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    Basically same principal as coated carbide...

    Basically same principal as coated carbide inserts, they just last longer. With the exception of tapping/cutting aluminum, then it doesn't matter much as long as its not black oxide or any of "A"...
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    See you got it sorted. One thing we used to do...

    See you got it sorted. One thing we used to do when lifitng questionable size plates with a magnet was to lift it 1/2-1" high and give it a couple wacks with a deadblow, if it held it was good. :)
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  3. Or if available, can you get or make crimp...

    Or if available, can you get or make crimp rollers? I ran a charmilles that you could use smooth rollers or crimp rollers. The theory (I think) was with the wire in a zig zag shape would be more...
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    Form taps are great in ductile materials, but...

    Form taps are great in ductile materials, but they do require a bit more precision than a cut tap.

    The big difference as Dew alluded to is hole size. I don't tthink you need to be within .0005",...
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    Care to elaborate? How does that work? Is it just...

    Care to elaborate? How does that work? Is it just one single routine, or....? I'm confused on how you would make edits for rough stock size, or does the post output a macro call with user defined...
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    Fancuku, how did you come to that conclusion??...

    Fancuku, how did you come to that conclusion?? :confused:

    Sure sounds to me like he was asking an honest question. Hopefully he's come back to see the responses for/against a rough start hole...
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    Poll: I don't understand the thought process of making...

    I don't understand the thought process of making something proprietary aka overpriced. OK, not entirely true, it's a cash grab I know, but doesn't add up. I guess some bean counter is saying "yes but...
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    Hell, Irma was only a 1 or 2 when it got to me...

    Hell, Irma was only a 1 or 2 when it got to me and it still took down half a tree and 2 cinder block patio walls at my place!
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    I've never heard of steam oxide? Similar coating...

    I've never heard of steam oxide? Similar coating to...?

    Also, to OP, Moly Dee is nasty stuff (unless they have changed the formula). If you get it on your clothes might as well throw them away IMO.
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    Well still... I would not be using that for A36,...

    Well still... I would not be using that for A36, especially if you can see flame cut 'bark on it.... 1/2" thick, throw a $30-40 solid carbide endmill in there...
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    Well sheesh?! Don't use diamond or ceramic or pcd...

    Well sheesh?! Don't use diamond or ceramic or pcd for A36 then!! :leaving:
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    Not going to argue about trying to clean up a...

    Not going to argue about trying to clean up a hole that doesn't have enough stock. But your last sentence.... Sure there are definitely reasons to approach jobs differently, but having a reason does...
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    Dang! I knew I was forgetting something... HARD...

    Dang! I knew I was forgetting something... HARD SPOTS~!

    (and flatness to .000000001" over 300") :D

    can't seem to find that picture of the broken drill in the control though...
  14. List program>arrow key to program(s)>enter...

    List program>arrow key to program(s)>enter key>arrow down/up to next one>enter key>erase program.

    When you hit the enter key you should see a check mark appear next to the program. It should ...
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    Mastercam supports probing, but can't say how...

    Mastercam supports probing, but can't say how well. It used to be an addon you had to purchase, but I am not up to date with the newest versions so don't know if that is still true. What machines?
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    Maybe they are like DMFTom and need a ton of...

    Maybe they are like DMFTom and need a ton of overtime... ya know, so they can make more than programmers, and contribute more to their 401k, maybe even make $100k/year working 70 hours a week... :D
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    I have to disagree with poster above ^ As far...

    I have to disagree with poster above ^

    As far as to the degree of cleaning needed anyways. Yes, you cannot just dump the old and put new in, it won't last long before it is nasty again. We use...
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    I think before I spent $60 I would go to the...

    I think before I spent $60 I would go to the Renishaw site and download their inspection plus pdf docs. If that is not enough, then maybe buy the book...
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    Good thing most of the machinists here are also...

    Good thing most of the machinists here are also doctors... :rolleyes5:
  20. To my knowledge, there are 2 *basic* types... ...

    To my knowledge, there are 2 *basic* types...

    a "corncob" type https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/87065355

    a chip breaker / rough&finish...
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    Probably should ask - coolant or air blast. I...

    Probably should ask - coolant or air blast.

    I would not run nothing (except maybe a BP or sumthin'), usually coolant is *ok* for solid carbide endmills, but would run air blast on insert cutters...
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    Did you miss a decimal Tom?!? I know you...

    Did you miss a decimal Tom?!? I know you *normally* work to .00001" tolerances with your giant castings weighing 10 tons or more... :rolleyes5:

    (almost forgot, long endmills, runout, hard spots,...
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    If it works, it works...? Is something...

    If it works, it works...?

    Is something happening different now?
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    Smart apps for smartphones - machine tool probe...

    Smart apps for smartphones - machine tool probe technology at your fingertips

    Might be worth a shot if you are able to have cell phones in the shop.
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    Meh, doesn't hurt to ask. ;) I had a pretty large...

    Meh, doesn't hurt to ask. ;) I had a pretty large tree (trunk roughly 4' dia) taken down lat year. Think it cost me around $1k for that, and some trimming on a couple trees in the back. PLUS another...
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