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  1. I have thought about that I have a 12" dewalt...

    I have thought about that I have a 12" dewalt sliding miter saw that I considered using but I think it may gum up without some sort of lube or coolant. I also have a Mikita metal chop saw.
  2. Thanks for the offer after thinking all this...

    Thanks for the offer after thinking all this through for now I am going to have Coast cut the 6" x 6" angle since those parts are all cut the same length at least for now cutting bar stock doesn't...
  3. Question about Cold saws I assume I need the non...

    Question about Cold saws I assume I need the non Ferrous models and the difference would be blade speed. If I go with a cold saw I am definitely looking for a smooth cut finish. Browsing Ebay the...
  4. I think it has but until recently I always just...

    I think it has but until recently I always just cut bar stock so I never really noticed the huge error until I started cutting the bigger angle.
  5. I have 2 custom extrusions made one I have cut by...

    I have 2 custom extrusions made one I have cut by my supplier but the other extrusion I cut to different lengths and I end up sanding the ends because the cut finish is really bad using the bandsaw...
  6. You can put a square on the blade it touches at...

    You can put a square on the blade it touches at the top 7" above table When the blade drops to the bottom it is now 3/16" off there is no adjustment for that.

    I have started making a lot of parts...
  7. Manual saw for cutting up blanks recommendations.

    I currently use a Turn Pro 7" x 12" horizontal band saw it has a small coolant tank and has worked ok for the last 10+ years I bought it new from Enco. The problem I have with it is it doesn't cut...
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    Tool life 1/4-20 form tap in 6061?

    I have tapped thousands of holes with a 1/4" - 20 form tap in 6061 and it seems to be still tapping fine how often do you change them out. The holes seem to be fine but I am thinking I should change...
  9. I have a product line I will sell you so I can...

    I have a product line I will sell you so I can retire. I machine marine parts from aluminum.
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    The best part of the deal might be your neighbor...

    The best part of the deal might be your neighbor knowing how to run it if you are new to CNC machining.
  11. This what they sent me for a backup on the...

    This what they sent me for a backup on the Siemens 828D.

    "It is a good thing to do from time to time. Put a usb mem-stick into the machine and select ctrl, alt, S that will copy a file with a...
  12. I just backed up my Siemens 828D today after...

    I just backed up my Siemens 828D today after reading this thread I had to email them to figure out how to do it. The backup was simple and it also backed up all my cut files.
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    If you have a small shop full of machines and...

    If you have a small shop full of machines and can't afford a larger building get rid of machines that are not making you money if this is a hobby I get it he who dies with the most toys wins. From a...
  14. I am looking for a shop in the greater Portland,...

    I am looking for a shop in the greater Portland, OR / Vancouver, WA area shipping parts back and forth is not what I am looking for. Thanks to those folks who have contacted me but I do not want to...
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    Air dryer question.

    I got a used Hankison HIT-50 air dryer from a friend in a trade it is a refrigerated dryer. I have never had an air dryer before and have only used water separators. I have some questions I usually...
  16. But not according to the results in the video.

    But not according to the results in the video.
  17. Give Chris an email he has been great for me to...

    Give Chris an email he has been great for me to help with problems I have had.
    [email protected]
  18. I shot a quick video let me know if it helps....

    I shot a quick video let me know if it helps.
    YouTube
  19. My Machine has the 828D control they are supposed...

    My Machine has the 828D control they are supposed to work the same. I am not sure I understand your question but here is how I setup my tool library. I hit the jog button that opens up a screen with...
  20. I would add a lead in for 2 reasons first...

    I would add a lead in for 2 reasons first anywhere you pierce it leaves an ugly hole and the second reason is the torch is not turning on so just add a line long enough to pierce outside the design...
  21. Thread: Die wanted?

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    I found a company that makes this part (not the...

    I found a company that makes this part (not the die)just the tube mill finished for $9.25 ea I have an order in. They call them tulips. I did not have any luck finding a die it is probably custom...
  22. Thread: Die wanted?

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    Die wanted?

    Anyone know where I could source a die for aluminum pipe or tube that would make this shape 1.5" aluminum tube either 6061 or 6063. Just the tube not the attachment bracket. Flare at one end slight...
  23. I agree with what you are saying and yes you...

    I agree with what you are saying and yes you definitely need to know fishing or have a sales guy who does. I started this business as a hobby to buy better tools for my machining hobby and it grew to...
  24. Need Shop To outsource Portland, OR / Vancouver, WA

    I am getting ready to retire and sell my small manufacturing business I make fishing boat parts. I do all the machine work in house now but finding someone who can replace me and run the business...
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    I would lose the card to E2 and get another...

    I would lose the card to E2 and get another couple estimates. I worked as a trouble shooter and Lineman for a couple utility companies for 22 years I have followed electricians around some are not...
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