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    07-07-2017, 08:58 AM
    oxford replied to a thread S&H Machine shop tour in General
    I would say you need to double the employee number of 4,420,000 by the time you figure in health care, benefits and related costs of having an...
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    07-05-2017, 12:20 AM
    oxford replied to a thread Help with cutting threads. in General
    Thanks for all the replies, a lot of useful information in there. I will be dealing with this next week when I get back to work(on vacation this...
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    07-02-2017, 12:37 AM
    I will admit I am no master at cutting threads and do not have a whole lot of experience at them. With that being said, I was making some extensions...
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    06-24-2017, 03:42 PM
    When I make a tool that has "pins" in it I try to use thick enough stock that it will support the pins and not have to rely on weld to hold. If I...
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    06-18-2017, 09:04 PM
    oxford replied to a thread Sheet metal roller(?) in General
    , I will say if you are going to try and do these in a slip roller do yourself a favor and make it powered, you will not be happy cranking all...
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    06-18-2017, 02:06 PM
    oxford replied to a thread Sheet metal roller(?) in General
    While I like doing things myself, I think I would be looking to have a sheet metal shop cut, roll and bend the flange. If I follow correctly it...
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    06-10-2017, 04:05 PM
    My Excello 602 uses a lever on a cam vs. a Bridgeport style brake lever. Nice thing about this setup is you could fully lock the cam in position to...
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    06-06-2017, 07:25 PM
    Make a plywood template of the arc you need and clamp it to the brass sheet and use a wood router with an endmill in it.
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    06-04-2017, 10:35 AM
    Annular cutters will also give a very close size on the finished hole with a nice finish. I only trust a hole saw size/finish on something that is...
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    06-03-2017, 09:49 AM
    Hole saw on its hex arbor can also end with bad results.
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    06-02-2017, 11:10 PM
    I remember once putting considerable force with a pipe wrench to get one loose. It was a 2 man operation.
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    06-02-2017, 05:56 PM
    The last place I worked at there was a 5 ton arbor that sat on a fairly decent table. We had 2" ratchet strap going around the back legs of the...
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    05-29-2017, 07:44 PM
    For those that have them mounted to the workbench, are they overhanging so a shaft can pass though? Cutout in bench? You aren't pressing anything...
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    05-28-2017, 11:59 PM
    I just picked up an arbor press tonight, has a PhaseII sticker on the side of it and what I can figure is a 2 ton model. I paid $70 for it so not a...
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