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  1. I don't know much about current stuff. But I can...

    I don't know much about current stuff. But I can comment on manual equipment more generally which is that manual tool like shears need to be adjusted fairly regularly by a skilled competent operator...
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    Again I'm going to say your on the wrong forum....

    Again I'm going to say your on the wrong forum. We don't really build machines here. CNC zone is a perfect fit for this topic.
    There is a 10% chance I know you in real life, because I've had part of...
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    CNC zone is full of people trying to build their...

    CNC zone is full of people trying to build their own hobby CNC machine laser milling lathes ECT. Most just talk about it because it's not easy. Building your own refrigerator would be less...
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    I think the original poster would be better...

    I think the original poster would be better served at the "zone" because they are a hobbyist..

    And my suggestion to greenthing. DON'T build your own machine, it's not practical. Buy a Chinese...
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    Fiber lasers can do this. We use our 500 watt at...

    Fiber lasers can do this. We use our 500 watt at 5% for engraving bend lines on parts.
    Fiber lasers are mostly used on metal they don't really work on other materials.

    What are you planning to...
  6. I have my 500 watt fiber laser running on...

    I have my 500 watt fiber laser running on compressed air since February. Basically using nitrogen settings. I don't have enough pressure to cut thicker than 1/8 inch steel but a 500 watt can't really...
  7. I don't hate Budweiser, but to me it tastes like...

    I don't hate Budweiser, but to me it tastes like it is 3/4 sugar water with a 1/4 beer added in. Most common American beers are too sweet and bland for my liking.. The IPAs are mostly nasty bitter...
  8. YouTube (https://youtu.be/7dJ-PT0lQKI) Here is...

    YouTube

    Here is a link to the video instead of the embed.. The whole part with 77 nose strips is three cuts, one really long zigzag in the middle and then two on the outside to free it from the...
  9. I would suggest checking the component that turns...

    I would suggest checking the component that turns the laser on. I've had relays in PLCs get damaged and they will flutter on or sometimes melt fully on.

    I don't know much about CO2 lasers but I...
  10. Paint can cause issues with the capacitive...

    Paint can cause issues with the capacitive sensor. My family is in construction so I did try a few chunks.. a blanking die could work but sharpness of the die would be key to getting clean cuts...
  11. I've been making these nose bridge strips on my...

    I've been making these nose bridge strips on my laser for the last few weeks. My metal finisher is running them for free and I'm giving them away in the area. I'm using 22ga low carbon steel with a...
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    The OP has a .66 cu ft tumbler already looks like...

    The OP has a .66 cu ft tumbler already looks like they sell new for $900+ so I bet it's a nice one. He was asking about how to keep parts from sticking.. Not sure how the cement mixer talk started....
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    I paid $4200 for my KVF3 from sierra victor in...

    I paid $4200 for my KVF3 from sierra victor in port orange FL which is local to me. I did not shop around much because I got a call in the last week of december than my $40K+ laser machine would...
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    I found that the following did not work at all:...

    I found that the following did not work at all:
    Cement mixers
    Buckets in lathe chucks
    natural stone of all kinds
    Sand mixed with stone
    Shop built rotary tumblers
    Solvents (they work but they...
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    What types of metal and what thickness are you...

    What types of metal and what thickness are you looking to cut?

    I own two smaller laser cutting machines, one has a 4'x 4' bed and the other is a welder that is a 2' x 2' table. The smaller is also...
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    Good chance they are doing deliveries to free up...

    Good chance they are doing deliveries to free up larger trucks. I've seen a couple carrying pallets of goods.
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    I want to be clear that I am not trying to be...

    I want to be clear that I am not trying to be mean to anyone. And I want to be clear that I actually have done all of this stuff in the last decade so my memory is clear and I'm not making up stories...
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    I tried the cement mixer around 7-8 years ago. It...

    I tried the cement mixer around 7-8 years ago. It worked worse than a harbor freight 18 lb, run times for mild burrs in the cement mixer averaged around 40+ hours for any appreciable removal, 80+...
  19. I would suggest testing the paint to make sure it...

    I would suggest testing the paint to make sure it does not fill in the etch. Probably needs to be at least .001" to .002" deep to avoid being filled by paint.. I would imagine the best way is to make...
  20. Air had less dross on the back, the O2 is...

    Air had less dross on the back, the O2 is acceptable on more mundane shapes this part was drawn with the goal of demonstrating how air can be better. Thicker High carbon steel needs a little more...
  21. I'm glad I'm not the only one who tried that.. we...

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who tried that.. we did the same thing with our 500 watt cutter. We found it worked if we backed the head up to about 4” above the part. On our cutter machine in global...
  22. I think retail is around $55,000+ I'm not 100%...

    I think retail is around $55,000+ I'm not 100% sure since the tariffs may have changed with one or more of the trade agreements. I'll try to get a current number next time I report in with the...
  23. Got a new 750 fiber laser welding machine video!

    So we got this in about a week ago. I contacted the company I bought my laser cutter from (bescutter) and asked if they had a laser welder that would run on single phase power and had a roughly 2'x2'...
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    I looked hard at the Mr deburr, the devideder is...

    I looked hard at the Mr deburr, the devideder is a great feature. I liked the Kalamazoo with its enclosed design which keeps some of the racket inside the machine. The drain on the Mr deburr is a...
  25. Carbide countersinks in a cordless should get the...

    Carbide countersinks in a cordless should get the job done. I've reamed laser cut 1050 and 1095 and carbide generally does the job.
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