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    I don't know about the Centurion 8, but the...

    I don't know about the Centurion 8, but the Centurion 7 and earlier controls had a parameter which I believe is called "trig help" that would cause the control to make unexpected movements in certain...
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    Chuck another part and put an indicator on it to...

    Chuck another part and put an indicator on it to check the runout. There are a number of issues that could be causing the lack of concetricity, but I think the most likely one is that your soft jaws...
  3. Jerry, I sent you an email. I'd like to take a...

    Jerry,
    I sent you an email. I'd like to take a look at the drawings.
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    For less than 1000 pieces of a single fastener...

    For less than 1000 pieces of a single fastener boltdepot.com has pretty good prices. From what I've seen they have better pricing than McMaster or Fastenal. That's where I get most of my fasteners....
  5. What are the tolerances?

    What are the tolerances?
  6. In the post settings, in the "General" tab there...

    In the post settings, in the "General" tab there is a checkbox for "Machine Support Helix Arcs". If you check that box you should get arcs for your thread milling code.
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    Do you want pricing for all three materials or is...

    Do you want pricing for all three materials or is it up to the preference of the supplier?

    I don't believe that I have ever seen white Acrylic in round stock. Sheets are fairly common, but...
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    I will agree with you that OneCNC mill is much...

    I will agree with you that OneCNC mill is much better than OneCNC lathe. It seems like they put a lot more resources into making and improving the mill software than the lathe. (I imagine there are...
  9. Work has been pretty steady for me this year. ...

    Work has been pretty steady for me this year. YTD we are a few percent behind 2018 which was a very good year, so I can't complain.

    We're a job shop. We don't do much work for automotive. ...
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    I tried it several years ago. I couldn't get it...

    I tried it several years ago. I couldn't get it to consistently give good code. Even when it did work it always required a fair amount of editing. In the end it was faster to write the code by...
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    Here on the west side of the state I don't think...

    Here on the west side of the state I don't think you would have any problem finding someone to pay you $60k with no benefits for a job like that, but I know sometimes things can be different on the...
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    I have just one part time employee working for...

    I have just one part time employee working for me, and I make a good living doing mostly job-shop work. I mostly hire college age kids (I guess that mean I'm getting old if college students look...
  13. The Lynx 2100 LB comes with an 8" chuck with an...

    The Lynx 2100 LB comes with an 8" chuck with an optional 10" chuck. I just had one quoted a few weeks ago. So, yes, the parts will fit in a Lynx, but I do agree that if this part is typical of the...
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    I have a repeat job that I run a few times a year...

    I have a repeat job that I run a few times a year out of 3/8" x 2.5" 954 bronze, and a new 4-6 Bi-metal blade seems to work just fine. In think for 4" you will probably want a courser pitch like a...
  15. Thread: Smart lathe

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    It seems to work fine for me.

    It seems to work fine for me.
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    If you're referring to Smart brand machine tools,...

    If you're referring to Smart brand machine tools, then I had already started a thread on them here:
    Smart Machine Tool Brand?

    Basically, they are re-painted Yama Seiki (Goodway/Awea) machines...
  17. My dad had bought equipment from them. They seem...

    My dad had bought equipment from them. They seem to be a reputable outfit.

    They have a huge warehouse out in the country, so I believe that they probably do mostly sell machines that are on...
  18. I know Vander Ziel Machinery. My Dad has bought...

    I know Vander Ziel Machinery. My Dad has bought from them. I trust them.

    I don't think they typically broker machines. They have a huge warehouse out in the country. Most the the equipment...
  19. These tend to go off topic pretty fast. To...

    These tend to go off topic pretty fast.

    To answer your question: Flood oil is better than air, but coolant is better than oil. If you're just squirting oil on the tool from a bottle then I would...
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    When I was looking at VMCs in 2017 Doosan was...

    When I was looking at VMCs in 2017 Doosan was actually one of the most expensive brands that I looked at. Samsung, DMC, Hardinge/Bridgeport, Kitamura, Milltronics, Takumi, and YCM were all less...
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    I spoke to a salesman at Dynamic yesterday and...

    I spoke to a salesman at Dynamic yesterday and got a little more information on the Smart brand. The machines they are currently selling are rebadged Yama Seikis, so the Mills are made by Awea and...
  22. Is Dry Run mode activated? That's what it sounds...

    Is Dry Run mode activated? That's what it sounds like to me. On most machines there is a toggle button to turn it on and off.
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    The factory is right on Lake Macatawa which is a...

    The factory is right on Lake Macatawa which is a big lake connected to THE big lake, so I don't think it normally freezes over. But the current actual temp is -4F. It's rare to get daytime temps...
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    The main expressway in that area was shut down...

    The main expressway in that area was shut down most of the day yesterday, so I think a lot of the workers had a hard time getting in yesterday. The conditions actually seem worse today.

    With...
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    Seems to be going from bad to worse here. The...

    Seems to be going from bad to worse here. The storm has past, but the high winds and the lake effect snow keeps coming. Today several large manufacturing companies are closed including Gentex (teir...
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