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    Really cool!

    Really cool!
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    17-4 H900....Does it really cut that nice?

    17-4 H900 is cake, as long as you have a good machine and good tooling. Even drilling (with coolant thru carbide drills) is a breeze..

    440 would be my last choice.

    Sent from my iPhone using...
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    Exactly the same here.

    Exactly the same here.
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    Possibly you could get a secured line of credit...

    Possibly you could get a secured line of credit or an equity loan on your house?
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    I'd have a hard time getting a good guy for those...

    I'd have a hard time getting a good guy for those wages here in rural Oregon....
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    Excellent advice. Pay your salary, pay your...

    Excellent advice.

    Pay your salary, pay your bills, and stay out of the checkbook. I've had months where I could've paid my house off in one shot, but that $ was already spent once I entered in...
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    Thanks Wheelie. I will always worry that the...

    Thanks Wheelie.

    I will always worry that the work will dry up, regardless of my debt.
    I think all of us on this forum have that fear.

    But........there's a chance it won't (at least in the near...
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    I drank the Kool-Aid and bought several high...

    I drank the Kool-Aid and bought several high dollar machines 3 years ago.
    As of right now, I'm glad I did. At the end of the month there's money in the checkbook, our orders are on time, and I'm...
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    I play in the dirt every chance I get. For me,...

    I play in the dirt every chance I get.

    For me, having property that needs a fair amount of tlc has been an awesome stress reliever. Had a bad day? Jump on the dozer and go push some dirt. ...
  10. Thread: MFG.com Review

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    I tried it a long time ago. Huge waste of time...

    I tried it a long time ago. Huge waste of time and money. Maybe it's different now.
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    I don't put all my eggs in my own basket, meaning...

    I don't put all my eggs in my own basket, meaning I invest in things other than my business. Seen too many guys invest everything into their own shop later to see it fail..
  12. Those are really nice. If I hadn't spent a ton...

    Those are really nice. If I hadn't spent a ton of money with Lang, I might've grabbed a few of these from you...
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    Since this thread has already derailed, I'll ask...

    Since this thread has already derailed, I'll ask this to the group:

    Do you take on jobs/make parts that ultimately end up supporting industries that you don't agree with, whether it be military,...
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    We have snapped off very small coolant thru...

    We have snapped off very small coolant thru carbide drills when the psi is set too high..
  15. Full steam ahead for me. The only thing that has...

    Full steam ahead for me. The only thing that has really ever hit us hard was 9/11.
  16. You have a nice clean place. Where in Oregon are...

    You have a nice clean place. Where in Oregon are you located?
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    7075 does not move as much as 6061 when machining...

    7075 does not move as much as 6061 when machining either..
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    I have upgraded my workstation and laptop from 7...

    I have upgraded my workstation and laptop from 7 to 10 and so far it has been fine. No bugs or issues as of yet.
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    Interesting. I haven't priced a Haas in a few...

    Interesting. I haven't priced a Haas in a few years, thier prices must've come up a lot...
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    I'm curious, what Japanese machine compares in...

    I'm curious, what Japanese machine compares in price to Haas?
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    My thoughts exactly (about Ellison). I was...

    My thoughts exactly (about Ellison). I was floored when I heard the rumors...
  22. Not sure about the type of work you are doing but...

    Not sure about the type of work you are doing but it sounds like you need another Haas. Finding a 5 axis capable machine that is easy to work on doesn't leave you a whole lot of choices..
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    Here in the PNW: Mazak left Machine Tool Works...

    Here in the PNW:

    Mazak left Machine Tool Works and is going to be sold by CNC Machine Services (former Doosan dealer)
    Mori is going direct and leaving Ellison, who is picking up Doosan.
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    I paid just under $300K. 12K Big Plus spindle,...

    I paid just under $300K. 12K Big Plus spindle, Loaded Fanuc 31, 60 tool mag, tool and work probe, TSC, Scales, Chip Conv.
    As of now, we still use Surfcam (John Weldon's favorite). It's time we...
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    I have one VF-3 w/ 5axis trunnion and two MX's. ...

    I have one VF-3 w/ 5axis trunnion and two MX's.

    The accuracy is simply amazing on the new machines, and really has made most of our parts easy to make. The less we handle them, the better they...
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