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    This has absolutely nothing to do with finding an...

    This has absolutely nothing to do with finding an employee. He's a one person shop. This is strictly how to categorize certain income that he already has for taxation purposes.

    As CNCToolcat...
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    Mine was bought new and installed by the factory...

    Mine was bought new and installed by the factory authorized tech, and that's how he did installed it, and how the manual specs.

    It also specs being leveled to .1mm per meter front to back, and...
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    They are designed to sit on the leveling feet. ...

    They are designed to sit on the leveling feet. Manual on mine (little bit smaller machine, but I'm pretty sure that manufacturer uses the same plate on their larger machines) specs 8x8" plates, 3/4...
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    Along with Vogel die, check with Unipunch as...

    Along with Vogel die, check with Unipunch as well. They make exactly what you need, and should be able to make it with any notch shape. No idea which company is going to be cheaper, so get a quote...
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    That's a 20 ton, 4' machine. He's needing...

    That's a 20 ton, 4' machine. He's needing something in the realm of 6' 60 ton...
  6. I've got a 6' 12 gauge D&K box and pan brake. ...

    I've got a 6' 12 gauge D&K box and pan brake.

    with the exception of certain movable parts, it's all plate, including the bed. Mines made in Mexico, so it's post US but pre Taiwan. Not sure if...
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    270447 270448 270449 We also aren't...

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    We also aren't using the standard punch attachment and gauging table (we have the oversize punch attachment instead), so if anyone is interested in that, please let me...
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    Geka Hydracrop Press Brake Attachment

    I recently purchased a Hydracrop 55 that came optioned out more extensively than we need.

    Press Brake attachment for punching station. Complete, includes installation manual. Only thing to note is...
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    With those parts, as long as you can use 8x...

    With those parts, as long as you can use 8x material thickness die (2" die for 1/4", etc), you should be fine with a 6' 60 ton ish machine.

    If you have employees, avoid the old mechanical...
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    Additionally, press brakes don't take point loads...

    Additionally, press brakes don't take point loads very well. Rule of thumb is that full tonnage of the machine can't be used on a part shorter than 60% of the bed length.

    That 1' long piece of...
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    Consider the cost of running the transformer. ...

    Consider the cost of running the transformer. Specifically, only energizing the transformer when running those 480 tools, vs leaving a transformer on all the time to keep computers and the office...
  12. I just looked at Phase-A-Matic site, and the 20...

    I just looked at Phase-A-Matic site, and the 20 hp unit allows up to a 60 hp combined load of lightly loaded motors. AR only allows up to the idler nameplate (20 hp) for combined loads. That might...
  13. To experiment, I did just go start the shear with...

    To experiment, I did just go start the shear with the press brake motor running. It started it without triggering the start light/capacitors on the phase converter panel, so that's a result.

    I...
  14. It starts the shear fine, just triggers the start...

    It starts the shear fine, just triggers the start capacitors/light. I've been using the shear for a couple months with no problems.

    When I called AR to order the phase converter, I inquired...
  15. Breaker/wire size for hard starting 3 phase motors

    I've got an American Rotary ADX-20 (digital series 20 hp idler, rated to start 10 hp). It's fed from a 70 amp single phase breaker, and 4 gauge wire, per AR's spec sheet. No issues there.

    For...
  16. The helmet still has the UV protection even when...

    The helmet still has the UV protection even when not darkened, so you really don't have to worry about that.
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    It used to be fine, but I think over time the arm...

    It used to be fine, but I think over time the arm has started to pull out of shape from blade tension (it now has a noticeable curve), which has messed up the geometry. I bought it to serve a...
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    I think Ries is on the right track - the...

    I think Ries is on the right track - the Pistorious seems to be designed to do what I do, and I'll probably start being on the lookout for one local and cheap.

    That said, as most of you...
  19. That looks like 3.7% for key in transactions,...

    That looks like 3.7% for key in transactions, unless I read it wrong. He'd be better off with PayPal, and at least wouldn't have monthly fees.
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    Just ordered a couple things to make a little...

    Just ordered a couple things to make a little clamp for it. Hopefully will have it put together early next week.
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    I've got all that. Set up right next to the...

    I've got all that. Set up right next to the import bandsaw.
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    I use the chop saw all the time for more rigid shapes (tube, etc). There's no way I'm comfortable cutting these shapes without...
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    That's tempting, but I don't need another space...

    That's tempting, but I don't need another space hog or project right now...
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    I think a not of newer non slider saws have this...

    I think a not of newer non slider saws have this tendency as well. I have a 12" dewalt dual bevel miter saw, and it's geometry is different from the older dewalt 12" single bevel saw I used prior. ...
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    Cold saw for thin aluminum extrusions

    We're regularly miter cutting these two proprietary extrusions, to make 4 sided frames. Extrusions are roughly 2 1/4" wide as, and 1.5 and 1.875" tall, with all .090" wall thickness. 6063 alloy.
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  25. It does if that guy ends up being your competitor.

    It does if that guy ends up being your competitor.
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