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Forum: Shop & Safety 05-23-2022, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 182
Posted By Matt Shade
How does the control circuit work on your...

How does the control circuit work on your compressor? Does it have a relay?

Could you separate the power to the pressure switch from the hot wire that powers the motor and just run the pressure...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 05-22-2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,071
Posted By Matt Shade
Thanks! She has so many plants on it now you can...

Thanks! She has so many plants on it now you can hardly see the shelf haha:D
Forum: Fabrication 05-09-2022, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By Matt Shade
Judging by the pics Digr posted I think it...

Judging by the pics Digr posted I think it probably works a lot like the one in this video, although this guy built his own:
https://youtu.be/EAx6K_V1zGI
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-29-2022, 09:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,528
Posted By Matt Shade
I don't know what years it is an issue, or if its...

I don't know what years it is an issue, or if its all of them but I have read of dodge having tranny issues due to bad alternators also. Basically, dodge uses the PCM to control charging instead of a...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-23-2022, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By Matt Shade
If you have an autozone nearby I had one of these...

If you have an autozone nearby I had one of these for about a year and was pretty happy with it. The feed plunger got messed up by what seemed to be a bad tube of grease and I was busy and just...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-11-2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By Matt Shade
The screw type fasteners are a nice idea if you...

The screw type fasteners are a nice idea if you could find one the right diameter for normal pliers but I don't think they will work on the slide action pliers on a gerber. There isn't much clearance...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-09-2022, 10:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By Matt Shade
I don't think it will be as simple as pressing...

I don't think it will be as simple as pressing the center out and back in. The hinge pin is upset, like a rivet on most pliars. I think you would have to drill the center out and then plan on making...
Forum: Fabrication 04-08-2022, 05:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,167
Posted By Matt Shade
My sketch was probably more crude than yours...

My sketch was probably more crude than yours haha. I've been juggling 2 broken spreaders, a set of custom gates, and 3 lame horses the last 2 days, I'm bound to catch on slowly :D
Forum: Fabrication 04-08-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,167
Posted By Matt Shade
I was confused by your original sketch because I...

I was confused by your original sketch because I was looking at your shaft with the universal joints as being a PTO shaft that spins and that didn't make sense for giving cutting action, or for the...
Forum: Fabrication 04-07-2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,167
Posted By Matt Shade
Have you ever seen a Ryan Jr. Sodcutter? ...

Have you ever seen a Ryan Jr. Sodcutter?

Its a walk behind sod cutting machine. They do what I think you are trying to achieve but I am having trouble finding a good pic of the mechanism and I...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-04-2022, 05:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,778
Posted By Matt Shade
Despite the cool kids driving dodge trucks and...

Despite the cool kids driving dodge trucks and red grinders I have always been very happy with Dewalt :D I abused the hell out of a set of 18V tools when I was a construction super, and have...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-04-2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,778
Posted By Matt Shade
I was within the 90 day window and I returned the...

I was within the 90 day window and I returned the grinder at home depot for a refund. I really wanted to like it but when the batteries cost $215 a piece, die after one use and have zero warranty...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-02-2022, 01:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,778
Posted By Matt Shade
I emailed Dewalt customer service and told them...

I emailed Dewalt customer service and told them that my charger shows fully charged when my battery shows nearly dead and that the grinder will only run for a few seconds at a time.
24 hours later...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-21-2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,778
Posted By Matt Shade
I charged the battery about a week ago and then...

I charged the battery about a week ago and then tried to use it on Saturday and the grinder would only run for about 3 seconds at a time whether I was grinding or just holding it in the air.

The...
Forum: Fabrication 03-10-2022, 08:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,403
Posted By Matt Shade
Yeah I've been tempted to try some of their...

Yeah I've been tempted to try some of their competitors like the norton blaze,but for the money I just can't see anything beating a cubitron belt. Been using them for 15 years or so now.

They also...
Forum: Fabrication 03-10-2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,403
Posted By Matt Shade
I have a 2x72 Coote knifemakers grinder and I put...

I have a 2x72 Coote knifemakers grinder and I put a 1.5 horse motor on it cause I couldn't run anything bigger without rewiring the shop. It does good for general fabricating tasks but if I want to...
Forum: Welding 03-01-2022, 09:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,969
Posted By Matt Shade
I have a stainless wheel and it does make a...

I have a stainless wheel and it does make a difference. I also found some flap discs at my LWS that are made specifically for aluminum. They have some kind of wax in them that keeps them from loading...
Forum: Shop & Safety 03-01-2022, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 813
Posted By Matt Shade
I haven't tried any belts or anything, but I run...

I haven't tried any belts or anything, but I run a lot of their flap discs and 6 inch cut off wheels. They are as good as anything else I've tried for their price range.
Forum: Welding 02-28-2022, 11:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,969
Posted By Matt Shade
Looking good. I'm looking forward to seeing how...

Looking good. I'm looking forward to seeing how it all comes together.

I've patched a couple diesel tanks like that and thought it was miserable. I had to do it with a spool gun though, after...
Forum: Fabrication 02-24-2022, 06:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,134
Posted By Matt Shade
Its similar to a primer. I like the stuff, but...

Its similar to a primer. I like the stuff, but anywhere with humidity it still wants a protective coating of some sort like wax.
Forum: Fabrication 02-24-2022, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,134
Posted By Matt Shade
Paste wax rubbed on the metal while its warm...

Paste wax rubbed on the metal while its warm works well as a top finish once you get the color you want (can even be warmed with a hair dryer). Sno Seal is made for waterproofing boots, but works...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-20-2022, 11:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,778
Posted By Matt Shade
I'm really happy with the performance of the...

I'm really happy with the performance of the grinder. I used it out in a barn lot today working on a manure spreader.It made it through the whole job and has the same grunt as a corded grinder. My...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-15-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,778
Posted By Matt Shade
First impressions after using this thing for a...

First impressions after using this thing for a couple jobs.

The power is great, it feels pretty much like using a corded grinder. I have used it with 4.5 inch cutting wheels, as well as 4.5 inch...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-18-2022, 04:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,778
Posted By Matt Shade
I will post more info when I put it through its...

I will post more info when I put it through its paces. I can say that it feels like it weighs double what my corded Dewalt grinder weighs and that is a 13 amp.

Interestingly enough, the battery...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-18-2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,778
Posted By Matt Shade
Its a great tool, just not what I expected. ...

Its a great tool, just not what I expected.

It looks like this grinder is about 1900 watts, and the 20volt model is about 1500 which makes this a nicer grinder, but you should figure in the...
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