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  1. We tap 0-80 all the time. Some aluminum, some...

    We tap 0-80 all the time. Some aluminum, some brass (not sure of the brass properties or condition) with no issues. I have found that using a #55 will cause taps to break. You should use a #54... but...
  2. Thread: B&A Precision

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    Can you modify the vise bed/carrier somehow to...

    Can you modify the vise bed/carrier somehow to accept your current jaws? Just curious... it doesn't solve the problem of time, but might save some dough...?

    An after thought... why is a dual...
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    I don't know Doosan, so take with a grain of...

    I don't know Doosan, so take with a grain of salt...

    On Haas controls you can set a max "load" on each tool, BUT lets say a tool runs at the spindle limit (10k on ours), it trips the load meter...
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    How big is the column? I have used an old Carlton...

    How big is the column? I have used an old Carlton that had somewhere around a 12"dia column. Not sure on HP, but it would drive a 3" 2 flute HSS drill without a peep. We had tap drivers (like a morse...
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    Per the remarks about foreign dining habits.......

    Per the remarks about foreign dining habits.... In Indonesia there were little carts everywhere selling grilled/smoked... something? I can't imagine that is very healthy considering they would be set...
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    To clarify, I wasn't liking the part about...

    To clarify, I wasn't liking the part about killing the monkey, it was because I saw that faces of death too.
  7. Thread: Dense working

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    Wow chill out man! I never said it would take...

    Wow chill out man!

    I never said it would take 4 minutes to change out a fixture, what I said is I have done the fixture swapping when it only takes a couple/few minutes per cycle and it gets old...
  8. Thread: Dense working

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    Ass-u-ming operator is never going to miss a beat...

    Ass-u-ming operator is never going to miss a beat or bathroom break...

    I know that is the goal - maximum spindle on time. I think swapping fixtures is more suited to a lower volume, but still try...
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    This is great! :D Apparently someone (maybe, just...

    This is great! :D Apparently someone (maybe, just a coinidence) has seen this thread because they have a you tube ad telling "us" how to machine parts and make them cheaper and smaller lead times.
    ...
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    [QUOTE=Dualkit;3496762] Actually it was in our...

    Actually it was in our local paper (not sure when, but somewhat recent, within a year maybe?) that the state was going to quit "protecting" something like 5 miles inland (south, like going to...
  11. Thread: Dense working

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    I can't imagine that (drill&tap only) is very...

    I can't imagine that (drill&tap only) is very high dollar work. Especially if you are getting pre-machined blanks so material markup is out. Have you priced any pre-made stuff yet? A 5c indexer with...
  12. Thread: Dense working

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    Second thought, run away! Anyone that gives a...

    Second thought, run away! Anyone that gives a tolerance on depth of thread of .010 is out there. Yes I know you can do it by measuring revolutions and math with a thread plug gage but... How are they...
  13. Thread: Dense working

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    Are they pre-cut blanks? If they are, I would say...

    Are they pre-cut blanks? If they are, I would say screw that unless you can make/buy a vibra-bowl or some type of conveyor system. Manhandling 20k small parts a month sounds like :ack2::vomit::cryin:...
  14. I think this is the closest you'll get to a high...

    I think this is the closest you'll get to a high feed cutter for aluminum.

    Pro-V Mill | Products | KORLOY

    To answer your question about not seeing many (or any) insert tools for milling...
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    I don't think the taper angle even matters (in...

    I don't think the taper angle even matters (in theory), it is the tolerance that is screwing the job up. Current job we regularly burn 4-5-8 degree tapers. That said, it doesn't matter too much for...
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    I am seeing pics...? edit: I am also using...

    I am seeing pics...?

    edit: I am also using chrome
  17. Where in FL are you? You can PM me if you want, I...

    Where in FL are you? You can PM me if you want, I am in the Tampa area so I might be able to help if you are close.
  18. In all seriousness, it may never be "bulletproof"...

    In all seriousness, it may never be "bulletproof" but be 99.9% there. I ran a UMC750 for maybe a year or so without any issues. Then one day, BOOM! For some reason my post didn't change planes back...
  19. Haha :D I was going to say he exact opposite-...

    Haha :D I was going to say he exact opposite- when you have a crash, it's not working!
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    Well a major difference is algae just do what...

    Well a major difference is algae just do what they do, they don't work jobs, sleep, grocery shopping...

    If you just sat in one spot all day and night and did one thing (more or less) you might...
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    I honestly didn't read the whole thread, maybe...

    I honestly didn't read the whole thread, maybe later, but the biggest issues I see are --

    1) "recorded history" That only dates back something like 200 years? (weather tracking/recording/etc)...
  22. Yes, you did. :scratchchin: I made an assumption...

    Yes, you did. :scratchchin: I made an assumption about the OP simply because he asked for the 'proper' method to ream a hole.... I am trying to imagine a scenario where the hole size is critical (at...
  23. Yes it does if you need to hold position and...

    Yes it does if you need to hold position and size...

    OP, you need to bore or interpolate the top portion of the hole (how deep depends on size IMO) to get your position correct. A 'regular'*...
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    Most of my drawers look like this... 279804 ...

    Most of my drawers look like this...

    279804


    279805

    279806

    Not every drawer needs a divider or plastic bin, just a clean layout so it is obvious when a tool is missing...
  25. I've used them before, they work great. However,...

    I've used them before, they work great. However, had no idea they were that damn expensive! Sounds like a project for someone here on PM to make these cheaper. :)
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