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    11-30-2016, 02:14 PM
    In general, using the major diameter of a thread as a means of sizing may not be so good an idea, even when using a full profile insert which tops...
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    11-29-2016, 01:03 PM
    Yeah, that's my question too. The pitch diameter should be the concern IMO.
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    11-28-2016, 11:22 PM
    For a 4 axis mill this one looks good to me after a quick look at their online documentation. Quite an extensive listing of Gcodes. Anybody have...
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    11-28-2016, 11:50 AM
    The Masso control has a very limited Gcode selection. No cutter radius compensation, huh? No canned cycles. I want axis rotation, scaling, macro...
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    11-24-2016, 06:13 PM
    I have no knowledge of Shapeoko. But in the world of "real" CNC's manufacturers have no hesitation about evaluating parts and giving time estimates...
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    11-24-2016, 06:02 PM
    With a bit of Googling on "carbide motion" it looks like they might use an Aduino and GRBL as their controller. If that's correct, another puzzle...
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    11-24-2016, 04:27 PM
    Exactly. And Vectric supplies post processors for Shark and other low cost routers with proprietary controllers. The problem is Shark does not...
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    11-23-2016, 02:22 PM
    DR replied to a thread O.T. Is the check any good? in General
    Back in the day I used that technique to find out how much money potential customers had on deposit. Using a sequence of calls asking about various...
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    11-21-2016, 09:25 PM
    Something to consider on the low end units is the controller software. Shark, Axiom and other systems sold at the woodworking stores like Rockler...
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    11-18-2016, 08:42 PM
    Interesting..... What I have is a factory made unit called a Verti-Vise. More like a 4" or 5" Kurt vise with a base cast to mount in the vertical...
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    11-16-2016, 03:09 PM
    DR replied to a thread Tap Drill Size ???? in General
    Is there a factor in there for the depth of thread? By that I mean whether a hole is tapped 1/2" deep or 3/4" deep. I see DOT, but that appears...
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    11-14-2016, 03:01 PM
    DR replied to a thread who sells reground end mills in General
    Interesting... But, very few end mills. I called Steve to ask about something else listed on his site. Apparently, what you see listed is all...
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    11-12-2016, 10:50 PM
    DR replied to a thread who sells reground end mills in General
    Here's an outfit that does large quantity resharpening, or at least they used to. They may have used re-sharpened for sale, I don't know. US Tool...
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    11-12-2016, 02:56 AM
    DR replied to a thread who sells reground end mills in General
    Use caution, some reground end mills are sold because after grinding it was determined the diameter was reduced enough to eliminate the "hook" in the...
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    11-11-2016, 07:58 PM
    Not related to this thread, but.... I have an estate sale Craftsman bench grinder that ran backwards. It was so cheap I couldn't pass it up. The...
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    11-11-2016, 09:03 AM
    swarfer, have you considered a CBN grinding wheel? They're very free cutting and cool running in tool steels. Safe, not likely to explode since...
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    11-10-2016, 11:34 AM
    DR replied to a thread OT - How times change us in General
    Old TV comedy shows with canned laughter made me want to smash the TV to bits. Surprisingly, some new shows still use canned laughter.
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    11-08-2016, 02:53 PM
    Last time I sold carbide to the recycler I got $14/pound. You might check current prices, probably lower now though since that was when metals were...
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    11-07-2016, 06:36 AM
    DR replied to a thread What's wrong with this picture? in General
    This is a puzzler. Who knows the reasoning behind this? I can understand why someone might need a 3/4" straight shank arbor. For instance to...
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    11-04-2016, 09:25 PM
    About three weeks ago I took our old dishwasher to a metal recycler. One of those large outfits that doesn't pay unless you have 500 pounds. No...
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    11-04-2016, 08:15 PM
    DR replied to a thread Large Machine Tool Auction in General
    This is something that I've wondered about since day-one of my auction attending. It even happens with the outfits that specialize in machines and...
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    11-03-2016, 03:34 PM
    DR replied to a thread Morse Taper Reamer's in General
    One thing to consider not doing is using home made Morse tapers in a good quill. It's quite difficult on home shop machines to turn accurate Morse...
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    11-01-2016, 12:33 PM
    I haven't looked for a couple years, but back a ways the user had to break arcs into lines prior to using CNCwrapper. A problem with CNCwrapper...
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    10-28-2016, 10:38 PM
    Nothing in the way of wear or breakage would surprise me about brazed carbide tools. Brazed tools generally are not a mainline, quality product...
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    10-28-2016, 10:28 PM
    Anybody here have a lathe or mill made in China?
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    10-19-2016, 01:00 PM
    How can I view your article in Digital Machinist? Why am I so down on Vectric products? Mostly because over a six month period of email exchanges...
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    10-19-2016, 01:06 AM
    Before the machine was purchased some thought should have been given to the CNC control software. That software is important to teach programming. ...
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    10-05-2016, 09:33 AM
    What is the deal on lifetime warranty on ratchets currently? Last time I took one in was maybe 5 years ago (or longer, time flies when you're...
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    10-03-2016, 02:25 PM
    DR started a thread OT: Facebook....??? in General
    I'm not interested in social media, but I joined Facebook because I wanted to follow a specific user group's postings. As soon as I joined and was...
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    10-02-2016, 02:15 PM
    DR replied to a thread making whitney punch dies in General
    Some are some aren't. I had a punch die set in my 8 ton power punch press that wouldn't do 316 stainless material. By grinding the punch with an...
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