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Forum: Welding 04-12-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,521
Posted By monckywrench
Citation needed. When making a statement of legal...

Citation needed. When making a statement of legal fact, hearsay doesn't cut it. Show us example laws or regulations (government regulates, companies have policies) directing mandatory leasing. Not...
Forum: Welding 03-23-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,323
Posted By monckywrench
LWS staff changes make quite a difference. For...

LWS staff changes make quite a difference. For example my local Airgas have always been decent from when I was a noob to when I spent eight grand a month on gas and consumables for our local college,...
Forum: Fabrication 03-10-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,287
Posted By monckywrench
They won't go 360 but the reason that's handy...

They won't go 360 but the reason that's handy with separate casters is for them to self-align like a shopping cart when the crane was pushed in a given direction since they aren't connected by a drag...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-10-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,275
Posted By monckywrench
Correct. That's how gin poles are intended to be...

Correct. That's how gin poles are intended to be used. It's also how old mechanical wreckers like Holmes work. Search "gin pole truck" for plenty of industrial examples.

Your lift winch doesn't...
Forum: Fabrication 03-10-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,287
Posted By monckywrench
It would be easy to weld a tab on each existing...

It would be easy to weld a tab on each existing caster, a tab for a pivot in the middle, then have both casters steer together like a kids wagon. Stable, cheap, easy to steer, no bearings to buy, no...
Forum: Welding 03-10-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,350
Posted By monckywrench
Cool score. The nice thing about tapped machines...

Cool score. The nice thing about tapped machines is no rotary switch to stick/break.

Before I had a lathe I cut down a couple of cylindrical modern cable ends to fit tapered sockets on an old...
Forum: Welding 03-10-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,042
Posted By monckywrench
Worth remembering is any rig that will hold a...

Worth remembering is any rig that will hold a cutting torch can be modded to hold a plasma torch. We swapped back and forth on bug style cutters and rotary pipe coupon beveler machines.
Forum: Welding 02-15-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,080
Posted By monckywrench
There's no substitute for practice with a new...

There's no substitute for practice with a new machine. Spend several hours in one or two sessions welding on clean scrap. If you don't weld frequently, setting your machine using scrap every time is...
Forum: Machining 01-09-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,247
Posted By monckywrench
It's absolutely worth it (get the toothpaste tube...

It's absolutely worth it (get the toothpaste tube size and experiment!) but if you want to join roofs together side-by-side an easy and economical way is to get a 4x8 sheet of 1/8" and (to join two...
Forum: Welding 01-09-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,101
Posted By monckywrench
Miller manual downloads: ...

Miller manual downloads:

https://www.millerwelds.com/support/manuals-and-parts
Forum: Welding 01-09-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,502
Posted By monckywrench
Not sure if the OEM is Koike but they list Apollo...

Not sure if the OEM is Koike but they list Apollo flashback arrestors under that name.

https://www.koike-asia.com/Home/Accessories/oxy_fuel_torches

They bought some Airco IP long ago and the...
Forum: Machining 01-01-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,247
Posted By monckywrench
Whatever you cut with, I'd seal any gaps with 3M...

Whatever you cut with, I'd seal any gaps with 3M 5200, not silicone which has inferior wetting and poor durability.
...
Forum: Machining 11-29-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,420
Posted By monckywrench
Transport does not have to cost much if you do it...

Transport does not have to cost much if you do it right, and if you are competent to use a lathe and welder you don't need a rigger.

In that case ~8K or whatever is heavy duty rollback territory...
Forum: Welding 11-29-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,467
Posted By monckywrench
The Miller forums are where I go for Miller...

The Miller forums are where I go for Miller assistance. Plenty of factory and other highly experienced techs post there.

https://forum.millerwelds.com/forum/welding-discussions

For info on...
Forum: Welding 10-29-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,516
Posted By monckywrench
Check on Weldingweb too. This Google string...

Check on Weldingweb too.

This Google string yields a fair number of hits and is how I search forums:

plasma torch replacement site:weldingweb.com
Forum: Welding 10-16-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,169
Posted By monckywrench
I tap Excalibur on my (ungrounded!) bastard file...

I tap Excalibur on my (ungrounded!) bastard file or crush the extra length of flux before restrikes.

Even "expensive" welding rod is cheap for what it does. Mystery rod (Radnor...) has failed me...
Forum: Fabrication 07-29-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,154
Posted By monckywrench
LP is wonderful stuff and the US will remain...

LP is wonderful stuff and the US will remain self-sufficient for longer than anyone on this board will be alive. Dual fuel kits are very reasonable for small engines so it's all win.

Old beater...
Forum: Fabrication 07-24-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,943
Posted By monckywrench
Keep an eye out for deals on rotabroach annular...

Keep an eye out for deals on rotabroach annular cutters. They are magnificent with mag drills. I use 'em in my mill since I've no mag drill.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-20-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,345
Posted By monckywrench
I stopped buying new little grinders and favor 6"...

I stopped buying new little grinders and favor 6" because the cutting discs (also suitable for narrow grinding) have far superior life, reach and edge speed. Of course I can run 4 1/2" flap abrasives...
Forum: Machining 06-29-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,239
Posted By monckywrench
Excellent deal even needing a bit of work....

Excellent deal even needing a bit of work. Suckage confirmed. :)

My bro got a dovetail ram BP for 500 with a stuck gib, but the Forrest Addy (anything he says on Practical Machinist gets my...
Forum: Welding 05-07-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,991
Posted By monckywrench
A Dialarc in the hand is better than a future...

A Dialarc in the hand is better than a future Synchrowave you can't weld with today. I'd keep the Dialarc regardless because I refuse to be only one machine deep even for casual use. A board on a...
Forum: Welding 03-01-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,041
Posted By monckywrench
Those old Oxwelds (and their Purox, Linde, L-tec...

Those old Oxwelds (and their Purox, Linde, L-tec and Union Carbide brothers) have wonderful build quality and ergonomics. I have two of that model and one it's "railroad" (different inlet fittings to...
Forum: Welding 03-01-2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,978
Posted By monckywrench
While it spatters more than mixed gas, CO2 isn't...

While it spatters more than mixed gas, CO2 isn't bad with a bit of practice costs less than MIG mix, and runs a bit hotter which is useful for heavier stock. Many machines come with a CO2 adapter but...
Forum: Welding 02-08-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,068
Posted By monckywrench
Victor torch and regulator manuals now on ESAB site.

http://www.esabna.com/us/en/support/...pair%20Manuals

If you repair your own torches, regulators and flowmeters you'll want these. The parts lists are useful when assembling from a diverse pile of...
Forum: Fabrication 01-26-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,788
Posted By monckywrench
I didn't know the visegrip trademark owners...

I didn't know the visegrip trademark owners stopped making them.



You could split a C-clamp then install the flat bar and a slider, but I'd modify a visegrip instead to what you see in the pic...
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