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    the newer VF mills have multiple jets and before...

    the newer VF mills have multiple jets and before buying my last new mill I turned off the P-cool to see if I really needed it and that was two years ago ,, I ordered the new machine without P-cool...
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    I think the 4000 is the same speeds as the 5700 ....

    I think the 4000 is the same speeds as the 5700 .

    Most of the parts I do are 4th axis work and if I had to start over I would buy a Horizontal and only have a vertical for tooling and one off...
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    I had a DNM5700 and the machine its self was nice...

    I had a DNM5700 and the machine its self was nice but the support from the local dealer "ELLISON" was really bad ,,, After they removed the Doosan I replaced it with a VF2ss and like it way better...
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    Is Pioneer a good shop to work with? I have been...

    Is Pioneer a good shop to work with? I have been using Apex in portland and lets just say I am not as happy as i was a few years back ,,, half the time there type II red is brown and there black is...
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    I use a GROZ and have for years ,,, it works...

    I use a GROZ and have for years ,,, it works great and I can adjust it to what i need ,,, its not dead nuts on the mix but gets me in the ballpark and I have a easy time keeping the machines between...
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    the older Sharp mills were made by FIRST and...

    the older Sharp mills were made by FIRST and after sharp started making there own machine like 5 or 6 years ago the FIRST brand is selling under a TON of other brand names ,, it should be easy to get...
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    I have ZERO info on Haas tooling other that I...

    I have ZERO info on Haas tooling other that I looked at it and its seems costly for what it is ,I also mostly do alum and run YG1 3 flute and some Mari 3 flute endmills and both are vary nice ,,, for...
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    Aluminum extruders in WA area ?

    I have a job coming up were I need 4 extrusions made and would like some feedback on suppliers,
  9. 2017 should be a multi tap machine! I have a 2016...

    2017 should be a multi tap machine! I have a 2016 vf4ss and a 2017 vf2ss and they run GREAT off a 20HP RPC ,, I only have them running on 60 amp breaker on the single phase side ,, for over a year I...
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    I mostly run YG1 taps and 250C coolant between 7...

    I mostly run YG1 taps and 250C coolant between 7 and 9% mix ,, on aluminum I run non coated only and even 3/8-16 I run at 4K down and up, the only time I slow down is if I am doing a blind hole I...
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    A few years back I got asked to help out a local...

    A few years back I got asked to help out a local guy that had one of the CNC Masters mills and could not get it to run ,,, I started my own shop 30+ years ago with the bridgport Boss mills and after...
  12. I looked at some of the early drill /tap machines...

    I looked at some of the early drill /tap machines like 20 years ago and they were mostly spot to spot drilling and had "VARY" little milling available on the control ,, you might look into that...
  13. I have 3 or 4 controller cards and about 10+ of...

    I have 3 or 4 controller cards and about 10+ of the 10 amp drivers ,,, At one time I ran a lot of the AH-HA converted Boss machines and even did a couple lathe retrofits ,, Ah-Ha was a "VARY" good...
  14. I have a new ST15 with probing and it works great...

    I have a new ST15 with probing and it works great ,, probe gets me in the .002 of a inch ballpark and then I can comp it in after making a couple parts,, same as every lathe I have ever worked on,...
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    Doosan support is not good even with the fanuc...

    Doosan support is not good even with the fanuc control ,,, no way in hell I would buy a non standard machine from them
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    a few years back I looked at the little box way...

    a few years back I looked at the little box way mills build by FIRST , nice machines but after about 4 or 5 phone calls I found out support for Siemens controls was just not available , I would look...
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    **** 2 months later, Ellison had to pull out...

    **** 2 months later, Ellison had to pull out their machine ****

    I had two Doosan machines pulled from my shop do to Ellison ,The Doosan machines were ok but the support from Ellison was just not...
  18. could be a bad battery, I had one Haas give out...

    could be a bad battery, I had one Haas give out all kinds of drive codes ands amp codes and it was just the battery died ... or even if the vector drive is bad its only like $1200 to get one fixed...
  19. [QUOTE=mhajicek;3627741]IIRC, Haas no longer...

    [QUOTE=mhajicek;3627741]IIRC, Haas no longer supports machines from prior to 2008;

    There is a couple of boards on the pre 2008 machines that one well have to get repaired and not replaced ,,but...
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    My Hat is off for Orange vise ,, well I am not a...

    My Hat is off for Orange vise ,, well I am not a user of there products I have never seen anything about there company that is not top shelf and there customer service sounds great ,, we ALL ship...
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    I picked up a new ST15 about a year ago and well...

    I picked up a new ST15 about a year ago and well I mostly use it for barfeed work its been running part great. Its not a Mori or a Okuma but it was also not the price of one , The upside is the...
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    Easy to see why Ellison is about gone under in...

    Easy to see why Ellison is about gone under in this area,, Both of the Doosans I had got pulled out by Ellison do to they could not fix them . I have talked to a few shops with Doosans that had good...
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    a motor "only" uses as much power as it needs ,,...

    a motor "only" uses as much power as it needs ,, if you need 4 hp I would leave the 10hp on there and just run it off a RPC and call it good,,, but yes you can run the VFD that drives the spindle off...
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    It all has to do with how you use your mills ,,,...

    It all has to do with how you use your mills ,,, I us a 4th axis every day and have 2 mills with 4th mounted in them full time ,, But to me buying more machines is cheaper than swapping a 4th in and...
  25. 30K might be your upfront cost , but when you own...

    30K might be your upfront cost , but when you own the machine for 10 years and sell it for 20K what is the real cost of owning it? when you really stop and think about the building , power , tooling...
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