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  1. I think that is a nifty little tool. There are a...

    I think that is a nifty little tool. There are a lots of sleazey people all over who will steal a concept and reproduce it with or without their own logo. I worked at a decoy company that had it's...
  2. grand kids need toys too. It is your job to...

    grand kids need toys too. It is your job to supply them toys. You get on route 2, turn right when you get to the other ocean.
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    I loved the keyboard on my two precisions that...

    I loved the keyboard on my two precisions that met shop life with a thud. switched to the hp elite w -which oil/energy people recommended- a little slower, but lives at machines and on welding...
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    I swear by the EliteBook w series in the shop. ...

    I swear by the EliteBook w series in the shop. It is huge for a laptop, battery life sucks, but built for in the field/shop use. Has workstation graphics, even old, is far better than gaming...
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    have a macro move z (torch) down until it touches...

    have a macro move z (torch) down until it touches plate. this is a 12 volt(5 would work) supplied to torch shield, use extra limit switch port/receive signal. once circuit is closed have macro move...
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    hypertherm command thc is semi crappy thc, one...

    hypertherm command thc is semi crappy thc, one that can not touch off is full crappy- just fly blind and fast at that point.
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    chip brushes should spin via blade or "powered"...

    chip brushes should spin via blade or "powered" off saws wheels. If you cock them to have an fat slight angle to the blade they work better by knocking chips out of gullet. When they ride parallel...
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    Mark up on material, for us at least, is 10% -15%...

    Mark up on material, for us at least, is 10% -15% which is the time it takes for unloading, paper work/certs input, bringing material to blaster, bringing material to machines, and unloading scrap...
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    65/hr structural and misc fabrication. Our last...

    65/hr structural and misc fabrication. Our last two bigger jobs at 60/hr.
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    a trailer we did some work on. It can move a...

    a trailer we did some work on. It can move a nuke reactor core without disassemble. GS-800 : Barnhart Crane & Rigging
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    flange wizard tape measure holder. it is bigger...

    flange wizard tape measure holder. it is bigger than a thumb drive, good vial, crazy strong magnet. Their old style pocket pro is the nicest work level I have used (have not used new one so no...
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    on our Scotchman cold saw the tiger stop will not...

    on our Scotchman cold saw the tiger stop will not advance until the head raises enough to activate a switch, once activated the material moves, vices engage, cut happens. Moving that switch to cobot...
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    cordless drill, center punch, drill bits and...

    cordless drill, center punch, drill bits and taps. maybe simple green or wd40 once you get the hang of it. a ruler, forgot the ruler.
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    I would have thought there was a standard...

    I would have thought there was a standard definition for splines by now. like gears or threads. where a designer could spec a 15 tooth spline with 1 5/8 fathom diameter grade h? I guess I never...
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    Only sherlines are beautiful little machines ....

    Only sherlines are beautiful little machines ....
  16. 220 V 1 ph input to 440 3ph out VFD?...

    220 V 1 ph input to 440 3ph out VFD? has a little insight on how.
    then again, .5 horse, could get a good motor and vfd or good dc motor with controller for less than the trouble of an adaptor to...
  17. I think riding in the front seat is a better...

    I think riding in the front seat is a better option.
  18. Elementary mathematics is the best of all math to...

    Elementary mathematics is the best of all math to know, followed by topology. If you have those two down the rest you can figure out.
    or just use cad like crutch; which apparently we all are doing.
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    torchmate is locked into Lincoln, so no. I...

    torchmate is locked into Lincoln, so no.
    I would not touch Design Edge for drawing or designing; I use real cad and adobe illustrator. It as a nesting and preflight (post processor to machinist)...
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    try uship.com . If you are open on ship dates...

    try uship.com . If you are open on ship dates you can score a dead head going your direction. rigging/loading on loading end is one thing to negotiate into price upfront.
  21. guessing there is air in hydraulic lines. when...

    guessing there is air in hydraulic lines. when you put new fluid in air pockets came thru. If there is a way to manually move cylinders without air a few cycles each the air should find its way...
  22. https://www.riogrande.com/product/silver-wire-sold...

    https://www.riogrande.com/product/silver-wire-solder-22-ga/101707gp needs flux unlike the phos-silver rods the welding stores have. A good bit more heat too.
    the smith/presto lite plumper's torch...
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    I have a question about this Amada saw.... ...

    I have a question about this Amada saw....

    Just sayin'
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    I know it is rude to bring up and/or compare...

    I know it is rude to bring up and/or compare brothers. That is on me with no defense, I know it is wrong.

    Explanation is some people have a strong tie to ones thinking, that separating triggers...
  25. Admire the mcgyver tooling so far with product,...

    Admire the mcgyver tooling so far with product, and the results. You are doing well without full cnc on everything, and only having issues with laser (full cnc), so stay with what works?
    a rotary...
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