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    Air Compressor power question

    Hi, I am installing a new air compressor in my shop, and started out connecting it to an existing 240v 30A circuit. But when it starts I get a bit of momentary light dimming from the startup power surge. not good. So, I am guessing maybe some or all of the following may need to be addressed: 1...
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    PM-1030 lathe change gear retainer"special" nuts

    Hello, First I will apologize if this is not the best forum to post this question to, and secondly if I have the part names incorrectly named/identified - I tried my best based on the very limited Taiwanese docs and my limited knowledge.... I have a new PM-1030V (precision matthews, which I...
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    material / stock for DIY screwdrivers and turnscrews

    Hi all, I am interested in making some custom screwdrivers/turnscrews for myself. Most of these would be hollow ground flat blades and specialty shapes and sizes. What stock/steel recommendations would you have for this type of tool ? I am expecting, or assuming that i would only be shaping...
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    motor for 2x72 belt sander/grinder build

    Hi, I found a brand new, unused Baldor EM3115 motor for super cheap, and bought it knowing I would use it for something since it was so inexpensive. It is apparently discontinued and replaced by the 31115. At any rate, I am going to build a 2x72 belt sander/grinder soon so I was wondering your...