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    Yesterday, 04:41 PM
    Ah but then there's that nagging fear that the next one might be months away or possibly they will quit making really good offers!
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    05-29-2016, 10:00 AM
    radkins replied to a thread Material for band brake in General
    Did you look at the size of that tiny scooter brake, 60 MM diameter drum??? My tractor is just barely bigger than a lawn tractor, in fact it would...
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    05-29-2016, 09:52 AM
    radkins replied to a thread Material for band brake in General
    It's hydrostatic drive and the only time the brake has been necessary while moving was when the the valve was released to allow the drive motor to...
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    05-26-2016, 08:44 PM
    No, the vertical shaft engines are lightweight lawnmower replacement engines. Note at the bottom of the description, note *lawnmower use only*,...
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    05-25-2016, 09:45 PM
    Yes you MUST have the heavy flywheel! I have two of those things and replaced the engines on both of them, I bought this one first and although...
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    05-25-2016, 01:23 PM
    radkins replied to a thread WD40 VS Liquid Wrench ? in General
    The scented lamp oils are a paraffin based product, is that the same as kerosene? Not at all disagreeing here just asking, I have several times seen...
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    05-24-2016, 12:34 PM
    radkins replied to a thread Material for band brake in General
    I did that about 15 years ago on a small hydrostatic drive tractor where the brake band served only as a parking brake, over the years it has...
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    05-23-2016, 05:08 PM
    I resisted the lure for a while, actually thought I had broken the addiction but no, last week I just had to sit down with one of the flyers and hunt...
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    05-23-2016, 01:03 PM
    radkins replied to a thread welding an axe in General
    Exactly but then that goes right back to the sign being proof that the trucking company knows they are likely to spill gravels, which BTW spilling...
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    05-22-2016, 07:09 PM
    radkins replied to a thread welding an axe in General
    That's of course one reason but my point is simply that posting a warning sign does not relieve the poster of liability but is instead considered...
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    05-22-2016, 05:24 PM
    radkins replied to a thread welding an axe in General
    How right you are and on top of that it's even risky to warn someone! We have all seen *enter at your own risk*, *warning biting dog*, etc but...
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    05-22-2016, 02:02 PM
    radkins replied to a thread welding an axe in General
    Actually some are and I have seen more than one, a simple trip to the grinder removes all doubt and I well know what iron sparks look like! The first...
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    05-22-2016, 06:21 AM
    radkins replied to a thread NASA's Machine Shop in General
    That vending machine was the most impressive machine in the shop!!! :cool:
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    05-21-2016, 08:17 PM
    radkins replied to a thread welding an axe in General
    Malleable iron is sometimes used for axe heads and actually works pretty good, don't confuse malleable iron with regular grades of cast iron since...
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    05-21-2016, 03:53 PM
    radkins replied to a thread welding an axe in General
    Since it BROKE it's very possible the material is malleable iron and if that's the case then fixing it would not be advised because not only it will...
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    05-21-2016, 10:29 AM
    radkins replied to a thread Will Alcohol Remove Paint? in General
    A lot of truth there, we all seem to just tend to use the term *paint* to generically describe most any colored coating and while I suppose that may...
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    05-20-2016, 03:09 PM
    radkins replied to a thread Will Alcohol Remove Paint? in General
    If that Sears work bench is the same as the 18 year old one I have, likely the Paint will be the same regardless, then most anything wet will remove...
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    05-18-2016, 02:16 PM
    radkins replied to a thread metal prep and primer in General
    Dupli-Color etching primer in rattle cans at about any auto parts or even at WalMart in the automotive section is a darn good primer for the rattle...
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    05-18-2016, 09:27 AM
    radkins replied to a thread metal prep and primer in General
    To each his own and if you like that stuff then fine but I can't imagine why, that junk takes FOREVER to dry and is nothing special as a rust...
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    05-16-2016, 12:07 PM
    I have to consider myself an amateur machinist but even with two bit sharpeners (one being a Drill Doctor Lol, what a joke!) I find it much quicker...
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    05-15-2016, 09:44 AM
    I couldn't give a number for an ideal temperature but basically cooler is better, a hot pump is not good for several reasons. The hotter the...
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    05-14-2016, 08:59 PM
    Ok but that's more an issue with lines and running a long way from the tank rather than just a tank mounted compressor, if you added the extra...
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    05-14-2016, 07:32 PM
    I don't think I disagreed with you except as for a blanket statement. The point is that it is rarely the case where extra tank capacity might...
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    05-14-2016, 05:22 PM
    While you are correct in principle it's incorrect as a blanket statement, it's rare that added capacity over what is mated to a manufacturer's chosen...
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    05-14-2016, 09:42 AM
    While that's a very common misconception it actually that would be a waste of time and money in this case, it would only add seconds to the run time...
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    05-13-2016, 07:43 PM
    radkins replied to a thread Lathe Survey in General
    HF 14x40, same as the Enco version and the Birmingham YCL1440, going on eight years now and this darn thing has run almost every day rebuilding...
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    05-09-2016, 06:57 PM
    You're right they don't use coal but it's a common misconception that coal is used, probably because that black slag sold for blasting purposes looks...
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    05-08-2016, 06:37 PM
    Some good advice so far since as everyone is saying CFM is the name of the game here! When you start looking for a compressor get the highest CFM...
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    05-06-2016, 08:57 AM
    I too have to put in my two cents on Igaging, the accuracy for me has been lacking to say the least! Searching reviews I find a lot of good but...
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    04-27-2016, 02:07 PM
    Forget it, since that thread was posted that product, Drain Out Cystrals, has been discontinued and is no longer available except for a few grossly...
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