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    I believe the relevance was a forum member...

    I believe the relevance was a forum member getting burnt by purchasing material not "to spec" from another member stating it exceeded spec.


    Basically it's the same thing we were talking...
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    Like everything in life what you buy, you will...

    Like everything in life what you buy, you will not need, what you pass on will be needed.
    Machines will be cheap unless you need them.
    Good deal come along when you don't want them.

    A good...
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    I was going to give yo a long story about how...

    I was going to give yo a long story about how pleased I have been with Haas over the past 25 years since we purchased out first new Haas CNC. A machine that has run pretty much every day since it hit...
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    I used to do work for a Home Brew company. The...

    I used to do work for a Home Brew company. The guy made up kits, sold supplies, made beer and judged Home Brew events.

    The work wasn't great, but the beer was.
  5. Thread: Mill tools

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    Consider keeping it in the family...give MariTool...

    Consider keeping it in the family...give MariTool a look.

    The gent who started the company is a frequent contributor here, tooling is very good quality and priced right.

    No affiliation, just a...
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    A good accountant and a good lawyer to walk you...

    A good accountant and a good lawyer to walk you through business setup. To make sure taxes are collected and paid on schedule. Employee withholdings come out of paychecks and sent to the correct...
  7. Thread: General drilling

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    I can't say the last time I stopped my production...

    I can't say the last time I stopped my production to video a clip and post on YouTube.

    Oh wait I can....never.


    Yes, I have on more then one occasion searched a topic to get a starting point,...
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    Your HFO will help you figure it out. Rigging...

    Your HFO will help you figure it out.

    Rigging is part of quoted cost, sort of. Riggers bring in, put in place, extremely rough level on casters...
    The sort of part is they work with you to get...
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    Using same computer? I have a couple machines...

    Using same computer?

    I have a couple machines that just do not like playing with my newer PC's and laptops.

    I'll get them to send or receive a program thinking I finally got it...but then thats...
  10. Thread: Haas Beeper

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    I hate the beeping at the end of a cycle. Or...

    I hate the beeping at the end of a cycle. Or beeping in general...


    I turned it on at the end of a cycle as my operator didn't know when Machine was done. I gues the lack of sounds emanating from...
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    I'd think it would be a parameter change for...

    I'd think it would be a parameter change for rapids. Whether they will walk you through the steps to do it is questionable. Just thinking if you double the speeds so you can run at half speed and get...
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    I have the shims on my Sandvik laydown threading...

    I have the shims on my Sandvik laydown threading tools. As I understand it the shims do not correct the pitch, but correct the relief angle and the helix changes with different pitches. Definitely a...
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    Personally I think its a great idea. I put...

    Personally I think its a great idea.

    I put someone on as a "summer intern" this past year that took a course at his college that had a Haas Mini Mill.

    It was a pleasure to see a young man be...
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    You have quite the machine to be asking that kind...

    You have quite the machine to be asking that kind of question.


    Two hands here to help...

    On the first hand- use a smaller endmill to start if your looking to finish the slot at .500. 1/2"...
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    Lots of good info. What the advice seems to...

    Lots of good info.

    What the advice seems to boil down to is don't over extend yourself.

    Don't put all your eggs in one basket.


    New or used machines can both have problems.

    New from...
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    You may very well be onto something huge and...

    You may very well be onto something huge and grow, I truly hope you do...but

    BUT often it seems when one place is busy, many places are busy and lots of work gets subbed out and its all rush...
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    If your on your game, pay their wages and keep...

    If your on your game, pay their wages and keep them happy, they will get over any age issue.

    If they do not, then its not so much an age issue for them. They will be a problem no matter who they...
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    On the older ones there was a fitting to the...

    On the older ones there was a fitting to the gearbox that had a small orifice. The hole needed to be opened up a slight bit to shift properly again.
    Not sure if the design is the same on the newer...
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    Someday that may be me making a hobby out of...

    Someday that may be me making a hobby out of this...


    Till then its work.

    Yes, lots of guys here are intimate with the innards of the machines. I had one gent take the time to walk me through...
  20. Thread: M01 Optioal Stop

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    I use the M1 for proofing out a program. 99% of...

    I use the M1 for proofing out a program. 99% of the issues happen after a tool change...whether it be wrong speed, wrong tool, wrong height offset, wrong diameter offset, wrong Feed, wrong coolant...
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    I went over to these about 10 years ago and never...

    I went over to these about 10 years ago and never looked back. No more missing inserts...ever. I use .084 wide inserts for every machine. One machine in particular parts off 1500-2000 SS pcs a day,...
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    Tryhard- Ask a question here and there are a...

    Tryhard-

    Ask a question here and there are a ton of very knowledgeable people here that are all too willing to offer help. Sometimes it does not come in the form you are asking for...but that's...
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    My .02 Save your money, don't buy what you...

    My .02

    Save your money, don't buy what you think you'll need. Don't buy flashy top notch tooling till you need it...and you will. Cause if your like me the tooling you buy is not what you'll need....
  24. My 95 VF-1 is Brushless, maybe the VF-0 kept them...

    My 95 VF-1 is Brushless, maybe the VF-0 kept them for awhile longer. Easy to tell by the round motor and four brush caps around the tail of the motor.

    As its the X axis motor your in luck as...
  25. Thread: Admin fee?

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    Usually no...but push the issue and I'll charge....

    Usually no...but push the issue and I'll charge.

    I added a BS charge to one clients job...only did a couple more jobs after that. I'd get some good jobs...but most were nothing to write home about...
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