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    I used Gibbs in the past and found there drawing...

    I used Gibbs in the past and found there drawing side hard to use ,, I switched over to Onecnc and have been vary happy with it ,, Gibbs does have a nice CAM side so if you already have it I would...
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    you might look at the 4" kurt single vises ,,...

    you might look at the 4" kurt single vises ,, there like $510 each and work great for smaller parts ,,, I have some double vises and find them to be a pain to use ,, any thing more than like 200...
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    I have 4 of the mistaway 700 models in the shop...

    I have 4 of the mistaway 700 models in the shop and there GREAT,,, on the VF2ss mills they more than keep up ,, on the bigger VF4ss mill it could have used the 1200 model but the 700 works for all...
  4. I have used 600W for years in older slow speed...

    I have used 600W for years in older slow speed gear boxes,, its a really thick oil used in older car gear boxes for like the 30`s ,,, you can get it from any model A or T ford parts supply house ,, I...
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    not trying to start anything but wouldn't this be...

    not trying to start anything but wouldn't this be covered under the right to repair laws,,, sounds like the same thing John Deer had going on ,,,
  6. I know haas and mori has a single pass code,, you...

    I know haas and mori has a single pass code,, you well need to start the code at the same RPM , spot in Z and I think spot you stopped at in X ,, but you still might be off in that most of the time...
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    I have a lift gate on my old shop truck and keep...

    I have a lift gate on my old shop truck and keep the truck around just so I can use the lift a few times a week to get chips into my dumpster. I think I use the liftgate more than my forklift
  8. John sonders did a youtube video on it a couple...

    John sonders did a youtube video on it a couple years ago ,,, I think him youtube name is "NY cnc"
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    About 5 years ago I ran into a guy here in...

    About 5 years ago I ran into a guy here in seattle area that was mostly into Okuma repair ,, he was super smart on them and ran his own repair place in kent ,, I can try and track him down if you...
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    I have been looking into some used P-Pool...

    I have been looking into some used P-Pool machines … I could run 24-7 with one of them ,, The main shop is 30 feet from my front door and I already keep the machines running a lot of evening tell...
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    The slow down is changing parts, I really need to...

    The slow down is changing parts, I really need to keep the spindle turning more and spend less time swapping parts out ,, well I have kissed out the change over time on parts it still takes a lot of...
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    I am in the same boat ,, I keep looking at going...

    I am in the same boat ,, I keep looking at going to HMC and between the local dealer and Fanuc its made it really hard to think about a Doosan ,,, but there is some used ones on the market at good...
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    Ir might be impacting some shops out there but I...

    Ir might be impacting some shops out there but I am a hour outside seattle and have seen zero change do to Boeing. 20 or 30 years ago I had a lot of friends in the area that worked for Boeing or sub...
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    Cold employees work faster. I kinda like having a...

    Cold employees work faster. I kinda like having a cooler shop in the winter and a warmer one in the summer ,, worked a couple years for uncle Sam and it got old fast being 68 degrees every day ,,, no...
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    I only make like 10 part numbers ,, but do about...

    I only make like 10 part numbers ,, but do about 10K parts a month. I have been vary happy with the VF2ss mills and for the most part just need one of them flipped on its back ,, I spend more time...
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    Going from VMC to HMC ?

    I have been running my butt off for months trying to feed 2 VF2SS mills and a VF4SS and two of them live full time with 4th axis fixtures ,, I just added a DM2 for tooling and second op parts and ...
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    The one big thing to keep in mind is Okuma is Big...

    The one big thing to keep in mind is Okuma is Big Plus. That's a whole new problem since you have a shop full of Haas. Okuma will not warranty spindles that had regular cat 40 holders in it. It's not...
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    you might check your setting in the controler? I...

    you might check your setting in the controler? I would think the power setting change with what 4th axis you set the control up with and also any servo motor I have had dealing with runs the power...
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    There talking about the PCMCIA card ,,, Well the...

    There talking about the PCMCIA card ,,, Well the Fanuc control has a normal USB slot you can "ONLY" up load and down load from it ,, they have some funky PCMCIA card left over from like the 1980'S...
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    There price might be close to a smaller...

    There price might be close to a smaller horizontal .. I run 4 verticals and have been thinking about selling off three and just keeping the DM2 for tooling and some second op and going with a small...
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    sweet,, I know hardinge builds a cat40 turn table...

    sweet,, I know hardinge builds a cat40 turn table machine and at one point Haas also did ,,, A local place had two of the Haas ones but the guy running the shop did not like them ,,, I just got a new...
  22. I have ran a lot of uhmw over the years and just...

    I have ran a lot of uhmw over the years and just make some simple plywood covers to keep the chips inside the machine and scoop them out with a plastic dustpan ,,, once they get wet they stick to...
  23. There normally not that hard ,, low to mid 50`s...

    There normally not that hard ,, low to mid 50`s RC and you can just take a light cut on them ,, I have done it a lot over the years to true them up ,,
  24. I am with G-coder on this one .. If the "OWNER"...

    I am with G-coder on this one ..
    If the "OWNER" is making money of the parts and he has zero over head in them why would be want to spend money on setting up to do them in house ,,, even if he did...
  25. Jaxian you might look at the Takisawa lathes ,,...

    Jaxian
    you might look at the Takisawa lathes ,, they make some vary nice boxway live tooling / twin spindle turn/mill centers.
    being in Cal Yamazon would be the dealer and most guys seem to really...
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