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    I'm not aware of a better, easier to navigate...

    I'm not aware of a better, easier to navigate site, but that's doesn't mean it can't exist.

    Back to MSC- DavidN gets free shipping over $25, I get free shipping over $50, and OldWrench is at $99....
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    We get something like 25% off list price, as a...

    We get something like 25% off list price, as a small business. The over $50 dollars free shipping and next day upgrade is nice.

    Their "Value Line" cutting tools are junk, I accidentally ordered...
  3. The S500X1's were under $60K, not sure what they...

    The S500X1's were under $60K, not sure what they are now.

    My Brothers aren't old enough to have any firsthand knowledge of spindle life, but I do know that how it was run and cared for during that...
  4. Also, to clarify, I was talking about two Brother...

    Also, to clarify, I was talking about two Brother S500's, not Haas. The base machines (10k spindle, 14 tool) are $50k-$60k, around base VF-2 price, but are still Speedios in speed and reliability.
  5. Yes, I can't quantify it but my sense is that the...

    Yes, I can't quantify it but my sense is that the wavy edge reduces pull out. Doesn't help if the operator forgets to tighten down the pitbull clamp, but can't blame that on the end mill...
  6. Random thought, tell me why this is dumb: for...

    Random thought, tell me why this is dumb: for that $130k here in the States you could get two base 14 tool/10k/BT30 S500's, both with tool setters and one with a 4th. Unless you need the X travel to...
  7. Maybe I don't know what we're missing, but so far...

    Maybe I don't know what we're missing, but so far the standard BT-30 has been fine. I've successfully snapped some tools and ripped parts out of fixtures without harming the taper, so there's that......
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    I had a very similar machine (maybe that...

    I had a very similar machine (maybe that machine?? I sold it to a guy here in NC), and as I recall it didn't get homed. Our practice was to move it to a known location, like X0 Y0 Z1, and turn it...
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    Greg, Do you know anything about setting a...

    Greg, Do you know anything about setting a Brother up for simulation? My quick check of the machine library didn't find any.
  10. Thread: This Old Tony?

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    No, but he mentioned a family death (father...

    No, but he mentioned a family death (father maybe?) in one of the last videos as a reason he hadn't been posting. He does seem a cool guy, super smart and a sense of humor.
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    The control thought the tool was already in the...

    The control thought the tool was already in the spindle. You may want to pull all the tools out and run it through a few tool changes to make sure everything works and lines up right.

    As to what...
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    I think the naysayers are going to win this one....

    I think the naysayers are going to win this one. And rightly so, that AR grip is a complicated part for a saturated market.

    But I was/am in the same boat of wanting to learn a bit about injection...
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    Poll: The TM-0 that Haas is coming out with might be...

    The TM-0 that Haas is coming out with might be the Goldilocks makerspace machine. Haven't seen the price yet, but it looks like the perfect starter CNC mill.
  14. We started using Zoho Books and Inventory last...

    We started using Zoho Books and Inventory last year, and are mostly happy with it. Books is an annual subscription, but it's really low, like $200 a year; Inventory is another module that costs a bit...
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    If this business really is at the point of not...

    If this business really is at the point of not needing you, can you hire a manager, sit back, and let the passive income roll in? Or do you need the lump sum of a sale for future endeavors? I like...
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    This gets asked a lot, and one tried and true...

    This gets asked a lot, and one tried and true option is your own product. The pros are that your lack of shop size is irrelevant, and you can work around your schedule. That's assuming you also work...
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    Inverter TIG welders are awesome and...

    Inverter TIG welders are awesome and significantly nicer to use than transformers. 220 amps is about the minimum you want for aluminum, on bigger parts the heat wicks away so fast you really need to...
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    Agree with the well aimed coolant, but wouldn't...

    Agree with the well aimed coolant, but wouldn't go to two flute. It seems like 4 flutes are less prone to snapping off, which makes sense if you think about the cross section. And the chips are going...
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    Poll: Thats what I figured... And if you were there to...

    Thats what I figured... And if you were there to walk a customer/"maker" through how to load programs, set work offsets, tool lengths, etc. it would probably be fine.

    But the OP isn't an...
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    By "good idea", do you mean failed products?...

    By "good idea", do you mean failed products? Because a product would be my first approach; it completely sidesteps all the paperwork issues above, and allows you to dial in a process instead of...
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    How about sinker EDM? Or maybe a high feed mill?...

    How about sinker EDM? Or maybe a high feed mill? No personal experience with either but they seem plausible.

    What I have done is taken a very short flute length end mill and relieved the shank to...
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    Poll: I know someone with a Sharp 2412 that fits that...

    I know someone with a Sharp 2412 that fits that description very well. You could get the machine, a bunch of tool holders, and a Kurt vise thrown in for less than $20k... And pretty sure you could...
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    PM sent. And more words to meet minimum.

    PM sent.

    And more words to meet minimum.
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    Thanks. I just set the first machine up...

    Thanks. I just set the first machine up yesterday and am already fuzzy on details...

    Do you or anyone else know where to get BrotherComm? FileZilla works but leaves a lot to be desired UI wise.
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    How can I tell if the wifi access link is working...

    How can I tell if the wifi access link is working on the Brother?

    We had the access link working on a laptop and plugged it into the machine. We set everything as per Mutiny's post (using the...
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