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  1. I think the remote jog handle is nice, but...

    I think the remote jog handle is nice, but definitely an "option" for the smaller machines. The machines are locked down enough (safeties and such) now that having a remote jog is kind of pointless...
  2. Thank you thank you thank you! :cheers: I've...

    Thank you thank you thank you! :cheers:

    I've run mostly Haas and never had problems cutting tool steels (soft and hard) and 4140ph. We used to make parts out of 'finkl'.(some brand of their nasty...
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    Well.. I don't know... they are listed as hard...

    Well.. I don't know... they are listed as hard jaws, but the description says they are made from "1018 mild steel". Maybe they are carburized(sp?) and case hardened? :confused:
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    $340 for 1018crs jaws..?!? Check these guys...

    $340 for 1018crs jaws..?!?

    Check these guys out -
    American Stnd Tongue & Groove - MonsterJaws Mfg
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    You're right about them using rc engines which is...

    You're right about them using rc engines which is funny, but I was working on multi-fuel engines to replace them. The biggest problem we ran into was cold starting at altitude and getting bearing...
  6. Where do you get those? I've never seen one and...

    Where do you get those? I've never seen one and have run production before using pipe taps..? Are they new, or a specialty item?
  7. WAG, but I would say for manufacturing purposes?...

    WAG, but I would say for manufacturing purposes? Imagine if pipe taps were made so the top thread was exactly the perfect height to give you a good thread by "bottoming" it out. Probably...
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    Well according to some, that is exactly how you...

    Well according to some, that is exactly how you do it... not my choice, but for some...:ack2:
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    How about you give it up? You are exactly the...

    How about you give it up?

    You are exactly the same, except different side of the fence... :rolleyes5:
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    Honest question (not familiar with Metrol?) why...

    Honest question (not familiar with Metrol?) why is is other MTB's charge more than Haas for probing?

    Anyone know? Is Haas undercutting, different functions..?
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    I'm not sure why you would need software to...

    I'm not sure why you would need software to program from a solid model for wedm?

    We regularly do round-bottom to square-top and vise / versa using 2d wireframe in our sodick machines... Is the...
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    Love it! :D I see lots of posts, over many...

    Love it! :D
    I see lots of posts, over many categories (haas, brother, robo, mazack, etc) where people use a Haimer and I think WTF?!?

    A probe package on a Haas machine is $6k.... How can you go...
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    Could you re-post in this thread? I'm interested...

    Could you re-post in this thread? I'm interested (not a brother owner) in seeing the difference (having only used Haas renishaw probe routines)...
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    We had some dies built in Mexico many moons ago....

    We had some dies built in Mexico many moons ago. Talk about horrible! :cryin:

    Un-hardened punches/dies, shit work on everything... they were cheap though.. haha..
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    Vs notepad (word)? Oh boy you gotta download...

    Vs notepad (word)?

    Oh boy you gotta download it and see. ;)

    It is more like an nc editor (cimco etc) than a generic windows notepad/word app....
    Downloads | Notepad++
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    Yes! That is the best way to make assemblies IMO....

    Yes! That is the best way to make assemblies IMO. I once worked with an engineer when I was prototyping engine stuff. Had some silly tolerance on one part like +.0002/-0.0 and the mating part...
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    Nothing really. BUT I would say unless the shop...

    Nothing really. BUT I would say unless the shop is a real hack and slash I would *expect* them all to be within a thou or two (depending on manul lathe or cnc and condition of machine). That said, I...
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    Well that works out to 32 hours per year or...

    Well that works out to 32 hours per year or roughly .6 hours per week. Sure faster is faster, but you probably literally piss that away (bathroom breaks) unless you have a robot loader or something.
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    I'm sure I come across as anti-Brother or a Haas...

    I'm sure I come across as anti-Brother or a Haas fanboy, and it is what it is...

    I like what Fal said earlier, his machine didn't get turned on today. Hard to save time if you don't have parts to...
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    I would start checking the bore issue I had on...

    I would start checking the bore issue I had on the 750. A simple block. Drill/bore @B90 and C0, then rotate C180 and bore again and see if they line up. Alternately, bore all the way through from one...
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    I just watched one and by the one Mississippi -...

    I just watched one and by the one Mississippi - two Mississippi method (yes very scientific! :)) it looked to be about 3 seconds to me. Still pretty damn fast! If you are trying to manage getting the...
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    I understand completely. I've used both DWO and...

    I understand completely. I've used both DWO and TCP and center of rotation. I had a 5th axis vise on a riser that had a plug on the bottom to locate it centered on the table. Keep in mind you are...
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    Specific to Mastercam I guess. Postability |...

    Specific to Mastercam I guess.

    Postability | Mastercam Post Processors
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    The parameters for MRZP never changed more than...

    The parameters for MRZP never changed more than (the equivalent*) of maybe .0005" ?

    *When you run it it generates numbers that I think are encoder counts...
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    Agree 100%. The brother may be faster (and...

    Agree 100%. The brother may be faster (and better?) than a Haas DM series mill, I am not familiar with them enough to say. BUT like you said, prototype and high volume production are 2 different...
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