and when I get to the...

    Yes 7/16 hole at each end and when I get to the end of pocket I break out into a previously milled cavity that goes all the way to the bottom, so coolant flushes chips out. Basically just milling...
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    Sorry I didn't mention material is 6061 Aluminum.

    Sorry I didn't mention material is 6061 Aluminum.
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    Deep pocket milling

    Hi, at 75 I got my first CNC mill, don't know G code but have a friend who does. Machine is Haas TM2P. Pocket is 7/16 wide
    1 1/2 long and 2 7/8 deep. Currently using solid carbide, 7/16 x 3 at...
  23. Thread: Die film

    by klemchuk
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    Die film

    Are there any neat tricks to holding die film in place while loading and unloading press brake?
  24. I normally cut press brake punches & dies on a...

    I normally cut press brake punches & dies on a bandsaw with bimetal blades.
  25. I have a Shooting Star DRO on my lathe. I'm...

    I have a Shooting Star DRO on my lathe. I'm completely happy with it and the service. Just a happy customer.
    Yes it's made in Canada. Sardis B. C. to be specific.
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