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    $60/hr won't even cover the payments on a 500mm...

    $60/hr won't even cover the payments on a 500mm HMC with pallet changer and 400 tools. But for a commodity size 3 axis mill or 2 axis lathe, that's probably 3 or 4 times what it actually eats.
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  2. He had the same issue that many skilled guys do....

    He had the same issue that many skilled guys do. They do cool work and have great skills, but they are employees of a company who frowns on them filming inside the workplace. When the man clamped...
  3. He's in Texas, USA.

    He's in Texas, USA.
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    Brian has a long standing obsession with...

    Brian has a long standing obsession with commercial trucking without following the rules. I guess he thinks he is special. Even when he was busted in Iowa for running interstate with no DOT number,...
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    I'm sure it was just cast in there to give a...

    I'm sure it was just cast in there to give a convenient lifting point for lifting and flipping the table while scraping.
  6. I don't want to beat the same dead horse, but I...

    I don't want to beat the same dead horse, but I could not agree more.

    My gripe is not how he got his money, or how he spends it. But I don't like that he pretends that it's a business model that...
  7. You have to be kidding. I believe that YouTube...

    You have to be kidding. I believe that YouTube finally pulled his brake line repair video where he used brass compression fittings to fix a rusted brake line. That's 100% illegal in every state I...
  8. The previous posters are correct. As...

    The previous posters are correct. As professionals, we probably think other folks would be drawn to YouTube videos for education on the trade. But, I think for 99% of people, it's just entertainment....
  9. Those units are so neat. I would not want to...

    Those units are so neat. I would not want to shake hands with the guy who was steering one of those all day!
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    Same for me. I worked in a shop that installed...

    Same for me. I worked in a shop that installed 7/16-14 helicoils by the pallet load. I don't recall any issues. We form tapped the holes and used loctite. They were installed with an pneumatic driver.
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    Any fair sized auction will include a "scrap...

    Any fair sized auction will include a "scrap bid". It's just a bid for the crap they can't sell outright. You can call the auction outfit and see if anyone had a bid on scrap and lump your machine in...
  12. The tailstock has to be inline with the spindle...

    The tailstock has to be inline with the spindle centerline in two planes. You are worrying about the vertical plane, the front of the tailstock being low. But, remember that the tailstock also has to...
  13. My approach would be to scrape the tail stock to...

    My approach would be to scrape the tail stock to fit the ways as it. Then set it up and mill or blanchard grind the top. Then cut out a shim and grind it to thickness. If you have a squareness issue...
  14. Pretty sure that truck will also have a fuel pump...

    Pretty sure that truck will also have a fuel pump driver module on the frame rail. Common failure. Not a DIY job.
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    That guy will be running the place in two years! ...

    That guy will be running the place in two years!

    If you don't like it all you can do is vote with your feet...
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    Sometimes the best place to look is where you...

    Sometimes the best place to look is where you are. You have the degree and they know your experience. You are in a position to negotiate for better pay and hours, or a better position in the company....
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    I think it's higher, perhaps 95%. I started out...

    I think it's higher, perhaps 95%. I started out in design engineering for an automotive OEM. They flat out told us that the only reason they hired degreed engineers was due to liability. Apparently a...
  18. How bad is "not worth rebuilding"? A short block...

    How bad is "not worth rebuilding"? A short block should be easy to get. You can reuse your heads and cam if you choose.

    In my experience, the only difference between the propane and gasoline...
  19. My dad has a hose crimper but he never uses it....

    My dad has a hose crimper but he never uses it. The pre-made hoses are available cheaper than he can buy the bulk hose. Sometimes we buy pre made hoses and cut them to a custom length and crimp on...
  20. Sounds like forward and reverse are engaging at...

    Sounds like forward and reverse are engaging at the same time. But, I don't have any info on the trans. My forklift dealer has always been very helpful with info.
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    You're a smart guy, so I'm sure this will not be...

    You're a smart guy, so I'm sure this will not be an issue when you decide to move forward.

    My thought on the subject is sort of inline with the other guys. I think the normal reaction is to think...
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    I'm kind of in this camp. I'm not completely...

    I'm kind of in this camp. I'm not completely afraid of this machine just yet. Routers don't have coolant flying or abrasive metal chips. I'd be willing to roll the dice based on some quick checks...
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    The best and biggest names in machine tools still...

    The best and biggest names in machine tools still use a mix of both. Mazak is entirely linear guides as far as I know. But Okuma uses box ways on the lathes and linear guides on the mills. Similar...
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    I'm always amazed at the lack of safety gear...

    I'm always amazed at the lack of safety gear forced upon the workers in these European factories. If that place was in the USA you couldn't get withing 5 miles of it without a bump cap, safety...
  25. I believe GM lets you monitor the amperage of the...

    I believe GM lets you monitor the amperage of the O2 heater in the live data. Does your fancy new scanner you bought have live data? I bet it does. Compare the B1S1 amperage to the others.

    Yes,...
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