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    Yesterday, 02:44 PM
    I'm not sure where to find the adapter. Can you drill the socket near the 1/4 socket and again at the spot where the indent is on the drill? That...
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    08-20-2019, 03:27 PM
    Let's see.... Sliding calipers (vernier, dial, digital)- yes Micrometers- yes Dial gauges- yes Test indicator- yes Sensitive (.0001"/.001mm)...
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    08-12-2019, 01:35 PM
    My interpretation is that you want to change the brazed carbide tool on the left to have a pocket where the carbide currently is. Furthermore you...
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    08-11-2019, 07:58 PM
    danlb replied to a thread 3 Phase motor noise? in General
    My inverter rated motor had a wicked whine when I first set it up. I thought the bearings were bad. I changed the frequency and it went away. ...
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    08-11-2019, 05:06 PM
    danlb replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    My laptop keyboard has been slowly dying. Some keys had to be pressed for several seconds to get them to register, and then I'd end up with half a...
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    08-11-2019, 01:41 PM
    I like 3d printers, but as was mentioned you need to know the limitations as well as the strong points. As for machining hollow parts, what's...
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    08-11-2019, 02:34 AM
    In the statement "I've also had a few relatives who were injured in staged accidents where their insurance paid off the con artists." the relatives...
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    08-10-2019, 09:05 PM
    I'm not DATo, but I have a few relatives who fall into the "white trailer trash" category. Several have sued after seemingly innocent accidents. ...
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    08-10-2019, 04:18 PM
    I've seen them in different places. Some have them in the cowling at the base of the windshield (a Cadillac) and others behind the glovebox (two...
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    08-10-2019, 12:20 PM
    danlb replied to a thread PVC or Poly Pipe or Rings ? in General
    PVC glues up well. You can get a sheet of 1/4 inch PVC and cut it to strips, then use low heat to form it into a ring. Several layers and you get...
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    08-09-2019, 04:22 PM
    That's a bit of a red herring Boomer. Nothing in that accident has anything to do with blind folks or electric cars or noise. By your argument the...
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    08-09-2019, 03:21 PM
    I don't have any figures or statistics, but that's no problem since no one else has posted any. I can attest to my personal experience of driving a...
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    08-09-2019, 01:10 PM
    With regard to the need to make EVs noisy... I wonder if anyone has noticed that, at idle, most luxury cars make little or no noise. So are we...
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    08-08-2019, 09:26 PM
    I've used an electric razor since sometime in my early 40's. Before that I'd only shaved twice: once with a safety razor and once with a Norelco...
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    08-08-2019, 04:59 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Mystery Chuck in General
    If it works right, you will love it for repetitive work. The three extra allen screws allow you to shift the chuck in all directions till you have...
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    08-06-2019, 10:01 PM
    Infrared cameras that connect to your smartphone are pretty sophisticated and cheap too. They should spot the cooler ground. Best at night after...
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    08-03-2019, 06:22 PM
    danlb replied to a thread OT-- ACH Payment in General
    ACH can be used for processing a check (single debit only) as well as for direct deposit/debit. You can get a quick reference for the ACH...
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    08-03-2019, 10:58 AM
    danlb replied to a thread OT-- ACH Payment in General
    If you look up the ACH rules, the idea is that a "trusted" company can convert a check to an electronic transaction. They are required to make a...
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    07-28-2019, 10:17 PM
    The bigger machine may have a higher "minimum power" setting. To compensate you might try longer stickout. That will cut a little of the power...
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    07-10-2019, 06:09 PM
    Like many, I often buy cheap when I only need something for one job. More often than not I still have the tool and use it once in a while decades...
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    07-10-2019, 05:51 PM
    danlb replied to a thread OT- Plastic Question in General
    I live in earthquake country, and the official advice is to have X amount of water and to rotate it every month.
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    07-06-2019, 03:39 AM
    danlb replied to a thread Comfort Tools, not really OT in General
    I have a ratcheting screwdriver that I bought back in the 70s. I think it's a "Screwball". As the name implies, the big yellow and red handle is...
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    07-06-2019, 03:29 AM
    I got the Walabot cell phone stud finder for father's day. It works, but does not appear to be better than my zircon. It has a bad habit of...
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    06-27-2019, 07:21 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Quiet compressor in General
    I bought the same one, same price. I used it to finish off a remodeling job for my mom. I was using it in a basement. It handled the finish...
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    06-24-2019, 02:44 PM
    I've seen lithium batteries swell in 3 Samsung phones (good ones) as well as an LG and an expensive Logitech TV remote. In all cases the device was...
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    06-24-2019, 02:35 PM
    Cylindrical squares have several uses. Since it is easily shop made, one use is to provide a reference for a 90 degree angle when no other source is...
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    06-22-2019, 04:15 PM
    There are cheap cell phones that handle being a hotspot quite well. They continue working even when plugged in to charge. The cellular company...
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    06-22-2019, 04:09 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Need VFD advise in General
    Max, does the line "Torque Control:Torque increase settable by max. 10.0%. The starting torque can reach 150% at 1.0Hz." indicate vector control? ...
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    06-21-2019, 01:15 AM
    Sometimes it goes the other way. Mom married her current husband a couple years back. She's 87, hes 82. My step dad has been a DIY guy,...
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    06-20-2019, 12:34 PM
    Yes, you do often notice the difference. Many digital devices not only use different ways to store the picture, song or other information, but they...
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