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    Heck if I know. I program ( roughly ) every RFQ...

    Heck if I know. I program ( roughly ) every RFQ and use the time the software generates ( along with a factor plus setup etc ). But this is VERY time consuming and exhausting.

    Im actually running...
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    Excellent, congrats!

    Excellent, congrats!
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    Good point, I cant argue with it. I have a...

    Good point, I cant argue with it. I have a tendency to look at things negatively. At the same time, these type instances happen often, though I am usually around to fix it without much lost time. I...
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    I might not be using the correct verbiage...

    I might not be using the correct verbiage regarding the nut. I have seen them tapered at the end or crimped/punched. Same concept as the nut with the nylon crimped in to prevent it from backing off....
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    I think the part that is troubling me is that my...

    I think the part that is troubling me is that my employee seems to be really trying. He cares. It is hard to find someone that cares. I value that. But he is so weak in areas that Im not sure I can...
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    Just wanted to bump this up and kind of update. I...

    Just wanted to bump this up and kind of update. I still havent settled on a solution. I have done some evaluating. I wanted to see if my quoting was an issue. Maybe Im quoting too low? I typically...
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    Well I was feeling pretty good about it till you...

    Well I was feeling pretty good about it till you mentioned bearing noise....a few months ago started hearing a noise from the spindle area off and on, scared me but I put a stethescope on the spindle...
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    Chuck actuator intermittent leak?

    The actuator on my 2004 Daewoo Puma 300LC is leaking. I have seen this before but this time its kind of weird. The leak is intermittent and I dont know what the variable is. Some days it leaks, some...
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    Having the same issue with my Samchully HYHL...

    Having the same issue with my Samchully HYHL 2511. I do wonder if just replacing the o rings is enough. Often the chrome flakes and replacing the o rings is only a temporary fix. I guess you dont...
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    I realized that before I posted. I typically post...

    I realized that before I posted. I typically post with the thought in mind that the info may be helpful for many others down the line. Often I search for answers to issues and PM threads come up,...
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    I dont know if they can be rented. I have...

    I dont know if they can be rented. I have borrowed from customers and several shops I have worked at routinely borrowed from each other. Some of the big boys require use of their own gages when...
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    I am no expert, but have cut many, many of them...

    I am no expert, but have cut many, many of them as an employee of Baker Hughes, and several job shops for many customers. And every single one required hard gages to be used. ( along with dimensional...
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    There was no need to actually hold .002 on the...

    There was no need to actually hold .002 on the old engine lathes. The thread was/is cut to gage ( topping inserts formed the typically+/-.002 depth tolerance along with the radii on the crest etc )...
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    I will admit I love working alone. I dont like...

    I will admit I love working alone. I dont like having other people in the shop. But it is a bit of a catch 22. I need to expand my customer base to lessen some of the volatility, and the only way I...
  15. The only reason I am actually running this job is...

    The only reason I am actually running this job is because the shop that normally runs them doesnt have tsc on their mill. They were using cobalt and did real well till getting near depth. Then a chip...
  16. Nothing has really changed yet but wanted to...

    Nothing has really changed yet but wanted to update. The second drill ztarted showing wear after only approx 20 holes. I am assuming its due to the peck. ( probably work hardening every time I pull...
  17. Actually 2 holes, first is 3.63" and the other is...

    Actually 2 holes, first is 3.63" and the other is 4" but neither get even half way there before chips start packing up. I do not have the ability to add air to the blow, may be able to figure out...
  18. 256671256671 Dont know why there are 2 pics...

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    Dont know why there are 2 pics or why its sideways. Sorry. As you can see the coolant is blowing well.
  19. Recommend a 12 or 15xd deep coolant thru drill for 304 Stainless-problems

    Have a job drill drilling 304 stainless, I thought I did my research and bought Guhring 5525 carbide drills with coolant thru. I programmed their recommended speed and feed. Straight thru, no peck....
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    Good to hear, and thanks for following up

    Good to hear, and thanks for following up
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    I wish. Math skills are very weak. Can only edit...

    I wish. Math skills are very weak. Can only edit canned cycle start points, spindle direction etc. I dont supply health insurance or any other benefits besides paid holidays and vacation after 1yr...
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    Gotcha. I should have been more clear. I do all...

    Gotcha. I should have been more clear. I do all the manual labor stuff along with the above mentioned. He does get his coolant most of the time. At this small size I cant justify a guy to do it and...
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    I have definitely had those days where I didnt...

    I have definitely had those days where I didnt get much done. Then days where it all fell in place and knocked it all out. I am looking at it as overall, not just a few off days.

    I certainly cant...
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    I do everything except run the machine he is...

    I do everything except run the machine he is running. Part of my reasoning is that my ability to do the quoting, programming, material ordering, customer relations etc is severely hampered if I am...
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    There is a heck of a lot of good info here. Still...

    There is a heck of a lot of good info here. Still pondering much of it. It does sound like I need to re-evaluate both of our roles. At the moment I do everything except run the machine he is running....
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