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Forum: Machining 11-22-2006, 08:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,480
Posted By Keith_L
Wow, I return to the board for the first time in...

Wow, I return to the board for the first time in ? a week? and see a thread I started that I didn't start.

Goddamn that's interesting.

EDIT: Have any "hobbyists" jumped off a cliff yet? If so...
Forum: Machining 11-18-2006, 12:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,480
Posted By Keith_L
I'd love to see pics of your lathe, but I think...

I'd love to see pics of your lathe, but I think you just mentioned that you have no 3ph?

That's what Brian Boitano would do!
Forum: Machining 11-17-2006, 08:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,480
Posted By Keith_L
Funny, I just got the Smithy literature I...

Funny, I just got the Smithy literature I requested (like 10 weeks ago) in the mail today. My first thought was "gimme a break." But I'm looking for something far more serious than Smithy puts out....
Forum: Shop & Safety 11-15-2006, 02:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,978
Posted By Keith_L
Exactly. Ontario id'd a manufacturer for us, but...

Exactly. Ontario id'd a manufacturer for us, but I'm not the type who would be content to know I simply can't ever weld, cut or drill on the implement. I'd want to remedy the situation. The advice...
Forum: Shop & Safety 11-14-2006, 05:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,978
Posted By Keith_L
I dunno, I once accidentally drilled thru the top...

I dunno, I once accidentally drilled thru the top of the gas tank in my truck (yeah my friends still give me grief about it). The tank was maybe 1/2 full, so there shoulda been room for adequate...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-12-2006, 09:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,034
Posted By Keith_L
Their prices on BendPak are quite high. In fact...

Their prices on BendPak are quite high. In fact I've never really seen Northern have a competitive price on much of anything.

Check your local Craigslist, used ones come up all the time.
Forum: Machining 10-27-2006, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,092
Posted By Keith_L
Your last sentence is the important qualifier. ...

Your last sentence is the important qualifier. I'd never trust "others," ie anyone who does not actually own the saw, to not abuse the blades and greatly shorten their life.

I agree a band saw...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-21-2006, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,962
Posted By Keith_L
Take a look at an Enco catalog, Wilton offers...

Take a look at an Enco catalog, Wilton offers some lower end vises that are very affordable and likely still better than anything you can buy at Home Desperate

eg, Wilton "medium/light duty shop...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-08-2006, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,773
Posted By Keith_L
As a kid my family always had Kenmore canister...

As a kid my family always had Kenmore canister vacuums. They always had self-retracting cords, and they never worked very well. You'd have to lay out the cord in a perfectly straight line and make...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-24-2006, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,004
Posted By Keith_L
When you said TTI I thought that was Ryobi, and...

When you said TTI I thought that was Ryobi, and I'm right:
http://www.ttigroup.com/investors/news.php?p_year=2004

But of course they also recently acquired Milwaukee which I'm sure has been...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-24-2006, 12:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,004
Posted By Keith_L
Funny, I was just looking into something similar...

Funny, I was just looking into something similar as I still want one of these. For some reason I insist upon a 12" disc, I really couldn't tell you why a 9 or 10" disc wouldn't suffice for me.
...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-21-2006, 09:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,459
Posted By Keith_L
What would something like the 44RA retail for?

What would something like the 44RA retail for?
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-20-2006, 10:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,459
Posted By Keith_L
Here's a follow up: I happened to already be...

Here's a follow up:

I happened to already be placing a HF order and couldnt' resist. I picked up their "normal" 4" air angle grinder, item #30304, on sale at $49.99 (regularly $59.99). I'd been...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-20-2006, 10:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,364
Posted By Keith_L
I have an old Rockwell belt grinder that takes...

I have an old Rockwell belt grinder that takes 2x20" belts. Can't find 'em anywhere, been ordering from abrasivesales for a couple years now. Easy enough to order online, good service IME
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-10-2006, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,447
Posted By Keith_L
Well that Snappy must be gud, er I mean good,...

Well that Snappy must be gud, er I mean good, it's a "classis" Snap-On design according to the website. Maybe they're hiring for web editors......

Anyhoo, I take it no one has experience with the...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-09-2006, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,447
Posted By Keith_L
Craftman/Florida Pneumatic ratchet?

Anyone have any experience w this ratchet?
http://www.handsontools.com/store-products/Power-Tools-Air-Ratchets-FPT733-Florida-Pneumatic-3-8-Quick-Reverse-Flat-Head-Ratchet_7723175.html

Craftsman...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-01-2006, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,012
Posted By Keith_L
Thanks for the info. Keep posting up on...

Thanks for the info. Keep posting up on machinist stuff.

I just placed a big order w Enco. Didn't have any catalogs but I searched the web for Enco free shipping or something and found a...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-30-2006, 11:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,459
Posted By Keith_L
Tooltopia claims $166 'n change w free shipping ...

Tooltopia claims $166 'n change w free shipping
http://www.tooltopia.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=8320

Thanks for all the other info!
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-29-2006, 12:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,459
Posted By Keith_L
I've found that CFM ratings, particularly those...

I've found that CFM ratings, particularly those provided by HF, are inconsistent at best.

I found some more interesting options. Northern has a 5" unit which appears to be a composite body but I...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-28-2006, 09:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,459
Posted By Keith_L
and........

does anyone understand the difference here?

HF's "normal" grinder (I have a current catalog w this for $49.99):
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=30304

HF's...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-28-2006, 09:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,459
Posted By Keith_L
Thank you all, better info than I expected. I...

Thank you all, better info than I expected. I personally love air tools, and I use my air drills whenever I can over my electric drills.

As for cost of operating, I don't really care about that...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-27-2006, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,202
Posted By Keith_L
Duty cycle??????????????? "Load Capacity ...

Duty cycle???????????????

"Load Capacity
25% ED 180 A / 23 V
60 % ED 120 A / 20 V
100 % ED 100 A / 19 V"

I'd be worried about proper cooling in a unit that small......
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-27-2006, 06:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,459
Posted By Keith_L
Pneumatic angle grinders

I'm considering a 4.5" air angle grinder. I see very little discussion of these, I'm sure because electric grinders work so damn well. I'm considering this because mostly it's an excuse to buy a...
Forum: Welding 08-13-2006, 03:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,028
Posted By Keith_L
I had exactly that happen, in my t-shirt dead...

I had exactly that happen, in my t-shirt dead center of my chest while under the truck. Fortunately it was a cheap HF grinder and it stalled, but it still made me uneasy having a groaning, SMOKING...
Forum: Welding 08-07-2006, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,028
Posted By Keith_L
I've got the Milwaukee in question. My favorite...

I've got the Milwaukee in question. My favorite grinder. The spring loaded positioner for the guard has lost some tension so the guard moves around sometimes, kinda annoying. The spindle lock...
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