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    Taxes are all distortionary. The question becomes...

    Taxes are all distortionary. The question becomes how do you raise the required revenue with minimal distortion.

    If you have a sales tax and your neighboring state is lower, it will harm...
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    I think they can use any standard 6mm shank tool....

    I think they can use any standard 6mm shank tool. Which means tools will be harder to come by, but not impossible.
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    I don't think he has much of a choice but to keep...

    I don't think he has much of a choice but to keep doing what he's doing. If he can deliver the product late and up to hobbiest-grade standards, his backers will be okay. If he doesn't deliver, at...
  4. Chicago Dreis & Krump makes very nice manual...

    Chicago Dreis & Krump makes very nice manual machines. I have one of their hand brakes. It's war surplus but still works fine. I don't have one of their shears, but the look nice. 16ga x 52"

    If...
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    My rep calls or e-mails me about once a year to...

    My rep calls or e-mails me about once a year to check in; that's the only communication I get from Keyence. He also replies promptly to all of my questions. I can't ask for much more from a company.
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    Maine theoretically taxes personal property at...

    Maine theoretically taxes personal property at the same mil rate as real property, BUT there is a giant exemption and pretty much the only thing you actually pay tax on is furniture or stuff to run a...
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    Need help choosing files

    I've decided I need to up my file game. We use them primarily for chamfering and deburring; occasionally for making a square hole in sheet metal or slotting something with a round file. We are...
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    Anaheim Automation. Much smaller than a NEMA...

    Anaheim Automation. Much smaller than a NEMA frame motor.

    AC Induction Motors
  9. I don't think you're going to find one shop that...

    I don't think you're going to find one shop that can do it all for parts between 1 inch and 30 feet. Some of the shops that deal with the big stuff are all-in-one, but only for that size range....
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    That's actually an easy one, assuming you have...

    That's actually an easy one, assuming you have <500 employees. If an employee can't work because of school/child-care issues, you can pay them 2/3rd pay (capped at $200) and the government pays for...
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    The killer on those big mills is not only do you...

    The killer on those big mills is not only do you need space for the mill, you need open space next to it to flip parts.
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    How high is your mil rate there? We're at a bit...

    How high is your mil rate there? We're at a bit under $18. The numbers on expanding must be very marginal if the capital costs are worth it but the property taxes make it not worth it.
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    I concur that it's overkill for 1/3 acre. I would...

    I concur that it's overkill for 1/3 acre. I would definitely look at a robotic lawnmower. On 1/3rd of an acre, you can probably get away with one of the less expensive models.
  14. Check out Keyence. They can definitely do the...

    Check out Keyence. They can definitely do the small parts, don't know about the tubes.
  15. Always try to buy the control they do a bunch of....

    Always try to buy the control they do a bunch of. My past employer made this mistake once. We were a Fanuc shop and had some of the best Fanuc controls engineers around, so they wanted Fanuc on a...
  16. We had one of these at my last job:...

    We had one of these at my last job: https://www.unionchemnitz.com/products-services/p-series/ IIRC, it had 14m of x, 5m of Y and 2m of Z, and the angled heads had quill travel as well.

    They are...
  17. Ring gages are the OD equivalent to...

    Ring gages are the OD equivalent to plug-gages/gage pins. Any machining/metrology supplier or McMaster sells them. As Finegrain points out, you still have all of the gaging issues that you have with...
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    I don't think he's suggesting anything that...

    I don't think he's suggesting anything that complicated. If you look at the video of the failure, the initial break doesn't affect the crane that much. The ship however, starts to list to port,...
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    Here's Question 31

    Here's Question 31
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    Yes. I have off-subscription CAMworks, but I...

    Yes.

    I have off-subscription CAMworks, but I use HSMexpress. It is much faster and easier.
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    Costco is very good, Sam's Club as well.

    Costco is very good, Sam's Club as well.
  22. How are you cutting: dry, mist, flood, etc.? ...

    How are you cutting: dry, mist, flood, etc.?

    For improving the surface finish and limiting your hand operations, you might want to talk to Brush Research or Weiler Abrasives. I don't know if there...
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    You and Milland have both posted saying that it...

    You and Milland have both posted saying that it might be this company, but I haven't seen anything about them on any other website. Ropeblock did the design, but I haven't seen anything saying who...
  24. The thing that I don't like about most pepper...

    The thing that I don't like about most pepper grinders is how hard it is to repeatably change the grind size. Most of them only have a single adjustment screw on the top, so you pretty much have to...
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    I'm not sure I understand the mechanism at work...

    I'm not sure I understand the mechanism at work here. There are two mechanical ways to get rid of asperities: remove the metal (e.g. grind, hone, or lap) or push it down into a low spot (e.g....
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