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  1. Look for 2 proximity switches around the...

    Look for 2 proximity switches around the drawtube, one for forward (open) and one for backwards (closed). If the machine says the collet is open but the drawtube is back, find the prox switch for...
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    My electric NSKs run at 80K RPM and you can't...

    My electric NSKs run at 80K RPM and you can't even tell they're on.

    Of course, I think I could probably stop one with my bare hands if I had to :D
  3. How hard is "hard"? I'm not a gunsmith, just a...

    How hard is "hard"?

    I'm not a gunsmith, just a regular ol' machinist... But MA Ford makes carbide drills and reamers that will cut up to I believe 62 HRC, available in decimal sizes, and...
  4. Sure, I get lots of incentives that aren't just a...

    Sure, I get lots of incentives that aren't just a lump of money (though they all cost money)... Don't get me wrong, I enjoy my yearly bonus, but I am one of the few who appreciates it as a BONUS, and...
  5. Link: Interfering with employee rights (Section 7...

    Link: Interfering with employee rights (Section 7 & 8(a)(1)) | National Labor Relations Board

    Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act, enacted 1935. Excerpt from the link:




    So they...
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    I mean for standard drill sizes for general...

    I mean for standard drill sizes for general materials without looking for massive performance, I've never been upset with Precision Twist drills.
  7. It's federally illegal to fire someone for...

    It's federally illegal to fire someone for discussing their wages. Just an FYI.
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    Coral snake bite cost me $95K a few months back.

    Coral snake bite cost me $95K a few months back.
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    Uh, Gus, I don't think that's true. Everything...

    Uh, Gus, I don't think that's true. Everything I've read says that we as vaccinated folk can carry a higher viral load without noticing it. I've also read that we carry it for a shorter time, but...
  10. "She'll be right"... Tell me you're from...

    "She'll be right"... Tell me you're from Australia without saying it in words :D
  11. Check with Schwanog and see if their partner...

    Check with Schwanog and see if their partner GoltenBoldt has/can make them. Also check with Arno Werkezeuge out of Switzerland. Finally, TTC may be able to help you, but I'm only familiar with their...
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    If I can't make it good, I ALWAYS make it shiny!

    If I can't make it good, I ALWAYS make it shiny!
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    Best kind. They don't know I'm daydreaming...

    Best kind. They don't know I'm daydreaming through them.
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    I took 9 parts with the only similar feature...

    I took 9 parts with the only similar feature being the OD of the bar stock and setup a machine so that you could load the bar stock and the program and run any of the parts, without changing any...
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    Any intangible benefits to go with that $16/hr? ...

    Any intangible benefits to go with that $16/hr?

    401k? Company Christmas party? Boss takes you hog hunting once a year?

    Because....

    Well, it's low. And it has brought you low quality work.
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    You're about 4hrs away from me, but if nothing...

    You're about 4hrs away from me, but if nothing comes up, I may be convinced to make a day trip some weekend and show you what I can.

    I'm neither retired, nor a master anything.... But I can cut...
  17. I dunno, it went away with the dodo? It's a...

    I dunno, it went away with the dodo? It's a freaking NINE MILLIMETER TAP!

    I was power tapping 4-40 in 304 stainless when I was an apprentice. Yes, I broke a couple, before I learned how to do it...
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    SwissLyfe... Anything you can do, we can do...

    SwissLyfe... Anything you can do, we can do smaller.
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    The small PEEK part in this image is about the...

    The small PEEK part in this image is about the size of a grain of rice. You can hold a thousand of 'em in one hand. I wouldn't want to make 'em in a VMC though.
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    Fannik is how they say it, so it's how I say it....

    Fannik is how they say it, so it's how I say it.

    That said, FANUC is an acronym: F*ing American No Understand Control
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    If you like them for customs, I suggest you quote...

    If you like them for customs, I suggest you quote them against MITGI next time.

    I just had MITGI make me a micro boring bar that Micro100 wouldn't, they said it was too short (1") for their...
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    I ordered one of the 3fl .001" endmills from...

    I ordered one of the 3fl .001" endmills from Harvey just to say I have one :D
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    Blaser Vascomill CSF-22 works well for machining...

    Blaser Vascomill CSF-22 works well for machining in Swiss machines. No idea how it would compare though. I don't think it smells. My girlfriend who washes my clothes might disagree a little bit. But...
  25. I'm in Florida... Summer thunderstorms can shut...

    I'm in Florida... Summer thunderstorms can shut down the whole plant/city for a few minutes.

    We just run until they stop.
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