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    I've been using USPS for many years to ship...

    I've been using USPS for many years to ship parts. They were screwing up long before Trump got into office.
    Priority mailed a check across town about 10 years ago. It was only $5 and cheaper than me...
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    All good advice above. Assuming the above...

    All good advice above.

    Assuming the above machines are the limits of budget:
    If you truly aren't worried about speed, the 2012 would be the one to get. Good sized envelope for the money.
    If you...
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    I don't have a Mayfran, but I've learned that...

    I don't have a Mayfran, but I've learned that playing with the timing of the chip flush system can make a difference. When it comes on, how often, and for how long. You likely already played with all...
  4. Truly smart people know they don't know...

    Truly smart people know they don't know everything, and recognize the value of learning from others.
    There's guys on this forum that have been there and done that. I knew a guy, passed on for about...
  5. just incredible

    just incredible
  6. Snipped, to clarify this person's attitude and...

    Snipped, to clarify this person's attitude and perception of superiority.
    You evidently feel supremely entitled. You offer nothing to those here, reject wise advise from those with experience. Do...
  7. Best, but most expensive - get one of those...

    Best, but most expensive - get one of those cutters bodies built onto a 30 taper, 3/4" to 1" diameter.
    2nd best, get the screw on type, holder from Mari, and cutter body from whoever using your...
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    There's ways to add a condition beacon. I think...

    There's ways to add a condition beacon.
    I think mine came from flea bay. Just gotta do a little bit of wiring. A guy from Yamazen was very helpful (beyond expectations) to me in getting them set up....
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    Completely agree - and the R machines take things...

    Completely agree - and the R machines take things to a whole new level.
    I think I remember who it was, but won't name names. One prospective Brother R650 customer was worried about needing an...
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    It's pretty funny. I've seen stuff like this in...

    It's pretty funny. I've seen stuff like this in several forums in the past. Someone will make a clearly unreasonable post about a self-created situation, and the target of the post ends up with some...
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    Even if Frank had been able to ship USPS it on...

    Even if Frank had been able to ship USPS it on Monday, there is no guarantee arrival would have been timely. All of the big 3 (USPS, UPS, Fedex) have shown me they can perform at a "less than...
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    Agree. I bought some stuff from them, late 70's...

    Agree.
    I bought some stuff from them, late 70's or early 80's and still have it. Some measuring tool under the Manhattan Supply name. They gradually drifted farther and farther from the original...
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    He did use the qualifier "whiney" :D

    He did use the qualifier "whiney" :D
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    Kudos to Frank. Long time happy customer here. ...

    Kudos to Frank. Long time happy customer here.

    Man am I soooo tired of entitled people. E-commerce can be a very good tool, but sooner or later you get one of "those." I have no idea of what a...
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    It's a close call, but the Orange would be my...

    It's a close call, but the Orange would be my choice if I had to choose only one, and could afford it. For some of my Brother machines I had to either make or buy a riser to use the Orange vises,...
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    Yes, the Orange can be set up with the fixed jaw...

    Yes, the Orange can be set up with the fixed jaw to the front. I prefer it that way on a VMC.
    I use both brands.
    It's very nice to be able to set the Orange as a double. I use both the Carve-Smart...
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    I served my apprenticeship at an older shop that...

    I served my apprenticeship at an older shop that made reloading equipment. IMHO setting up to actually make brass is so expensive it's not worth it unless you want to make a small fortune (from a...
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    I've never done that exact conversion. Just for...

    I've never done that exact conversion. Just for fun, you might want to get a cheap 9mm slide and experiment a bit, develop your technique. The STI stuff has always been pretty nice. I've heard of...
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    Once in a while you can find primers on the...

    Once in a while you can find primers on the shelf. Some of the larger stores will still sell them close to reasonable. See if you can find out when the local place gets restocked, and try to visit...
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    Gorgeous work. If you were closer I'm sure we...

    Gorgeous work. If you were closer I'm sure we could work a trade.
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    Congrats! I admire your skill at trouble...

    Congrats!
    I admire your skill at trouble shooting.
  22. That's also a reason prices can vary. if someone...

    That's also a reason prices can vary. if someone is remote, with power issues, it's going to cost more to set up and service machines.
    I've had zero issues with Yamazen or Brother, in fact they have...
  23. A LOT of guys? Please provide links, as I must...

    A LOT of guys? Please provide links, as I must have missed them.
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    Reliability has been flawless with my Brother...

    Reliability has been flawless with my Brother machines. My older Haas machines were more reliable than the new stuff I bought. I hope the current Haas stuff is better. I gave up on Haas in 2016, when...
  25. I use reverse vises all the time. Shorter reach...

    I use reverse vises all the time. Shorter reach is the big reason. Mounting the part closer to the front edge of the table compared to the back is a nice thing.
    I set up Orange 16" as reverse and...
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