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    I said it turned out to be nothing, but to answer...

    I said it turned out to be nothing, but to answer your question and provide more background, he has done stuff like this before. When I started I worked basically 5-1 after I got familiar, because I...
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    That's great if you only buy Sandviks tools and...

    That's great if you only buy Sandviks tools and holders, but what about the others you might have around? I *think* they are supposed have some kind of standard (but am not sure)? IE all toolholder...
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    I saw the same thing as moonlight, dumbass in the...

    I saw the same thing as moonlight, dumbass in the green was way to close!!
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    Search Thredfloers| Balax Inc....

    Search Thredfloers| Balax Inc.

    Not sure if you can buy direct though. MSC carries quite a bit of the Balax line. Only thing we can't find are the extended taps, for those we go directly to Balax,...
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    Yep. Enter key = add the value F1 key = write,...

    Yep. Enter key = add the value

    F1 key = write, what you type in is what you get.
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    It actually was not the operator, it was the pant...

    It actually was not the operator, it was the pant manager, but a moot point. I must have interpreted it wrong. I addressed the issues from the notes and told him I had done it and he just said ok....
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    Thing is, we found several things wrong this...

    Thing is, we found several things wrong this morning after going step by step to see what happened. Finish tool chipped the corners out on the pocket leaving a step that was preventing it from...
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    The tool probe measures from the gage line to the...

    The tool probe measures from the gage line to the tool tip and writes that as a positive (should be anyways) offset into the tool offset page. In your tool offset page, assuming you have the standard...
  9. Thread: Haas Tooling?

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    For aluminum I would be using Accupro ZrN coated...

    For aluminum I would be using Accupro ZrN coated endmills, although I can't say the difference in prices between them and Destiny.
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    Ya, I had second thoughts and decided to give him...

    Ya, I had second thoughts and decided to give him the benefit of the doubt until we talk. It's entirely possible I read it wrong, but at the same time seems like it would have been better to just...
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    Question about 'professionalism'

    OK, kind of a vent, but also a serious question. For the employees, would you consider it un-professional to find a note with a laundry list of "problems" and at the end it says Not Good underlined?...
  12. From my own experience, only on 3/4" and up......

    From my own experience, only on 3/4" and up... maybe. Carbide is relatively cheap now, so resharpening is relegated to large cutters, or the cheapest of the cheap.....
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    That's what I thought. I have all those skills as...

    That's what I thought. I have all those skills as well, but I DON"T want to be on the floor 8-10 hours a day, so I am not what he needs/wants. I'm sure I would be a valuable resource, but not the...
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    Sorry, didn't read it that way... Definition...

    Sorry, didn't read it that way...

    Definition of *real mill-turn* is questionable though. Is it real enought to warrant Mazak or Nka pricing... probably a hard NO, but will it make your +/-.005"...
  15. Not so sure about that Conrad. All the...

    Not so sure about that Conrad. All the "precision" ring gages I've encountered* are marked with actual size, on top of NIST specs.... I can see gage blocks, as it would be easier to include the cert...
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    That's a low blow, even for the Haas haters....

    That's a low blow, even for the Haas haters. Still on another level. Remember, Haas isn't here telling us they are building their own cam and using aluminum for the machine base...:leaving:
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    LoL! You should have seen some of the homes we...

    LoL! You should have seen some of the homes we looked at in the 125-150 range. Complete garbage in terrible neighborhoods!! As I said, "thought" this was a steal (: :confused:
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    That sounds too cheap! (: Property in my area...

    That sounds too cheap! (:

    Property in my area of FL is nuts. Of course I do live about 9miles from the gulf...

    Our house was 175k, which we thought was a steal. Got inspections, blah blah,...
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    Ya me too when the wife is not in the mood...

    Ya me too when the wife is not in the mood hahaha! :rolleyes5::hole:
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    Not sure how a 5 axis part would work, but mirror...

    Not sure how a 5 axis part would work, but mirror in mastercam is only a few clicks. It reverses the cuts (most, IIRC, sometimes an open chain would fail the reversal?) and keeps them all climb...
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    Great! You thought vericut was expensive...

    Great! You thought vericut was expensive before...? :D
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    You are residential though? He probably gets the...

    You are residential though? He probably gets the privilege of paying industrial rates.
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    Can you add into your program to re-align, then...

    Can you add into your program to re-align, then touch off for work offset after the alignment has happened? The older Charmilles machine had command words that would let you do similar things, kind...
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    Good idea! It can be changed at the control, but...

    Good idea! It can be changed at the control, but I would add it into the code

    G187 P3 E.005 (or whatever, experiment for best compromise of speed/quality)

    It will run slower, but *should* be...
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    For aluminum just go uncoated. Not sure how much...

    For aluminum just go uncoated. Not sure how much difference like a TiB2 or Zrn would make a difference. Maybe increased surface footage?
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