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  1. I'm finding with some sizes of round bar that...

    I'm finding with some sizes of round bar that suppliers won't give quotes because delivery to them is so far off in the future, and if I want anything I have to pay upfront to secure it.

    I ordered...
  2. Define well supported. Pre-2008 machines no...

    Define well supported.

    Pre-2008 machines no longer have full control support, they no longer have maincon (and I think mocon) boards if you require them. You may never need either but something to...
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    I wonder how much of his buying decision was...

    I wonder how much of his buying decision was influenced by social media, erm, influencers? Over the past few years some have really gushed about Haas, the control and how amazing the support is from...
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    A 40watt Co2 laser is all you really need, I used...

    A 40watt Co2 laser is all you really need, I used to use (rented time on) an Epilog 40w for marking anodised alu parts and it worked well, that machine got used a lot and as far as I'm aware the...
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    I picked up my OL-1 used for 1/3 of the new price...

    I picked up my OL-1 used for 1/3 of the new price with 10 hours and 7 minutes of running time on the clock, ex college/uni machine so it was virtually spotless apart from some minor cosmetic scrapes...
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    I picked up a barely used Haas OL-1 and it's...

    I picked up a barely used Haas OL-1 and it's quiet, scarily fast, uses next to no compressed air (which can't be said for my other lathes) and is dead nuts accurate on the parts I do, a couple of...
  7. Thread: UK market VMCs

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    How have you found service with XYZ on your...

    How have you found service with XYZ on your existing machine?

    XYZ, Haas, Doosan and Hurco seem to be the ones with the most showrooms and service engineers around the UK from what I've seen, I'd...
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    Depends how many tool positions you have but if...

    Depends how many tool positions you have but if you're mainly doing alu I'd start off with a holder for DCMT/DCGT inserts for roughing and one for VCMT/VCGT inserts for finishing, they would cover...
  9. Not sure if it's available over there or if it'll...

    Not sure if it's available over there or if it'll be ideal but I use Fuchs Ecocool Ultralife A+, one of my lathes has had it in for over 5 years without any full changes, mixed with plain old tap...
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    Has it got a set of batteries or a single battery...

    Has it got a set of batteries or a single battery connected to the servo drives? I have a 21TB control that has homing switches and no battery for the servo drive and a 21i-T which has an extra...
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    From what I keep seeing material prices there...

    From what I keep seeing material prices there have gone through the roof, this seems to sum it up,

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  12. I've seen a some videos of such homebuilt mills...

    I've seen a some videos of such homebuilt mills about and some of them are pretty impressive, such as this one,

    First test cut on my diy epoxy granite vmc - YouTube

    Epoxy granite cnc mill walk...
  13. Bison made/make QC30 holders, I got some a while...

    Bison made/make QC30 holders, I got some a while back when I was going to be getting a Bridgeport Interact with the QC30 system.

    Not sure how much help this is but both of these tooling suppliers...
  14. If we're talking a machine where the MTB is still...

    If we're talking a machine where the MTB is still about and it's got a Fanuc control I'd go upto 20 years providing the price matches the condition, that leaves you 5 years on Fanuc 25 year...
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    Do you or anyone else have any experience with...

    Do you or anyone else have any experience with them? Quite curious about those but MSC UK don't have them listed so I'd probably have to buy a pack to try them.

    Korloy make/made DLC coated inserts...
  16. Thread: Oiler Frequency

    by Rob L
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    My two way-oiled lathes run the pump at 15 minute...

    My two way-oiled lathes run the pump at 15 minute and 30 minute intervals as far as I can tell, never bothered to time it but they seem to be around that. I know in one there is a small board in the...
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    Mixed I can understand, especially when the...

    Mixed I can understand, especially when the prices are currently pretty low but I've read plenty of posts on here in the past of people just binning even non-mixed swarf.

    I'm lucky in some ways...
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    That's pretty depressing. I have a bunch of...

    That's pretty depressing.

    I have a bunch of plastic tubs that sit behind the swarf chutes on my machines, when they're getting full I tip them into one of three ex-council wheelie bins I got for...
  19. I'm not saying retrofits aren't a good thing or...

    I'm not saying retrofits aren't a good thing or that they are the reserve of the hobby only, my first real CNC lathe was a CHNC that was retrofitted with a Fanuc control but if you're bidding on what...
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    Not where to buy them from but a bit of light...

    Not where to buy them from but a bit of light reading,

    Multifix Toolpost
  21. If you were expecting a working milling machine...

    If you were expecting a working milling machine and not a complete retrofit and rebuild project I'd walk away and use the lack of important details provided before bidding as a way to get out of it....
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    Not sure about US prices but in the UK a Bison...

    Not sure about US prices but in the UK a Bison T.0/T.1/T.2 toolpost which should be in the right sort of size range can be had for well within $480, infact maybe even with a couple of holders too.
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    Shouldn't people be typing 'ph HORN ph' on that...

    Shouldn't people be typing 'ph HORN ph' on that basis then?

    How about Nikcole grooving tools? They seem to have all the right insert widths and there is a set with a variety of width inserts,...
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    I picked up an 07 OL-1 last year and it has the...

    I picked up an 07 OL-1 last year and it has the same autolube system, I found the batteries in mine were fine however it can't build enough pressure to force the grease through the lines so I...
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    If your old one peels off intact they're an easy...

    If your old one peels off intact they're an easy swap as said, I replaced one some years ago (not on an OTA but should be much the same) which was long overdue replacement, I ended up spending a lot...
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