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    Not a number that I recognize. It sounds like an...

    Not a number that I recognize. It sounds like an OEM number.

    If you need to replace it, try a 1N4005. If that burns out move up to a 1N4007.
  2. Thread: reamer ?

    by EPAIII
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    0.08" length? You need a punch, not a reamer. ...

    0.08" length? You need a punch, not a reamer.

    What material?

    Or just go here:

    Boker's, Inc. | Stamping and Washer Specialists

    Buying 100 from them may be cheaper than making one...
  3. Position chickens on a big line of hooks? ...

    Position chickens on a big line of hooks?

    Wouldn't that hurt? What do the chickens have to say about that? Where is the SPCA when you need them?
  4. You gotta love those Amazon suppliers; they give...

    You gotta love those Amazon suppliers; they give you one, just one, of the dimensions of the BOX that the clamps come in, but nothing on the clamps themselves. Perhaps they are great clamps, but how...
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    Do post some photos of your 3D model. And your...

    Do post some photos of your 3D model. And your conclusions.
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    I was thinking of something like this. Two pieces...

    I was thinking of something like this. Two pieces of rectangular stock standing upright, on the small side. Spacers that are a bit thicker than your stud size (probably 3/8" for the mill you mention)...
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    You talk about seeing similar postings and guys...

    You talk about seeing similar postings and guys saying this and that. I did a search and also posted one of those questions on another forum (HSM). I would provide the URL to it, but their site is...
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    I recently faced a similar problem. But my mill...

    I recently faced a similar problem. But my mill is not a mini.

    Just for starters, your mill has a table that is only 4.7" deep. A six inch milling vise will be at least 8" wide and even sideways,...
  9. You said "imports". The Chinese shops are not...

    You said "imports". The Chinese shops are not cutting edge innovators. They are Xerox machines for metal. They COPY! They don't even do a good or proper investigation to find what to copy; they just...
  10. Thread: Coworker issues

    by EPAIII
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    That's good advise. If you plan to stay there, it...

    That's good advise. If you plan to stay there, it is essential.

    I have been in bad situations where a fellow employee seemed to be un-fireable no matter what he fouled up. In a couple of those...
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    Something here might work: Internal Error...

    Something here might work:

    Internal Error

    The link says "Internal Error" but it does work. It takes you to a Digi-Key search: Configurable Switch Components - Body.
  12. A twist drill bit has flutes that eat away from...

    A twist drill bit has flutes that eat away from the cross sectional area of the bit. So a 3/4" bit may only have the cross sectional area of the 1/2" shank anyway. OK, a larger shank will have more...
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    If the RT is mounted horizontally (It's axis is...

    If the RT is mounted horizontally (It's axis is vertical) then there should be no problem.

    BUT if the RT is mounted vertically (it's axis is HORIZONTAL) then you do want the milling cutter to be...
  14. We do have a prohibition against discussing...

    We do have a prohibition against discussing "hand" tools. I take that to mean things like repairing a hammer or sharpening a hand saw or perhaps even repairing an electric hand drill. That is,...
  15. You are quite welcome. I am glad it helped.

    You are quite welcome. I am glad it helped.
  16. Jim, That lightning bolt just crossed a mile or...

    Jim, That lightning bolt just crossed a mile or more of AIR, which is usually a great insulator. I can guarantee that it WILL take the path of lease resistance in that last few feet off the ground. A...
  17. Most homes have power brought in on poles. Those...

    Most homes have power brought in on poles. Those power poles will have lightning protection installed by the power company to protect their lines and your homes. In most neighborhoods, those poles...
  18. Some milling cutters have a small number of...

    Some milling cutters have a small number of flutes. On cutters with two flutes, those flutes will reach the 90 degree point that I assumed in the drawings above. If the secondary clearance is not as...
  19. I made a drawing to try to illustrate why the...

    I made a drawing to try to illustrate why the secondary clearance is needed:

    https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=267409&d=1571263414

    On the left it shows a side...
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    50 Plus years working with high power electronics...

    50 Plus years working with high power electronics and mechanical devices. No watch. No rings. 10 fingers. No regrets.

    At first my wife complained that I was not wearing my wedding ring. No...
  21. Beat me to it. No SS. So, these will...

    Beat me to it.

    No SS. So, these will eventually have a hydrated ferric oxide finish?
  22. Thread: Unimat PC Belts

    by EPAIII
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    The Unimat is not a machine that is within the...

    The Unimat is not a machine that is within the scope of this forum's guidelines. Another, good board for you would be here:

    General

    The belts are actually standard O-rings with a 1/4"/6mm cross...
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    You will get no arguments from me on that one. In...

    You will get no arguments from me on that one. In fact, the range of thread sizes that can be made with a single insert (single tip radius) is rather limited. Ideally a 6-40 thread would have a...
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    Re: The Jet mill and the forum's guidelines. ...

    Re: The Jet mill and the forum's guidelines.

    In case you have not visited our founder's business web site, one of the machines that he presently lists there is a Jet saw:

    Procyon Machine
    ...
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    The manufacturer will probably tell you it is...

    The manufacturer will probably tell you it is stronger than 60° or some other such claim.

    I suspect the real reason is so that you can not use them for threading. So you have to BUY threading...
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