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    Huvitz/Coburn HPE-8000X edger w/ HAB-8000

    Hello,
    is somebody using this setup?
    We do 97% acetate frames and hopefully in a few months we will hit 100 jobs a day. I've been loking at the HPE-8000X with HAB-8000 auto blocking. Is it realistic to do 100 jobs in 7h on this system?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmarin View Post
    Hello,
    is somebody using this setup?
    We do 97% acetate frames and hopefully in a few months we will hit 100 jobs a day. I've been loking at the HPE-8000X with HAB-8000 auto blocking. Is it realistic to do 100 jobs in 7h on this system?
    No. 80, if you are extremely efficient and run clos to 50% CR39.

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    Thank you for the answer.
    Is there a setup you would recommend for 100-150 jobs a day?
    Two thirds low index (1.56) and one third high index (1.61, 1.67). No poly, no trivex, no rimless.

    What do you think about the HAB-8000?

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    It is the speed of the machine. Nothing you can do to speed it up.
    You can edge w/o pin bevel, which will yield a job or two extra, but you will need to manually pin bevel it. Edge polishing will also slow it down, but will add more work after edging for you.

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    I meant if you have a recommendation regarding another edger for this kind of quantity.

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    OK, got it.
    For 100-150 per day, 2 edgers will be required. I don't think it matters too much on the brand, as long as it can average 10-13 jobs/hr.
    Bells and whistles only matter if your are drilling, edge polishing, step beveling, grooving, etc.

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    Cheers.

    How is the accuracy of HAB-8000 in reality?

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    Very accurate as long as you keep it maintained. A good unit for the price. Just not the fastest.

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