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    Today, 11:54 AM
    Ha, ha, ha! :) Where's that like button?
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    Today, 11:47 AM
    I don't like thinking along the lines of a conspiracy theorist, but yes both of these are interesting points!
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    Today, 10:43 AM
    I agree, the ability to locate a missing tool is a big plus for a contractor. I also believe that it's a plus for the contractor or the inexperienced...
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    Yesterday, 08:35 PM
    I've got a 1/2" Bosch 18v drill and one of their 1/4" impact drivers and they have been absolutely fantastic in not only power, but in durability as...
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    Yesterday, 07:19 PM
    Willy replied to a thread One Grease? in General
    Mike, I certainly wouldn't loose any sleep in doing so, it is after all an NGLI CG/LB certified grease. It sounds like you are pretty conscientious...
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    Yesterday, 11:34 AM
    Willy replied to a thread One Grease? in General
    So very true! Although the NLGI CC/LB greases are designed to withstand a certain level of water washout, they too are a compromise. Just as the...
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    Yesterday, 10:16 AM
    Willy replied to a thread One Grease? in General
    I agree that one can get a bit anal when it comes to lubricants. It usually ends up that you end up with a grease gun graveyard full of half spent...
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    04-21-2018, 02:25 PM
    That's why I still have a torch. Brazing clean metal is always such a treat and when done properly is truly a joy to behold, nice fix. Paul you're...
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    04-20-2018, 02:40 AM
    Willy replied to a thread Welding advice needed. in General
    So this means I can count on your vote? :)
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    04-19-2018, 02:21 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Welding advice needed. in General
    Exactly! The 6013 is the go-to rod for guys that need an easy to use rod that doesn't require drying oven storage, doesn't over penetrate and yet...
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    04-18-2018, 11:53 PM
    Yes but in 58 years from now your grandson's pedal car will be worth north of $28,500 if the pedigree and hasn't been besmirched and the credibility...
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    04-18-2018, 11:33 PM
    Drill a small hole where the head of the rivet you are going to make will be driven in. You can make the rivet out of anything suitable for the...
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    04-18-2018, 09:58 PM
    Yes, some good ideas on converting a lawn mower into a rough country weed and small brush mower. In my quest to tame the rough and tumble I have in...
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    04-18-2018, 06:48 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Wheel Loader Design in General
    An interesting thread it is, and it has led me to reflect on the years when operating a wheel loader was part of my daily job or my daily job. Most...
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    04-17-2018, 07:54 PM
    Paul I'm not sure if you are aware of the site linked to below but it has some very clear photos and detailed info on various outdoor power equipment...
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    04-17-2018, 05:46 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Wheel Loader Design in General
    I think what you are referring to is an automatic "return to home" feature that uses a proximity sensor to monitor the bucket's tilt cylinder...
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    04-17-2018, 03:53 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Wheel Loader Design in General
    Even though I have cycled that bucket literally thousands of times over the years, I'll have to admit it being several years since I was in the...
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    04-17-2018, 12:12 PM
    They also make engines featuring full feedback EFI systems. When you are trying to fulfill a market segment that expects a brand new gas powered...
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    04-16-2018, 09:33 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Wheel Loader Design in General
    I certainly can't speak for every type of machine and their individual types of linkage systems. But yes all of the Cat, John Deere, Volvo and Terex...
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    04-16-2018, 06:35 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Compressor Grenaded in General
    This plus where did the oil go. Was it leaking or did it blow past the rings? When was the last oil change? I change mine once a year and it has...
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    04-16-2018, 01:53 PM
    George mentions in the video that all of the bolt on components like starter, generator, and fuel pump are non functional but are scale replicas...
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    04-14-2018, 11:02 PM
    Rex, some information regarding beam and column loading values as it applies to 10 and 12 gauge (both perforated and solid) telespar used in roadside...
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    04-14-2018, 08:51 PM
    Bob I trust you must mean a rotary hammer and not a hammer drill. Big difference in performance when drilling rock, although most folks use the term...
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    04-14-2018, 08:45 PM
    Those steel posts are called Telespar. I've pounded a lot of them in the ground while working for a highways maintenance contractor. We used a spud...
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    04-14-2018, 05:56 PM
    Beautiful! My head hurts just thinking of the astonishing amount of design time, calculations etc., never mind the actual machining time that must...
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    04-14-2018, 10:00 AM
    I like it BF. Yes we can all see the need for some minor tweaks, but you most of all having used the system will probably see them first. You've...
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    04-09-2018, 08:39 PM
    Willy replied to a thread OT..Fuel Line "barb" Forming in General
    Just as a point of interest the beads put on tube ends, be they radiator, fuel, or oil lines, are placed there not so much to assist in effecting a...
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    04-09-2018, 06:50 PM
    It's not how big your deck is, it's how you use it.:) Cocktails @ 5 anyone?
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    04-09-2018, 12:21 PM
    You are right Dan, even the cheap ones I linked to don't seem too bad compared to the old ones in this regard. Even though on one fixture I have...
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    04-09-2018, 11:49 AM
    You're right AK, as soon as I looked at it I knew it couldn't be a recoil spring either. It does seem to be an expendable part however. The saw...
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