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  1. There are other brands of pumps that are just as...

    There are other brands of pumps that are just as good as Cat,but for less money and parts are available.

    One is FNA group pumps,also known as Simpson/AAA.They provide pumps for about 40% of the US...
  2. That's the drop off side,the keeper is straight...

    That's the drop off side,the keeper is straight and flat.Trick is when re-cutting the drop,the distorted side becomes the drop side and the shearing action straightens it back out.Plus if you notice...
  3. Not as much as there used to be,but then shears...

    Not as much as there used to be,but then shears haven't had much in the way of castings in along time.We have an old Cincinnati 1/2x12' at work,built in the late 40's.Only thing on it that is cast is...
  4. 1-1/2" x 10' capacity plate shear- ...

    1-1/2" x 10' capacity plate shear-

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZ0mj0ELRKQ

    :cool:
  5. If the panel will be outdoors at all,then you...

    If the panel will be outdoors at all,then you need one that is water proof.Just morning Dew condensing on the "water resistant" ones will ruin them in short order.

    No,you won't need a charge...
  6. About two years ago,I was waiting in the checkout...

    About two years ago,I was waiting in the checkout line at my local independent grocer minding my own business.A zombie rolled up behind me and ran her buggy into my Achilles tendon on my left ankle...
  7. Nah,never happens,you would be surprised at how...

    Nah,never happens,you would be surprised at how much crap we have been programmed to put up with.The mass shootings are generally people who were off their rocker already,were taking SSRI'S and quit...
  8. I'm 48 these days and back when I was 10 nearly...

    I'm 48 these days and back when I was 10 nearly everything was closed on Sunday,save a couple gas stations and maybe a couple restaurants.Most shops closed at 12:00 on Saturday as well.Of course...
  9. Time is exactly it,in production you can't fiddle...

    Time is exactly it,in production you can't fiddle around with a bandsaw. About 25 years ago we had a contract to make 300 of those municipal garbage can baskets.The ones that are welded up out of...
  10. I recently pulled a complete 5hp single phase...

    I recently pulled a complete 5hp single phase belt drive unit out from under a junked hot water pressure washer(diesel fired unit).It was junked like a lot of them are when the hot water heat...
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    Thanks!Wait till you see my planetary setup using...

    Thanks!Wait till you see my planetary setup using chain and sprockets.
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    Funny this thread should come up,I just bought an...

    Funny this thread should come up,I just bought an Anycubic Photon S off Amazon lastnight, birthday present to myself ;)
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    Kudos on the weight loss,not an easy thing to...

    Kudos on the weight loss,not an easy thing to do.One word of caution though,go easy on the dead lifting if you're over 40.My brother slipped a disc and tore a hernia on his last dead lift of 310lbs....
  14. A few points- -Cutting at capacity the machine...

    A few points-
    -Cutting at capacity the machine is supposed to be bolted to the floor,not c-clamped to a motorcycle frame jig two feet off the floor.
    -When cutting angle and round bar the throat...
  15. Shopping?Meh,all the usual chain franchise...

    Shopping?Meh,all the usual chain franchise fair,plus three or four independent grocers.Nothing really to complain about as far as selection.Now brain dead behavior by people,we got that in spades.
    ...
  16. Salary depends on location and experience...

    Salary depends on location and experience though.Starting salary where I am for a Job Shop Machinist with 10+ years is $30/hr.Starting pay fresh out of trade school is $15/hr.But we are currently in...
  17. The demise of manual lathes and mills has been...

    The demise of manual lathes and mills has been predicted for 30 years at least,but every year it seems there is yet another company entering the market selling them.
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    Probably from ground up motor laminations,here's...

    Probably from ground up motor laminations,here's what shredded motor scrap looks like-

    http://www.ribafarre.com/english/producto3.asp?foto2=Cobre/COBREMOTORESELECTRICOSFRAGCHATARRA.jpg

    I'm...
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    The double chain is part of the "work with the...

    The double chain is part of the "work with the junk I had" drive system.The double chain is looped together around two sprockets and allows the sprockets to act like "gears".The gear motor can be...
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    Here's a picture of the brush block I built for...

    Here's a picture of the brush block I built for my positioner at work.Just a Micarta block drilled for some 1/2 holes and a few attachment plates screwed on....
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    CF =Cold Finished which technically is the...

    CF =Cold Finished which technically is the correct term for what everyone calls cold rolled.Cold Drawn is also acceptable,though CF seems to be more widely used.Cold Rolled I think comes from the...
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    As long as the ground is to the shaft or the...

    As long as the ground is to the shaft or the chuck it won't be an issue,ever.
  23. I built a bunch of parts for a couple guys...

    I built a bunch of parts for a couple guys building their own for their fish camps(houses built on top of 15' wooden poles to accommodate flood season ) these were dead simple.Picture two 2-1/2 x...
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    Ya,I like 1045 a lot,no biggie welding it,just...

    Ya,I like 1045 a lot,no biggie welding it,just preheat to 400-450f and weld with 70xx filler and air cool.8620 is another favorite too,high strength and welds like a dream.

    Oddly enough,welding...
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    I don't think that it's remelt that is the...

    I don't think that it's remelt that is the issue,but rather what feed stocks they are using.If they are remelting structural steel and steel punchings,that I don't think would be an issue.From what I...
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