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  1. I wonder if the ball is being forced down enough...

    I wonder if the ball is being forced down enough to block the passage way? The hole seat underneath the ball should have grooves so the ball can't bottom out and block the passage. Over time the crud...
  2. My son works in a trans shop, runs the converter...

    My son works in a trans shop, runs the converter rebuild end.About 15 years ago they bought two Victors,a 1640 and a 1860. I put Sony DRO's on them and at the time wasn't to impressed.

    The other...
  3. gbent, I called Leblond about 15 years ago about...

    gbent, I called Leblond about 15 years ago about our Regal and asked about replacing the ways. The guy I talked to told me they are ground in place after installing and were made of chilled iron....
  4. Notched vee belts will run cooler grip better and...

    Notched vee belts will run cooler grip better and are less apt to roll over or twist due to the lower inertia of the inside diameter. They are mostly all premium belts; the reinforcement cords are...
  5. Going to a roller chain with no lubrication at...

    Going to a roller chain with no lubrication at the speed it runs won't last. A better solution would be a Gates Polychain.

    You didn't say if the pump belts were lasting and the generator belt is...
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    One thing no one mentions when talking about...

    One thing no one mentions when talking about Wells Index mills is that they are one of the few that uses 3 bearings in the lower spindle and a double row on top. They seem to be a lot smoother than...
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    This thread reminds me of a commutator lathe I...

    This thread reminds me of a commutator lathe I saw at the local Navy auctions I used to go to before they changed.

    Actually there were two of them , looked to be new. Made by Ideal Co if I...
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    One of our outside contractors was saying he...

    One of our outside contractors was saying he worked part time at a friends shop that made large electrical switch gear & cabinets. Said they had piles of large aluminum angle and channel cut offs....
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    I've always had the policy of trying to stop...

    I've always had the policy of trying to stop bulleying asap instead of letting it build up. Once someone crosses the line best to let them know you don't put up with that kind of crap. Most bullys...
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    I have had quite a few brush motors apart (none...

    I have had quite a few brush motors apart (none over 50hp)and have never seen one that wasn't undercut.None ancient relics. Our presses used to have wound rotor motors that had slip rings in the...
  11. If you know any body that uses vane air pumps...

    If you know any body that uses vane air pumps such as Becker or Gast,have them save the old vanes when they change them. The 5/10 /hp models have 4/6 carbon vanes various lengths. We are in the...
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    I drilled (on purpose) two oil holes in the...

    I drilled (on purpose) two oil holes in the middle of the top slides on the movable jaw for flush mount ball oilers on two of our Kurts. Underneath I put some felts in a small reservoir.

    The...
  13. Enco used to sell a 8'x32" turret mill that was...

    Enco used to sell a 8'x32" turret mill that was made by Nantong a Korean firm. I think it was the same as the standard 9"x42" except for the table travels.

    By the time you mount a bench top mill...
  14. Looks like the sleeve is a compression part.Maybe...

    Looks like the sleeve is a compression part.Maybe with enough compression to fit rough hole sizes. The one piece compress when installed but need a more accurate size hole. For a once in a lifetime...
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    I have never thought of clamping a chuck on the...

    I have never thought of clamping a chuck on the bar.I wonder if padding the jaws with soft metal,lead or copper would further dampen the bar?
    I have never had the time to experiment but it would...
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    Are you sure it is bad? I had to clean mine one...

    Are you sure it is bad? I had to clean mine one time a few years ago when it started acting up.
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    We had or may still have one. It worked pretty...

    We had or may still have one. It worked pretty well for cleaning our printing presses. As you can imagine any kind of grit would cause $xxxx damage.
    We had a 40hp screw comp on wheels to power it....
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    Comparing truck prices and blaming it all on...

    Comparing truck prices and blaming it all on inflation is kind hard. The cost to construct for crash safety standards,antilock brakes and air bags and having to have computers doesn't really have...
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    Ox,that business is their business...

    Ox,that business is their business plan/model.Anything that comes in the door,see if you can make a buck off it by having the expertise and equipment to do so.It is not strictly a high volume...
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    TeachMePlease, most likely, I doubt there are to...

    TeachMePlease, most likely, I doubt there are to many carton plants in Salt Lake,actually Brookfield.Malnove Inc.Have one in Omaha. Used to have one in Stockton and Louisiana, Hawaii and Tijuana.
    ...
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    Reply to OX #25.We are a folding carton...

    Reply to OX #25.We are a folding carton operation.If you think machined parts business is competitive,ours is many times worse. We have to compete against paper companys that own their own mills....
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    Not knowing the exact type / configeration of...

    Not knowing the exact type / configeration of your bellows it may only be available as an oe part.

    However McMaster Carr amoung others have Neoprene coated bellows which will hold up to most oils.
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    There are only two kinds of customers;profitable...

    There are only two kinds of customers;profitable and unprofitable.You do whatever is necessary to keep the profitable ones.If you are not making as MUCH profit on the good ones(profitable ones)as you...
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    That style looks just like the Align brand I just...

    That style looks just like the Align brand I just put on the knee on our Wells Index mill. I have a Harbor freight one looks similar on our Webb knee and an other one looks similar on the x both over...
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    We have one and it has been pretty useful.They...

    We have one and it has been pretty useful.They are light duty.The biggest problem I had is people from 2ed-3rd shift coming in and trying to shear stuff beyond its capacity and damaging the shears.We...
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