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    Haas shrink fit machine

    We use ours down to 1/8" shanks with no issues. Haas does not sell holders that small.
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    Haas shrink fit machine

    I have one. Its an imported unit, but honestly its worked great. The holders themselves that Haas is selling are YG1 with Haas laser marking. We do less than 10 tool changes a day on ours, and its perfect for that. If you did a lot, you would want a water cooled unit.
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    Who Makes The Best HSS Twist Drills?

    We've had good luck with YG1 Gold P drills.
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    Bar Puller Recommendations?

    This is the same style we use in our Lathes. Works great and the replacement fingers are cheap and easily made.
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    Thin AL Plate Machining required USA Based Companies ONLY

    The issue is going to be the blind side holes more so then the wall dimensions. A vac plate should suffice for hold down. You should denote what the overall dimensions are also
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    Platform for jobs

    Syncfab, Fractory, and Hubs have all treated us well along with Xom.
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    8620 Getting longer after heat treating

    It's hot rolled. It's not warping best I can tell, and we are using a tail stock. It shrinks about .002 in length each roughing pass. It's odd, never had it happen before.
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    Haas st30Y tool setting and g54 help please!!!

    Returns similar to g53. I believe you can set a ref point for it though. We use g53
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    I don't need a fake name to cover who I am, or who my shop is. With about 3 minutes of google, you can easily find out who I am and what/where my shop is. I don't really care if Xom reads this stuff, as I don't really have a problem talking about their good and bad points. But man there are a...
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    8620 Getting longer after heat treating

    I'm having the opposite problem right now LOL. We are doing some 5" x 25" 4140 prehard shafts, and when roughing them off, they are shrinking .020" in length. Its fairly normal for material to grow in length at heat treat.
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    Haas st30Y tool setting and g54 help please!!!

    make sure when touching off your g54 z0 with a measured tool, that in MDI you call the tool first, so the tool length offset is active. You will visually be able to see the Z value change in the position box when you do that.
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    Lots of bad experiences from what I have read. Our story is the opposite, Xom has been very good to us and helped us grow significantly over the past few years. I started my shop in 2016, and with Xom in 2018. When I started doing work with Xom I had 1 employee and 2 machines in 1500 SF. I...
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    Coolant Sump Vacuums/Cleaning Methods

    Ours does not. It just has a large bag filter that captures the metal particles and some oil. We run Nexjen skimmers on every machine though, so the amount of oil in our tanks is negligible at best.
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    Hiring new workers and pay scale of current workers, what options are there?

    Great, I never once referenced telling people what others were making. The scenario was if 2 people discuss their own wages, he would fire them.