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    All the contracting work we do is net 30, I have...

    All the contracting work we do is net 30, I have a few large customers at net 45 & net 60 but they spend alot with us and pay on time.
    It really depends on you and your situation. I would never...
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    Mark what type of router do you have ?? Do you...

    Mark what type of router do you have ?? Do you have a ATC ?
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    Try and test different speeds and RPM - All of...

    Try and test different speeds and RPM - All of the tool calculators out there are great starting points but not always realistic in every situation. Trying running your machine at 12 - 16,000 RPM and...
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    Hey Casey, I was the person that gave the...

    Hey Casey,

    I was the person that gave the advise on your last post. Your bit looks alright, I would clean it with some bit cleaner and make sure its still sharp.

    I would Check out Amana Bit ...
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    The bit your using is meant to go much faster, If...

    The bit your using is meant to go much faster, If your only running at 40 ipm than your bits not gonna last long at all ($60 Ea ). To take advantage of the 3/8" compress your gonna want to take deep...
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    Back to the OP's Questions - A Cnc Router can...

    Back to the OP's Questions - A Cnc Router can Make the world of Difference.

    When I first started my company I could make 25 - 40 items per day with my table saw and basic tools. Now with our...
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    I wanted to add, If your business is profitable...

    I wanted to add, If your business is profitable and you have good credit. You might want to check and see if a equipment loan is possible, Ive seen kern lasers in action and they are amazing. We have...
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    Nice Job Stan, If I remember correct you have a...

    Nice Job Stan, If I remember correct you have a Online Store you should link it in the video.

    I wanted to Chim in on the 3D debate, Keith is dead on with his answer.

    A good explaination by...
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    Hello Wayne, I have never heard of them...

    Hello Wayne,

    I have never heard of them personally, Someone had mentioned a similar company called Blue Elephant in another post. I would just be very cautious, I would first contact HSD and make...
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    Try another source of Baltic Birch. Baltic birch...

    Try another source of Baltic Birch. Baltic birch is brought into the USA from several manufacturers and each one is different. Make sure your using Russian Birch, Chinese birch is garbage for laser...
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    We purchased a Becker vtlf 2.250 - Great vacuum...

    We purchased a Becker vtlf 2.250 - Great vacuum for a 4x8 Table, We run parts as small as 6" without tabs. Becker has there US headquarters about 40 minutes from us, the people there are extremely...
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    We have been extremely happy with our smartshop...

    We have been extremely happy with our smartshop routers. The one thing I would stress is make sure you have a business plan and try to map out what your gonna do.
    You want to make sure you try to...
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    Take a quick look at there machine line up - Its...

    Take a quick look at there machine line up - Its all over the place, different colors, vacuum location, control units. My guess is this company doesn't even produce Cnc machines, they simply run...
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    I would recommend them for sure. We have two of...

    I would recommend them for sure. We have two of there smartsop 2s and they run none stop, true work horses.
    The price of the machines are great and the fact that you can get support on the phone on...
  15. Thanks for the tips guys. Mark Just bought...

    Thanks for the tips guys.

    Mark Just bought Gwizard still playing with the settings but its giving good estimates so far.

    Garys suggestion worked great - We went with a Amana 1/4" Mortise...
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    Like Gary Said, Make your own its really easy...

    Like Gary Said,

    Make your own its really easy - Cherry veneers are easy to get - Rockler has them but there on the pricey end. We use Wilson art 700 canister glue (Most cabinet Supply...
  17. Jim, Check out the online world - Local...

    Jim,

    Check out the online world - Local business is great but very competitive in my area and takes alot of foot work, We started by doing small local jobs. It was alot of running around and...
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    Make sure to get a quote from Laguna - We have...

    Make sure to get a quote from Laguna - We have two of there smartshop 2s and they have been preforming beautifully. Our first one was in the 60K range with all the upgrades we needed, paid for itself...
  19. Hey Ian, What type of router are you using ??...

    Hey Ian,

    What type of router are you using ?? What type of bits ??
    We almost bought a Large laser system for our small 1/2" parts but after talking to a few industry experts and visiting a...
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    I would say check it out and if everything is...

    I would say check it out and if everything is running right and looks good go for it. We have several Laguna tools now from there CNC routers to there dust collectors all running great with little to...
  21. We use a premium grade MDF and its very...

    We use a premium grade MDF and its very consistent, Most of the items being sanded are 12" - 16" Long and 8" - 14" wide. I also like the idea of the orbital sanding feature - We looked at Biesse...
  22. The problem with drum sanders is the low HP power...

    The problem with drum sanders is the low HP power and the belts dont last long. From what others have said and the dealers I have talk to is,

    Wide Belt Sander use a long belt wide belt so it...
  23. Most of our parts come off our machines looking...

    Most of our parts come off our machines looking great and dont need sanding but we do it anyways to ensure the quality.
    The quality they come in from the mill is great, if we could achieve this...
  24. Wide Belt Sander Recommendations - Finish Sanding MDF Parts

    Hey guys,

    We are looking to adding a wide belt sander to our shop - Currently we do all of our sanding with orbital sanders (Real Bottle Neck in our Workshop). We Cnc cut mdf parts and brackets...
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    I would go with Shopify - We have several sites...

    I would go with Shopify - We have several sites with them and they have a huge community of programmers adding new addon features every day (They cost a few dollars but automation is key in E...
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