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  1. With a little research, you can find an app for...

    With a little research, you can find an app for your phone that walks you through it, think Googleplay maybe?

    Also, if you happened to bump the stylus while installing batteries you may have...
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    Those guys are called operators, not machinists....

    Those guys are called operators, not machinists. :stirthepot:
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    Surface finish. We have facemills, but boss don't...

    Surface finish. We have facemills, but boss don't like seeing lines if the part is wider than the cutter and have to make stepover(s). I think it is a bit overkill, but again, I have seen some of the...
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    Exactly!! :willy_nilly: When I saw the title...

    Exactly!! :willy_nilly:

    When I saw the title of video, I thought ok a wiggler, or maybe an edge finder. Then he said it was a "little bit spendy" :confused:... Then he pulls out a co-ax and said...
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    Fanuc or Charmilles control? What part of...

    Fanuc or Charmilles control? What part of programming, the actual g-code, or the Charmilles language? I might be able to help with the Charmilles language and commands if you have a specific...
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    I'm not happy about having to use one, but alot...

    I'm not happy about having to use one, but alot of the parts we make have high cosmetic requirements and the bossman don't like to see "lines" where a tool has taken multiple passes (I know, I know,...
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    I do believe the posts are 3rd parties, that...

    I do believe the posts are 3rd parties, that said, we had a 5 ax post with full machine sim done from Postability and it was great. Showed collisions (if any), ran Gcode sim, which alot of people say...
  8. On that note ^ if you can't find help, have you...

    On that note ^ if you can't find help, have you considered offering relocation assistance? I did it, signed the contract etc etc. I stayed with that company until the project folded and they laid me...
  9. That's what I was thinking. The couple I have run...

    That's what I was thinking. The couple I have run is a simple spring loaded shot pin with a foot lever release. Wouldn't be hard to modify for whatever many sides,a s long as it physically fits and...
  10. LoL.... Ya I guess, but money is a factor for...

    LoL.... Ya I guess, but money is a factor for everyone.... If I had a magic shopping list where money was no object.... we would have hori after hori, tens of pallets (on each), no end of...
  11. You like the EC400?? They must have done some...

    You like the EC400?? They must have done some major re-designs cuz ours sucked. (We had 8 pallets).

    Major chip problems, not evacuation but would get into the tank and clog the lines, pallet...
  12. Not saying it should/will be a factor, but I...

    Not saying it should/will be a factor, but I imagine the most productive option would be an 8 station vise system on at least 1, if not two pallets. Te-co run about 8k for one of them (6" size). The...
  13. I thought the Jergens 4" double was on the table...

    I thought the Jergens 4" double was on the table (pun intended)....?

    I don't know the measurements of your machine, but maybe three 4" doubles with 5" jaws might fit? We bought three 4", and...
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    This will be in an enclosed CNC. I know there was...

    This will be in an enclosed CNC. I know there was a video out there where a cylinder facind head (?) went through an entire building. I don't think the flexbar has nearly enough mass to do that, but...
  15. Let .5" hang off each side? Make 5" wide jaws?...

    Let .5" hang off each side?

    Make 5" wide jaws?

    OT- We went with Kurts 4" 3400V for the new machine. They look very well built, and ground on the sides if you need to flip them up, but 90% of...
  16. Teco makes some good vises. Never used a...

    Teco makes some good vises. Never used a hydraulic, but we had 2 of their 4 station tombstone/vise combos.
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    Flexbar flycutter advice

    Has anyone used a Flexbar brand flycutter? Any recommendations for speeds and feeds? It has 2 tool bits oriented vertically. Will be machining aluminum, just cleanup facing, .01" or so.

    Flexbar 6"...
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    LoL. I don't know what it is, maybe it is just...

    LoL. I don't know what it is, maybe it is just sweat, but it seems like it used to happen even in winter time up north? Like I said, weird I am in FL where it's basically summer all the time and...
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    I guess I am thinking a "full" package like what...

    I guess I am thinking a "full" package like what we have, 4 axis mill, 4 axis wire, lathe. Maybe it's not bad with just the mill support?
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    Not sure where you heard that? When I first...

    Not sure where you heard that? When I first started using around 2005, I took it home and had a couple 3d programs (surfacing) ready to run Monday morning. Yes, they weren't great, but I got parts...
  21. What brand of live tools did you get if you don't...

    What brand of live tools did you get if you don't mind me asking? We are/were kind of looking to get a Y axis lathe, but wowsa the live tools are expensive, even off brand, and my gut tells me they...
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    I've left my fair share of fingerprints and even...

    I've left my fair share of fingerprints and even whole hand prints on lots of different things. :( Once I figured out it was me I made it a point to wipe everything down when possible. Ironically...
  23. I know you hate MSC, but.. ...

    I know you hate MSC, but..
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  24. Are you looking for something specific (I know...

    Are you looking for something specific (I know hydraulic, but other than that) from them. I demoed one of their multifix vises, but just too short of a jaw width for us, plus would be too long for a...
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    It also helps to wipe everything down after use....

    It also helps to wipe everything down after use. Some people, like myself, have oils or something in their skin that cause excessive rusting.
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