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    I have moved a LOT of machines over the years and...

    I have moved a LOT of machines over the years and just go slow and think before EVERY move I make ,,, The only time I have ever really puckered up was getting the DNM7500 down off the truck ,, I had...
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    so let me see if I understand this thread? ...

    so let me see if I understand this thread? someone buys a inexpensive Drill that is made in China and then bitches about the quality of it?

    First : off if someone buys "cheap" tools they should...
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    I have used checkmate in the past a couple times...

    I have used checkmate in the past a couple times and he is super to deal with ,, but I think its to big for his lift and machine on one trailer so it would be double the price to get him to do it ,,,...
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    I have a older Hendy 14" gearhead lathe I have...

    I have a older Hendy 14" gearhead lathe I have been looking at clearing out , its about 32" between centers , 19 to 1000 RPM and threading 1 1/2 TPI to 80 TPI..

    I am about a hour west of seattle...
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    My local HFO has a great service guy but I think...

    My local HFO has a great service guy but I think all he can get is factory weights,, and one would think Haas could get there numbers correct but they "can`t" my VF2 mills they were calling like...
  6. If your talking about welding down the length of...

    If your talking about welding down the length of the part it well shrink "BOTH" ways and end up looking like a football and not a tube ,,, you can do a lot of bending with a big torch and a wood...
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    Real weight of Haas EC-400 ?

    I am trying to get a "real" weight on a Haas EC-400, I have been looking at the 2008 to around 2016 models .. factory has it around 16K but some of there info has it at 20K and other places has it...
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    yes there is I don`t have the manuals here but...

    yes there is I don`t have the manuals here but its a G code is used when threading that stops overriding the feed rate,, I know its not only used on lathe controls but also on mill controls for...
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    It must be the type of water with the 250C ,, I...

    It must be the type of water with the 250C ,, I have never had a problem with any coolants but some just seem to work better than others ,, Blaser 4000 strong worked ok but it had a stink to it that...
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    250c is what I swapped to about 5 years ago ,,,...

    250c is what I swapped to about 5 years ago ,,, have about 8 machines with it and all I do is pump and filter it every few months and put it right back in the machine ,,, still have not changed a...
  11. there was a thread a few months back about...

    there was a thread a few months back about hanging the tub from the top ,,, it sounded like the guy got it working WAY better by doing that ,,, I have seen the burr bench and there WAY nicer but do...
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    hope your 7 foot tall with long arms ,,, I hang...

    hope your 7 foot tall with long arms ,,, I hang kurt 6" over the side of the table just so I can reach them ,, with double vises your going to get tired of the long reach really quick ,,, just...
  13. This might sound funny but call "American Rotary"...

    This might sound funny but call "American Rotary" ,,,,,,, they were a big help to me a few years ago when I was trying to fix a rotary that was made by someone else and I was told there happy to...
  14. About the same price as "3" vf1 mills and more...

    About the same price as "3" vf1 mills and more than double the price of "2" VF2ss mills ,,, I like Haas but someone would have to be nuts to order one ,,, a lot of other builders are already in the...
  15. Please go ask around at your local "WET MARKET"

    Please go ask around at your local "WET MARKET"
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    you might look at a 3d printer to make the...

    you might look at a 3d printer to make the molds,,, I have not tried it but I have seen it done and it seems to work good for short run parts.. I have been playing with a Ender 3 pro and for a cheap...
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    just make or buy one base and swap inserts like...

    just make or buy one base and swap inserts like Steve wrote about, its super easy in that a lot of my parts are flat on one side so I just need to make one side and a new injector plate per mold ,,,...
  18. 6 months is not what I would call sorting out...

    6 months is not what I would call sorting out quickly... like I wrote before " I would not let them put a second machine on my floor tell they fix the first one ,,, Clearly they think 6 months is...
  19. I have The hi lights are that close to 6 months...

    I have
    The hi lights are that close to 6 months ago the guy got a S700 and its not running reliable and he has had 6 Haas machines running reliability for 13 years and he is freaked out about...
  20. Sounds more like a good reason "NOT" to buy...

    Sounds more like a good reason "NOT" to buy brothers machines ,,, not the first thread I have seen were guys are having a hard time getting them to run on US power. but it is worth pointing out that...
  21. 5 posts in two days all all stink like spam ,,,

    5 posts in two days all all stink like spam ,,,
  22. I have some input on this after dealing with...

    I have some input on this after dealing with Fanuc ( also a Jap control ) The japs use 200V and here in the US we use 240V three phase power ,,, this is not just a brothers thing by any means ,,...
  23. Gota love china ,,,,

    Gota love china ,,,,
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    As9100d he is half right there is prox...

    As9100d
    he is half right

    there is prox switches and lock pins on the new doors,,, on my 2018 vf2ss ( same system ) I just pluged off the air pipe back in the air lube cabinet and that stopped...
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    its so low out here in seattle area I have been...

    its so low out here in seattle area I have been throwing all my alum chips the dumpster for the last 2 months ,,, its was .15 a pound then it dropped to .12 a pound and the last time I called they...
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