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  1. OT dial calipers or vernier, easy to read?

    Ok, not too long ago there was a (sponsored?) article here saying verneir calipers were easier to read than dials, NOW there is a new article stating the opposite?? WTF!? haha

    Dial Calipers: Pros,...
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    I don't think I would recommend a 3 axis with a...

    I don't think I would recommend a 3 axis with a trunnion, unless you are looking for the most versatility. The trunnions eat alot of Z space so you will be limited on tooling , unless you get a large...
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    The tap was just a generic example...:toetap: ...

    The tap was just a generic example...:toetap:

    Maybe we are talking two different types of tool & die work. When I was doing tool & die work building, ya know, tools and dies and machinery, we did...
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    Sooo you are saying you have never made a...

    Sooo you are saying you have never made a mistake? :rolleyes5: :rolleyes5: :rolleyes5:

    Whether it is an honest mistake (misread a number) or an OH SHIT mistake (grabbed a 10-32 instead of...
  5. Honest question: Why do we need "super" rigid machines?

    Ok, this might sound like BS, but I honestly question why we need the super rigid machines* - box ways and million pound castings when modern cam lets you do so many different varieties of HSM (high...
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    How do you figure? If you have no modifiers such...

    How do you figure? If you have no modifiers such as MMC / LMC +/-.005 (for example) is better than TP of .01

    True Position Calculator

    If .010 TP, you only get a deviation of .003 in one axis...
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    Aluminum likes lots of surface footage = high...

    Aluminum likes lots of surface footage = high rpm.

    I don't think it is a deal breaker between 7500 and 10,000. Depends on how small is 'small' for you. We regularly run 1/32" and under endmills. A...
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    True true! A couple jobs ago I worked with a guy...

    True true! A couple jobs ago I worked with a guy that was an "aerospace manufacturing engineer". :scratchchin: :rolleyes5: Like he was a step above a lowly manufacturing engineer! haha
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    I think the whole point is, in job shop work (or...

    I think the whole point is, in job shop work (or your own product), yes you need to make good parts. BUT along side that, IME, is you have alot more leeway. Say the apprentice screws up some...
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    Might be a regional thing? ...

    Might be a regional thing?
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    Along with the outside vendors doing...

    Along with the outside vendors doing plating/painting/hardware install (unless you plan on doing that all yourself, no idea how big OP shop is..) get a bad paint or hardware install, you are making...
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    Fixed it for you. :D Seriously probably...

    Fixed it for you. :D

    Seriously probably depends on what level / tier you are making them for. Are you going to need FAIR's on these parts? Do you have a cmm / microview / comparator / molding...
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    Expect everything to be a royal PITA. If that...

    Expect everything to be a royal PITA. If that sounds ok to you (and the bosses) expect to need to work on ISO and/or AS quality systems. Some places will let you do work for them before you get...
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    First of all, yes you certainly can "gage" a...

    First of all, yes you certainly can "gage" a drilled hole. You can inspect the crap out of it if you want / need to.... :rolleyes5:

    Second, I personally was speaking of 2 bores (I said holes, but...
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    Not sure I am following cameraman here... I...

    Not sure I am following cameraman here...

    I know when we were selling ours, we had a potential buyer that wanted a demo of a test cut that they had problems with. It was (as I think you say?) at...
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    Yes and yes. BUT I'm not sure the difference? Why...

    Yes and yes. BUT I'm not sure the difference? Why wouldn't you go to the seller and say "this was packaged like poop"??/

    I can kind of understand the carrier not wanting to eat the cost IF the...
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    Oh for fucks sake! You can certainly take a cut...

    Oh for fucks sake! You can certainly take a cut in a Haas.... :rolleyes5: Done it for years in tool steels, hardened tool steels, 4140ph....

    OP is not presenting enough information for anyone to...
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    Maritool.com Techniks.com

    Maritool.com
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    @Redonion- I just noticed you were / are in FL,...

    @Redonion- I just noticed you were / are in FL, what area? I am near Tampa so it's possible I might be able to help in person if you are still looking at the Haas UMC750..

    It appears you have...
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    I must have been lucky the few times I have had a...

    I must have been lucky the few times I have had a shipping complaint. :confused:

    One time I ordered some gage pins,and sure enough flimsy cardboard box shows up at my doorstep. As soon as I pick...
  21. There sin't much to the clamp, other than hard to...

    There sin't much to the clamp, other than hard to make square corners unles you have edm or make it 2 pieces. Actually, since you are going to be looking for bits and pieces (likely from different...
  22. Upload a pic and serial/part number and we can...

    Upload a pic and serial/part number and we can help a little bit better.

    Without knowing the actual model these are the general 'bits' you will need -

    the clamp for the scriber SPI Protractor...
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    Actually there a few options you must have missed...

    Actually there a few options you must have missed (or I added?) because I get $110k... BUT as mentioned that is a brand new machine with a 1 year warranty AND 6 extra tools

    moot point either way
  24. It's been a few years, but I loved the Centroid...

    It's been a few years, but I loved the Centroid control I used. We had the tool probe attachment, IIRC guy said it was $1k addon or so, but very very nice. The graphics are pretty nice too. One thing...
  25. I would go with plain (bright) no coating on...

    I would go with plain (bright) no coating on aluminum. Don't use black oxide on aluminum as it will start to stick, but seems to be ok in 1018 or A36. Not sure on stainless... I would go split point...
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