This past year, I wanted to buy a new st10 turning center. I backed out of it, when I discovered the new safety features dont really fit our onesy twosy jobs we do. Simple things like hand polishing or even facing a part and being able to see it while doing so, are impossible now. We purchased a used 08 sl10 instead. BUTTT, there is coming a point, in which I need NEW equipment, not used, and I know Im going to be pissing and moaning about simple day to day functions with them.
So, my question is this, on a new milling center, if the spindle will only go to 750 rpm with the door open, how in the world are you using an edge finder?? (since they work best around 1400 - 1500). Are you forced into an electric unreliable one?? Are you forced into some sort of expensive tool probe?? What is your process to do the most simplest of tasks when the machine itself wants to stop you from doing it????
Yes, dumb question I know, but not so dumb on this end.