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    :Yawn: :skep: Well all that said... you could...

    :Yawn: :skep:

    Well all that said... you could have done the "job" and figured it out for yourself in the same time as posting the question here... If fit was production or such and you wanted to...
  2. Yep! When I got into the trade in '93-94, did the...

    Yep! When I got into the trade in '93-94, did the whole 4 year apprenticeship with night school, buying my own tools yada yada..... I was told I would "easily" be making $20/hr when I was done!. I...
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    Good lord that profile! mmmmm! :drool5:

    Good lord that profile! mmmmm! :drool5:
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    Oh fuck all that "haaspower amps BS"... do you...

    Oh fuck all that "haaspower amps BS"... do you really really need 20-30-40hp?

    The reason I ask is on an ST20 (not SL models so may be different these days..) we cut 4140ph day in and out, no...
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    Hey! Wait a minute... are you sticking up for me,...

    Hey! Wait a minute... are you sticking up for me, or for Haas? :D

    Ran a Haas ST30 for years cutting 4140ph and it was fine BTW, big (10-12" dia slugs), roughing out the bulk of material with LMNX...
  6. Ain't that the truth!!! :D

    Ain't that the truth!!! :D
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    I get it, I really do, I am a cad/cam...

    I get it, I really do, I am a cad/cam guy-programmer now, more than a tool&die person (these days)... buuuttt.... I learned a long time ago that I needed to use both -cad/cam/solid models AND prints...
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    Huh? :confused:Only if it is complex 3d work IMO....

    Huh? :confused:Only if it is complex 3d work IMO. I can throw a fillet/chamfer on edges in a very old version of Mastercam pretty damn fast. That said, I don't often need to see/have a chamfer...
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    This "only problem" is in basically every case...

    This "only problem" is in basically every case I've come across. Then there's a surfaced boss tangent to the shaft that was modeled at (or beyond) the tolerance limit, which has to be completely...
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    I believe the term is "recast"...? I've seen...

    I believe the term is "recast"...?

    I've seen it when cutting very large/tall parts where the burn was extremely slow (13-14-15" in Z). Not sure what the root cause is though.
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    Fugheddaboutit! Tom only has a few canned...

    Fugheddaboutit!

    Tom only has a few canned responses -

    1) cnc operator making more money by working overtime
    2) 20" long tools and runout being more at the tip than at the holder body
    3) 1000...
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    I've only worked a couple places where I got a...

    I've only worked a couple places where I got a bonus. One time it was a weeks pay at Christmas (which was only about $200 at the time), one time it was a "lottery" where we got to pick out an...
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    I'm not sure if this applies only to metric...

    I'm not sure if this applies only to metric stuff, but I am surprised more people are not familiar with the ISO fits/interference charts? IE H6/h6 etc. It's not hard...

    As far as a solid model, it...
  14. I will try not to go off topic here. I think the...

    I will try not to go off topic here. I think the problem is the toolsetter is still in inch mode (semi-wag :)). My thought process for this is if the toolsetter is in inches (it stores values in a...
  15. I've seen 2200ipm and that is hella fast. Can't...

    I've seen 2200ipm and that is hella fast. Can't imagine almost 4k!

    I worked at an electronics contract builder and we had pick and place machines assembling circuit boards that were lightning...
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    Question about 'theoretical' accuracy - thread...

    Question about 'theoretical' accuracy -

    thread wires and regular mics or pitch mics? (assuming both mics are calibrated and thread wires are "good")
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  22. 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?
  23. 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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