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    Today, 12:09 AM
    danlb replied to a thread Buying my first MIG welder in General
    Oh, you mean the Harbor Freight 90 amp fluxcore only. Largely considered to be the bottom of the barrel when it comes to wire fed welders. I...
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    Yesterday, 11:00 PM
    danlb replied to a thread What is it? in General
    A 4 headed screwdriver. I like that. :) It does remind me of an assembly line I saw on TV where a similar device was suspended above the part by...
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    Yesterday, 06:48 PM
    danlb replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    Don't pick on him. He did more than I did today. :) Dan
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    Yesterday, 03:38 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Buying my first MIG welder in General
    I know what you are trying to say in post 45, Jerry, but it's at the same time universally true and totally meaningless. Everything has limits. A...
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    Yesterday, 01:22 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Buying my first MIG welder in General
    Proper technique will often allow you to do more with a small welder. As an example, here's what you can do with the lowest commonly available...
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    Yesterday, 12:57 PM
    danlb replied to a thread weldingweb forum? in Home Shop Welding
    It seems that when it comes to welding you have several very distinct groups. On one extreme there will always be a vocal subset who are...
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    Yesterday, 02:52 AM
    danlb replied to a thread OT: Dual fuel generator in General
    According to the manual, to clear the gas from the lines you just shut the fuel valve and then run it till it quits. To totally empty the lines it...
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    02-21-2018, 11:03 PM
    danlb replied to a thread weldingweb forum? in Home Shop Welding
    Yep. It's been down for a week. All of Penton's sites are down.
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    02-21-2018, 11:00 PM
    danlb replied to a thread OT: Dual fuel generator in General
    I had a similar thought. I have a 7000 watt generator that's noisy and smelly. I'm replacing it with a pair of 3500 watt inverter gens that can be...
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    02-21-2018, 10:52 PM
    That's a good point, but .... It seems to me that when you are working to tenths on fit (matching one to another) it's just as exacting as working...
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    02-21-2018, 09:52 PM
    danlb replied to a thread OT: Dual fuel generator in General
    Sounds real good. I looked at the manual to see what "hybrid" meant. No luck. I did see that the output is derated about 15% when running on...
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    02-21-2018, 08:04 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Buying my first MIG welder in General
    The nozzle should be a good contact. Generally it's copper, so it will not easily weld to the steel wire if it does arc. There's a different size...
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    02-21-2018, 07:53 PM
    danlb replied to a thread OT: Skill Saw in General
    Fundamentally, either a saw or a spinning blade will do way too much damage to fingers. A lawn mower, edge trimmer and hedge trimmer all come to...
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    02-21-2018, 06:42 PM
    It passed the sniff test. A clockwork can magnify imperceptible movement into a visible movement of a needle. Don't forget that the measuring device...
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    02-21-2018, 05:15 PM
    It's not really hard to make a screw that will measure 10 turns to the inch. It's not hard to make a dial that is divided into 10 parts. Connecting...
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    02-21-2018, 01:24 AM
    danlb replied to a thread OT Project... in General
    Looks like you did a great job. Congrats! Dan
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    02-19-2018, 10:32 PM
    .003 is quite doable. I see Oxford already explained the "center cutting endmill" quite nicely. Make sure that you use a collet to hold the end...
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    02-19-2018, 09:35 PM
    Keep in mind that you will probably not get a perfect .5625 inch hole from plunging a 9/16 cutter into a spot where there was already a hole. It...
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    02-19-2018, 09:01 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Buying my first MIG welder in General
    RTFM may be quicker, but my post was more to the point.
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    02-19-2018, 05:04 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Buying my first MIG welder in General
    The BEST way to eliminate birds nesting is; Clean equipment. Clean wire. Clean liner. Properly adjusted. This takes care of 99% of the...
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    02-19-2018, 01:19 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Electronics question in General
    Just as a side thought... My first thought was that you need a solenoid that moved a punch, a small motor and a sensitive switch. I understand...
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    02-19-2018, 01:13 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Buying my first MIG welder in General
    When it comes to duty cycle; the 3 minute at 300amps will probably allow 100% at a lower output. The manual will tell you exactly what the Duty...
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    02-19-2018, 12:49 PM
    Quite generous of you. I have most of what i need, so I'll let someone who really needs them a chance. Dan
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    02-15-2018, 03:22 AM
    Glad to hear that Jerry. I've never been to Missouri. Do you have annual hot spells there? I ask because we hit 115 for a week or so each year,...
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    02-15-2018, 12:23 AM
    Yep. They make complete light bulb assemblies. The current version is quite different from first gen. Dan
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    02-15-2018, 12:06 AM
    I envy you!
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    02-14-2018, 11:10 PM
    Hehe. Good one. Want to see what a 60 watt Cree looks like inside? I have several that were installed in the ceiling ( 4'x6' recessed lighting )...
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    02-14-2018, 01:13 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Quick question mandrels in General
    It seems to me that a sacrificial arbor may be what you want. Here is what I would suggest, and yet never quite get around to doing myself. :( ...
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    02-14-2018, 12:21 PM
    It's not a typo, nor a mistake. You'll see most light bulbs have a 1000 hour life span, or close to it. That's about 3 hours a day for most of a...
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    02-13-2018, 10:45 PM
    Nice reply, but totally wrong. Are they hollow? Are they under tension? Is the lower box solid, hollow or braced internally? Only a fool will...
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