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    Is it normal to have the bidder disconnect power...

    Is it normal to have the bidder disconnect power and clean sumps after an auction?
  2. As a radiation worker I would say those second...

    As a radiation worker I would say those second and third hand stories are most likely BS. The safety culture can get annoying but is there to protect people. I could imagine that some folks might not...
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    Careful is my middle name, LOL. Just for humor I...

    Careful is my middle name, LOL. Just for humor I was seeing where the post went
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    yep, that was real! great link

    yep, that was real! great link
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    We did find a lathe if you see the post above....

    We did find a lathe if you see the post above. But however- I am always looking what do you have available?
  6. 48" would be an even handier size- I have a few...

    48" would be an even handier size- I have a few straight edges that are 48" long, that would somewhat limit what you could do with a machine
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    Got a quote from copper and brass, they were very...

    Got a quote from copper and brass, they were very close to farmers. Thanks for the heads up
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    This thread should really get locked and deleted....

    This thread should really get locked and deleted. I don't think anyone will come away with any beneficial knowledge.
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    Thanks, just got a quote back they are very quite...

    Thanks, just got a quote back they are very quite affordable. Farmers were half what online metals is charging
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    Copper barstock vendors

    We need to purchase a few hundred pounds of copper barstock for an upcoming job, the size is roughly 4x4x2".

    Does anyone have a recommended vendor that has material in stock and has reliable...
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    Why an expensive ball bar test when you can do an...

    Why an expensive ball bar test when you can do an indicator check as outlined in post two? Most service techs do not carry a balbar in their tool box. Its a total waste of money with out doing a 30...
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    A good first step would be to check for lost...

    A good first step would be to check for lost motion with your ball screws. First check for axial slop in the thrust bearings with an indicator on the end of the screw, this reading should be close to...
  13. This is by far the weirdest question you have...

    This is by far the weirdest question you have asked on this forum, bluing is paste. Have you ever set up an airbrush to apply mayo to your ham sandwich before school? If you have not what is your...
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    I feel that as a general consensus we could all...

    I feel that as a general consensus we could all agree that when in doubt thread mill if your having second thoughts. These type of posts pop up quite often sometime size related or difficult material...
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    Sounds like the blame is on one person fat...

    Sounds like the blame is on one person fat fingering some data
    Golden Ray & the Billion Dollar Blunder -- Tallying the Cost
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    From what i remember- run the quill all the way...

    From what i remember- run the quill all the way down- run spindle at max rpm for 15 minutes- if the spindle is running to hot it will not retract into the housing due to the close fit.

    This might...
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    Check out T&L grinding in Milwaukee- they can do...

    Check out T&L grinding in Milwaukee- they can do just about anything round
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    We added a ground rod just in from the left rear...

    We added a ground rod just in from the left rear corner (operators viewpoint) 10" in from the left side and 35" in from the rear of the machine. It landed between both the leveling feet so the...
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    Give Parker Majestic a call, their CNC...

    Give Parker Majestic a call, their CNC cylindrical grinder is capable grinding non round punches within tenths. Clever concept, seen it in action at IMTS

    https://www.parkermajestic.com/
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    Give Belmont machinery or Machinery values a call...

    Give Belmont machinery or Machinery values a call and buy a good used machine. I would aim for a monarch as the factory support is there and much better than an import
  21. Our local machinery rebuilder mentioned the new...

    Our local machinery rebuilder mentioned the new models are not that good. He had to rip the cross slide apart after one year to fix several issues from the factory.
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    Trusting the buildings ground gave me fits at the...

    Trusting the buildings ground gave me fits at the last building we moved into, machine gave fits until we improved the ground for some reason i'll never understand. Similar situation- new building,...
  23. Looking for a good cutting tool rep Wisconsin

    We’re tooling up a new 40 taper mill for a job shop type of environment and need to up our tooling game. I’ve talked with a few people and have not felt that confident or pleased with the service...
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    Genos M560 ground rod location

    We have a 560 coming in this Monday and I would like to tuck a grounding rod under the machine before the machine is lifted in place. This means drilling before the machine arrives.
    Does any one...
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    Tubing?? It will be interesting to see how bad it...

    Tubing?? It will be interesting to see how bad it warps when you take a cut off the OD. Is tubing safe to use as a reciver?
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