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    Pulling the gib is best if you have roomm if you...

    Pulling the gib is best if you have roomm if you don't you can't. Beating on the small end of a gib soon turns it into a rivet. Pulling on the gib puts it in tension and asit stretches minutely it...
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    Pulling the gib is best if you have roomm if you...

    Pulling the gib is best if you have roomm if you don't you can't. Beating on the small end of a gib soon turns it into a rivet. Pulling on the gib puts it in tension and asit stretches minutely it...
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    Pulling the gib is best if you have roomm if you...

    Pulling the gib is best if you have roomm if you don't you can't. Beating on the small end of a gib soon turns it into a rivet. Pulling on the gib puts it in tension and asit stretches minutely it...
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    If you can get to the big end of any stuck gib to...

    If you can get to the big end of any stuck gib to drill and tap it, it is better to try to pull a stuck gib out than to push it out.
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    If you can get to the big end of any stuck gib to...

    If you can get to the big end of any stuck gib to drill and tap it, it is better to try to pull a stuck gib out than to push it out.
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    If you can get to the big end of any stuck gib to...

    If you can get to the big end of any stuck gib to drill and tap it, it is better to try to pull a stuck gib out than to push it out.
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    When I co-owned a machine tool repair business I...

    When I co-owned a machine tool repair business I owned or co-owned 7 Astro/Safari vans from 1984 to mid 90's.. They were great to drive and worked well hauling lots of tools. We never had any major...
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    If the drives are three phase drives a scope with...

    If the drives are three phase drives a scope with "line sync" is a lot handier. The handheld LCD scopes like a Fluke won't have that. No slur on the Fluke, I have one and love it but I always used...
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    Reputable ballscrew repairers inspect a ballscrew...

    Reputable ballscrew repairers inspect a ballscrew before they spend any time on it. If it is pitted, crazed or bent they won't repair it and a new one is required. Ballscrews are case hardened like...
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    There are wide ranging differences in the cost of...

    There are wide ranging differences in the cost of living in different parts of the country. We watch This Old House and the home buying shows on HGTV pretty often and are totally amazed at the cost...
  11. Regardless of who said it I don't see how anybody...

    Regardless of who said it I don't see how anybody gets by without one.
    I don't think much of people who only have a car and a lawnmower in their garage.
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    Earlier in NC some NC machine tools had hydraulic...

    Earlier in NC some NC machine tools had hydraulic axis drives. I know of some cases where the early SCR drives were not big enough for a heavy axis and hydraulics were used. Some early Monarch NC...
  13. The problem is the young impatient generation,...

    The problem is the young impatient generation, they don't want to wait 30 seconds for a mercury thermometer to register, they want an instant electronic answwer.
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    At your age perhaps you don't have the reflexes...

    At your age perhaps you don't have the reflexes to fly a chopper, How about flying your camera on a big helium balLoon on a string? smile.gif
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    Be careful, el-cheapo meters come with el-cheapo...

    Be careful, el-cheapo meters come with el-cheapo leads that will get you electrocuted. A Fluke is worth every penny.
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    There was a time several years ago in Houston...

    There was a time several years ago in Houston where pick-up trucks didn't come with a rear bumper. All of the dealers sold a custom bumper that looked like it was made of channel iron with the...
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    Hy Worstell was a legend in Houston. He was so...

    Hy Worstell was a legend in Houston. He was so trusted and so highly thought of that he was often invited by customers to help them analyze the bids on machinery by W/S and the competitors. He...
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    Another cause of this problem can be that the...

    Another cause of this problem can be that the flaking is worn off of the underside of the carriage and it has no oil pockets to carry the oil. The carriage and ways can ring together like two gage...
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    I don't know about scanners but a 7 year old...

    I don't know about scanners but a 7 year old printer is living on borrowed time. Perhaps HP has an idea what the yearly failure rate is and can't afford to spend engineering time on the number...
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    I try to buy cars built by other American tax...

    I try to buy cars built by other American tax payers. I can't pay all the damn taxes.
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    I once had a custome who painted the machines in...

    I once had a custome who painted the machines in different departments different colors and the machinists had hard hats the color of their department machines. Someone goofing off out of his...
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    I don't know if we all contact the same people or...

    I don't know if we all contact the same people or not, it might depend on when you left.

    I get my benefits from Honeywell. The contact is: Honeywell Retiree Service Center, 2601 Research Forest...
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    We still have the old style but I wonder how they...

    We still have the old style but I wonder how they justify the 2X or 3X price difference between the top loading old style and the front loading new style. I used a front loader washer in England...
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    "Old serviceman" as applied to W/S vererans is...

    "Old serviceman" as applied to W/S vererans is redundant, we are all approaching old at a high rate of speed. JP in Houston is totally gray.
  25. Thread: W&S 1a

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    It is pretty hard to generalize about W/S A-type...

    It is pretty hard to generalize about W/S A-type features. A-types were pretty much built with options of the customer's choosing. You have to look at the machine in question to see what it has. ...
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