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    I used to actually have a wire stretcher meant...

    I used to actually have a wire stretcher meant for fencing but never had a chance to use it.
  2. What type of roller bearings? Not needle roller...

    What type of roller bearings? Not needle roller bearings, I hope? Even deep grove ball bearings are okay but not great here.
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    At my old job the laser chiller pump was acting...

    At my old job the laser chiller pump was acting up. So I went in the cramped shed it was housed in and slid behind it to watch the pump pressure over the course of a few minutes to try and see if it...
  4. Maybe it's been mentioned but modern hard drive...

    Maybe it's been mentioned but modern hard drive platters are sectored during manufacture and then installed in the drive. The sectoring data is stored on an eeprom in the control circuit. You need a...
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    We were winching a pretty solid load and didn't...

    We were winching a pretty solid load and didn't realize the rope slipped off the pulley and bound in the snatch block. So we had a pinched line and were putting double the load we thought we were on...
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    I've snapped some synthetic rope. It literally...

    I've snapped some synthetic rope. It literally just dropped to the ground without even making a snap.
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    If you are a sheet metal shop you can drive the...

    If you are a sheet metal shop you can drive the forklift up to a laser or plasma table as well
  8. The upper limit of my homemade lifter is 1000...

    The upper limit of my homemade lifter is 1000 pounds with 8 cups. There is an independent pump and suction gauge that we check on each cup as well as cleaning the sheet and cups prior to lifting...
  9. I highly recommend a vacuum sheet lifter. I made...

    I highly recommend a vacuum sheet lifter. I made one for $800 but I'm sure you can buy some okay ones as well.

    I don't see how to handle sheets any other way in an efficient manner.
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    Can't say I've ever seen those designations on...

    Can't say I've ever seen those designations on breakers or panels.
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    I suppose a standard that is commonly used such...

    I suppose a standard that is commonly used such that I could take the red/black/blue and wire it to a machine or outlet and have it turn the correct way without measuring it or jogging motors is what...
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    I had to wire in the laser cutter at work. They...

    I had to wire in the laser cutter at work. They said the phase direction mattered, and that it had to be clockwise, and it had to be known before attempting to power anything on.

    I had no meter,...
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    Keep in mind a mag drill is about $800 and does...

    Keep in mind a mag drill is about $800 and does an absolutely wonderful job at countersinking.

    Just evaluate the cost before you get too carried away modifying your drill press or looking at other...
  14. Worth noting steel with oxygen takes half the...

    Worth noting steel with oxygen takes half the power to cut and about 5% of the gas than aluminum with nitrogen.

    Shuttle tables are a must. The only reason to not get a shuttle table is if you...
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    This has been beat to death on many threads and...

    This has been beat to death on many threads and I've dealt with the fun undersized circuits.

    Basically, if you size the breaker as if you were using the full transformer capacity you don't need to...
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    It's likely not an "improvement" and more that...

    It's likely not an "improvement" and more that you just bought the wrong breaker.

    There have always been multiple options for trip curves and I believe Siemens sells them A, B, C, or D with A...
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    I worked for a guy who programmed parts like...

    I worked for a guy who programmed parts like that. He also cut with the end mill as far down as possible to keep flex to a minimum.

    The chips couldn't evacuate out of the flutes of the endmill...
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    Light field cameras (or cheaper focus scanned...

    Light field cameras (or cheaper focus scanned cameras) have excellent depth perception from just one lens. You don't need two angle to see 3d, and stereovision is notoriously difficult to do in...
  19. The reason people dislike plasma is because many...

    The reason people dislike plasma is because many people who run plasma tables absolutely suck at running plasma tables.
  20. Wait, how much of that laser cost is material...

    Wait, how much of that laser cost is material cost?
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    Check the trip curve between the two breakers.

    Check the trip curve between the two breakers.
  22. We went used and regret it. The machine works...

    We went used and regret it. The machine works fine, but it was months of our time to get everything right.

    We learned after our purchase that Amada has excellent financing.

    We also looked at...
  23. For 240V, sure. For 480V they are optimized for...

    For 240V, sure. For 480V they are optimized for 60hz.
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    Unrelated to the thread but it reminds me of the...

    Unrelated to the thread but it reminds me of the story our press brake service guy told us.

    Apparently someone wanted to swap hydraulic valves left to right to isolate an issue and didn't block...
  25. Transformers have the same V/Hz requirement as...

    Transformers have the same V/Hz requirement as motors.

    Yes, you can fudge the numbers or reverse engineer it for different conditions than it was designed for.
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