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Forum: Welding 09-21-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,380
Posted By Pat
MetalWolf, Looks like my cousin is going to...

MetalWolf,

Looks like my cousin is going to take all of the tips. In return, he is going to give me some punches and dies that are missing from the Roper hand punch that was in this box of...
Forum: Welding 09-20-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,380
Posted By Pat
Brian......Thanks for the information. ...

Brian......Thanks for the information.

Chris...… Sorry, my bad. I just went out to the shop and took a closer look at the cutting tips. They are for Propylene, and not propane. The tip that I...
Forum: Welding 09-20-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,380
Posted By Pat
Oxidized Filler Metals

Last weekend my brother attended an auction and bid on a box of unknown miscellaneous shop items. The only reason he bid on it was because he noticed that there was a small hand metal punch by Roper....
Forum: Fabrication 04-16-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,945
Posted By Pat
Good job there Wolfy, So you think that...

Good job there Wolfy,

So you think that yours looks a bit "crude". Your version looks like it is factory made compared to the mess I made when I needed something to lift my skid loader when it had...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-25-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,444
Posted By Pat
Thank you for all the information. It appears...

Thank you for all the information. It appears that the extra cost for the brushless version will pay for itself because of less frequent battery replacements, and also because of more power some jobs...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-23-2017, 11:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,444
Posted By Pat
Well Jef, You have me sold on one of these...

Well Jef,

You have me sold on one of these little bad boy 1/4" drive Milwaukee ratchets. I think they would be so much better than a corded or air powered version. I have been using my air powered...
Forum: Welding 12-13-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,585
Posted By Pat
Thank you for all the information. My wife...

Thank you for all the information. My wife ordered me a Weller Portasol P2KC. I am still wondering if the brand of Butane fluid really matters, and if a person must use only extra filtered butane to...
Forum: Welding 12-09-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,585
Posted By Pat
Butane Powered Soldering Iron

I hope I am posting this in the correct area........it really isn't welding. Anyway, I have been wanting to get something butane powered for soldering. I think having something smaller and weighing...
Forum: Fabrication 12-01-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,379
Posted By Pat
Thanks for sharing. I have put a bumper build...

Thanks for sharing. I have put a bumper build project on the back burner for quite a while, but seeing your build makes me want to get it done and over with. The truck in question is a 2009 Chevy...
Forum: Fabrication 11-11-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,893
Posted By Pat
LW, Thanks for sharing. As of right now I...

LW,

Thanks for sharing. As of right now I have no need to form anything, but when the time comes I will certainly give this method a try. Actually, I might just have to experiment with it because...
Forum: Machining 10-23-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,429
Posted By Pat
Thanks for all the information. Now I can free up...

Thanks for all the information. Now I can free up what is left of my mind to focus on other weird, but unknown to me methods of doing things.
Forum: Machining 10-22-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,429
Posted By Pat
How do they thread thin steel tubing

I hope I am posting this question in the correct area. Yesterday while doing a lighting project I grabbed a 1/2" steel EMT coupler. I have probably installed thousands of these things over the...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-01-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 993
Posted By Pat
Thanks for the information. We hauled it over to...

Thanks for the information. We hauled it over to my brothers farm where it will sit until we have time to go over it. I am thinking that along with the other suggestions, we are going to have to...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-29-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 993
Posted By Pat
Deal Breaker or Not..... Miller 301G

Yesterday I went with my brother to help him load up some equipment he purchased from one of his neighbors. While clearing things out of the way to get to the things he needed, we uncovered an older...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-21-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,355
Posted By Pat
toprecycler......Brian, I just noticed that...

toprecycler......Brian,

I just noticed that in my area Northern Tool only sells these chargers online. Used to be able to get them at the store. Anyway, it appears that the model I have purchased...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-20-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,355
Posted By Pat
Alchemist, There are a lot of people that...

Alchemist,

There are a lot of people that are skeptical about the chargers distributed by Batteryminder, and I used to be one of them. About 13 years ago I had to replace the battery in one of my...
Forum: Fabrication 08-20-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,829
Posted By Pat
Looks good Chris, A few years ago I made 2...

Looks good Chris,

A few years ago I made 2 of them. My brother saw mine and decided he had to have one. I see that we used the same materials except for one thing. You also used common sense when...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-02-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,662
Posted By Pat
Wolfram, I don't think using it like you...

Wolfram,

I don't think using it like you would a regular ratchet wrench will harm it as long as you don't go to extremes with it. I have a CP 3/8 ratchet wrench that I would say I have abused in...
Forum: Fabrication 07-29-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,727
Posted By Pat
Like Keith, I also use Heavy Hex nuts that I get...

Like Keith, I also use Heavy Hex nuts that I get at Fastenal. They come plain and unfinished with a light oily coating. I like using these because it gives you a little more thickness on the wall of...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-08-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,251
Posted By Pat
Thank you for the responses, and thanks to you...

Thank you for the responses, and thanks to you also GWIZ for bringing the older discussion to my attention.

Samcord...... Thanks for pointing out the BlueDriver. I will be checking that out. I...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-06-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,251
Posted By Pat
Advice on OBDII Code/Can Scan Tools

In the very near future I want to buy an automotive scan tool. I have been looking at many different brands/models on the internet. I have never owned one, but have used one that was lent to me from...
Forum: Welding 04-25-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,420
Posted By Pat
I have often wondered if there are any other...

I have often wondered if there are any other welding equipment manufacturers besides Lincoln that make their own MIG wires. Also, I assume that most of the other brands are manufactured overseas and...
Forum: Welding 03-12-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,250
Posted By Pat
Best gas for brazing/welding aluminum

Just wondering if there is any gas best suited for brazing or welding aluminum. I searched the web but did not really come across anything that specifically promotes one gas over the other.

I...
Forum: Welding 02-21-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,095
Posted By Pat
H80N, I have never known Pop's to be wrong....

H80N,

I have never known Pop's to be wrong. I envy his patience . Chances are, if Dick can't find something it does not exist. For once I am going to be a little proactive. I am going to put my...
Forum: Welding 02-17-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,707
Posted By Pat
Thank you for sharing. I have found several very...

Thank you for sharing. I have found several very helpful tid bits of information in the aluminum brazing section.
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