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    You might consider purchasing a used garden...

    You might consider purchasing a used garden tractor trailer or use the one you have and make fabric or wooden sides to increase the capacity. You can make a feed chute from the blower to the wagon...
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    I'm betting if you look at the individual prices...

    I'm betting if you look at the individual prices for drill bits and what you paid for the sharpener it wasn't a bad purchase. I paid about the same price for my Black Diamond grinder. Within the...
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    I agree these machines were not intended for...

    I agree these machines were not intended for large shops, however when new they weren't intended for the hobby market either. In 1990 they sold new in the $1,000.00 to $3,000.00 range depending on...
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    Add to that volume users that do sharpen drills...

    Add to that volume users that do sharpen drills usually send them to a vendor that does them considerably cheaper than it would cost to have them done in house. When we were backed up to the wall...
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    We had a similar machine at the shop I worked in...

    We had a similar machine at the shop I worked in for over 20 years. In it's lifetime I would bet it accurately sharpened thousands of drills. No one ever complained about the quality or...
  6. I have a TEM (Tipton Electric Motors) brand...

    I have a TEM (Tipton Electric Motors) brand electric motor powered pressure washer. It's about as basic as they get, yet still works fine. Mine has a 1.5 hp 120/240 volt single phase motor with a...
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    I think you need Shaper Therapy. It's a form of...

    I think you need Shaper Therapy. It's a form of aversion therapy especially tailored to those who have either a fear or loathing of Shapers. It's a multi step process starting with looking at...
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    I would have to say my drawing board, drafting...

    I would have to say my drawing board, drafting machine, and coffee cup. I literally went "back to the drawing board" in about 2010. At work I had several versions on Auto Cad throughout the years,...
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    If you don't use a shaper why be so negative...

    If you don't use a shaper why be so negative about what they can do? I've had one going on 15 years, and it does get used. It's not as fast or efficient as some newer machines, but it can do a lot...
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    In my opinion "lifetime batteries" are a joke. ...

    In my opinion "lifetime batteries" are a joke. Several years ago a company I worked for was selling "lifetime batteries". They made a big pitch to all their dealers and convinced them to buy...
  11. I must be the one of the few who has used the...

    I must be the one of the few who has used the fine adjustment hand wheel from time to time. I must admit however in most cases it's easier to raise the knee than to attempt to make an adjustment...
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    My shop is also in a non walkout basement. Just...

    My shop is also in a non walkout basement. Just to make things more difficult when we built the house we made the stairway to the basement in the middle of the house. To get the machinery into the...
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    As mentioned I would not shy away from industrial...

    As mentioned I would not shy away from industrial machines. All the machines in my shop are "industrial". The oldest is a lineshaft driven lathe that now has it's own single phase 1.5 hp motor. I...
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    Here's a link to a Tree 2URVC manual. Page 10...

    Here's a link to a Tree 2URVC manual. Page 10 gives all the measurements. It will certainly fit in the space you have available . You might not get full table travel, but certainly more than any...
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    Just did a quick Craigslist search for the L A...

    Just did a quick Craigslist search for the L A area. There are currently nearly 3 dozen vetrical mills listed. Some have outrageous prices, but others seem reasonable. I wouldn't be hung up on the...
  16. Alignment on reassembly can be a problem if the...

    Alignment on reassembly can be a problem if the headstock doesn't have alignment pins. I have completely disassembled 2 lathes for transport to the shop. In both cases they had alignment pins. ...
  17. I have several pieces of equipment with small 2...

    I have several pieces of equipment with small 2 cycle and larger 4 cycle engines. None of them like the ethanol blended gas, and the 2 cycle ones are the worst. For several years I was changing the...
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    One trick we used in the shop where I worked was...

    One trick we used in the shop where I worked was to drill a set of undersized holes the length of the slot to be cut. Then do a finish cut with the proper size end mill. When making deep slots we...
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    Sorta reminds me of some of the American Pickers...

    Sorta reminds me of some of the American Pickers episodes. They try to negotiate a lower price by telling the seller they'll have to pay $XXX.XX to get the item shipped to Iowa. Personally I don't...
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    Before you get insulted as to the price being...

    Before you get insulted as to the price being offered by a buyer make sure you know the actual value of the item being sold. Not long ago I tried to buy some power hacksaw blades from a vendor on...
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    I don't see any 10" chop saws in the current...

    I don't see any 10" chop saws in the current Makita lineup. That being said they do offer 12" and 14" models. If you're referring to the Miter saws I do see a 10" model. In any case the vise/hold...
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    It's likely that using non stainless brushes will...

    It's likely that using non stainless brushes will cause contamination. The company I worked for made food processing and packaging machinery. Per the USDA rules any equipment on a food contact...
  23. As an example McMaster sells titanium bolts. A...

    As an example McMaster sells titanium bolts. A 3/8-16 x 1 has a tensile strength of 130,000 lbs. They are considerably stronger than the same size grade 2 or grade 5 steel bolts, but not as strong...
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    Here's another option: ...

    Here's another option:

    https://www.harborfreight.com/search?q=dead%20blow%20hammer

    They come in several sizes from 1 lb. to 4 lb. I have several around the shop. I originally was using my...
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    I guess I live in a somewhat "enlightened" area. We went through the downsizing and eliminating of "industrial arts" programs back in the late 1980's and early 1990's. At that time the local...
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