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  1. Being it's "brand new" never been installed, what...

    Being it's "brand new" never been installed, what type of manufacturers warranty will you be getting....if any at all?

    That would be a big concern of mine.

    You get the machine in, it's running...
  2. Congrats on the new shop!! Looks like you're off...

    Congrats on the new shop!! Looks like you're off to good start!

    On a side note.........my wife is from Randers and in fact her entire family lives in Denmark. Has family in Randers, Hald, and...
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    Here in "Tax-a-chusetts" (central Mass), I'm...

    Here in "Tax-a-chusetts" (central Mass), I'm paying .233 per KWH. 400amp 3 ph.

    Average around $400/month, slightly higher in the summer as we're climate controlled year round.
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    All too often you here/read people talking about...

    All too often you here/read people talking about trying to acquire insurance for this.....or for that.......in our industry at start up. It's a daunting task if you're unsure of where to go or who...
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    Seriously............what the hell does that have...

    Seriously............what the hell does that have to do with anything we're discussing in this thread?
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    I thought 2017 was a great year for us. Then...

    I thought 2017 was a great year for us. Then along came 2018 and we exceeded 2017 by just over 15%.

    2019 is booked though the 1st quarter, so making budget is already accounted for. From all I...
  7. No, I bought a Samsung! Had it a little over a...

    No, I bought a Samsung! Had it a little over a year before I got rid of it. Worst business decision I ever made buying that machine........THE worst......
  8. Once I figure out how to post pictures on here...

    Once I figure out how to post pictures on here without photobucket (bastards), I will.


    Sorry Dave.........back to you now............
  9. Hahaha.......you rookies. Starting the thread...

    Hahaha.......you rookies. Starting the thread the day your machine shows up! :wrong:


    I'd have dropped hints weeks ago, if not months..................:D


    Looking forward to seeing what you...
  10. We work 7:00-3:30 M-F. Nothing more, nothing...

    We work 7:00-3:30 M-F.

    Nothing more, nothing less.

    I would expect anyone I hire to do the exact same thing.

    Nothing more, nothing less.......your call.

    You in, or are you out?
  11. To me, numbers are black and white and all that...

    To me, numbers are black and white and all that matter.

    Gut feeling is nothing but gray area, and it often times gets you in trouble when you try and convince yourself your instincts are/were...
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    In my experiences over the last 22 years, the...

    In my experiences over the last 22 years, the banks are horrible for our industry............period! They are a place to store your money until checks go out and clear, and that's about it.

    The...
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    Thank you. We have been using Poly-Metal for the...

    Thank you. We have been using Poly-Metal for the last few years and they do an outstanding job with all our plating needs.

    Communication is key with any plating vendor.

    Once we got them on...
  14. Well folks........tomorrow Andrew is taking a...

    Well folks........tomorrow Andrew is taking a half day of vacation time and going for his driving test with the company wanting to hire him.

    He already passed his drug test a couple weeks ago, so...
  15. Read all the posts, sorry, but no time to write...

    Read all the posts, sorry, but no time to write tonight......................yup, you guessed it.



    ...........to be continued..................
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    Wait a minute Aaron,.........slow the hell down...

    Wait a minute Aaron,.........slow the hell down buddy..........

    You started this on the 9th and now it's the 15th and all is told? Including pictures? With test results? In one week? :confused:...
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    We use Atlantic Stainless for a lot of our...

    We use Atlantic Stainless for a lot of our stainless needs. They offer "True Flat" bars (I believe it's called that anyways) which are nice with near perfect square, flat edges.

    I have no idea...
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    You'd be surprised that it will most likely not...

    You'd be surprised that it will most likely not increase it hardly at all. I know from first hand experience in my shop and with our w/c policy.

    However, If you become a steady customer with...
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    I use EMJ.........a lot! When sending out...

    I use EMJ.........a lot!

    When sending out RFQ's for material I always send it out to the same three places, EMJ, Admiral Metals, and PSC (Pennsylvania Steel), and Atlantic Stainless if I need...
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    If you know of anyone looking for work with the listed experiences below, please forward this to them. Thank you!




    Cnc Lathe Operator Wanted
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    If you know of anyone looking for work with the listed experiences below, please forward this to them. Thank you!




    Cnc Vertical Mill Operator Wanted
  22. I appreciate all the great advice, and will...

    I appreciate all the great advice, and will certainly value the tips you've given!

    Enjoy the weekend!
    Russ
  23. All good stuff Mike. Also, we bought a building...

    All good stuff Mike. Also, we bought a building a few towns over about 5 years ago and moved the shop there. Wish I had done that many years ago!
  24. All good stories, and advice for the most part. ...

    All good stories, and advice for the most part.

    Now.........come on guys...........I didn't just fall off the turnip wagon here. Do you honestly think I have not talked to MY SON about staying,...
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    I can't say for certain if I'm an "ESOP" or not,...

    I can't say for certain if I'm an "ESOP" or not, but I have been called an "SOB" many times over the years!

    Later,
    Russ
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