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    Sometimes the best place to look is where you...

    Sometimes the best place to look is where you are. You have the degree and they know your experience. You are in a position to negotiate for better pay and hours, or a better position in the company....
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    I think it's higher, perhaps 95%. I started out...

    I think it's higher, perhaps 95%. I started out in design engineering for an automotive OEM. They flat out told us that the only reason they hired degreed engineers was due to liability. Apparently a...
  3. How bad is "not worth rebuilding"? A short block...

    How bad is "not worth rebuilding"? A short block should be easy to get. You can reuse your heads and cam if you choose.

    In my experience, the only difference between the propane and gasoline...
  4. My dad has a hose crimper but he never uses it....

    My dad has a hose crimper but he never uses it. The pre-made hoses are available cheaper than he can buy the bulk hose. Sometimes we buy pre made hoses and cut them to a custom length and crimp on...
  5. Sounds like forward and reverse are engaging at...

    Sounds like forward and reverse are engaging at the same time. But, I don't have any info on the trans. My forklift dealer has always been very helpful with info.
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    You're a smart guy, so I'm sure this will not be...

    You're a smart guy, so I'm sure this will not be an issue when you decide to move forward.

    My thought on the subject is sort of inline with the other guys. I think the normal reaction is to think...
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    I'm kind of in this camp. I'm not completely...

    I'm kind of in this camp. I'm not completely afraid of this machine just yet. Routers don't have coolant flying or abrasive metal chips. I'd be willing to roll the dice based on some quick checks...
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    The best and biggest names in machine tools still...

    The best and biggest names in machine tools still use a mix of both. Mazak is entirely linear guides as far as I know. But Okuma uses box ways on the lathes and linear guides on the mills. Similar...
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    I'm always amazed at the lack of safety gear...

    I'm always amazed at the lack of safety gear forced upon the workers in these European factories. If that place was in the USA you couldn't get withing 5 miles of it without a bump cap, safety...
  10. I believe GM lets you monitor the amperage of the...

    I believe GM lets you monitor the amperage of the O2 heater in the live data. Does your fancy new scanner you bought have live data? I bet it does. Compare the B1S1 amperage to the others.

    Yes,...
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    That's an old machine. Likely very early 1980s....

    That's an old machine. Likely very early 1980s. Sure to have all DC motors.

    The 6T control can do pretty much anything you need in a 2 axis lathe, but it's much more cumbersome than a newer...
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    Where I live it’s almost never below 200. Even...

    Where I live it’s almost never below 200. Even this year with our terrible weather. 280 is not unusual.
  13. I would caution you against hand loading tools....

    I would caution you against hand loading tools. How many cycles will you get before someone loads the wrong tools and buries it at light speed? I couldn't trust myself to get that right every time.
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    And it's worth $250. Ebay lets you...

    And it's worth $250.

    Ebay lets you automatically reject offers below a certain amount. I've had to make 3 or more offers before one actually reaches a human.

    It's not a good system, but...
  15. Most steel tanks for gasoline have a sprayed in...

    Most steel tanks for gasoline have a sprayed in coating to keep them from rusting. Once you damage that coating they will get surface rust inside the tank pretty quickly.

    I'd look into a plastic...
  16. It's been a while. I think from the screen you...

    It's been a while. I think from the screen you show, you press the "status" soft key. Then push the "PMC" soft key.
  17. Global will make you any kind of bushing you...

    Global will make you any kind of bushing you want. I don't know if you have to go through a dealer or if they work directly with customers.
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    I hauled this thing. I think it's a 60 ton. No...

    I hauled this thing. I think it's a 60 ton. No problem for my rollback truck. They loaded it with a 15,000 lb forklift.

    I'm not sure I'd try it with a single wheel trailer. The weight is up at...
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    I was in a turbine repair shop fixing a machine...

    I was in a turbine repair shop fixing a machine once. I casually asked what happened if they blew a tolerance. The foreman more or less told me that doesn't happen.
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    My shorthaired pointer spends pretty much all day...

    My shorthaired pointer spends pretty much all day in the fall trying to eliminate the ground squirrels from our property. He's rarely successful, but it keeps them both occupied and prevents them...
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    But jamming a nut on the tap is better? When I...

    But jamming a nut on the tap is better?

    When I hear "old millwright's trick" I just shake my head. Probably from the years I've spent cleaning up after those guys. All of their tricks involve a...
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    They make tap sockets...

    They make tap sockets...
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    I've chased thousands of 1/2-13 threads after...

    I've chased thousands of 1/2-13 threads after powder coat with a regular cordless drill and a spiral point tap. :sulk:
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    I've never had Haas come out for service, but...

    I've never had Haas come out for service, but every time I call HFO Chicago for guidance or information they are very helpful and usually point me in the right direction. Sometimes it's very...
  25. I guess I never paid much attention. My dad has a...

    I guess I never paid much attention. My dad has a bachelors degree in industrial education (qualified to be a teacher), but has worked all my life as a self employed mechanic and machinist. I have a...
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