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post #2506 of 4885 Old 09-24-2013, 09:35 AM
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I wish I could afford a laser
Or know a guy who has a ridiculously cheap (although long lead)laser guy.

I haven't done a bit of clean up to any of the parts I've received from him. That laser is clean & crisp.


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post #2507 of 4885 Old 09-24-2013, 09:38 AM Thread Starter
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That's the deal with plasma or any automated cutting machine...usually cleanup is needed even with nice machines. I wish I could afford a laser

Even if it's minimal deburring, with hundreds of parts the time adds up. Ask me how I know...I worked as a fabricator to get me through college. I truly hate grinders now

Keep up the good work !
I never realized that until I started playing with it. I think this set up can get better messing with speed and amps, but I probably spent 30min. cleaning up these 5 pieces. And for a potentially $40 part that costs around $16 in raw materials (the pull pin is $10) it just wouldn't be worth it. I could probably make 1 an hour with a welding jig. Factor in order handling time and well...... don't quit your day job!
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Or know a guy who has a ridiculously cheap (although long lead)laser guy.

I haven't done a bit of clean up to any of the parts I've received from him. That laser is clean & crisp.
Yeah it seems to be a HUGE difference!
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Or know a guy who has a ridiculously cheap (although long lead)laser guy.

I haven't done a bit of clean up to any of the parts I've received from him. That laser is clean & crisp.
Ya that's another issue...my laser guy is weeks out. Not worth the money or wait when you have 3 CNC turrets in your shop.

Even with laser parts I usually hit the edges lightly with a grinder...I've had people complain that they cut themselves on a lasered edge

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I never realized that until I started playing with it. I think this set up can get better messing with speed and amps, but I probably spent 30min. cleaning up these 5 pieces. And for a potentially $40 part that costs around $16 in raw materials (the pull pin is $10) it just wouldn't be worth it. I could probably make 1 an hour with a welding jig. Factor in order handling time and well...... don't quit your day job!
Haha ! Ya when you start making parts from scratch you realize how hard it is to meet your desired price point. Let alone compete with Chinese prices.

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Ya that's another issue...my laser guy is weeks out. Not worth the money or wait when you have 3 CNC turrets in your shop.

Even with laser parts I usually hit the edges lightly with a grinder...I've had people complain that they cut themselves on a lasered edge
You need a laser, I have a bunch of em



Not trying to highjack, I rebuild cnc lasers for a living, if you guys ever need anything cut, just shoot me a pm w/ a drawing. I am always looking for an excuse to do some top secret government work!
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You need a laser, I have a bunch of em



Not trying to highjack, I rebuild cnc lasers for a living, if you guys ever need anything cut, just shoot me a pm w/ a drawing. I am always looking for an excuse to do some top secret government work!
I'd get a quote from you, but shipping would probably kill me. The guy I use is 1/3 of the price as everyone else & he still ships it to me at that price. I think he's using child immigrant labor. I could careless for the price I'm getting.

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post #2513 of 4885 Old 09-24-2013, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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I would love to play around with a laser machine. I'm going to go mess with this plasma and see if I can improve the cuts. The dross I'm getting is very hard, not like the kind people say should just "chip" off. I'll run some line cut tests and see....
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You need a laser, I have a bunch of em



Not trying to highjack, I rebuild cnc lasers for a living, if you guys ever need anything cut, just shoot me a pm w/ a drawing. I am always looking for an excuse to do some top secret government work!
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I wish I had something like that, I have so many ideas for a laser....
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Holy Jeebuss ! So much want
I'm surprised you don't have one Beasley!
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Don't you have a Jeep to finish?

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Don't you have a Jeep to finish?
If the tank is ready I'll be picking it up next week! Gonna put in a call to GenRight tomorrow.
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