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    Cast iron is very abrasive, so the edge on HSS...

    Cast iron is very abrasive, so the edge on HSS will not last very long, but it will last about 4 hrs. assuming correct speed and feed.. You should use cobalt alloy HSS for that reason. The tool...
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    I just finished rebuilding my DoAll 1612. I also...

    I just finished rebuilding my DoAll 1612. I also bought those Sulfur Grove urethane tires as a backup plan. When I had the wheels of, I wire wheeled the surface of the original tires buffing off all...
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    I don't think erodate is a legitimate word in...

    I don't think erodate is a legitimate word in English. Speak English please.
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    We all started this trade at some point just like...

    We all started this trade at some point just like yours. It is a steep learning curve and you will soon know that tooling costs way more than the machines. That said, you did not say what your...
  5. When setting up a SB inch lathe to cut a metric...

    When setting up a SB inch lathe to cut a metric pitch you must perform a two step process. First reference the gear transposing chart. Then find your desired pitch on the left column. Then follow to...
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    The first question that comes to mind from your...

    The first question that comes to mind from your response is "Why do you give a shit?" Don't read the SB threads. I actually have a long bed 10K that I bought new. I use it all the time even though I...
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    I think this subject has been beat to death. This...

    I think this subject has been beat to death. This is unsolvable. I mean how do you define the word Hobbyist? My half million dollar shop has one customer.......me. I guess by that definition, I'm a...
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    I'm curious Emanuel why you thought it necessary...

    I'm curious Emanuel why you thought it necessary to to bring the OP's oil dilemma into a reply to your off topic incomplete reply?
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    Why do you think the problem only resides for two...

    Why do you think the problem only resides for two strokes? It is one of the most common modes of high rpm engine failure for 4 strokes as well, but not for the same cause. On a 4 stroke the instant...
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    On another related point, when I received my new...

    On another related point, when I received my new 10k from SB, I ordered it with every accessory I thought I might need including metric transposing gears. Now, I don't know who made the error SB or...
  11. I guess you could , but this is a threading die,...

    I guess you could , but this is a threading die, not a thread chaser. Thread chasers are much less expensive.
  12. Wrong! This is a re-threading die. The OP is...

    Wrong! This is a re-threading die. The OP is selling a threading die. They are NOT the same.
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    I am assuming you have metric lead screw, is that...

    I am assuming you have metric lead screw, is that so? If so, then your transposing gears are for cutting inch threads, is that correct?. My point is that if you have an inch lead screw and metric...
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    Just a heads up post. I got a phone call from a...

    Just a heads up post. I got a phone call from a friend in Shanghai yesterday. He and his whole family must stay in their apartment. They are effectively locked in. He said the whole country is locked...
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    The factory of course.

    The factory of course.
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    As the previous poster stated, you're being a bit...

    As the previous poster stated, you're being a bit myopic. You should consider that this lathe is quite light and not very stiff. Consequently, any tool load fluctuation will cause some tool...
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    And you know that how? The Spanish flu circa...

    And you know that how? The Spanish flu circa 1917 that killed millions world-wide has been tested as still viable in the coffins of people killed by it during that pandemic just waiting for a new...
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    Removing taper pins is an art form. There are...

    Removing taper pins is an art form. There are some simple rules that must never be broken. Always use the biggest hammer you can swing. and thoroughly support the item that is pinned. Remember you...
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    I have several items I'm waiting on via...

    I have several items I'm waiting on via Aliexpress. Half of my orders are waiting to be shipped. I figure some may not get shipped until the end of April. Even at that, I have to assume everything...
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    Read the rules about meaningless titles.

    Read the rules about meaningless titles.
  21. Maybe so, but a two week bump charge has allowed...

    Maybe so, but a two week bump charge has allowed a 9 year life span and still going......jus sayin! I think the real key in temperature control for Li batteries. They seem to fail quickly if left...
  22. There are 92 cells in each battery pack and 2...

    There are 92 cells in each battery pack and 2 battery packs are required. I will buy 200 cells and at that volume, I expect to see my cost below $2.50 a cell. I have found a source of .2mm pure...
  23. Thank you for that input. Your experience exactly...

    Thank you for that input. Your experience exactly matches my fear. I am now searching for a supplier of pure nickel sheet to establish the required voltage planes via spot welding as opposed to using...
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    Your worried about all the wrong things. The...

    Your worried about all the wrong things. The serial number is stamped on the bed top at the tail stock end. That machine is way too old to have a hardened bed. You need to be concerned with bed and...
  25. Yes, you need more than one for sure. I have an...

    Yes, you need more than one for sure. I have an 18 x 54 L&S, a 13 x 40 SB (1308) and a light SB 10k. I do 50% of my work on the 10k. The 10k I bought new from SB in 1980 fully loaded. It is still...
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