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Forum: Fabrication Yesterday, 09:26 AM
Replies: 20
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Not a huge fan of the Steam Punk style of...

Not a huge fan of the Steam Punk style of anything, but the obvious build skill level is well shown, well done. My 2” x 48” Jancy belt grinder is probably the one of the most used tool in shop, a...
Forum: Fabrication 11-11-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 511
Posted By platypus20
Without a doubt......

Without a doubt......
Forum: Fabrication 11-11-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 511
Posted By platypus20
Beautiful White River Jct , VT.........

Welp, either its Karma or just plain f*#king bad luck, but I’m in White River Jct, VT, working at the hospital. I do not want to be here, I do not want to do the job, but here I am. I advised them to...
Forum: Fabrication 11-07-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,622
Posted By platypus20
Compared to other options out there, the Icon...

Compared to other options out there, the Icon pricing is not that high, sure they cost more than other HF offering, but they are a lot better quality wise, IMO, the pricing is reflective of the...
Forum: Shop & Safety 11-07-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,829
Posted By platypus20
Personally I would not allow Milton V type...

Personally I would not allow Milton V type fitting in the shop, everyone I ever had leaked out the fitting end, not at the start, but soon after. Numerous web postings citing similar problems. I went...
Forum: Fabrication 11-06-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By platypus20
I have a used the roller end of a Dynafile many...

I have a used the roller end of a Dynafile many times.
Forum: Fabrication 11-03-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,622
Posted By platypus20
Don’t know, I buy nothing based on warranty...

Don’t know, I buy nothing based on warranty policy, in almost 50 years, I’ve warrantied probably tools on less than 5-6 occasions. I’ve broken plenty of tools, I just don’t warranty them, if I break...
Forum: Fabrication 11-03-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,070
Posted By platypus20
The job at the feed mill is still on hold, I just...

The job at the feed mill is still on hold, I just finished up a week in Vermont on Friday. Also been doing the nuclear two-step, having to go again on 11/7, to finish up the annual boiler maintenance...
Forum: Fabrication 11-03-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,622
Posted By platypus20
Lifetime

Lifetime
Forum: Fabrication 11-02-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,622
Posted By platypus20
I’ve been using the Icon wrenches and sockets for...

I’ve been using the Icon wrenches and sockets for about a month or two, they are a big improvement over the regular Harbor Freight wrenches and sockets.
Forum: Fabrication 10-10-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,070
Posted By platypus20
One of the minions quit, he worked Monday, never...

One of the minions quit, he worked Monday, never came back on Tuesday, he stopped by the job today, to drop off his keys, credit card and telephone. He said absolutely nothing, handed me a bag with...
Forum: Fabrication 10-09-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,070
Posted By platypus20
Typical job, half the parts are missing, and...

Typical job, half the parts are missing, and about half those actually on site are either completely wrong or maybe workable, with some redesign of the piping schematic. We are about 85 hours into...
Forum: Fabrication 10-06-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,070
Posted By platypus20
The Dreaded Trip to Vermont

I have been dreading a job in Vermont, after delaying it as long as possible, no further delay is possible. I have t convert a 500 hp boiler (25 million BTU’s) from burning #6 oil to be capable of...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-28-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,198
Posted By platypus20
Many people sell them, MSC, Graingers, Sharks,...

Many people sell them, MSC, Graingers, Sharks, Travers, local industrial suppliers, many internet suppliers, etc, etc.

I use blades made by Morse, a Bi-Metal type, there are other good brands,...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-28-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,176
Posted By platypus20
I have view most of the new Icon hand tool...

I have view most of the new Icon hand tool offerings and own a couple of sets of sockets, I think they are both very nice looking, well made and have an interesting pricing structure. But I also...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-28-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,150
Posted By platypus20
You butchered a good Pittsburgh wrench on that...

You butchered a good Pittsburgh wrench on that project!! The horror of it!!
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-28-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,150
Posted By platypus20
Damn Kids!! Nothing short of world domination,...

Damn Kids!! Nothing short of world domination, that should be your goal, to get there before I do, think about that, a world controlled by the GNAP!!
Forum: Fabrication 09-28-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By platypus20
I ran the belt sander for about an hour or so,...

I ran the belt sander for about an hour or so, while cleaning up edges of 10ga and 3/16” steel plate pieces. I was surprised by the grunt it had, I never bogged it down, it ran flawlessly and the...
Forum: Fabrication 09-27-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,622
Posted By platypus20
I saw the Icon ratchets, in person this morning,...

I saw the Icon ratchets, in person this morning, they had just arrived (FedEx) about 15 minutes before I got there. I saw the whole line, they are a little less than I had anticipated, they seem to...
Forum: Fabrication 09-26-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,622
Posted By platypus20
Harbor Freight’s New Icon Brand Sockets

Today, after all of the hub-bub on the web about the new Icon brand hand tools, that are being introduced by Harbor Freight, I bought a set each of the standard (shallow) fractional and metric, 1/4”...
Forum: Fabrication 09-26-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By platypus20
With my Dyna-File, it’s on or off, no in between....

With my Dyna-File, it’s on or off, no in between.

Do you have the model of the Dyna-File, that has the (2) 90 degree bends in the sanding belt??
Forum: Fabrication 09-25-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By platypus20
Baxter 1/2" x 18" Belt Sander

During the on going recent introduction of Harbor Freight's new Icon brand hand tool line (what I've seen looks pretty nice), they also introduced their new Baxter brand 1/2" x 18" hand held belt...
Forum: Fabrication 09-16-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,676
Posted By platypus20
What kind of operator is the dog?? What...

What kind of operator is the dog??


What happened to the Gorilla Duct Tape method?? A piece of 5/8” heater hose and 5 or 6 hose clamps?? Or some of that clear Flex-Seal Tape?? Damn Canadians,...
Forum: Welding 09-09-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By platypus20
That New Plasma Cutter Smell - Again

That new plasma cutter smell permeates the Machinery Closet again. This morning I bought a new Hypertherm PM30XP, 30 amp plasma cutter, 120/240 vac machine. I had the Hypertherm PM30 sold, before I...
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-02-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,829
Posted By platypus20
I’m in the process of changing from 1/4” Milton...

I’m in the process of changing from 1/4” Milton type A to 3/8” Amflo/TruFlate type G, quick connect air fittings. I looked at the Milton V series, high flow but they are notorious for leaking, so I...
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