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  1. Thanks, that was part of a plan (to try and...

    Thanks, that was part of a plan (to try and modify it). The main fence bracket is rather long, I was originally thinking I might have it machined but your suggestion is worth trying. I looked at it...
  2. I wondered about that, was thinking maybe it was...

    I wondered about that, was thinking maybe it was a safety thing to avoid jam-ups or something like that but, if anything, seems like it would have a slightly convex angle to accomodate that. Mine...
  3. No, they are not. I have two miter saws...

    No, they are not.



    I have two miter saws at home and both have a slightly convex back gauge, just like the one at my clients. Also, the angle will change depending on how far you move the...
  4. Thanks for replying. The pieces aren't "small",...

    Thanks for replying. The pieces aren't "small", the angles are (just off zero). I thought about making some kind of shim, sounds like it would work like the pencil/nail thing.

    The Dude
  5. Making accurate angle cuts on short pieces on a miter saw

    I'm trying to make an angle template for cutting small angle adjustments (5-9 degrees off of center to the left or right on the rotating base) on a miter saw. The problem is that the fences on all...
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    We ended up using the "engine block ground"...

    We ended up using the "engine block ground" method (ground strap wrapped around the rotating shaft) and, thus far, it has worked well although it's still in try-out mode. This was about $15 for the...
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    Thanks for all your help guys. I went with the...

    Thanks for all your help guys. I went with the Lenco 02080, it was only about $130 on eBay and basically a bolt-on part, very easy to integrate. Only downside it's rated for up to 500 amps so it...
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    Yes, but I need to clarify that's MY...

    Yes, but I need to clarify that's MY understanding and it is with somewhat limited experience (with cobots, not automation in general, which is a big reason why I made the post). The other caveat is...
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    Thanks for your interest, but one caveat: I...

    Thanks for your interest, but one caveat: I would have to argue against "revolutionary efficiency" with the sole exception being that they are easy to program and (therefore to) re-deploy. I would...
  10. Don't want to hijack the thread but I am using...

    Don't want to hijack the thread but I am using office 365 which is both cloud and local. It has made a HUGE productivity improvement in terms of being able to access "anything and anywhere", whether...
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    Awesome, thanks guys. I was looking for...

    Awesome, thanks guys. I was looking for somethign like that and only found something complicated but that looks far simpler and likely cheaper.

    Much appreciated!
    The Dude
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    Rotating weld ground on a production fixture

    I'm designing a manual weld fixture where the welder will rotate a "bolt head welded to the side of a nut". It will be pre-tacked and then clamped into a rotating fixture. The current design is to...
  13. Sorry, bit short on time, couple updates. Not...

    Sorry, bit short on time, couple updates. Not heard anything from the supplier. Law enforcement and attorney are not options (they consider it civil and too much money for an attorney). Mostly,...
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    And from the "opposite" end, I think a lot of...

    And from the "opposite" end, I think a lot of people involved in cobots (especially on the sales end) don't know about other options and so that's the only thing they know how to sell. I recently...
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    Hi, this does help but comment and a question. ...

    Hi, this does help but comment and a question. First, just FYI, Baxter was the predecessor to Sawyer. Question: While it's great you found an opportunity to save money, is the cobot truly...
  16. Hey thanks guys. I am going to do some further...

    Hey thanks guys. I am going to do some further checking but here's the #1 issue: trying to recover $3K is very time sensitive. There are a lot of other things I could do with my time if I were to...
  17. Wow, totally forgot about that option. Probably...

    Wow, totally forgot about that option. Probably because I've (thankfully!) never needed it in the past!

    Thanks,
    The Dude
  18. Thanks, I thought that might be my next step. So...

    Thanks, I thought that might be my next step. So far, I haven't done anything "disparaging" and kept it professional.

    The Dude
  19. Any success on recovering payment on undelivered tooling or machine parts?

    Two things up front: 1. I don't want to get into the details of this (supplier, type of product, etc.) and 2. I would really prefer to stick to the subject at hand as I can't afford to waste much...
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    Haven't had time to read the whole thing but I'll...

    Haven't had time to read the whole thing but I'll add my main point: I complete disagree with anyone who thinks that, (overall and especially globally), computers have taken jobs away. I would bet...
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    FYI, there's a "coffee with cobots" gig tomorrow...

    FYI, there's a "coffee with cobots" gig tomorrow in Portland. Sorry for short notice but if someone local is interested, PM me and I'll shoot you info on it. Basically a demo as I understand and...
  22. Good answer! If you don't mind, if I am...

    Good answer! If you don't mind, if I am understanding correctly, you're interested in WIP tracking (typically accomplished by scanning). If the orders travel through the shop so quickly, why do you...
  23. Everything you mention is valid but should be...

    Everything you mention is valid but should be factored into a proper schedule. Don't start easy stuff if you're waiting on other "harder" things. Don't cut a bunch of brackets while you're waiting...
  24. Good unit, good price. I did just buy a Jet at...

    Good unit, good price. I did just buy a Jet at the local Woodcrafters and gotta say that, aside from the motor taking up some visibility (it's right in front of you), this is a very good application...
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    Gotta ask, bragging or complaining?! ;) My view:...

    Gotta ask, bragging or complaining?! ;) My view: good problem to have!
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