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    Sliding calipers (vernier, dial, digital)- 4...

    Sliding calipers (vernier, dial, digital)- 4
    Micrometers- 5
    Dial gauges- 5
    Test indicator- 1
    Sensitive (.0001"/.001mm) test indicator- no
    Telescoping gauges- yes
    Small hole gauges- yes
    Bore...
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    Jesus. Go easy on the chilli's.

    Jesus.
    Go easy on the chilli's.
  3. That as well...

    That as well...
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    Is that a Myford?

    Is that a Myford?
  5. Yep, all VSL's have a spindle lock. In the OP's...

    Yep, all VSL's have a spindle lock.
    In the OP's pic, as in all MK II Boxfords, it's that chrome button on the headstock front face. Turn the spindle whilst pushing on the button until it clicks in...
  6. +1. Very very very high quality. Check out...

    +1.
    Very very very high quality.
    Check out Tony's Lathes.co.uk website.
  7. +10 on Vertex. Also make sure the RoTab you buy...

    +10 on Vertex.
    Also make sure the RoTab you buy is an HV ie has horizontal & vertical capability. At the same time, buy a matching tailstock and a dividing plate set.
    Adds a whole bunch more...
  8. It does'nt like being drilled or tapped unless...

    It does'nt like being drilled or tapped unless everything is better than new...
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    Have you flown one of the 737 MAX's? And if so,...

    Have you flown one of the 737 MAX's?
    And if so, would you again after they have confirmed a fix?
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    Whats with the paranoia man? Unless you are...

    Whats with the paranoia man?
    Unless you are employed by the Cartel, whats the biggie?
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    Most oils in most enviroments come out still...

    Most oils in most enviroments come out still looking clean, the exceptions being engine oil and rear diff oils.
    Even enclosed primary case oils in motorcycles with a wet clutch can come out after 5k...
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    Now that is a super low profile 3 jaw. Lovely...

    Now that is a super low profile 3 jaw.
    Lovely bit of kit.
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    Yeah, nice. J&S never made crap. It was all at...

    Yeah, nice.
    J&S never made crap.
    It was all at the higher, heavier end of the scale. What they are really known for were their surface grinders.
    Right down to UK versions of the Armstrong tool...
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    +1 on stropping. Trad razors = a leather belt,...

    +1 on stropping.
    Trad razors = a leather belt,
    safety razors = a canvas type material, old seat belt, old pair of denim jeans.
    Gets you another couple of months, also clean & dry razor afterwards....
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    Thanx for that. Added to my...

    Thanx for that.
    Added to my Hemmingway-to-buy-list...
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    The 520 looks mint. Mercer indicators? In...

    The 520 looks mint.
    Mercer indicators? In Canada?
    Jealousy and envy are not nice traits to have, so i'll stop....
    Great score.
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    Good interesting post. Thank you.

    Good interesting post. Thank you.
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    Do not buy replacement dovetail cutters. Look...

    Do not buy replacement dovetail cutters.
    Look for a S/H shaper instead...
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    Looks Rivett(ish) to me with a Schaublin(ish) top...

    Looks Rivett(ish) to me with a Schaublin(ish) top slide.
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    And your point is? Re the topic? So if Indians...

    And your point is?
    Re the topic?
    So if Indians crap on the pavement = they cannot make decent tooling.
    Thanx for the insight.
    And you actually travel outside America and see different cultures?...
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    Bump... Here ya go Jerry - all the way back from...

    Bump...
    Here ya go Jerry - all the way back from 13 years ago.
    Still none the wiser re Aloris convincing vs 4 way........
    Still not got your answers....
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    That taper has no thread in it for a drawbar. Do...

    That taper has no thread in it for a drawbar.
    Do not use a boring head in a mill WITHOUT a draw bar.
    If you can get it off to replace with a MT2 taper, or its soft enough to machine from 3 to 2,...
  23. That is a KILLER DEAL! Congrats.

    That is a KILLER DEAL! Congrats.
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    End mills = 4 flutes, sometimes 3. Slot drills...

    End mills = 4 flutes, sometimes 3.
    Slot drills (the key here is in the word slot for slotting) = 2 flutes.
    Always slot espesh in ally with a 2 flute cutter.
    Paraffin is a wonderful lube.
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    This. +1. Nothing wrong with MT2 in a vertical...

    This.
    +1.
    Nothing wrong with MT2 in a vertical milling head.
    All my vertical mill quill feed head tooling is MT2.
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