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    How are you going to make the hole for tap?

    How are you going to make the hole for tap?
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    I have a question. If there are "high strength"...

    I have a question. If there are "high strength" pull studs for 30 taper - what are the other ones? Low strength? Why are they not all "high strength"?
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    Don't the drive lugs take up most of the torque...

    Don't the drive lugs take up most of the torque about the z axis?
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    I saw the whole scene Thursday morning. Very...

    I saw the whole scene Thursday morning. Very cringe worthy. So the stud was the right shape and most probably the correct material. So either a material defect or improper hardening. Not sure...
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    The consensus seems to be that Mits calipers are...

    The consensus seems to be that Mits calipers are top notch. I agree - I have a couple of them, That said, I think any of the Shahe calipers I own are the equal of MIts.
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    I bought six or seven directly from China. ...

    I bought six or seven directly from China. Takes a while, but cheaper. All were quite good. I bought the SS ones.

    SHAHE Precision Electronic Digital Caliper 300 mm Electronic Digital...
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    I use VusualCAD/CAM for my router. Parts are...

    I use VusualCAD/CAM for my router. Parts are done in Solidwords. VCC does nesting and CAM. That said, to do nesting well - you have to learn the program. I would not describe the nesting as...
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    I will get flamed for this, but the Chinese Brand...

    I will get flamed for this, but the Chinese Brand Shahe is quite good. I have several and recommend them.
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    I would use wood. Lining may not be necessary. ...

    I would use wood. Lining may not be necessary. Baltic birch ply would be my specific choice.
  10. The Haimer has 18kW?

    The Haimer has 18kW?
  11. If you are into DIY electronics, this plus a...

    If you are into DIY electronics, this plus a beefy power supply would probably work well......

    US 1800W ZVS Induction Heating Board Module Flyback Driver Heater+Tesla Coil+Fan 6212809267025 | eBay
  12. I would avoid square corner inserts. Get...

    I would avoid square corner inserts. Get something that takes SEHT or the like.
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    I think delrin would be easier than nylon.

    I think delrin would be easier than nylon.
  14. I would assume all three ball screws are bad if...

    I would assume all three ball screws are bad if it were me. kinda wonder about the linear guides....
  15. Does that machine have the control that Haas no...

    Does that machine have the control that Haas no longer supports? (supports with a complete replacement, but no parts)
  16. That makes sense as the international line is all...

    That makes sense as the international line is all I can find.
  17. I think more patterns are being made by cnc and...

    I think more patterns are being made by cnc and by 3D printing. I also think that parts that were cast in the past are often molded using composite materials now. The lighter weight is very useful...
  18. I can't get any of the links on that site,....

    I can't get any of the links on that site,. except the 2018 catalog, to work. Further, I can't find anyone with General inventory to sell.
  19. Canadian General Tool and Exaktor gone?

    I was looking for a couple of Canadian products. It seems from my search that General table saws and Exaktor sliding tables have bitten the dust. Is this true?
  20. I have had a Minimax since about 1984. Works...

    I have had a Minimax since about 1984. Works fine, but now and then I wish for longer jointer tables.
  21. OT - Need to ventilate an attic with hip roof - powered roof vent?

    Title says it - should I install a powered roof vent or is there another approach? If so - any quality products?
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    Soft Solder is a good choice in some...

    Soft Solder is a good choice in some circumstances.....
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    OK - I don't know how I missed that. Thanks.

    OK - I don't know how I missed that. Thanks.
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    Thanks for the link, but sadly this manual is...

    Thanks for the link, but sadly this manual is like mine - no specific instructions; just change interval and size of oil charge.
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    Kaeser SX Oil change procedure

    I want to start doing my own oil changes on my Kaeser SX compressor. I have the oil change hose that appears to connect to a low spot for draining the oil and a high spot for filling. There is a...
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