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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-11-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By platypus20
The 5 pack of Hercules brand ones from Harbor...

The 5 pack of Hercules brand ones from Harbor Freight, have worked very well for me.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-07-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 576
Posted By platypus20
I bought another box for me this morning, took...

I bought another box for me this morning, took the previous receipt, they matched it.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-06-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 576
Posted By platypus20
I have a complete P&C (early Proto) 1/2” drive...

I have a complete P&C (early Proto) 1/2” drive set that goes from 3/8” to 1-1/4”, by 1/32” increments . Most of those sockets have never been used.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-06-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 576
Posted By platypus20
At times it pays to snarl!!........:eek:

At times it pays to snarl!!........:eek:
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-05-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 576
Posted By platypus20
I went to pick up mine, they were now listed at...

I went to pick up mine, they were now listed at $100, I asked why they were not $80 as reported, the asst manager, bangs on the keyboard, turned to the sales girl, said you’re all set, she hit total...
Forum: Welding 12-04-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,364
Posted By platypus20
Per DD’s request... My Powcon Saga....... ...

Per DD’s request...

My Powcon Saga.......

Powcon #1 - the output capacitors had failed, they installed new ones, ran on a load tester, worked perfectly. At pick up, plugged it in, flicked the...
Forum: Welding 12-04-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,364
Posted By platypus20
My God they are expensive............!! My...

My God they are expensive............!!

My Powcon experience is terrible, I’d NEVER buy another one, I think I still have a couple dead bodies somewhere.
Forum: Welding 12-03-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By platypus20
Expensive!!

Expensive!!
Forum: Welding 12-03-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,364
Posted By platypus20
Trust me, I don’t leave home without at least a...

Trust me, I don’t leave home without at least a six-pack.............:devil:
Forum: Welding 12-03-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,364
Posted By platypus20
Looks like a Powcon....

Looks like a Powcon....
Forum: Welding 12-02-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By platypus20
That New Welder Smell In The GNAP’s Shop

The title says it all, there is a new welder smell in the GNAP’s shop. After roping Norm into getting the new snowblower (Jasper is dead, long live Jasper), we ate at the Chinese Buffet, then went to...
Forum: Welding 12-02-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,364
Posted By platypus20
I have a Maxstar 161S, a great machine, but it’s...

I have a Maxstar 161S, a great machine, but it’s 120/240 vac single phase, not always useable in certain boiler rooms. I need a 3 phase machine capable of 208-240/480 vac, the Maxstar 200 STR (stick...
Forum: Welding 11-27-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,364
Posted By platypus20
The cooling fan blade shattered and blew the...

The cooling fan blade shattered and blew the shrapnel through some critical items, not sure if any are seriously damaged, the shear number of error codes, it threw, scares the GNAP and his checkbook....
Forum: Welding 11-26-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,364
Posted By platypus20
The Welder Died.......

At 9:45 am, this morning the every trusty Miller Maxstar 200 died a sudden death, during a weld job in Montpellier, VT, I had to finish the job with the 200’s little brother the Miller Maxstar 161S....
Forum: Fabrication 11-17-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,399
Posted By platypus20
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: 17
Views: 1,046
Posted By platypus20
Without a doubt......

Without a doubt......
Forum: Fabrication 11-11-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,046
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: 18
Views: 2,560
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: 2,188
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: 414
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: 18
Views: 2,560
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: 4,126
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: 18
Views: 2,560
Posted By platypus20
Lifetime

Lifetime
Forum: Fabrication 11-02-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,560
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: 4,126
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...
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