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    If I am following your explanation correctly that...

    If I am following your explanation correctly that bringing the broach up to speed before contact would eliminate the mark the broach makes in conventional applications as is accelerates. Also would...
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    One thing to check is your incoming voltage. One...

    One thing to check is your incoming voltage. One of my invertor's braking resistor will get so hot you could fry eggs on it when the voltage gets over 248. 245 is OK, so a buck boost transformer...
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    Just typed in to google maps and had fat fingered...

    Just typed in to google maps and had fat fingered an extra letter in front. Control alt delete got me out of that war zone faster than task manager!
  4. I have installed 30QC spindles many years ago. If...

    I have installed 30QC spindles many years ago. If the adapter is part of the spindle you have to remove the whole spindle assembly. Look for instructions on removing the spindle instead.
    If the...
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    [QUOTE=jim rozen;3383357] If task manager will...

    If task manager will not close it and maybe the program is starting to do something ugly control all delete may stop it or give you options to kill the process.
  6. Thread: Thread Chatter

    by FredC
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    While your taking photos a picture of the set may...

    While your taking photos a picture of the set may help.
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    I did not even consider a brake was possible...

    I did not even consider a brake was possible either. I do not really like the idea of a continuous drag though, as it would slow the broach down when it is trying to accelerate to RPM and give a...
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    Never tried to go back in a hole that was...

    Never tried to go back in a hole that was broached, my first inclination is that it will be difficult. After facing off the chamfer my guess, impossible.
    That said I think I would modify the tool by...
  9. Never thought of that, thanks. Not sure if this...

    Never thought of that, thanks.
    Not sure if this tip has been mentioned, measuring the depth of a reamed hole is easy with digital calipers. Measure the length of your pin gauge, set the calipers to...
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    I bought one from Hardinge over 20 years ago when...

    I bought one from Hardinge over 20 years ago when I got my used HLV-H. It was a reprint looks like it was done on a copying machine and has one staple in the corner.
    This is after I bought a brand...
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    I know the smaller springs are made with treated...

    I know the smaller springs are made with treated and tempered wire. When he told me about the 1" stock being used I understood it was also done with cold "wire". Next time I need springs I will ask....
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    Bob, I did not know what to do with those...

    Bob,
    I did not know what to do with those numbers in the hand book. Now I know.
    For a starting point .2 from the end of a conventional pipe fitting (small side out)you multiply .03125 X .2 and get...
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    The fellow that makes springs for me has...

    The fellow that makes springs for me has mentioned making springs from 1" round spring tempered stock. I did not ask what his limit is.

    I would not want to be near that machine if the stock broke...
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    Wow! Your Mazatrol and thread pal must be...

    Wow! Your Mazatrol and thread pal must be amazing. Or maybe you did not notice the large end was out. The only number I had to work with from the handbook was E0 at Z-.468 The X number I needed for...
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    Programing the OD and thread info for the CNC is...

    Programing the OD and thread info for the CNC is difficult using Machinery's Handbook info if you do it only occasionally. Did it again to clean up the program and it took a lot less time. Then I...
  16. No experience running a CNC on one of them but if...

    No experience running a CNC on one of them but if you are looking for a low hour large generator try hospitals. They have to replace them fairly often and they are generally very low hour machines....
  17. Thread: Muzzle brake?

    by FredC
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    MY mistake, I will leave it as the additional...

    MY mistake, I will leave it as the additional info may be helpful to some. The fellow that took over the job says there was only one failure.
    I remember one failure was because the installer forgot...
  18. Thread: Muzzle brake?

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    I made muzzle brake blanks for a well known...

    I made muzzle brake blanks for a well known outfit. After a management change they went to 12L14 after using Stress Proof for years. I quit working for them after the management change, a few years...
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    Using a threading insert is my go to way for...

    Using a threading insert is my go to way for cutting a few parts, I end up facing both ends to clean up the angles left on the ends by the threading tool.
    The saw can finish the ends flat to less...
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    Somma used to show "fish tail cutters" in their...

    Somma used to show "fish tail cutters" in their catalog specifically made for tubing cut off. It was easy with their circular cut off tools. Inserts would have to be custom ground.
    If not other work...
  21. Thread: Old vice grips

    by FredC
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    Somewhere around 15 years ago MSC would have...

    Somewhere around 15 years ago MSC would have special prices on packs of vice grips, Channel Locks and such. Just checked my shelf and I have an unopened pack of Channel Locks but I had only bought...
  22. Since the winches are safety related and failure...

    Since the winches are safety related and failure of a soldered joint could cause death or injury you might have a good case for continuing to use leaded solder. If not there have been a lot of...
  23. Just got an email from a customer and the last 4...

    Just got an email from a customer and the last 4 items are new and I need to certify that my products are "safe" with lower than the limits. I do not know what they are so can I say they are not in...
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    Sometimes working on the ranch I step in stuff. I...

    Sometimes working on the ranch I step in stuff. I would rather not but sometimes it happens. If the ban was unwarranted then the one that did the banning needs to avoid stepping in stuff again. If...
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    I have a couple of carbide Vermont Gage class X...

    I have a couple of carbide Vermont Gage class X gages. Just find a supplier that handles them. Phone number on the certificate, maybe they sell direct.
    802-868-2701
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