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    I would almost bet they are the same machine. Not...

    I would almost bet they are the same machine. Not uncommon for two companies to sell the same machine with different branding.
    I paid full list price of $4200 for mine, I bought from a local dealer...
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    So I was poking around my folders of video files...

    So I was poking around my folders of video files and found a few video clips we made when we upgraded to the Kalamazoo tumbler that I never finished.
    Brand new $4200 tumbler and first thing we did...
  3. We made a video of setting up and using the fiber...

    We made a video of setting up and using the fiber laser welder. It's nearly an hour long and covers several methods of setup. I did add links in the description to the highlights for those not...
  4. Meh. Sad for any company to fail.. but I have a...

    Meh. Sad for any company to fail.. but I have a strong distain for their engine designs.. Honda small engines have pretty much taken the entire small engine market.
  5. Yeah agreed. Front window is glass and has...

    Yeah agreed. Front window is glass and has markings but I covered it with aluminum.. I've been meaning to do a full window delete on my laser cutter and just use a camera for monitoring. The windows...
  6. Ok so several months have gone by since we got...

    Ok so several months have gone by since we got this machine and I can safely say welding is harder than cutting.. We have made two full production batches and setting up for three or four more now...
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    It is normally made from polymerized bentonite...

    It is normally made from polymerized bentonite clay. It looks like kitty litter but it grabs suspended particles in water and makes them clump together for dewatering.. Normally a couple cups of...
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    I have a KVF3 and it is a decent machine. I've...

    I have a KVF3 and it is a decent machine. I've been meaning to do a video on it because the information available is basically a spec sheet and one or two dark cell phone videos of it running with...
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    I own a Bescutter laser cutter (500 watt) and...

    I own a Bescutter laser cutter (500 watt) and laser welder (750 watt) and they have been very profitable with the cutter machine averaging about $80+ an hour after material and wear factored. But I...
  10. I don't know much about current stuff. But I can...

    I don't know much about current stuff. But I can comment on manual equipment more generally which is that manual tool like shears need to be adjusted fairly regularly by a skilled competent operator...
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    Again I'm going to say your on the wrong forum....

    Again I'm going to say your on the wrong forum. We don't really build machines here. CNC zone is a perfect fit for this topic.
    There is a 10% chance I know you in real life, because I've had part of...
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    CNC zone is full of people trying to build their...

    CNC zone is full of people trying to build their own hobby CNC machine laser milling lathes ECT. Most just talk about it because it's not easy. Building your own refrigerator would be less...
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    I think the original poster would be better...

    I think the original poster would be better served at the "zone" because they are a hobbyist..

    And my suggestion to greenthing. DON'T build your own machine, it's not practical. Buy a Chinese...
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    Fiber lasers can do this. We use our 500 watt at...

    Fiber lasers can do this. We use our 500 watt at 5% for engraving bend lines on parts.
    Fiber lasers are mostly used on metal they don't really work on other materials.

    What are you planning to...
  15. I have my 500 watt fiber laser running on...

    I have my 500 watt fiber laser running on compressed air since February. Basically using nitrogen settings. I don't have enough pressure to cut thicker than 1/8 inch steel but a 500 watt can't really...
  16. I don't hate Budweiser, but to me it tastes like...

    I don't hate Budweiser, but to me it tastes like it is 3/4 sugar water with a 1/4 beer added in. Most common American beers are too sweet and bland for my liking.. The IPAs are mostly nasty bitter...
  17. YouTube (https://youtu.be/7dJ-PT0lQKI) Here is...

    YouTube

    Here is a link to the video instead of the embed.. The whole part with 77 nose strips is three cuts, one really long zigzag in the middle and then two on the outside to free it from the...
  18. I would suggest checking the component that turns...

    I would suggest checking the component that turns the laser on. I've had relays in PLCs get damaged and they will flutter on or sometimes melt fully on.

    I don't know much about CO2 lasers but I...
  19. Paint can cause issues with the capacitive...

    Paint can cause issues with the capacitive sensor. My family is in construction so I did try a few chunks.. a blanking die could work but sharpness of the die would be key to getting clean cuts...
  20. I've been making these nose bridge strips on my...

    I've been making these nose bridge strips on my laser for the last few weeks. My metal finisher is running them for free and I'm giving them away in the area. I'm using 22ga low carbon steel with a...
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    The OP has a .66 cu ft tumbler already looks like...

    The OP has a .66 cu ft tumbler already looks like they sell new for $900+ so I bet it's a nice one. He was asking about how to keep parts from sticking.. Not sure how the cement mixer talk started....
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    I paid $4200 for my KVF3 from sierra victor in...

    I paid $4200 for my KVF3 from sierra victor in port orange FL which is local to me. I did not shop around much because I got a call in the last week of december than my $40K+ laser machine would...
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    I found that the following did not work at all:...

    I found that the following did not work at all:
    Cement mixers
    Buckets in lathe chucks
    natural stone of all kinds
    Sand mixed with stone
    Shop built rotary tumblers
    Solvents (they work but they...
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    What types of metal and what thickness are you...

    What types of metal and what thickness are you looking to cut?

    I own two smaller laser cutting machines, one has a 4'x 4' bed and the other is a welder that is a 2' x 2' table. The smaller is also...
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    Good chance they are doing deliveries to free up...

    Good chance they are doing deliveries to free up larger trucks. I've seen a couple carrying pallets of goods.
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