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    I've probably spent $100k with rockauto in the...

    I've probably spent $100k with rockauto in the past decade. I don't think I've ever had an issue that wasn't resolved super fast to my satisfaction.

    Their shipping can be slow and confusing, but...
  2. Thread: Punch Presses

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    There's nothing wrong with a mechanical clutch...

    There's nothing wrong with a mechanical clutch machine when it is in good working order. They can be modified to work almost the same way as an air clutch machine.

    A friend worked in a large...
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    Those are little guys.

    Those are little guys.
  4. I bought a new Lincoln 256 9 months ago. Complete...

    I bought a new Lincoln 256 9 months ago. Complete pile of Chinese fuck. Feed system was misaligned, out of round plastic shit. Fixed that and still couldn't make it work right. Local rep came out and...
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    I bought my 300 ton 9 inch stroke Bliss from...

    I bought my 300 ton 9 inch stroke Bliss from Zieman trailers a few years ago. It is 100% Osha compliant and has a mechanical clutch.

    I believe what you are saying is true to an extent with smaller...
  6. I use Trim E206 in everything. Never had it go...

    I use Trim E206 in everything. Never had it go rancid. It can sit for years.

    I would never use oil.
  7. Nobody asked about his service. I don't care who...

    Nobody asked about his service. I don't care who you are. If you start a conversation with "I'm a Vet and I need..." You're thinking you're more entitled to it than the next guy.

    I served my...
  8. You have to indicate the shaft in 2 planes. ...

    You have to indicate the shaft in 2 planes.

    You have to chuck the disc and indicate the shaft in first. Cutting one side of the disc and the OD. Then flip and indicate off the disc and cut the...
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    Copying an old cam profile onto a new blank is...

    Copying an old cam profile onto a new blank is probably the only thing I can think of that one of those ancient true-trace Bridgeports might be useful for.
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    Seems to me like the successful shops I'm privy...

    Seems to me like the successful shops I'm privy to have highly profitable products or services and offer high pay and benefits to seek out and hold onto the hard working and skilled people they have....
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    My 1KW Mazak CO2 is 35 KVA total. It runs on 50HP...

    My 1KW Mazak CO2 is 35 KVA total. It runs on 50HP RPC.
  12. Clackamas county is large. What city are you in?...

    Clackamas county is large. What city are you in?

    I'm really excited for when my kids start getting old enough to participate.
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    I just bought a TSL800 for a grand. Couldn't pass...

    I just bought a TSL800 for a grand. Couldn't pass it up for that price. Looks likie it's built decently for a little guy, but the feedbox and changegears seem hoky to me.
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    I know a guy that looks for those and old welders...

    I know a guy that looks for those and old welders with flatheads. He buys cheap and parts them out for pretty good money.
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    If he doesn't make any money, or he already spent...

    If he doesn't make any money, or he already spent it all, nobody will sue him because he has nothing to get.
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    No, Aisin is Aisin. Aisin makes transmissions for...

    No, Aisin is Aisin. Aisin makes transmissions for anyone who wants to pay. Toyota doesn't make transmissions that I'm aware of.
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    No, a 4L80E wouldn't last 20 minutes in that...

    No, a 4L80E wouldn't last 20 minutes in that truck.

    Should have the Aisin 450 series.

    Aisin is the largest transmission builder in the world. 450 is a great transmission.

    The engine on the...
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    What are you going to use the machine for? My...

    What are you going to use the machine for?

    My take is that machine isn't worth the cost to repair, but it probably worked just fine before you took it apart. IMO you should put the table right...
  19. Door faces West. Not ideal for summertime, but...

    Door faces West. Not ideal for summertime, but the only way to make the driveway work and I get a nice view of fields and mountains.

    I'm not concerned about AC. Last couple days have been mid 90's...
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    Paintball sentry gun

    Paintball sentry gun
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    Full hydro steering is the only way to go. Use...

    Full hydro steering is the only way to go. Use common parts to keep it serviceable. Lots of info on what size parts to use.
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    I have been carrying a conversation within a few...

    I have been carrying a conversation within a few feet of a Kaeser compressor not even realizing it was there nor that it was running!
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    I have a couple machines wired with 240D/480D...

    I have a couple machines wired with 240D/480D transformers stepping 240 to 480. Works fine. I don't know how a Wye/Delta transformer will work, if any differently.

    I was told to derate the...
  24. No. I'm good with windows. This door will be wide...

    No. I'm good with windows. This door will be wide open 98% of the time in the spring, summer and fall and I want the windows so it doesn't feel like a 7000 sq ft cave in the winter time. I have a...
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    If the asphalt is over a good base I would be...

    If the asphalt is over a good base I would be fine with it, but if it isn't or you don't know I would tear it up.

    You don't need much of a floor for 18K machines though. That's not much of a load...
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