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    Carefully assess how you will be with employees. ...

    Carefully assess how you will be with employees.
    Machines are easy, dealing with people is a bit tougher. Especially friends and relatives.

    Dave
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    Didn't the video claim that these tools were used...

    Didn't the video claim that these tools were used in their production shop?

    Dave
  3. Don't press them in if you can help it. Use dry...

    Don't press them in if you can help it. Use dry ice on the pins for about 4 to 5 hours,especially if the pins have long engagement. Have help with a couple squares to get the pin started straight, it...
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    I checked mine at work today. It was still...

    I checked mine at work today. It was still reading from about 50 feet away.

    Dave
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    Haven't had a problem losing contact, but it...

    Haven't had a problem losing contact, but it takes turning on the indicator part a couple times to tie in.
    One nice feature if you need to use longer tips they can be programmed in.
    Never checked...
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    I have one of these. The Vyndicator, Wireless...

    I have one of these.

    The Vyndicator, Wireless Test Indicator - VWT-001 - Penn Tool Co., Inc

    probably other places you can buy from, this just popped up first.
    Mine was given to me by our die...
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    Might be best to connect with someone from a home...

    Might be best to connect with someone from a home shop machinist forum. You may find someone in your area that doesn't have to make rate and want a challenge.

    Here is one.
    General -

    The...
  8. Most people will say don't put the collet pin...

    Most people will say don't put the collet pin back in. It's only in there to keep the collet from spinning while tightening. If you push too hard the collet will still spin and break the pin and...
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    I have one of these for internal keyways. Not...

    I have one of these for internal keyways. Not sure if the tip is small enough. the tip screws on so a tng321 may screw on.
    ...
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    so are you looking for a mic or a caliper? Here...

    so are you looking for a mic or a caliper?
    Here is a pocket friendly mic. (can seam micrometer)
    208MZ Stainless Steel Can Seam Micrometer

    Dave
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    I should have added that I never regretted...

    I should have added that I never regretted spending the extra for Starrett, even when the money was tight. That was starting over 25 years ago. I bought for a lifetime of use.
    Of course some of my...
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    One of Starrett's problems is most their tools...

    One of Starrett's problems is most their tools last a long time. I haven't had to buy much for the last few years.
    The last was 3 years ago, adjustable parallel set. 1 out of the set was bad and...
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    Drilling and tapping a couple mounting holes...

    Drilling and tapping a couple mounting holes where you need them wouldn't ruin the table. Just don't drill thru into the bearing surface.

    Dave
  14. Thread: Print drawings

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    2.5 x 2tpi would be about .3 depth of cut. ...

    2.5 x 2tpi would be about .3 depth of cut. Something like oak would be a strain.

    Dave
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    the shields on the accurite are soft (rubber,...

    the shields on the accurite are soft (rubber, Vinyl?) The ones on the old scales were near 40 years old and more rigid (plus missing chunks)than the new scales I put on the grinder.

    I have a very...
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    that large a thread may be better with multiple...

    that large a thread may be better with multiple taps. that is going to be a lot of tool pressure, even tapered.
    Dave
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    Probably won't be able to put the shields back in...

    Probably won't be able to put the shields back in if you take them out.
    Tried it on an Accurite. The seals were shot anyway.
    Do any of the readout companies sell the shields separate?

    Dave
  18. distance between poles also determines how short...

    distance between poles also determines how short a piece it will hold.
    Some I've seen look like they couldn't hold any thing shorter than about 1.5"
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    So what is so bad about the Rollin you used? Last...

    So what is so bad about the Rollin you used? Last year I worked in a shop that had 2 Marvel verticals. One with coolant and the other dry. I liked them compared to the Wells I use at my normal job....
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    a few years back,Woodsmith magazine had plans for...

    a few years back,Woodsmith magazine had plans for one.
    If I have a copy it is buried. A lot of local libraries may have back issues, and you can probably buy one from woodsmith.

    Issue 183 june...
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    condition of machine matters but I see these...

    condition of machine matters but I see these going for 12-15k.
    Not as clean or new as the one you posted though.
    Dave


    USED ProtoTrak DPM 3-Axis Bed Mill w/ Air Powered Drawbar & Tooling
    USED...
  22. The 8-24 I use at work is also direct drive. ...

    The 8-24 I use at work is also direct drive.

    Dave
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    After dressing the wheel, if grinding the magnet...

    After dressing the wheel, if grinding the magnet or just touching off to remove only a couple tenths, I use rub a piece of stiff cardboard on the wheel to knock out any loose grains.

    Dave
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    One of the tests the government uses to validate...

    One of the tests the government uses to validate salaried is if the person has some control over the hours they work. Fast food places among others were calling half the people managers to avoid any...
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    Maybe I missed it but I don't see a magnetic...

    Maybe I missed it but I don't see a magnetic chuck listed. No experience with this machine.

    While you can mount fixtures directly to the table, if you're grinding for flat you need one. I prefer...
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