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    Count me in as one who does use and enjoys having...

    Count me in as one who does use and enjoys having a power hacksaw in the shop. I've had a Startrite bandsaw in the shop going on 20 years. It does a good job and is certainly faster than a power...
  2. I understand your frustration. Fortunately I was...

    I understand your frustration. Fortunately I was able to take an early retirement (they paid me to leave). I was in my 50's and still loving what I did. It took a couple years to assemble things,...
  3. Maybe it's time to look at a different brand. I...

    Maybe it's time to look at a different brand. I just purchased a new car last Wednseday and don't have nearly as steep a learning curve to go through. Almost everything is intuitive, and in most...
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    I would agree that the advice on many of the...

    I would agree that the advice on many of the "hobbyist" forums is less than stellar. I do frequent them from time to time and must say some of the questions scare me, but not nearly as much as some...
  5. Does Anyone Recognize This Grinding Wheel

    I'm in need of a few new grinding wheels for my 7" manual surface grinder. In the past I've always stuck with Norton or Carborundum brands. Checking with local vendors no one seems to have AO46 G,...
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    I don't think the decision to heat, or not heat...

    I don't think the decision to heat, or not heat the shop has anything to do with the cost or availability of gas, electricity, whether or not wood is available, the price of permits, or anything else...
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    According to the article on Tony's site the...

    According to the article on Tony's site the earlier models could only use tooling up to 5/8". The article doesn't address whether the newer models like the one you're looking at can accept larger...
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    I'm not sure, but if it was made by the same...

    I'm not sure, but if it was made by the same company that makes Homer Simpson's beer I would be very cautions. Doh!!
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    I would use a boring bar on the lathe or a boring...

    I would use a boring bar on the lathe or a boring head in the mill for the finished hole size. I wouldn't go past a 1" drill on the Bridgeport or a lathe with a MT#2 tailstock. In either case I...
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    Over the years there have been several...

    Over the years there have been several discussions in the Antique forum about INDUSTRIAL POWER HACKSAWS. These were the mainstays in a number of commercial and industrial applications until they...
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    Like you I'm not sure I would trust my skills to...

    Like you I'm not sure I would trust my skills to hand sharpen a spot drill. However I have sharpened a number of them on my Black Diamond drill grinder. Before I got it I tried sharpening a few on...
  12. Have you considered contacting a used equipment...

    Have you considered contacting a used equipment dealer for a bid on the entire lot rather than an auction? Some of the smaller dealers in our area assess machinery and offer bids on whatever items...
  13. If you can't find a reduced shank end mill you...

    If you can't find a reduced shank end mill you can always use an R8 tool holder with a 1 1/4" bore. Several companies sell them including:


    MSC...
  14. Opinions on "New To Me" Tooling Manufacturers

    Over the weekend I was doing a tooling inventory in preparation for replenishing my stock of drills and end mills. I like to purchase made in the US products if at all possible. In the past I have...
  15. This solution to your problem might sound a bit...

    This solution to your problem might sound a bit odd, but it worked for me. A few years ago I purchased a horizontal bandsaw in similar condition your grinder. The machine had run for years using...
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    Only a 36" waist? Lucky you. Back in the 70's I...

    Only a 36" waist? Lucky you. Back in the 70's I was so skinny I could get lost in a shadow. I don't have that problem today.
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    The rule where I worked was NO JEWELRY OF ANY...

    The rule where I worked was NO JEWELRY OF ANY KIND. You could lock in in your tool box, put it in your pocket, or leave it home. From time to time the boss made an exception with rings if someone...
  18. Norton recommends using up almost any wheel...

    Norton recommends using up almost any wheel within a 2 year period from the date of manufacture. Here's a clip from their website:

    "It has always been Saint-Gobain’s recommendation that Resinoid...
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    I think almost everyone who owns a Bridgeport...

    I think almost everyone who owns a Bridgeport style mill has at one time or another run the spindle in reverse because they didn't look to see which position the head was in. I it a couple times...
  20. Specifications and Sources For 1/2-13 Spiral Flute Taps

    I have an upcoming job that will require drilling and tapping a number of 1/2-13 H3 blind holes, 3/4" deep, in 1 1/4" thick, 316 stainless plate. I would prefer to use a name brand spiral flute...
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    Do you have any idea what the info from Bourne...

    Do you have any idea what the info from Bourne and Koch cost your friend? A few years ago I was looking for some information and parts for a Sheldon lathe. At that time they weren't very...
  22. Obviously you don't understand the divorce...

    Obviously you don't understand the divorce process. If you give up the wife you automatically loose the shriveled cajones, and you'll never again have enough cash (or credit) to afford the Huron...
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    Actually not all that much witchcraft. Just a...

    Actually not all that much witchcraft. Just a learning curve. Maybe a bit steeper that some other procedures, but still just a matter of learning. Over the years I've broached hundreds if not...
  24. One thing everyone seems to have missed so far is...

    One thing everyone seems to have missed so far is that the machinery from the 1950's, 60's, and 70's in all likelihood was never upgraded to the current OSHA safety standards. If they don't meet the...
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    Been there,done that. I didn't work for Mr....

    Been there,done that. I didn't work for Mr. Whoopee, but like he said almost every apprentice has done it if not forewarned. Fortunately my (first) mistake was on a part that was easy to remake. ...
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