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    Peddinghaus is the best hydraulic ironworker ...

    Peddinghaus is the best hydraulic ironworker

    Trumpf makes the best press brake.
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    The punchline to that joke is: "And that's why...

    The punchline to that joke is:

    "And that's why Socrates never found out his best friend was sleeping with his wife."
  3. Thanks for all the replies. Definitely a lot to...

    Thanks for all the replies. Definitely a lot to think about.

    I'd like to move towards having my own shop so maybe this will spur me to start talking to my accountant and go to the bank to start...
  4. I wouldn't build in Louisville...it would...

    I wouldn't build in Louisville...it would probably be in Brooks. I've heard too many horror stories about building new in Louisville.

    Ironically, this building was to go in Oldham Co but they put...
  5. Building a shop questions...my situation/ SBA loan/ etc.

    I have a chance to buy a steel building where a deal went bad....no it's not the usual -act now- scheme from the steel building supplier.

    Lets say a $150k building I can get for $75k...engineered,...
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    I have a bulltear 5x10 (now starlab) and love it....

    I have a bulltear 5x10 (now starlab) and love it. Bought new in 2013 and still going strong.

    THC is fussy on most of these hobby level tables...sort of an add-on.

    Many people get them dialed in...
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    Do you know what the flywheel direction is...

    Do you know what the flywheel direction is supposed to be? You could be running backwards and not know it.

    It happened to me on a mechanical shear.
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    FYI there are 2 practical machinist instagrams......

    FYI there are 2 practical machinist instagrams... one is practicalmachinist_ (Underscore) I have apparently been following the wrong one?

    Admin may want to check on that.

    Mine is @rlcweldfab...
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    2016...time flies. Oh yea, it was even moved...

    2016...time flies.

    Oh yea, it was even moved to correct forum.:)

    Need a new cherry picker, Which one?
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    We'll still get some more serious parallel...

    We'll still get some more serious parallel replies too.:)

    My April 1 joke thread last year? was locked even after it was fingered out.

    :D
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    Maybe Tiffany & Co will make one to spec. ...

    Maybe Tiffany & Co will make one to spec.

    $1275 for this one :rolleyes5:
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    Baileigh is basically a marketing/rebranding...

    Baileigh is basically a marketing/rebranding company, IMO.

    Here is the exact same chinese press with red paint for $600+ cheaper. (quick google, I'm sure you can find other very similar deals.)
    ...
  13. From my incessant CL searching: Machines For...

    From my incessant CL searching:

    Machines For Sale (All must go) - tools - by owner - sale

    Guy bought building and is selling machines^^^^ I see similar situations fairly often...once every year...
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    My 14n and 18n both have thru holes. My...

    My 14n and 18n both have thru holes.

    My theory: dirt can't get caked in there.
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    I'll see if I can get a pic. But one is based...

    I'll see if I can get a pic.

    But one is based on the pictured flanges cut out of thicker material, where 2 of the holes overlap and is the pivot point and the other end is clamped together.
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    We're currently doing 30" diameter tubes on the...

    We're currently doing 30" diameter tubes on the same machine in one pass( Hand powered though ) 16ga hr. 48" width for most of them)

    If you're a welder why not pull the crown in before welding?
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    I have a 3M accuspray. No cleanup necessary,...

    I have a 3M accuspray. No cleanup necessary, which was why I got it...just have to wipe the needle off and throw the consumables away.

    Haven't painted anything in awhile and don't want to, either....
  18. Only the one dro on right side of machine. No...

    Only the one dro on right side of machine.

    No dro on the backgauge...its manual only and we work to a sharpie line most days.
  19. Ha, yes it didn't go far at all. The DRO works...

    Ha, yes it didn't go far at all.

    The DRO works and we use this brake all the time. Mainly on 7ga but a range from 11ga to 1/4".


    The DRO mounts of course on either side of the ram adjustment,...
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    I have a plasma from these guys and like it a...

    I have a plasma from these guys and like it a lot:

    Bulltear industries | Bulltear Industries/Star Lab USA

    Yes you have to learn cad but but it's not bad esp for simple parts. I could probably...
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    I hate to tell anyone to give up....but give up....

    I hate to tell anyone to give up....but give up.

    It's not practical practice for anything really. (Well, I guess you're going to learn something :) ) I'd say the 4 pcs of plate are going to be...
  22. Thanks, Brown-Campbell has listed prices...

    Thanks,

    Brown-Campbell has listed prices significantly cheaper than the online resellers I came across earlier, so that's what I was looking for! Plus volume discounts which I can use. ($41 and...
  23. Best source for bar grate stair treads? Make or buy.

    Got a project coming up that will require a lot of industrial stairs.

    Does anyone have source for these or are they more of a commodity item?

    Online search has the same part # on a ton of...
  24. It's 1000 feet from Dixie Hwy, and there are 30...

    It's 1000 feet from Dixie Hwy, and there are 30 cars in the parking lot.

    According to google maps.

    Google Maps
  25. Who is cutting them to length, you or a supplier?...

    Who is cutting them to length, you or a supplier? My saw's air vise will do a number on tube. Might be what happened to your pcs.
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