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    You get no value from this land, but you sold...

    You get no value from this land, but you sold part of it for a million bucks, and the rest is worth more and more all the time...

    Sounds like a raw deal, I'll take it off your hands for you bud,...
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    I know I always say this, but this sounds like a...

    I know I always say this, but this sounds like a good job for a Fadal.

    You can get a good condition VMC15 for about $10k, parts for them are cheap and they're easy to work on.

    I will be listing...
  3. You've seen scrap machines show up? Or enclosures?

    You've seen scrap machines show up? Or enclosures?
  4. Yeah, at this point I am starting to prefer that...

    Yeah, at this point I am starting to prefer that all the chips stay IN the machine! :D
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    Yeah, one thing to bear in mind though is that...

    Yeah, one thing to bear in mind though is that the amperage rating on the machine is 'full load amps' (FLA) which means the absolute max that the machine is ever going to draw.

    So if your spindle...
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    That works out for single phase, 3PH delivers...

    That works out for single phase, 3PH delivers roughly 1.73 times the wattage of single phase (assuming line to line voltages and power factor of 1.0).

    (208v x 1.732) x 17A = 6,124W

    6124W =...
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    Well said. I 100% agree with everything you said...

    Well said. I 100% agree with everything you said in your previous post, and I appreciate that you called out his toxic attitude.
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    I agree: Unions are totally unnecessary *if*...

    I agree: Unions are totally unnecessary *if* there are sufficient worker protections in place in federal and state law, both in regards to safety and in regards to income level and income stability....
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    I actually ended up watching it because you...

    I actually ended up watching it because you started this thread Gustafson!

    I thought it was really interesting. Very sad in a lot of ways. People in that factory are fighting for jobs that they...
  10. Anyone scrapping a Fadal VMC15? I need an enclosure...

    Hey guys!
    I have a VMC10 which came with no enclosure (wasn't built with one) and I want to add an enclosure to it... Anyone scrapping a VMC15 or know of someone who is? I'm looking to buy an...
  11. Just a quick note on compressor sizing: You...

    Just a quick note on compressor sizing:

    You said in your first post that the little compressor you're running is 'something like 6hp' but it runs off 110V. The maximum HP you can get from a...
  12. Static eliminator is my understanding:...

    Static eliminator is my understanding: McMaster-Carr
  13. I don't cut as much plastic as you guys by the...

    I don't cut as much plastic as you guys by the looks of it, but I do cut some and I *hate* it because of how it static clings to every surface in the machine...

    One thing I have wondered about is...
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    I was definitely surprised at the assertion that...

    I was definitely surprised at the assertion that 'glass fibre is not that bad for you' as well and also did a bunch of research following that.

    I found this study by the CDC from 2002: ATSDR -...
  15. If you have no institutional knowledge of CNC...

    If you have no institutional knowledge of CNC then it's going to be a longer process to get setup than you likely think. Same goes with tooling and so on, likely to be more expensive than you're...
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    Ouuuuuch. That just means you're spreading...

    Ouuuuuch.

    That just means you're spreading GLASS FIBRE dust throughout your whole shop as the dust goes through the holes in the 'bag'. A normal bag type dust collector will catch the big chips...
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    Thanks for all the input guys, it's greatly...

    Thanks for all the input guys, it's greatly appreciated!

    I have decided just to use the 10HP screw 'as is', if it costs a little more in electricity I think it will be worth not having to wear...
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    Ok, so I just spent some time going through the...

    Ok, so I just spent some time going through the Kaeser SM10 I have here, tracing wires and poking about and it honestly looks like it actually might not be that difficult to convert it to a smaller...
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    That was exactly my concern... I have looked...

    That was exactly my concern... I have looked around at a bunch of the 'quiet' piston compressors in the 5-10HP range and not a single one of them (that I could find) listed an actual DB number for...
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    Do you have any numbers on how much it reduced...

    Do you have any numbers on how much it reduced the noise by? I would happily stay with the piston compressor if I could get it quiet enough... Overall I would prefer to keep the piston over the screw...
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    I keep hearing this from some vendors and then...

    I keep hearing this from some vendors and then others say it's fine, but that you'll waste some energy because the compressor will spend a higher percentage of it's time running the warmup and unload...
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    My sandblasting needs are pretty modest, I'm...

    My sandblasting needs are pretty modest, I'm usually only blasting 4-5 knives at a time so in regular production I'd likely only be blasting for about 45-60 minutes a day a couple of days per week.
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    I asked the local Kaeser guys if I could convert...

    I asked the local Kaeser guys if I could convert it to 208V but they said a transformer was the only option. I doubt it's actually the only option but they certainly don't seem to want to do an...
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    Thanks Mike! That sounds like it would work well,...

    Thanks Mike! That sounds like it would work well, and I could keep my piston compressor as a backup and use the tank to fill that role as it has a 90 gallon tank.

    My main concern with that...
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    One thought that just occurred to me: maybe I'd...

    One thought that just occurred to me: maybe I'd be better off getting a really small compressor to run my 2 VMCs (which only really use air during tool changes), and hook the Kaeser directly up to...
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