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  1. Since you are adding more machinery to the shop,...

    Since you are adding more machinery to the shop, and assuming it is all 3 phase, it might be time to setup 1 RPC that can handle them all.
  2. Problem with that ad is that anyone who thinks...

    Problem with that ad is that anyone who thinks they are that bad ass, probably is not, the ones that are, question if they are good enough.
  3. I found the vid somewhat boring, but the digital...

    I found the vid somewhat boring, but the digital technology is fascinating. In another life one of my jobs was high speed photography to diagnose what was going wrong in high speed machinery. The...
  4. The Tx shop gets used by all manner of younger...

    The Tx shop gets used by all manner of younger non-machinist gearheads, I've written NO ALUMINUM on the grinder, that did not work, so I found a big white shopping bag to cover the grinder and wrote...
  5. Large scrap yards may have an XRF gun, its not a...

    Large scrap yards may have an XRF gun, its not a cheap toy, you have to have the volume and need to justify the cost. If you can find one, there will be a charge for using it. I'm not sure it will...
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    On a good day the motors are probably worth $100...

    On a good day the motors are probably worth $100 to $200, the phase a matic $300 to $500.
  7. It was shipped from factory wired for 230v three...

    It was shipped from factory wired for 230v three phase, no guarantee its still wired that way, check how its wired currently before applying power.
  8. There is no motor that can be wired 110/220/440,...

    There is no motor that can be wired 110/220/440, mfr may have offered it with different motors, but you have to figure out which it has. With 4 wires, odds are its 3 phase, please take a pic of the...
  9. I'm going to take a wag that you are fairly young...

    I'm going to take a wag that you are fairly young based on the comment that old cast iron skillets have a rough surface, yeah, the "old" stuff from the 80's till present. I have quite a bit of cast...
  10. I have seen the 24vdc chargers for scissor lifts...

    I have seen the 24vdc chargers for scissor lifts that will not work unless connected to a battery. Hook it up to a 24vdc battery (2-12vdc batteries) and see what it does.
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    If you want to build a lathe just for the sake of...

    If you want to build a lathe just for the sake of saying "I built it" that is understandable, if you want to make parts on a lathe, just buy one. I looked at the links you provided, it was painful, I...
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    Make it a proper gearhead lathe, use a whole...

    Make it a proper gearhead lathe, use a whole transmission, mount chuck on the output, put a step pulley on the input, and you get the full range of speeds;)
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    Looks legit to me, Amazon has a massive warehouse...

    Looks legit to me, Amazon has a massive warehouse in San Marcos, bet they can cram a lot of stuff in there. Looked at ebay, seems average selling price for a used one is $300ish range + shipping...
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    How about giving us a link to the Kurt vise on...

    How about giving us a link to the Kurt vise on Amazon, I see lots of knockoffs, few actual Kurts.

    If you get that worked up over some forum posts that are trying to help you, you're going to love...
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    I'd take the 3 day wait over a drive into/out of...

    I'd take the 3 day wait over a drive into/out of Houston any day.
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    I've never sat in the office with him to know for...

    I've never sat in the office with him to know for sure, just know what he told me.
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    Looking at motor pics and try to judge size by...

    Looking at motor pics and try to judge size by what else is in the pics, which is horribly inaccurate, 4Kw/5ish Hp is about what it looks like. But that still leave you with the question of what...
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    Cannot say why, but do see them running on 208v...

    Cannot say why, but do see them running on 208v which is within the 10% tolerance.
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    I know a guy that sells steel, mainly into the...

    I know a guy that sells steel, mainly into the oilfield industry, he told me that they price it according to what you make out of it. So if you make supper expensive parts you pay top dollar, pipe...
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    Looks like a fairly standard face mount motor,...

    Looks like a fairly standard face mount motor, any chance you found a data tag now that its out?
  21. Congratulations on your desire to be a machinist,...

    Congratulations on your desire to be a machinist, which leads to being a stickler for details in all aspects of life. So as a stickler for details, how about changing your profile and showing us...
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    I would size the idler/pony motor at 2x the...

    I would size the idler/pony motor at 2x the largest motor you intend to run, you might get by with less, but it would suck to build one then find out its not enough.

    In the USA, motors with...
  23. He had already started his own thread, guess he...

    He had already started his own thread, guess he did not like the advice given, no point in trying to help him more.
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    Your motor can be run on either 415 or 240v, if...

    Your motor can be run on either 415 or 240v, if there is not a wiring diagram on the data tag, open cover for electrical connections and look in there. An inverter is a VFD, you cannot reasonably...
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    I was taught pressure only on the push stroke,...

    I was taught pressure only on the push stroke, have yet to find a die filer that works on that principle.
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