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  1. Looking at this again, because this morning I...

    Looking at this again, because this morning I heard an audible change in the noise emanating from the shop lights when I turned the Phase-Perfect on.
    It has been 8 months since I changed the filter...
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    :angry: That is all I have to say about that!

    :angry: That is all I have to say about that!
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    Boy! Ain't that the truth!

    Boy! Ain't that the truth!
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    Don't option a Mayfran Clean-Sweep! Esp. if you...

    Don't option a Mayfran Clean-Sweep! Esp. if you make any aluminum fines (who doesn't?)
    The haas auger and a chip-trap is worlds better!
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    If haas hadn't changed the control, and ditched...

    If haas hadn't changed the control, and ditched Coldfire support? And, my local HFO hadn't turned in to a shit-show?
    And, they still had great support and parts prices/availability? I would consider...
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    Interesting. I was wondering how they stopped the...

    Interesting. I was wondering how they stopped the spindle so fast. With no braking resistor.
    I climbed all over mine when it first landed. And, couldn't figure it out.
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    Glad you said that. That is one aspect of speed...

    Glad you said that. That is one aspect of speed that doesn't get elaborated enough. "Throughput" covers a broad spectrum of shop dynamics.
    Sometimes, when jobs are stacking up, that time adds up to...
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    Your climate is far different than mine. But, my...

    Your climate is far different than mine. But, my Namco does not like any choke, ever.
    It also does not like a low battery (as kind of mentioned already).
    Make sure your battery is at full capacity,...
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    The Brother can also do a tool-change anywhere...

    The Brother can also do a tool-change anywhere (X/Y), even while in motion. That the DM can not.
    And, the DM's acceleration, both motion and spindle is not in Brother territory.
    I am not for or...
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    If all your tools are smaller like that (I would...

    If all your tools are smaller like that (I would say 1/2" and under) the Brother should definitely be a huge contender.
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    I just went and watched some dm-2 videos. Don't...

    I just went and watched some dm-2 videos.
    Don't care what the spec says. Chip to chip, the haas is not in Brother territory.
    Not according to what my eyes just saw.
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    For you. In your world. I own both as well. And,...

    For you. In your world. I own both as well. And, it is painfully obvious where each outshines the other.

    There is no way in hell anything is going to beat a Brother at tool-change time. You ain't...
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    I wouldn't buy a Brother based on resale value,...

    I wouldn't buy a Brother based on resale value, or for prototype work.

    Personally, in the OP's situation (which we know very little about):
    I would buy a 2010-2014'ish haas VF

    But, it is...
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    Good for you, congratulations! In for pics, LOL

    Good for you, congratulations! In for pics, LOL
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    There are two Brother S500's with Nikken...

    There are two Brother S500's with Nikken trunnions listed on ebay right now for $117k
    I want one so bad its not even funny. Currently way out of my reach though. (and I would need the 16k spindle)
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    It is too bad autodesk is ruining FeatureCAM. It...

    It is too bad autodesk is ruining FeatureCAM. It has the best multiple fixture function I have seen in any CAM system.
    I have not seen everything. But, I use the hell out of FeatureCAM's "multiple...
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    I agree. I had one start acting up. What a pain...

    I agree. I had one start acting up. What a pain in the ass. I must have had it apart 6 times.
    I was able to get it to work. But, the longest it would go without acting up again was about a week.
    I...
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    My 5X experience is limited. I know nothing about...

    My 5X experience is limited. I know nothing about the UMC. Only worked with a couple trunnions, a couple times.
    But, if your B axis is not set dead center of rotation, your gonna have issues.
    If...
  19. Yea, Agreed. I had all those contacts. But, out...

    Yea, Agreed. I had all those contacts. But, out of integrity and respect, I ignored them because I did not want to step on toes.
    When enough time had passed that I felt it was okay (and had the...
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    It is not just your area. My local HFO is...

    It is not just your area. My local HFO is terrible (used to be fantastic). My old haas machines take a beating, and are crazy reliable actually.
    But, I will still NEVER buy another one.
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    This sounds like a set-up issue to me.

    This sounds like a set-up issue to me.
  22. We must belong to the same club! LOL 270617 ...

    We must belong to the same club! LOL

    270617

    That chip: the wide part is the entire width of a CCMT insert. The narrow part is the boring bar body itself! LOL
    All because of a grossly...
  23. The simple, short & sweet (very accurate) answer...

    The simple, short & sweet (very accurate) answer to your question?

    Thats easy: HARMONICS
    Vibration kills.......everything. It starts with surface-finish, but slowly and surely, it is killing...
  24. I wouldn't offer the parts up front. But, being...

    I wouldn't offer the parts up front. But, being able to back up what you state your capabilities are is a good plan.
  25. It is. You just have to put the word out there. ...

    It is. You just have to put the word out there.
    You will do well to get your CAM on site as well. When you do get something in the door, time will be a factor.
    Good luck.
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