I grew up imperial and switched to metric; and I'm never switching back.
I have some imperial mics, never used them.
Ok, to the original post; your standard micrometers aren't so expensive, so I think you should go with whatever the other guys in the shop are using.
Because they will be...
Successfully occupied for 20 years, yet never captured the hearts of the majority.
I've spent time there, LONG ago, before any of you ever heard of the place.
So the Americans came in, big and powerful. No one can stop the US military from the front.
I don't know if there was ever a...
Exactly; it's the amps that matter. hook it up and measure the current, then you'll have a pretty good idea.
It you throttle the air intake, creating a partial vacuum, the current (load) will be reduced. or if there's a filter fitted for instance.
I lived in Maine in the 70's.
There were small dams all over the place, with hydro generators that were all off line.
Supposedly, Bangor hydroelectric had bought them all, switched them off, and wired the customers to their big thermal plant.
I wonder where it all is now?
Of course up in...
The disease and vaccine are a vile plot by us Democrats; the vaccinations are all cleverly designed to turn Republicans blue.
Politically blue, not literally blue.
Someone might notice if people suddenly looked blue.
So my advice to all proud republicans is not to fall for the hype, refuse...
After a well is bored and a plant installed above it, and power lines run from it to the grid, there's no way to know how long it will function before the heat source gets too cool.
Sometimes, energy and material invested is more than the energy recovered.
Could be all BS, but that's what I...
The cross member barely clears the engine cover and the arms already interfere with the steering when they're down.
And the lift is just 10', I could use a bit more but definitely don't want less.
The FEL was made for an MF35, a smaller tractor with smaller front wheels.
It's 50 or 60...
Since this ancient thread seems to be revived by a spam post...
It all depends on what, where, how.
I have an 80HP farm tractor with a front end loader that can lift around 1.3 tons (my mill is 1.3 tons), the rear 3-point hitch can supposedly lift 4 tons, but only a couple of feet.
Paraquat is a herbicide.
To kill bugs, you use a pesticide.
Killing bugs in wood needs a huge dose of a strong pesticide; I did it in the past, but now I throw out any interior wood that gets contaminated by bugs. The stuff that works shouldn't be used inside a closed habitation.
I wired a home I bought in the Netherlands;
I asked for 3-phase and they said it was no problem, I should use a 6m2 wire for my side.
Then the linesman came and found the street supply was 220 delta; barely 220, one phase was 208 and when the street lights switched on in the evening it dropped...
I often weld outside.
My cheapo autodark helmet will go dark if the sun hits the sensor, but all in all it works ok.
It also goes dark in the shop when it sees my LED worklight, even though it's not that bright.
I had a Lincoln but the sealed in battery failed. I cracked it open to find the...
I have a similar setup, but my lathe speed was a separate rotary switch.
I rewired the drum switch to control the VFD for forward / off / reverse.
The drum switch is a big robust thing integrated into the lathe and me, so using it makes life easy. No need to look away from the work, my...
I got these chucks from the UK; but now that they've left the EU, anything ordered from there gets stuck in customs.
Thanks for your very kind offer, but it's the same from the US. Items need customs clearance and they want paperwork that often doesn't exist. Its a mess.
I ordered the arbor...
Yesterday I mounted the chucks pictured in my post above on my mill for the first time.
It turns out one of them is fatally bent (the other is ok).
So I took the chuck off the arbor; I just clamped the arbor in a bench vice and gave the drill chuck a twist with a pipe wrench.
this chuck appears...
That's just what was done to my vise; it turns out there was an end mill stuck in the hole too, and it had blocked off one of the screw holes for the fixed jaw.
A hold in your vise? I have a dozen!
None were made by me.
This picture doesn't show the bad hole.
I lived in India for years; voltage jumps up and down when it works at all. Voltage drops to 60% after dark. A day without power going out for an hour or more is a good day, and rare too.
Lebanon has just had their main generators shut down completely because they don't have dollars...