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    Ouch! We struggle with those cutters at 12k rpm!...

    Ouch! We struggle with those cutters at 12k rpm! Our smallest drills and endmills are .006", so you get like 30-50sfm or so at 12k rpm... in aluminum :eek:

    We do run a few drills at 50x diam... on...
  2. Japax? I remember those form starting out in the...

    Japax? I remember those form starting out in the early '90s. Are they toggle switch ones? Just curious, no need or interest...
  3. I don't know about the tiers... I think it's some...

    I don't know about the tiers... I think it's some hokey BS, but... Couple jobs ago they had that, Engineer 1-2-3-4, etc.

    I did want to comment about discussing wages. Just stupid, don't you learn...
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    We have a few. I like them well enough, and the...

    We have a few. I like them well enough, and the price...!
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  5. Also on the home screen their is a button for...

    Also on the home screen their is a button for endpoints. Toggle it on and it will display the end points.
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    I would recommend looking at the Haas tooling. So...

    I would recommend looking at the Haas tooling. So far it's been good for us, and it's actually fairly cheap as they are trying to build their line I guess. Just bought 2 3" shell mills, 2 mounting...
  7. I'm in Tampa area fl and we have no problem...

    I'm in Tampa area fl and we have no problem getting aluminum material?
  8. Same here. If we shut down for every storm we...

    Same here. If we shut down for every storm we wouldn't get much done~ ;)
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    The only thing I would add on a new VFss is...

    The only thing I would add on a new VFss is probing, $6300. Not sure what they are "nickle and diming" you for, unless you want to get alot of extras, but IMO as is + probing is plenty to get making...
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    FWIW, we just traded in a 5 year old vf4 (still...

    FWIW, we just traded in a 5 year old vf4 (still working fine) and got 50% of new value towards a new vf4ss.

    Don't skip the probe. May seem like you don't *need* it, but with tool break checks,...
  11. We have light grey epoxied floors. Been here 3...

    We have light grey epoxied floors. Been here 3 years and they look just the same as when I started here. That said, we almost always machine brass and aluminum, so no pallets of material being...
  12. Heavy-Duty VersaGrip™ | Mitee-Bite Products LLC....

    Heavy-Duty VersaGrip™ | Mitee-Bite Products LLC.
  13. You can buy them for less than $200, then just...

    You can buy them for less than $200, then just roll your own jaws.

    2 Pc. Milling Vise - 8" Jaw Width | Exact Tool & Supply
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    AB tools makes custom keycutters and such. AB...

    AB tools makes custom keycutters and such.

    AB Tools, Inc. | Carbide Cutting Tools
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    I think first you need to learn some manual...

    I think first you need to learn some manual machining... I'm going to go against the grain. I think learning cam first is a good way. Soooo easy to switch between computer, control, and wear...
  16. Second Postability. If they won't spring for the...

    Second Postability. If they won't spring for the proper post.... run it and let them see the crash, but have a job lined up first LoL. ;)
  17. CAT 40/50 ER Chucks - SlimFIT - Techniks CNC...

    CAT 40/50 ER Chucks - SlimFIT - Techniks CNC Tooling Solutions

    these are pretty nice, but the collets ain't cheap :)
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    Man this thread makes me glad for my job!! 2 new...

    Man this thread makes me glad for my job!! 2 new haas vf4ss delivered today. Y axis lathe coming, and I get to order all the tooling! I get zero resistance on buying anything! 😁
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    You can come live/rent on the beach here for that!

    You can come live/rent on the beach here for that!
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    I would think the Kennedy drawer was sized to fit...

    I would think the Kennedy drawer was sized to fit the book, not the other way around. 25th edition approximately 3x5x7
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    Not sure how we got to hummers... but I used to...

    Not sure how we got to hummers... but I used to work at a place near the Mishawaka hummer plant. We took a job for them to add some holes or something on some doors. Heavy mofos! Had to use a crane...
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    I don't know...
  23. Just an FYI the Haas air porthole thru the window...

    Just an FYI the Haas air porthole thru the window for air blast does about squat in practice. Not sure what they did for the video, but ours do clear a section of the window, but maybe the size of...
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    Curious why you use the diameter feature of...

    Curious why you use the diameter feature of probing? Can't you just cam (assuming you have cam?) the diameter of the tool, cut and enter any wear needed? We never use the diameter measure/probe as we...
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    I had an un-insured hospital bill of $70k+. They...

    I had an un-insured hospital bill of $70k+. They sent me a letter saying since I didn't have insurance they would *accept* something around $6k so ya it happens...
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