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    I don’t know jack shit about Ivermectin, but I...

    I don’t know jack shit about Ivermectin, but I did read it (or it’s founders) received a Nobel Prize for coming up with it.

    Seems like a lot of praise for animal medicine….??
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    Seems like MariTool has “super-strong” pull studs...

    Seems like MariTool has “super-strong” pull studs now, (made from H13 maybe?).

    Might be worth the investment going forward...
  3. Shoot, we’re having issues getting 4140 round...

    Shoot, we’re having issues getting 4140 round bar! And we need to be getting some 8,000 pounds/month to keep our inventory of finished parts in decent shape.

    Our suppliers are EMJ, Penn Steel,...
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    100,000 UK Covid 19 Deaths

    California use to be one of the most conservative states in the nation. After decades of immigration, the state is now forever liberal.

    It’s the same playbook the Dems have for Texas, Arizona,...
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    Pay Rates for employees. New to Expert.

    Until all the extra money for unemployment dries up, it’s hard just getting anybody to just APPLY for a job!

    I’ve said it before, and will say it again: we’ve reached a point in our country where...
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    Why Does HAAS Have a Bad Rep? (To some people)

    One key thing to remember about the popular Haas “SS” machines is they get the fast rapids and feeds using high-pitch ball screws.

    High-pitch screws will not maintain accuracy as well over time...
  7. OT: Standing to work versus sitting to work!

    On the subject of number 2, when I worked at Honda in Japan way back in ‘94, I will never forget the factory bathrooms.

    Imagine a urinal in the floor, about 10 feet long. You squatted over this...
  8. Dial calipers are the cat’s meow for removing...

    Dial calipers are the cat’s meow for removing splinters.

    If necessary, dig into your skin a bit with a sterilized knife.

    ToolCat
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    100,000 UK Covid 19 Deaths

    BB,

    President Trump visited New York’s police and fire departments, where he received a hero’s welcome.

    After all, he’s not in the party that wants to defund them…

    And in the minds of...
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    Could be the FX715….? Also, the FX727 is...

    Could be the FX715….?

    Also, the FX727 is important. It is the board that actually gets cleared upon reinitialization, so it could be an issue.

    Good luck, and keep us posted.

    ToolCat
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    FX701 is the main processor board. FX715 is...

    FX701 is the main processor board.

    FX715 is the monitor interface board (pretty sure).

    FX784-8 and FX784-9 (or single FX884) are the software and memory boards.

    The “tool pocket” alarm is...
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    Nice! Having twins of older CNC’s almost...

    Nice!

    Having twins of older CNC’s almost guarantees you can keep both running, as part swapping can allow you to zero-in on a problem pretty quick.

    I can’t stand to see machines strapped across...
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    100,000 UK Covid 19 Deaths

    The international community, and even the W.H.O. have stated China’s lack of cooperation and openness will prevent determining exactly how the virus started, and how it spread.

    If they are so...
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    Haas is just doing what any successful...

    Haas is just doing what any successful manufacturer should do: after achieving recognition in the market, raise prices as high as the market allows.

    You guys need to pick on other American...
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    No idea about your bearings, but you get my vote...

    No idea about your bearings, but you get my vote for the most entertaining topic title!
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    The news reported this evening that 13 teachers...

    The news reported this evening that 13 teachers and workers in one Florida school district have died from Covid since school started.

    And all were unvaccinated!

    Coming from a guy who has...
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    Usually rust problems don't appear if the shop...

    Usually rust problems don't appear if the shop has air conditioning and good insulation. The air condoning keeps the humidity down.

    Speaking of humidity, you can add a de-humidifier or two,...
  18. A good multi-stage centrifugal pump is a great...

    A good multi-stage centrifugal pump is a great solution. They are powerful and quiet. Often the multi-stages makes the pump section really long, but all ya gotta do is use a spacer of some sort to...
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    Sandvik Group buys Mastercam

    Most definitely Fusion360 has the largest user base of any CAD/CAM software. It is the go-to software for all the inventors, hobbyists, “maker-space” folks, 3D printing-folks, and of course small...
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    I can say from experience the top board on...

    I can say from experience the top board on Mitsubishi drives (Mazak) is the weak point!

    Although I have had to replace an IGBT or two on the "base" of the drives....

    ToolCat Greg
  21. 1.5" diameter is the largest insert drill I have...

    1.5" diameter is the largest insert drill I have in the shop.

    Even on my larger QT28 Mazaks, I just drill 1.5", then go at with a 1" or 1-1/4" boring bar.

    A bit longer on cycle sometimes,...
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    If you've really got the entrepreneurial bug, I...

    If you've really got the entrepreneurial bug, I say go for it.

    Not often do you find a shop for sale that actually has good equipment that has been properly taken care of! Most shops rag the hell...
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    Here in rural southwest Virginia, that's a pretty...

    Here in rural southwest Virginia, that's a pretty good living.

    For example, a nice ~2,000 sq. ft. house in a subdivision is $200-$250k...(usually, until the latest inflation madness anyway!) ...
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    I realize there are a lot of Brother fan-boys...

    I realize there are a lot of Brother fan-boys here on PM (and I'm one of them...lol), but just what exactly is it about a Brother VMC that makes them so special?

    Is it just the speed?

    If so,...
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    100,000 UK Covid 19 Deaths

    Seems like I read somewhere the J&J vaccine doesn’t necessarily use the mRNA technology, but rather is more typical of a “flu shot”, by delivering the instructions to the cells using a safe version...
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