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    About 10 years ago, my machinist friend noticed...

    About 10 years ago, my machinist friend noticed that I was struggling with an H.F. Mill Drill. He made me promise to get rid of it. In return he would help me find a real mill. I did and he did.
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    I don't believe that Babbitt would be a good...

    I don't believe that Babbitt would be a good choice for a bulldozer bearing for reasons mentioned above. It doesn't do well in dirty, sandy conditions such as where a bulldozer would be used.

    I...
  3. That's excellent advice. The rotation bolt should...

    That's excellent advice. The rotation bolt should only be used gently and then only with assistance in positioning the head.
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    1118-2120. Drive Belt 2J Head – BptParts ...

    1118-2120. Drive Belt 2J Head – BptParts
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    It's good practice to test electrical components...

    It's good practice to test electrical components before replacing them.
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    I would always use the multi-meter test first...

    I would always use the multi-meter test first before replacing a capacitor. It's cheap and quick. If it fails on the test, time enough to order another one.

    Remember, this is the Internet where...
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    Well, IQ tests were intended to determine a...

    Well, IQ tests were intended to determine a person's intelligence. There are arguments that they are not very meaningful,

    I don't know whether IQ tests are valid, but I do know, as the saying...
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    This is good advice. My 80 gallon vertical air...

    This is good advice. My 80 gallon vertical air compressor has a nice "real 5 hp" Canadian motor that draws 22 amps on single phase 240 V.

    Before I learned how to build one, I once foolishly...
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    I don't know the difference between the two...

    I don't know the difference between the two models. That said it would be wise to call Hypertherm as mentioned above and find out of parts and consumables are still available for the subject machine....
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    Exactly right! Friends, unlike regular employees...

    Exactly right! Friends, unlike regular employees who work for you in your business, will have inroads into your personal life. If things go sour, they can hurt you on a personal level to a degree...
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    That's a terrific deal. Take it or we'll come up...

    That's a terrific deal. Take it or we'll come up there and get it away from you. Oh and save up another $1000 Canadian fro some tooling. LOL.
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    I've bought taps and dies as I go so I have quite...

    I've bought taps and dies as I go so I have quite a mixed collection. Whenever possible, I buy from my local jobber and get OSG or similar quality. I prefer shorter taps with three flutes because...
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    I certainly agree.

    I certainly agree.
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    YouTube...

    YouTube
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    Can you see the American flag on the moon? Yes! –...

    Can you see the American flag on the moon? Yes! – Astro Bob
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    The friend asking the OP for a job surely must...

    The friend asking the OP for a job surely must know that he would be a bad fit in a machine shop. Someone earlier mentioned that in order to stay on unemployment you have to ask several places every...
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    .....and in the background, we hear the soft...

    .....and in the background, we hear the soft strains of the Horst Wessel Lied. So very inspiring. "Die Fahne hoch, die Reihen fest geschlossen........."
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    So it was all a Jewish conspiracy and the moon...

    So it was all a Jewish conspiracy and the moon landing never really happened, It was all make-believe. You heard here.

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    It's true that the Lincoln only goes up to 125...

    It's true that the Lincoln only goes up to 125 amps on the DC side, but in practice, that's more than enough for the things that I've done on DC. When on DC I generally set it to 105 with 1/8" rod...
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    Years ago I bought a Lincoln AC 225 from a...

    Years ago I bought a Lincoln AC 225 from a Tractor Supply, I welded things around my shop and house with it for some 25 years. When i got a Miller MIG, I sold it to a neighbor.

    A few years ago,...
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    Their fees are excessive, too. If you use PayPal...

    Their fees are excessive, too. If you use PayPal (formerly part of eBay), you pay 3% on the total sale including shipping money. Then you pay another 10% on the total, including the shipping money...
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    Yes, and the amazing thing is that 50 years ago,...

    Yes, and the amazing thing is that 50 years ago, the electronics that were used to land on the moon worked so successfully. It constantly amazes me that the people involved were able to travel there...
  23. A friend who is a skilled machinist and is...

    A friend who is a skilled machinist and is well-equipped with CNC machines for his trade, was asked to have his machines used to make AR parts. He asked me what I thought about it, and I told him...
  24. Yeah, those 24 volters are sure fire resistant,...

    Yeah, those 24 volters are sure fire resistant, too. :D

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  25. One of the benefits of a control transformer is...

    One of the benefits of a control transformer is that it gives isolation from the mains and, properly connected will give you a manufactured neutral.

    I've built two RPC's in recent years using...
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