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    I have contributed plenty around here, back when...

    I have contributed plenty around here, back when donations were taken to avoid ads I kicked in $100. I think the total collected was $800. I even bought a machine off of Milacron to the tune of $12k....
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    I hear you, not being able to ignore a POS troll...

    I hear you, not being able to ignore a POS troll sucks. That is why I will now be here to take and not contribute.
    I will look for work or items to buy only. I just think it is odd they made a...
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    Can having a POS annoying troll as a mod drive up...

    Can having a POS annoying troll as a mod drive up ad revenue? Of course that isn't directed at anyone, just a general question. From now on I will pretty much just be here to poach work in the RFQ...
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    I had a very short ignore list and Gordon was on...

    I had a very short ignore list and Gordon was on it, looks like now since he is a mod I cannot ignore him. I can't believe they made that annoying troll a mod. This place has went way down hill. I...
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    From my experience when it comes to parts with...

    From my experience when it comes to parts with asinine tolerances medical is much worse than aerospace. Aerospace is big on documentation, medical parts have hand grips with a +/-.001 tolerance on...
  6. You are a lot more patient than I am. I used...

    You are a lot more patient than I am. I used E-bay to part out a couple CNC machines. Once I had someone's money the item was shipped either that day or the next. When I order something I expect it...
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    My record for claims is 0-2 with UPS, while USPS...

    My record for claims is 0-2 with UPS, while USPS paid both claims I made in full. I have NEVER been involved a claim with Fedex, whether inbound or out bound freight. I often have just lived with the...
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    That was who you bought from taking care of it,...

    That was who you bought from taking care of it, not UPS, correct?
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    I am pretty sure any anodizing service will...

    I am pretty sure any anodizing service will provide a cert that your customer will find acceptable.
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    Have you tried calling Yaskawa? They might have a...

    Have you tried calling Yaskawa? They might have a suitable new replacement that can be easily configured. Just a thought. I found them to be pretty helpful when I replaced an obsolete spindle...
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    Wouldn't it be quicker and cheaper to rough out...

    Wouldn't it be quicker and cheaper to rough out the slugs on a mill?
  12. The cheapest secret is mounting a couple $19.95...

    The cheapest secret is mounting a couple $19.95 2" Chinese dial indicators on a sliding bar. I have gotten by that way for 25 years. Of course I don't use the manual lathes for high precision work.
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    Fedex is very reliable here, problem is I can't...

    Fedex is very reliable here, problem is I can't remember the last time someone I bought from used them. You will see their trucks out and about during poor driving conditions that keep most people...
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    Another one of my many handicaps living in this...

    Another one of my many handicaps living in this part of the Confederacy. Two metal suppliers are in the same spot near Richmond 45 miles away, they are literally two miles apart. BMG Metals once...
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    Some of the replies here make me cringe, the...

    Some of the replies here make me cringe, the condescension implying others here are stupid takes the cake.

    I reported all damaged packages to the shipper and did my best to help them with their...
  16. Agree with everybody else. Depending on the...

    Agree with everybody else. Depending on the company all factory techs are not created equal. Some companies send out marginally skilled techs that constantly are calling back to the home office for...
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    Working on shipping job # 6 and will set-up job #...

    Working on shipping job # 6 and will set-up job # 7 later today. It looks like after job 5 they have now changed their inspection requirements.

    If you aren't on a "Quality Performance Improvement...
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    After I read this I went out and opened my UPS...

    After I read this I went out and opened my UPS delivered 6 foot 3/16 steel rods. The shipping tube was split open in 2 places like those pop n fresh dough containers. Of course they are all bent at...
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    They have a scoring system on a 100 scale. They...

    They have a scoring system on a 100 scale. They offer bonuses for certain jobs, to be eligible for the bonus you have to have a score of 80 or higher. The bonuses average around 8%, they seem to...
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    Same thing with 304 quality varies. I think the...

    Same thing with 304 quality varies. I think the Chinese has invaded the 304/316 market with junk stock.
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    Sticker shock! I had no idea, why are name brand...

    Sticker shock! I had no idea, why are name brand verniers so pricey? I have a set of 24" Starrets I might use once a year, 99.9% of the stuff I make is 4" or less. I bet used brand name verniers...
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    I wouldn't think those would hold up very long...

    I wouldn't think those would hold up very long unless you were just putting plastic parts in them, they are pretty thin.
  23. When I moved cross country almost 10 years ago I...

    When I moved cross country almost 10 years ago I thought about using Pods for some items as I could pack at my leisure, that was until I saw the prices. Don't know if they came down in price but they...
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    Maybe you should have attached a picture of...

    Maybe you should have attached a picture of yourself?




    That one baffles the mind as most of the Cad files I have seen have oddball dimensions on them and the adjoining PDF's which are only...
  25. I wish the story in that linked newspaper was a...

    I wish the story in that linked newspaper was a little more detailed. If you go to their website they had quite a bit of equipment including 31 Acme multi-spindles. Back when I worked for the man in...
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