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    DANMK, the shop I work in used HOCUT 795 (no B,...

    DANMK, the shop I work in used HOCUT 795 (no B, don't know what the difference is) for many years with no trouble and maybe 5 years ago it started leaving ugly brown residue inside the machines. My...
  2. oops! wait a second. It was two years ago we...

    oops! wait a second. It was two years ago we bought it, and it was beginning of last year this happened. Lost a year there somehow lol.
  3. Can't talk to you about the mechanical hardware,...

    Can't talk to you about the mechanical hardware, but last year we bought a 1999 TC-31A and at the beginning of this year the drive to rotate the table went bad.
    I called the local (next state over...
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    Congrats! New machine day is always exciting. The...

    Congrats! New machine day is always exciting. The whole week really, in my opinion.
  5. I wish you luck! Sounds like it could be a great...

    I wish you luck! Sounds like it could be a great job.
  6. I hate when that happens!

    I hate when that happens!
  7. I like that you can use it as a plug in for...

    I like that you can use it as a plug in for Mastercam too. Haven't tried it since I updated to 2020. Hopefully it's ready.
  8. Great info, I'm going to look into all of these...

    Great info, I'm going to look into all of these options. Thanks!




    That's how we are doing it now. I usually get order of 50-200. In this case it's 5x that and it's a bit of a rush so I need...
  9. I have no experience with high feed mills....

    I have no experience with high feed mills.
    Looked one up quick, a Seco R217.21-00.625-0-LP06-2A (based on availability at MSC)

    It says helical interpolation would be something like 3100 rpms, 103...
  10. Who can recommend an insert drill for stainless with only flood coolant?

    We have about 1,000 holes 1.187 +/- .005 to put through 1/4" 304 stainless bars. Unfortunately no thru coolant here.
    There's also another 1200 of these holes to go through 5/16" brass plate. These...
  11. I use a program called HSM Advisor to get my...

    I use a program called HSM Advisor to get my starting points

    Advanced CNC Speed And Feed Machinist Calculator - HSMAdvisor
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    Not my machine but a conversation I was having...

    Not my machine but a conversation I was having with someone selling a few of them.
    One of them had a Baldor Vector Drive. Dont know the Baldor pn but the Fadal pn was INV-0020
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    Was just talking to someone about this and they...

    Was just talking to someone about this and they said the spindle drive may need to be swapped out to go to single phase depending on which one it is. Any truth to that?
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    Agreed. I was concerned one of the older ones...

    Agreed. I was concerned one of the older ones would end up being scrapped due to the time frame they had to be moved. I hate to see that.
    Luckily Fadal has a fan base. The 4020 is going to Texas and...
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    wow not meow lol wtf

    wow not meow lol wtf
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    Wow! Thanks for pointing that out. Big difference

    Wow! Thanks for pointing that out. Big difference
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    Axiom CNC Router Opinions?

    We have a repeat job we make out of wood and we have a guy that does it old school with measuring and laying out and hole saws and all that.
    I don't know what the wood is, but it's very soft, and...
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    If it were a production environment I would...

    If it were a production environment I would agree. I know of at least 2 different shops still using floppies on older Hass's and making money.
    This is a university environment though. I would want...
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    oofah... If the price was double not sure we...

    oofah... If the price was double not sure we would have done it.
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    We have a '97 VF-1 here, and about 4-5 years ago...

    We have a '97 VF-1 here, and about 4-5 years ago we had the local HFO come and put the latest control on it (at the time) and it was around $10k.
    I can get a closer number if you need it from the...
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    Looks like they're all spoken for, thanks for...

    Looks like they're all spoken for, thanks for looking.
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    Meow that’s weird. I’d like to have a look at it....

    Meow that’s weird. I’d like to have a look at it. I’ll pm you an email address to send it to.
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    The 3016L is sold. That stinks. The...

    The 3016L is sold.





    That stinks. The one that's left is a good size for a garage. If I had a garage it would be mine.
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    The 4020 is sold

    The 4020 is sold
  25. I like this idea, good luck with it. We only...

    I like this idea, good luck with it.
    We only have one OTS probe here, it uses the 1/2aa batteries, and it doesn't get a lot of use compared to you 24/7 people.
    Still, every time I swap out the...
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