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  1. Used Machinery dealers are a dying breed. The...

    Used Machinery dealers are a dying breed.
    The few that are left seem to fit into a couple of categories:
    Fossils, who own their property outright, and are living in the past, who dont have to make...
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    The whole transformer/vs/Inverter thing really...

    The whole transformer/vs/Inverter thing really only applies to extreme antiques.
    I bought a new syncrowave transformer tig machine in about 1988.
    It has an high dollar circuit board in it, which...
  3. I just buy used 3 way speakers at garage sales,...

    I just buy used 3 way speakers at garage sales, and run em til they puke, then buy more. I have 4 in the shop now, and an Onkyo receiver that I think is about 100 watts per channel. It gets loud...
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    Buy a welder- you are gonna need a welder anyway-...

    Buy a welder- you are gonna need a welder anyway- that is a diesel machine that makes 3 phase. Of course, its also a backup generator too.
    I have been in a few shops that actually had electricity on...
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    A cold saw is a completely different class of...

    A cold saw is a completely different class of tool than those carbide chop saws.
    The chop saws are OK for thin wall tubing, or angle, but they are lightweight, built to a (low) price point, and...
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    Next time, have em hot dip galvanize the whole...

    Next time, have em hot dip galvanize the whole thing before install. The place I use has 40' long tanks, and ten ton overhead cranes. If it was designed right, to drain, it could be galvanized in one...
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    Yes, and most of the importers of sub $1000...

    Yes, and most of the importers of sub $1000 inverter tig machines dont either, whatever they say.
    I had a friend who imported inverter induction heating machines, for sale to blacksmiths, and he...
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    If you are actually interested in a Mori, I would...

    If you are actually interested in a Mori, I would CALL, you know, on the phone, 20th century style.
    While Amazon has spent hundreds of billions a year on making its website instantly responsive,...
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    Depends on how much you need- but cutting the...

    Depends on how much you need- but cutting the slice off a round tube, and welding on a flat is definitely one way to go.
    Another way, assuming you dont need 20' lengths, is to bend it from flat...
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    Thats exactly my point, Einstein.

    Thats exactly my point, Einstein.
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    Here, RedHead is a brand name- and the company...

    Here, RedHead is a brand name- and the company currently makes maybe 10 different styles of anchors, including threaded rod/epoxy, hardened screws, expansion anchors, sleeve anchors, drop in anchors,...
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    Hobart Brothers were bought by ITW, the parent...

    Hobart Brothers were bought by ITW, the parent company of Miller, in 1996.
    Pre 96 Hobarts are pretty much Hobart designed and made.
    Post 96, they are part of a family of welders made under...
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    Eastwood welders are made in China, to their...

    Eastwood welders are made in China, to their specs, and they back them up with a 3 year warranty.
    So- they are similar to Grizzly lathes- made in china, to Grizzly specs.

    You decide.
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    only when its the exact same snowflakes who say a...

    only when its the exact same snowflakes who say a $80,000 Haas is a cheap piece of shit, and you arent a real machinist unless you buy a Mazak or a Mori. And who drive $60,000 pickups with a 4' bed. ...
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    I have a half dozen machines bolted to the floor...

    I have a half dozen machines bolted to the floor in my shop, in every case I just marked thru the bolt hole, usually with a sharpie. Sometimes with a sharpie duct taped to a bolt. I generally use...
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    Under a grand gets you chinese junk. Which...

    Under a grand gets you chinese junk.
    Which works, until it doesnt.

    I find it amusing that there is big thread right now in General, dissing the people who bought a $2500 Grizzly lathe as...
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    I used to run some products made of Gray iron by...

    I used to run some products made of Gray iron by a foundry right in the urban sprawl of greater Los Angeles. At the time, they were coal fired- not sure if they still are. And they somehow managed to...
  18. Not really true. Nucor is the largest buyer of...

    Not really true.
    Nucor is the largest buyer of US metal scrap. They are making around 25 million tons a year of steel right now, and thats around 90% scrap as far as I know.
    Contrast that to the...
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    there is a PNW group of metalworkers who have an...

    there is a PNW group of metalworkers who have an email conversation group- among our members we would probably buy this stuff if its in good shape and reasonably priced. Grant (metalmagpie) or I...
  20. The mill in question is in Australia. OSHA is a...

    The mill in question is in Australia. OSHA is a USA agency.
    The Australian version is called Safe Work Australia.

    But- there are only 2 steel mills in Australia, and they get extraordinary...
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    While we are unlikely to have night soil...

    While we are unlikely to have night soil collectors in major US cities soon, what I am saying is that finding ways to recycle human and farm animal waste so you MAKE money, rather than pay it, is the...
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    Having lived in California for ten years at one...

    Having lived in California for ten years at one point, I can say from experience that there still are both dairy farms, beef cattle, and pork farms in california, and all of those animals shit, on a...
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    And, in the "Dogs Bark, but the Caravan Moves On"...

    And, in the "Dogs Bark, but the Caravan Moves On" category-

    Sales of electric cars in the USA in 2019 doubled.
    Sales of electric cars globally in 2019 doubled.
    Sales of all cars, globally,...
  24. Steel Mill technology keeps changing- and...

    Steel Mill technology keeps changing- and although I have never worked in one, so I dont have your experience, I do know that most of the modern, profitable steel mills globally would not have even...
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    I would agree with all of the comments which say...

    I would agree with all of the comments which say you need to know a lot more about the business- but also- where I live, nobody pays all cash for commercial real estate, unless you can tear it down...
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