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    Today, 09:56 AM
    wdtom44 replied to a thread cut off saw questions in General
    If the saw is big enough to do what you need put the money (much less) into a quality blade.
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    10-03-2018, 07:57 AM
    It has been YEARS (in some cases 40) and I am still waiting for the battery in my dial calipers to go dead, same for my mechanical mics.
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    09-25-2018, 11:02 AM
    wdtom44 replied to a thread Mill accessories advice in General
    It isn't very long after I put a smaller mill vise on my Rockwell mill that I find I am putting the Bridgeport vise back on. It seems smaller vises...
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    09-25-2018, 10:52 AM
    How about a 2/3 size Bridgeport like the Rockwell mill or import. I don't remember the cost of the imports but I have seen several different floor...
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    09-23-2018, 06:57 AM
    I mostly agree with what others have said. I prefer dial calipers to digital. In general I like mechanical stuff as opposed to electronic. And I will...
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    09-21-2018, 08:03 AM
    Well I don't think they are easy to find, but try a Snowco bale loader. There is a few videos on youtube.
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    09-08-2018, 10:50 PM
    How did/why did this happen? It looks like the truck just drove into the back of the bus/van. I saw no brake lights on the truck come on just before...
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    08-29-2018, 01:26 PM
    wdtom44 replied to a thread Semi OT: Steam Era 2018 in General
    Won't be going to that one but I just got the date (Sept 29) of the yearly open house/show/fund raiser at the Steam and Wireless Museum in East...
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    08-27-2018, 10:45 PM
    wdtom44 replied to a thread Drag saw question in General
    I would say it is so only a few teeth are in contact with the log at any one time so they dig in better than if the saw had contact across the whole...
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    08-26-2018, 04:54 PM
    I go with what DrMike says. Will just add ( and others have said the same thing) when you are done grinding hone with a fine stone to get the grinder...
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    08-24-2018, 01:19 PM
    If you want good quality tools and you want them delivered to your door tomorrow or maybe as late as the day after tomorrow then call up McMaster...
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    08-10-2018, 09:20 AM
    Willy, I find your listing of oils interesting and useful. Could you please explain the rating a little better though. What is better than 1b? 2b or...
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    07-22-2018, 04:50 PM
    wdtom44 replied to a thread Cannon help in General
    What Michigan Dough said is the best idea. If you drill and tap the back end and then screw in a bolt or setscrew you can maybe do it in the lathe...
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    07-22-2018, 04:44 PM
    wdtom44 replied to a thread 4x6 bandsaw in General
    I use mine all the time vertical now that I have a small Kalamazoo. Handy for all sorts of things that are hard to hold in the horizontal. I sit on...
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