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    Re: Will new tariffs affect our hobby?

    Lol I agree at, "china stole our jobs" nonsense. I'm a small American employer and machines stole your jobs. I replace as many people as I can with machines because some people can be downright...
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    Re: Will new tariffs affect our hobby?

    I'm a believer in competition. The Chinese keep American companies on their toes and forces them to provide a higher quality products. Made in USA...I have bought a whole lot of junk made in the USA....
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    Re: Building or buying?

    I would just buy the machine, or find a used one with solid frame and retrofit if this is business venture. The most DIY I would ever consider doing is something like CNC router parts. If that...
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    Carvesmart smart stops?

    Dumb question. What you are doing for the hole for the 1/4" smart stop dowel pins used on the carve smart jaws? Are you drilling and reaming for press fit or slip fit?
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    Re: Rubber seals/dust guards for axis.

    You can find them on mcmaster. They are called strip brushes. Mcmaster also has all kinds of rubber strips as well. I thought about using brushes as well but I see many commercially sold machines...
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    Rubber seals/dust guards for axis.

    Hi,

    Does anyone have any idea what kind of material the strips are made of on for example a step craft machine. I want to do something similar on my DIY build and want to experiment. I assume its...
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    Re: Kurt D688 vs DX6

    I guess its not very helpful now, but the kurt 3600 vise is a very good fit for the 1100.
  8. Re: Tormach 1100 VS Haas OM1 OM2 OM2a CM1 or other???

    I generally find it easier to make more accurate parts the first time around on my Haas over my Tormach especially with being able to measure tool diameter easily. However, the Tormach is plenty...
  9. Re: Tormach 1100 VS Haas OM1 OM2 OM2a CM1 or other???

    I bought it new during one of the 10% off promos. I looked at prices of used machines and used haas machines were not all that much cheaper unless you got a much older machine. Unless you are...
  10. Re: Tormach 1100 VS Haas OM1 OM2 OM2a CM1 or other???

    Cut a hole in the ceiling and get a "real" machine if money is not a big issue. I own an 1100 and VF-2SSYT, which is the absolute largest I can fit in my garage. I still use my Tormach for one off...
  11. Thread: Concrete VMC

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    Re: Concrete VMC

    Oh man that is a beast. No steppers for that thing...
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    Re: 10K Spindle on 1100?

    I was thinking along the lines of using a spindle from a 770. Tormach should really consider offering some kind of upgrade. I would be willing to spend the money but not the time. Smaller tooling and...
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    Re: 10K Spindle on 1100?

    Thanks, guys but I I meant 10k main spindle as I said I wasn't interested in spindles without fixed height tooling (TTS). Changing out ER collets and touching off every tool is just too much hassle...
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    10K Spindle on 1100?

    Anyone every do this? I'm finding the limiting factor on my 1100 to be the spindle speed as I'm machining a lot of small plastic parts. I'm not interested in the highspeed spindle kit because does...
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    Re: Clearpath Servos for Tormach?

    I have clear path servos on some self built machines with very great performance. Very smooth, high accelerations, great for 3d tool paths. I find the ability to fault very useful. I have stepper...
  16. Thread: M5 6H taps?

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    Re: M5 6H taps?

    Thanks, I just got thrown off because I have never seen it called out before especially considering its pretty much a standard tap tolerance.
  17. Thread: M5 6H taps?

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    M5 6H taps?

    I have to run some parts on my 1100 and the drawing is calling out an M5 6H tap. I guess that has to do with tolerance. Is that just tolerance for the hole or thread? From what I gather this is just...
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    When you say much more difficult you mean you got...

    When you say much more difficult you mean you got poor quality finish? Poor tolerance? Cycle times is not a concern I just want to know if it can even be done. Im stuck with 304 ss as that's what...
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    304 stainless 1100 advise please!

    I have an RFQ for some somewhat simple parts in 304 stainless. I have no experience machining, but everyone seems to say its a nightmare. Can the 1100 get it done to reasonable quality? I hate to...
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    ActuaL Hp For Phase Converter

    Im looking To buy a phase perfect converter and not sure what hp to get for a 2016 haas vf2ss. I've heard of people running as low as 10 hp and the haas rates their motor like a hand router.. A 20hp...
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    Re: Simple DIY bellow

    that doesn't sound too bad at all. I think ill try that but with plastic instead of cardboard. Thanks
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    Simple DIY bellow

    Anyone have ideas on what would be a good method or material to make simple bellows like these? I plan to just fold them andto have the bellows slide through 2 channels.
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    Re: PCNC 440 vs 770 vs ??? for newbie

    Buy the 770. Its bigger, has more power, more accurate, and has the PDB option. $1500 will feel like nothing after its all done....If space is not an issue and you are serious about the hobby you...
  24. Re: PLEASE help. How would you quote a part like this?

    I suppose that was pretty important :D. Added the pic, thanks.
  25. PLEASE help. How would you quote a part like this?

    How much would you bid on something like this for 30 pieces and 100 pieces. I'm not a full time shop and never do turning work. I really don't know how to quote more than a few pieces. I generally...
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