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    You posted with a question about the problem, so...

    You posted with a question about the problem, so you must have been concerned enough? I'm saying if the situation repeats itself in the future, could you send the forklift back in exchange for one...
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    Such a deal! Once in a lifetime win right there....

    Such a deal! Once in a lifetime win right there.
    You basically found the Corvette in the garage, for sale by the little ole lady.....except its a Hardinge lathe. Even better IMHO.
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    Sure. Call the rental yard and get a forklift...

    Sure. Call the rental yard and get a forklift delivered to a job site. To move pallets of goods, etc. But rent a unit that behaves less than smoothly or could be a safety issue moving an expensive...
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    You've detailed your unfamiliararities with an...

    You've detailed your unfamiliararities with an unfamiliar machine, Not sure why. Unlikely most here would be familiar with the machine and it's idiosyncrasies, Rental yards most times will let a...
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    He's bringing his Noga .0001 and he's 101% SURE...

    He's bringing his Noga .0001 and he's 101% SURE didn't you read??
    I'd think at 101% the machine comes wrapped in a big red bow, with a show girl escort of some sort?
    Good luck, happy hunting
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    Clearly it's a scam. Post the exact address and...

    Clearly it's a scam. Post the exact address and sellers name and contact info here so we can investigate and verify such as suspected,.
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    One thing that helps a drill cut to size, or more...

    One thing that helps a drill cut to size, or more close to size is thinning the chisel point to lessen rub and wander. Using a screw machine length in a collet as opposed to a jobber length in a...
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    Lateral file cabs here...Got several very cheap...

    Lateral file cabs here...Got several very cheap ($25) at the local re-store. They are built quite rugged. Right now I'm just piling tools in the drawers, but I'm not sure with corded power tools of...
  9. From Wikipedia: "When Montalbán was asked by...

    From Wikipedia:
    "When Montalbán was asked by David Letterman on Late Night with David Letterman what the term meant, the actor cheerfully admitted that the term meant nothing"
  10. The flat belt is made from Rich Corinthian...

    The flat belt is made from Rich Corinthian Leather!
    If anyone understands the relate...
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    Well, here's a flashback. As I began reading post...

    Well, here's a flashback. As I began reading post #1 I wondered if I was recalling correctly that it had been used at Corning GW. Sad that it wasn't closer to the 'front burner' at some point. I've...
  12. Thread: OT? shop roof

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    Have you (YOU) ever actually determined why it...

    Have you (YOU) ever actually determined why it leaks? Sometimes roofers take the lazy route and just slather goo over everything not really addressing the problem. If it has pitch, it sounds like it...
  13. Post 13......12K and a Ramsey as well.

    Post 13......12K and a Ramsey as well.
  14. Those are nice. But they look fancy and...

    Those are nice. But they look fancy and expensive. A hook welded to the winch plate that similar to the hook on the opposite end of the strap would serve the same purpose a lot cheaper and simpler.
  15. I don't get why they weld those on. The hook end...

    I don't get why they weld those on. The hook end can hook anywhere along the 'hook rail', why not make the winch end (shown) with a hook as well, so they can be slid along the rail anywhere, as well...
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    It's always easy for a customer to tell you you...

    It's always easy for a customer to tell you you need to buy a machine to do their work. And for a salesman to tell you you need to buy his machine, and it'll make you rich. Completely different...
  17. Thread: Shop Maintenance

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    Hum.....well if you were boring out a "hard" ...

    Hum.....well if you were boring out a "hard" "emergency" collet, that might explain a lot right there....
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    Lazy dock people can be a helpful thing also.

    Lazy dock people can be a helpful thing also.
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    I've never understood the idea that screw...

    I've never understood the idea that screw compressors must run continuously and not be cycled on and off. As long as the oil comes up to a temperature that drives off moisture and condensate (>140F?)...
  20. Well, what you'll wish you bought is a Butler...

    Well, what you'll wish you bought is a Butler tilt bed trailer,
    Bulter Trailer - Home

    I bought a 2 year old LT-1014 about 25 years ago. Welded a smooth 3/8" plate between the 2 rear tail ramps,...
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    So your son learned a lesson........how about...

    So your son learned a lesson........how about YOU? Next time go look at the item yourself.
    As far as venting it, lay it on the ground, inclined up in the front, and pointed in the general...
  22. Same thread, similar point. Auction "Buyers...

    Same thread, similar point. Auction "Buyers Premiums" have gone up over the years and things seem to continue to get bought at auctions. No place to complain where any ears hearing it will respond?...
  23. NYC Restaruants adding 10% recovery surcharge to bill

    Hum, wonder if this will work for Machine Shops too?
    I'll have to try it, then stand by as my customers ask for a 15% reduction in pricing as they say NO and laugh off my 10% surcharge.

    NYC...
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    So it's within .0005.......with a telescope...

    So it's within .0005.......with a telescope gauge...
    Near perfect how? Round? Taper? What are you intending to do with the hone? How much are you taking out? Sounds like a quick pass with a glaze...
  25. So you bought a factory scale for it must be,...

    So you bought a factory scale for it must be, given that price? Some mark up involved there, where ever you got it.
    Ya, $500 or less sounds better for entry level learning. And the OS/2 software...
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