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    Running any plastic with coolant on a machine...

    Running any plastic with coolant on a machine where I also ran metal was just a PITA. All plastic has been run dry for the last 18 years. But I have machines for plastic only, and metal only. So no...
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    Phenolic sheet is not to hard to find. Just drop...

    Phenolic sheet is not to hard to find. Just drop a chunk on your CNC router and have at it. OK, may not have a CNC router. Get thinner phenolic sheet and do it. I need to make a small router table...
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    I made a small air flat coil of .125 ID plastic...

    I made a small air flat coil of .125 ID plastic hose and zip tied it to a metal frame. Coil had pin holes in it. Sunk in the bottom of a open barrel of old coolant to evaporate the water content....
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    Blaser coolant in my VMC is 17 years old? Machine...

    Blaser coolant in my VMC is 17 years old? Machine gets used maybe once a month. Sometimes it gets a tiny smell that goes away after a few hours. I add water and fresh coolant with every use. Lathe 16...
  5. Yup, not a job for an automatic transfer switch....

    Yup, not a job for an automatic transfer switch. Unless it is mandatory for all employees to drive a Tesla and all have their own charging setup at the plant and all are wired to backfeed the...
  6. Maybe that answer applies to the OP? People who...

    Maybe that answer applies to the OP? People who make parts need to keep spindles running. I make PRODUCTS, big difference. I made some parts for a customer a very long time ago. Once. It was like...
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    I have a lot of their tools. Joker wrenches are...

    I have a lot of their tools. Joker wrenches are no joke and some of their socket sets have a ball detent to hold onto a nut or bolt (metric only). Yeah, stainless holds too.
    KC Tool has many sets on...
  8. Sigh. I have tons of excess machine time. Do not...

    Sigh. I have tons of excess machine time. Do not care. Trying to use it up would give me a PITA. But I feel so much better ignoring it. I don't call it excess. I call it redundancy.
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    When my cat40 tool came out all was intact....

    When my cat40 tool came out all was intact. Except the enclosure where it hit. And spindle bore needed some love along with a drive lug.
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    Apology for going OT. About 139 mph at Lime Rock...

    Apology for going OT.
    About 139 mph at Lime Rock Park road course in CT, "street" tires, MPSC2s. Then commit to turn one. No drag race 1/4 mile stuff, I like to turn the wheel.
    Opentrack.com is who...
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    I use 4+4 vac pods that are 4x220 pounds and...

    I use 4+4 vac pods that are 4x220 pounds and 4x800 pounds total vac pull. Most lifting is 4x10 sheets but frame is adjusted out to grab 4x8 or 4x10 sheets.
    All pods are compressed air powered with...
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    I have it for my newest 520 HP 9000k RPM machine....

    I have it for my newest 520 HP 9000k RPM machine. 10% deductible. Yearly policy but well worth it. Things get a bit dicey at 11,880 sf/min. Got to have your game on.269542
  13. My new Kaeser Air Tower has "electronic" drains...

    My new Kaeser Air Tower has "electronic" drains right at the bottom of the drier. That is where the water comes out. Also one at the bottom of the tank and never any water there.
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    Only way to tell what actually happened would be...

    Only way to tell what actually happened would be to treat the machine like a crime scene. Touch nothing and photograph everything at every angle, measure every distance, every force applied. Even...
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    Mass has a similar agency to OSHA. You call them...

    Mass has a similar agency to OSHA. You call them for an inspection and as soon as you do OSHA cannot bother you. But they will show up and you better be prepared to follow up with everything. Some...
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    I have a specific parking spot for the end of a...

    I have a specific parking spot for the end of a cycle and only that XYZ spot hits a micro switch. Light on, air blast off.
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    Release mine when the blade snaps from fatigue....

    Release mine when the blade snaps from fatigue. Carbide blade was nice and cut quick, but can only go around the wheels so many times. Had it re welded and it snapped right away. Flexed it and saw...
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    I would be curious to know who the leaders of the...

    I would be curious to know who the leaders of the "large corporations" were.
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    Polite term is "educated beyond their...

    Polite term is "educated beyond their intelligence"
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    I have 2 of the T50 350 saws, complete with the...

    I have 2 of the T50 350 saws, complete with the Omga cabinet stand with dust collector. It takes 2 very strong men or a hoist to lift the saw from a pallet onto the cabinet. 480 volt chop saws.
  21. Well, slow blade speed so longer cut time. Cut...

    Well, slow blade speed so longer cut time. Cut quality like a bandsaw... But clean out machine and fill coolant tank with wood stain. Cut and stain at the same time!
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    Omga 350 mm chop saw with Tenryu brand blade....

    Omga 350 mm chop saw with Tenryu brand blade. Tenryu makes blades for aluminum that are like magic. I cut .75 x 3 dry like it is butter. Not sure but think their blades are hand tensioned. Made in...
  23. My big brother told me you could fit a camel...

    My big brother told me you could fit a camel through the eye of a needle if you got it going 186,000.00 mph. I was 8 years old then. So a big machine can prob do it now with current advancements.
    Or...
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    Sheet metal is a generic term. HRPO? Stainless?...

    Sheet metal is a generic term. HRPO? Stainless? Finished sheets with film applied?
    Or stock thicker than 10 gauge? How it needs to be handled makes a difference. I feed up to 4x10 sheets to my laser...
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    Magnets can work if you get many on a frame for...

    Magnets can work if you get many on a frame for large sheet metal. But they may want to lift more than one sheet. Vacuum cups on a frame work really well but lifting sheets from a stack requires a...
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