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    I got a VF-2SSYT mainly because I needed that 20...

    I got a VF-2SSYT mainly because I needed that 20 inches of Y travel and its the biggest I could fit in my shop otherwise I probably would have gotten a Doosan. I think you made the right decision. I...
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    What kind of parts are your running and what...

    What kind of parts are your running and what materials? Penny pinching the wrong stuff can cost you and you will be kicking yourself later.

    Absolute minimum options for me as a general purpose job...
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    The Datron is a niche machine. If you don't need...

    The Datron is a niche machine. If you don't need to machine steels and use lots of small tooling at very high RPM and do lots of flatter and smaller parts then the machine may work for you. The...
  4. The Haas mill is a Chinese generic 4030 router...

    The Haas mill is a Chinese generic 4030 router you can buy on Ebay with the Haas control and enclosure added. Just seems like such a big company like Haas could have done better with all their...
  5. This is along what I was thinking but perhaps...

    This is along what I was thinking but perhaps with a shell mill or side miller like these from Maritool.

    Straight Tooth Side Milling Cutter 2.5-.250-.875-18 Teeth MariTool

    General Purpose HSS...
  6. Sorry I forgot to mention its on a low hours...

    Sorry I forgot to mention its on a low hours VF-2SSYT with 18" table and 20" y travel so it just fits the envelope. Tolerance is "best as possible" on the Haas. If its as "square" as my Haas is I'll...
  7. How would you machine this casting in one op? Side milling cutters?

    The part will be some sort of cast granite with steel inserts about 18x18x6 in. The red and blue surfaces are steel inserts and need to be machining. The blue just needs to surfaced with minimal...
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    I have a similar sized shop and same machines and...

    I have a similar sized shop and same machines and couldn't put the Haas 30" from the wall because I already was on 2 pads and ceiling height situation. It worked out better in the end because I found...
  9. I order online all cut from xometry or midwest...

    I order online all cut from xometry or midwest steel supply. Prices are cheaper than local prices including shipping a lot of the time, less dings and dents and ships right to my door.
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    I'm one of those run it in 50% rapid to not wear...

    I'm one of those run it in 50% rapid to not wear it out fast guys. In my case, there just really is no sense in running it max speed as the time savings are pretty much worthless in my situation....
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    Funny. You know that most vise reps I talk to ask...

    Funny. You know that most vise reps I talk to ask me what made me buy your vises in a negative way. I'm always a bit surprised that they hardly know any of the features of their competition or even...
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    My condolence's, that just sounds like an awful...

    My condolence's, that just sounds like an awful problem to have. Please buy some extra machines next time because it would be awesome to get a wider range CAT40 SK Holders!
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    I would ask Haas directly. My HFO provided me...

    I would ask Haas directly. My HFO provided me with CAD models.
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    I have single auger on my VF-2SSYT. I wish I had...

    I have single auger on my VF-2SSYT. I wish I had the multi auger system when running jobs with lots of material removal. Whats the point in having fast rapids if you have to waste time getting chips...
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    Setting Max RPM of tool number to 0?

    My probe is on T25. Is there any way to set a max rpm for it to prevent accidentally hitting spindle fwd button and destroying it? This is on a NEXGEN.
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    A Haas Rep told me the 2017 SS machines were...

    A Haas Rep told me the 2017 SS machines were running 15 hp motors. I run a 20hp Perfect phase no problem, but my house lights flicker every time the spindle ramps. Then again my house also flickers...
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    I bought my VF-2SSYT over Doosan mainly because...

    I bought my VF-2SSYT over Doosan mainly because that little extra travel in the Y was needed for some of the work I planned to do. It was the biggest machine I could fit in the space that I could...
  18. Thread: Tool Holders

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    I started with Parlec holders with a new machine...

    I started with Parlec holders with a new machine package but wish I went straight to Maritool. The Maritool holders can accommodate much longer shanks as they can call all the way up into the taper...
  19. I personally bought my VF-2SSYT without any kind...

    I personally bought my VF-2SSYT without any kind of major work lined up. I had been doing some small jobs here and there with a DIY machine and a Tormach. I actually bought it to manufacture a...
  20. I really don't know how people get a bunch of...

    I really don't know how people get a bunch of orders before even having a machine without some really good connections. If a shop told me they don't have a machine yet I wouldn't take them seriously...
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    I was considering heat shrink too but they tend...

    I was considering heat shrink too but they tend to have higher gage length which may negate some of the advantages if running in less heavy spindle? Most of my roughing tool paths are hsm constant...
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    Thats actually what I already use now.I have...

    Thats actually what I already use now.I have actually used them for finishing too as the ER Collets don't seem to perform any better. but just wanted to try out hydraulics if I can get better...
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    I guess price was too good to be true. I'm...

    I guess price was too good to be true. I'm considering the Shunk tendo E compact as price is attractive. I read there can be issues keeping tools clamped too long,are you guys having any issues with...
  24. Not the control, the actual physical power...

    Not the control, the actual physical power connections in the electrical cabinet. I believe there are 3 positions to accommodate people with slightly lower or higher voltages. Have not had an issue...
  25. Not the control, the actual physical power...

    Not the control, the actual physical power connections in the electrical cabinet. I believe there are 3 positions to accommodate people with slightly lower or higher voltages. Have not had an issue...
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