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    LOL...gotta love customers like that. Quote Item...

    LOL...gotta love customers like that. Quote Item A with loose tolerances, no problem.

    Then the loose tolerances get reeled in
    ...holes become bores

    ---through holes become blind tapped...
  2. Thread: Details needed

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    Tools like that you will wind up paying more for...

    Tools like that you will wind up paying more for the screws and inserts then its gonna sell for.

    Tools like that are early technology when they had overly heavy built CNC milling machines that...
  3. Thread: Details needed

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    I'm going to ask a question I hope you don't take...

    I'm going to ask a question I hope you don't take offense to...

    Whats a self acclaimed newbie gonna cut with that? It's a serious cutting tool that can eat alot of power, with alot of insert and...
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    North American and Valbruna run very consistent...

    North American and Valbruna run very consistent too.

    I'll take 316 over 304 just because of the consistency.

    You said thread mill "insert"...Try with a helical solid thread mill. Yes they...
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    Here is a wake up call if you are not quite...

    Here is a wake up call if you are not quite aware.

    Large and small companies that depend on revenue from their customers are in a predicament. Their customers may have stalled paying bills seeing...
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    I bought my 160 with the box even though my...

    I bought my 160 with the box even though my machine was wired for the 4th axis. I have had for 15 years and have yet to hook it up. I did however use it for my Haas bar feeder for a bit.

    From what...
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    Yes I goofed that up. It should have been...

    Yes I goofed that up. It should have been written as Ox stated.
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    I was trying to level some bricks in my driveway....

    I was trying to level some bricks in my driveway. Turns out the concrete under it was too high in places...I thought about running to the shop to pick up a pneumatic chisel. But it was a heck of a...
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    Program will start from where your courser is in...

    Program will start from where your courser is in the program with Setting 36 On or OFF.

    The difference is one Setting has the machine read through the entire program turning on or off Offsets,...
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    Here today, gone tomorrow. It happens day in...

    Here today, gone tomorrow.
    It happens day in and day out...sometimes to people we don't know while other times it hits closer to home.

    My daughters coach father has been in real bad shape all...
  11. Some places its real tough to get into... I...

    Some places its real tough to get into...

    I look at it as PA's like most people want their life to be easy, your job is to figure out how to do that. I've had luck asking for the lousy jobs...
  12. The license.

    The license.
  13. If they expect you to run a part the same as they...

    If they expect you to run a part the same as they do...they want robot.


    Just like there are several ways to skin a cat..there are multiple ways to make a good part in a good amount of time and...
  14. I have had people show me parts they have made,...

    I have had people show me parts they have made, projects they were involved with, machines they worked on along with beautiful resumes and letters of recommendation. I have also had spouses come in...
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    There is a centrifugal switch on the motor shaft...

    There is a centrifugal switch on the motor shaft that hangs up...or did on two of my pumps. It all works perfectly till it doesn't, pops the breaker, no coolant ALwayS when needed most. And Always...
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    That about sums it up...BUT On some CNC...

    That about sums it up...BUT

    On some CNC Vertical milling machines the spindle will go past the table edge OR the table goes past the spindle depending on how you look at it. On some of my Haas...
  17. Oh...I did want to mention one thing about his...

    Oh...I did want to mention one thing about his potential animosity towards you.

    If he acts like that, he's more then used to people throwing him out in a heated manner.
    I wouldn't worry about it...
  18. I read most of it thinking its just the norm for...

    I read most of it thinking its just the norm for certain cultures...up to the point he went over to the grinder. I think in any culture that crosses the line. SORTA...

    So to culture I think it has...
  19. Thread: Polishing on a CNC

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    To me its like changing the oil in your car along...

    To me its like changing the oil in your car along with a handful of sand.

    If you think you'll finish and get all the fines out...When I first started with CNC I took just about any job I could...
  20. I think I gave that a try for awhile. Worth a...

    I think I gave that a try for awhile. Worth a shot to try again, although its a different antivirus program at home and same deal on that PC.
  21. I'm now running V12.0.45 on Win7 I have the...

    I'm now running V12.0.45 on Win7

    I have the new 13 releases, had issues installing on Win 10 and reverted.



    When was my last stable version?

    I know it was back when Bill Gibbs was still...
  22. Am I the only person with Gibbs software crashing?

    A long time Gibbs user that has been plagued by slow downs and crashes.

    Crashes that take out the work I have been working on along with saved work.

    Most times it crashes when I hit "Save" or...
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    I'm going to tell you my pet peeve about learning...

    I'm going to tell you my pet peeve about learning how to program a machine like that...

    You have to learn how to converse with a stupid machines in stupid conversational canned quirks.
    I much...
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    There are also cables and boxs to make them cross...

    There are also cables and boxs to make them cross compatible...but its a pain.

    Plug and Play should be Plug and play...not plug, plug, unplug, rewire- plug, plug unplug then change parameters,...
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    Very true...but our numbers still match. I was...

    Very true...but our numbers still match. I was basing off 40 & a couple 60 Amp breakers. 25% of that is 10 amps. One of my 60 amp machines I believe the electrician said it was running at around 12...
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