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    That's not a truck. That's a 4WD car. I'd buy...

    That's not a truck. That's a 4WD car.

    I'd buy a truck with a 10 foot box if they made one.
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    It seems like the manufacturers have figured out...

    It seems like the manufacturers have figured out that closed sections rust out horribly. All the modern frames are a C type section with limited or no closed or boxed in areas. That's was also part...
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    Pretty common failure mode. The braking IGBT has...

    Pretty common failure mode. The braking IGBT has likely shorted and dumped the DC bus voltage into the braking resistor continuously until something finally let go. This is so common that many...
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    Once the caps are discharged, it's pretty safe....

    Once the caps are discharged, it's pretty safe. Sounds like an IGBT module has shorted.
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    Come on. They have video games, you have model...

    Come on. They have video games, you have model trains. What's the difference exactly?

    I remember when I was 20 doing an internship at a large facility. The management decided to ban newspapers....
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    I've also been happy with a Cannon Vixia. The...

    I've also been happy with a Cannon Vixia. The battery is toast now, but it's been through the wringer.

    Mine has been dropped more times than I can count. I don't mean it fell over on the couch,...
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    Is that really a new thing? We just buried my...

    Is that really a new thing? We just buried my wife's uncle. He was 56. Never left home. Lived with mom until she passed 2 years ago, then stayed on in the house until his passing. He worked a good...
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    I'm offering a perspective as both an employer...

    I'm offering a perspective as both an employer and a former employee of a company not owned by a relative. That's a perspective you are not qualified to offer.

    I'm off to vote in some more...
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    That's retarded. There are cases where being at...

    That's retarded. There are cases where being at work on time is a hard requirement. Places that run a shift schedule for example. You being late causes someone to have to work past their quitting...
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    Every time we have one of these threads it's the...

    Every time we have one of these threads it's the same codgers waxing poetic about "the good old days" when women stayed in the kitchen and blacks stayed at the back of the bus.

    I wonder if...
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    I would not be surprised if this issue returns.

    I would not be surprised if this issue returns.
  12. Looks like it will pass through Clinton, IA on...

    Looks like it will pass through Clinton, IA on July 30th. I think I will try to see it.
  13. It might make sense to replace turcite and repair...

    It might make sense to replace turcite and repair ways on a machine you already own and know has been taken care of. But, to buy a worn out commodity level machine tool with the intention of...
  14. If you are talking about a 40 x 20 CNC milling...

    If you are talking about a 40 x 20 CNC milling machine, the whole machine is a sacrificial element. There are so many good quality older machines available for such low prices, there's no way it...
  15. Hmm. No interest. Prices too high? Better on ebay?

    Hmm. No interest. Prices too high? Better on ebay?
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    I ran into a case once where the socket was made...

    I ran into a case once where the socket was made with leaded steel and could not be welded. I ordered one from another manufacturer and all was well.
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    If it's a Perkins, I assume it's a CAV injection...

    If it's a Perkins, I assume it's a CAV injection pump. Could be a sticking governor linkage. I can't remember how Perkins does it. Typically there are weights on the cam that control the governor.
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  18. Thread: Big old Maho

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    That's an old version of the MH800, probably pre...

    That's an old version of the MH800, probably pre 1960s. The table looks pretty small, but it's probably correct.
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    94 to 294 to 290 to 90 is manageable. Lots and...

    94 to 294 to 290 to 90 is manageable. Lots and lots of trucks on that route. I believe the locals call it the "tri-state", so if you hear that on the radio, pay attention.

    Traffic is completely...
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    I drive in the city fairly often, so I have an...

    I drive in the city fairly often, so I have an ipass. That cuts the toll in half. It's still a horrible rip off.

    If you are traveling toward Minneapolis, I recommend stopping at the Leinenkugels...
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    Might as well forget that notion.

    Might as well forget that notion.
  22. Bump. Maybe I'm out to lunch on the prices. ...

    Bump. Maybe I'm out to lunch on the prices.

    Let's try $350 for the milling stuff and $225 for the threading.
  23. IMO, everyone should be expecting a recession,...

    IMO, everyone should be expecting a recession, though lets hope it's not on the order of 08. It's been 11 years, we are due. I work mostly in repairs, so often a down economy is actually good for me....
  24. Some portion of the older Biax seems to have been...

    Some portion of the older Biax seems to have been made by Scintilla, a Swiss company that makes power tools including jig saws. They seem to have used a Bosch motor, but it may have been the same...
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    Carbide inserts are so cheap and so good that...

    Carbide inserts are so cheap and so good that it's not too surprising. You can get pretty good quality inserts for less than $10 each that give you 3 or even 6 cutting edges. If you want something...
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