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Old 10-14-2018, 02:11 PM
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Just a "By the Way..."
I spoke at length with one of the John Deere metalmen a few years ago. His specialty was running the Magee to make the fenders and hoods.
The big takeaway for me:
"The Magee is a wonderful machine, once it is set up for a certain operation. It will do hundreds and hundreds of parts the exact same way, every time. I have run this machine at John Deere now for over 35 years.

But I hate changing it over to do something else because of the long hours it takes, sometimes even a couple of days."

Kent... this reminds me of the saying among old Bridgeport milling machine guy's: "better off dead, than tilt the head" 😂
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Old 10-17-2018, 06:41 PM
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Kent... this reminds me of the saying among old Bridgeport milling machine guy's: "better off dead, than tilt the head" 😂

Yep, and not just a few other machines like being messed with, once set.
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