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    Just got back from there and this seems like the...

    Just got back from there and this seems like the best way to donate NSW Bush Fires - How you can help - NSW Rural Fire Service
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    Ummm... Well technically M8 coarse standard is 8...

    Ummm... Well technically M8 coarse standard is 8 x 1.25 and M10 coarse is 10 x 1.5. That is the standard. Drill 8.5mm to tap M10 coarse.
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    The easiest is to work on only two points at...

    The easiest is to work on only two points at first and then 3. So either the two X's or the two Y's. Then dial in any other oposing X or Y. It will tell you pretty quickly how round the "circle" is. ...
  4. Yeah, But I think he is taking 0.5mm off the...

    Yeah, But I think he is taking 0.5mm off the floor and the full radius in the corners I think.
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    I am sorry to say this but it sure sounds like...

    I am sorry to say this but it sure sounds like the bearings... I am in the same situation at the moment. CIRCA 2010 generic Taiwanese machine that I have punished a bit. Still running it but found a...
  6. In my opinion it is not really to keep it cool...

    In my opinion it is not really to keep it cool but to actually blast the chips away for you don't get them sticking. I have learn the hard way. Your chipped endmill is strange to me, I would have...
  7. Are you taking it in one pass? Remember in the...

    Are you taking it in one pass?
    Remember in the corners it is sort of acting like a ballnose, not quite but imagine it like that, So if I understand your post correctly you are taking 3.5mm depth in...
  8. Had it too many times. Even with customer...

    Had it too many times. Even with customer supplied material " I nned it NOW!" and they wait for the next week when it is the new month to sign the delivery note
  9. Yup. That must have SUCKED! And the issue is that...

    Yup. That must have SUCKED! And the issue is that it is a roller coaster effect.
  10. I wish, I am just a sucker for punishment in all...

    I wish, I am just a sucker for punishment in all honesty.
    And generally those jobs come from the same clients. {robably because everyone else told them too stick it. I run 30 day accounts with most...
  11. Yeah... The only issue that I have is that...

    Yeah... The only issue that I have is that payment is more often than not as prompt as the customer saying "I need it tomorrow".

    If my guys are asked to work either night shift or later on I...
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    I also run pretty conservatively because I am in...

    I also run pretty conservatively because I am in the same boat most of the time... Not big production but every so often might get, say, 500 holes on a run. I generally tap from about M6 - M16 but I...
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    I am young and I don't like digitals at all......

    I am young and I don't like digitals at all... Personal preference I suppose.

    Since I got a 200mm Tesa dial and a 150 and 300mm Mitutoyo I have not looked back. The vernier's are cheaps that sit...
  14. Honestly... I am not much older than you, have my...

    Honestly... I am not much older than you, have my own company (for the last 7 years) and have had a big shift with having to merge with another place. Struggling, programming, fixing. Been at it...
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    The insert saws are great but if you blow one up...

    The insert saws are great but if you blow one up it really is an expensive exercise. I had a post somewhere on here a while ago about a 2mm thick Iscar blade that got trashed. After the quote for a...
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    So to run over a certain amount of RAM you need...

    So to run over a certain amount of RAM you need to run 64bit. I suggest matched 16GB RAM, running on nothing lower than a I5 (I7 is a gimmick, it overclocks on it's own but you wont have to worry...
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    Here is my bit of advice... STAY AWAY FROM A...

    Here is my bit of advice... STAY AWAY FROM A LAPTOP! Personal preference but people overpay for laptops!

    I have a POS workshop PC that takes forever to generate 3D profiles but it cost me the...
  18. Thread: Tapping m6x1.0

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    Who designed that shit?? M6 50mm deep???? I am...

    Who designed that shit?? M6 50mm deep???? I am sorry but I agree with Milland on this one. The customer needs to either actually see what a part looks like that deep or needs a wake up call.
    I am...
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    I agree with the guys on the Tang Grip from Iscar...

    I agree with the guys on the Tang Grip from Iscar for parting. If you want you could look for the 35mm blade that has 4 cutting slots. So if you smoke one pocket at least you still have 3 more. Only...
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    Wait WHAT? I thought I have seen/heard it all?...

    Wait WHAT? I thought I have seen/heard it all? You blow that money on a machine and are not worried if it is not lubed properly? Must be shitting cash???
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    Like I said, I have the part diagrams but would...

    Like I said, I have the part diagrams but would be a REAL pain to scan it all. I could go to a postnet over here and see if they can do it for me "you". It is all bound, let me see what I can do.
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    Poll: I use a local brand that has not let me down....

    I use a local brand that has not let me down. Blaser tried to convince me a few years back that their product was better, and wouldn't give me a rash. They even had a rep out here from Switzerland to...
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    Poll: So many threads I have read on here about...

    So many threads I have read on here about coolant... it scares me. Do you guys in the USA drink your tap water?

    Only issues I get are guys throwing concentrate in before water and tramp oil. We...
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    Yeah I learnt to turn on a SN40 and a SN50. The...

    Yeah I learnt to turn on a SN40 and a SN50. The SN50 was actually bough mid 80's as "new" because it was imported and the original buyer didn't pay up. It served a good 25 years with us before being...
  25. That is so damn funny coming from you Teach... It...

    That is so damn funny coming from you Teach... It looks like you are on form today! :cheers:
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