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    Removing rust

    I have a metal box of Collets that was given to me. Probably50 of them for my Rivett tool room lathe. Some have a light coat of rust. What would you think would be the best way to remove the rust?...
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    I have a 13 inch old south bend. Very well built....

    I have a 13 inch old south bend. Very well built. Thanks for the answers I will do a practice cut on a old race. Looks like it's possible. I have a 61 Triumph TR5AC. It seams to be a little different...
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    Expect the cops to show up any day. You stole...

    Expect the cops to show up any day. You stole that. I would say that is a very good find. Another rust remover is molasses. One part to 9 water. Not fast, but I find it easier. I have heard using...
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    Cutting down a bearing race

    I need to cut a timkem bearing race to fit a special application. I need to cut only 1/2 of the shell, so I can hold it in my chuck. Has anyone had any success cutting a hardened bearing with a...
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    What makes my torch pop when welding

    I am using a 00 tip. No matter what I do it seams to be too hot, and I can't make a good puddle. Then it pops. Any suggestions Stan
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    Wire size drills

    I am changing a cook stove to natural gas, I was given the size drill needed. The drill I need is called a #49 Morse drill. What is a Morse Drill? Thanks Stan
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    Harbor Frieght air tools

    I know I am not the only one tempted by HF cheap air tools when in their store. I know this is not tool talk, but wonder if anyone has their straight line air sander? I have two of them now. Both...
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    You guys are right. I replaced the tip, and had a...

    You guys are right. I replaced the tip, and had a much better weld. Now I know why they sell the tips in quanities of 25, and even 50. I ordered 25. That should get through my car repair. Thanks for...
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    My 110 v welder problems

    I have total about 2 ft of sheet metal to weld on a auto body repair. have a Astro welder. I have been looking for another welder. My problem is I can't justify paying much over 250-300. I have...
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    Millermatic 130XP

    I found a Millermatic xp 130 for sale in my area. It is 400.00 with regulator and gas bottle. Does anyone have any information good, or bad about this welder? If someone here has one, what kind of...
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    What welder would buy?

    I am almost fed up with my almost free mig 110 v welder. Seams like it's just one problem after another. So I decided to spend some of my kids inheritance money. I went to Amazon they have a Hobart...
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    mig welder wire

    I have a astro 110 V welder. (I know I am sorry also) It only cost 20.00. I bought it for sheet metal repair on my 52 Plymouth. I have .030 wire in it now. sometimes the wire hesitates just a little...
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    It was a CO2 bottle. I was going for CO2. The...

    It was a CO2 bottle. I was going for CO2. The welding shop said I will be happier with argon mix. Stan
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    You are right. The guy said I can use the...

    You are right. The guy said I can use the regulator by just letting a slow amount go to the tip. I can see a big waste here. I ordered a flow meter from Amazon today. Stan
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    Thought I was getting a deal

    I have been looking for a argon tank since I purchased my Astro welder. I found a bottle on CL. The guy said I usually get 150 for the full bottles, but I will sell the bottle for 125.00. He also had...
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    Astro 110 v welder

    From my other post about a 110 v welder. I decided a mig gas welder will be better than a flux core for my auto body sheet metal repair. One turned up on CL yesterday. I went to take a look at it....
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    110 V welder

    I need to repair some rust area on a 52 Plymouth sheet metal I am working on. I have a torch set up, but don't want my sheet metal to warp. I am wondering if I can get by with a Harbor Frieght 110 v...
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    This is a steel tank. stan

    This is a steel tank. stan
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    repairing a diesel fuel tank

    My JD tractor developed a crack.
    don't know why it cracked. The crack is not near anything. It is about a inch long. I tried JB weld. It cracked again in the same place the next day. I would like...
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    Thanks for the information. I found a picture of...

    Thanks for the information. I found a picture of the collet closer. I have the collet tube and have a wheel on the end. Something is just missing. Maybe when your friend gets back I will send him a...
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    My Rivett l\Lathe is a model 1020S. If I had a...

    My Rivett l\Lathe is a model 1020S. If I had a picture I could probably fabricate one. Thanks, Stan
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    Collet closer for a rivett 1020 lathe

    I wonder if anyone knows of a Rivett 1020 lathe someone is parting out. Yea sure. I just thought I would ask. I know there are not many out there. I need the collet closer. I have the draw tube the...
  23. Using a arc welder to spot weld auto body repairs

    Anyone know if a arc welder can be modified to be used as a spot welder? I am needing to do some auto body repair installing small patches in rusted areas. My only other option is a welding torch....
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    Chicago Supreme Drill Chuck

    I picked up a Chicago Supreme 9T3 3/8 to 3/4 drill chuck at a swap meet. Got it home, and found it is very hard to open. There is a lot on info on Jacobs Chucks repair, but nothing on the Chicago...
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    The distance between the numbers is 1.750. I want...

    The distance between the numbers is 1.750. I want to be able to use this on my 13 in SB. I believe the SB has a #3 MT. I may never use the one inch chuck. Will never know what may be needed, but will...
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