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Tony
02-16-2012, 05:05 PM
other than not having enough grinders what really gets me is
that I have a box of indicator clamps/bars/holders and I can
never get more than one complete setup going at the same time.

I swear every indicator I have has a different lug / nut / screw / dovetail.

its enough to make a guy go out to the garage right now and spend
10 minutes fixing the problem. :D

i guess just one of those things that never seems pressing enough to
do until you have something you can't knock down out of the lathe
to turn down some hardware.

maybe thats what one more grinder would be for. :)

Harvey Melvin Richards
02-17-2012, 10:38 AM
I completely understand. One of my most aggravating tools is my Starrett 196 back plunger indicator. It has 2 threaded support rods of different lengths. One fits the clamp, the other fits the bar. Both have different threads in the same kit. What moron designed this?

http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz35/HarveyMelvinRichards/P6021546Large.jpg

I also have a similar Lufkin. The parts are interchangeable. It also has a tip that is put into a hole, turning it into a test indicator. Nice design. Unfortunately the tips aren't interchangeable between the 2 indicators. The Starrett does have a converter tip that allows the use of normal indicator tips.

http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz35/HarveyMelvinRichards/P6184436Large.jpg

ahidley
02-17-2012, 11:17 AM
Yea, I buy tools. The girlfriend says each time I buy a tool she wants a new pot. holy crap!! The kitchen is overgrown with pots...

Spookydad
02-17-2012, 11:33 AM
Get her some different "pot" and soon she will forget about the tools and not care if you buy more tools. Of course you grocery budget will have to increase a bit for additional munchies. :D

daveo
02-17-2012, 11:42 AM
other than not having enough grinders what really gets me is
that I have a box of indicator clamps/bars/holders and I can
never get more than one complete setup going at the same time.

I swear every indicator I have has a different lug / nut / screw / dovetail.

its enough to make a guy go out to the garage right now and spend
10 minutes fixing the problem. :D

i guess just one of those things that never seems pressing enough to
do until you have something you can't knock down out of the lathe
to turn down some hardware.

maybe thats what one more grinder would be for. :)


I noticed this on a dial test indicator, is there any reason why I should re-thread them to match my accessories for a regular indicator? Shouldn't be hard...