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  1. Thread: Sin dro

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    Used to be that the SDS2 came in dedicated mill...

    Used to be that the SDS2 came in dedicated mill or lathe varieties whilst the 6 is universal and can be set up for either.

    Hence more buttons on the 6 but, probably, not all active on both...
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    Yuck green plastic box with what an innocent...

    Yuck green plastic box with what an innocent person would think was everything in it. Got hold of a couple for mates back around then, about the only thing they managed to bust since was the hinges...
  3. I've been running a pair of those Vertex VJ400...

    I've been running a pair of those Vertex VJ400 vices on my Bridgeport for approaching 15 years now. About £100 each from Rotagrip then, £260 (ish) now. But I have a sneaking suspicion that Rotagrip...
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    Well the motor guy said it was over speeding off...

    Well the motor guy said it was over speeding off load that caused the motor to get super hot. Hafta say I never measured it then but 40+ years younger version of me wasn't set up for such or...
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    PSC motors tend to be very application specific...

    PSC motors tend to be very application specific and need to be run close to their rated load and design speed. The inherent speed rating is poor. They become very inefficient and run very hot on...
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    Only potential issue I can see with the existing...

    Only potential issue I can see with the existing buttons is that they have many years of use with 220(?)Volt control gear in an oily machine shop environment behind them so contact resistance may be...
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    Looks like you are overthinking this. Why not...

    Looks like you are overthinking this.

    Why not replace the buttons with ones having deeper shrouds and make a new L shape clutch shifting lever so the operating arc is shifted round about 30° or...
  8. Book way is the "safe" way as it minimises the...

    Book way is the "safe" way as it minimises the risk of an "oh sh*t" moment when what you have stored as areference isn't what you think you have stored.

    Awfully easy with CNC to do shortcut...
  9. Thread: 115 Collets

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    Another issue with searching for uncommon collets...

    Another issue with searching for uncommon collets at wallet friendly prices is wear.

    Affordable will invariably be used. If uncommon and expensive well used. Hafta be seriously tightwad on the...
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    Shouldn't be any great issue in finding modern 2...

    Shouldn't be any great issue in finding modern 2 speed motor starter contactor set to replace the old gear.

    A couple of years back I got an interlocked pair of Schneider branded contactors wired...
  11. Thread: No Case

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    Time to find a local hobby guy with one of the...

    Time to find a local hobby guy with one of the 'orrible cheapo chinee desktop CNC router things. Carving out a suitable recess in a piece of decent wood, or couple of thick laminations, seems about...
  12. Fergedditt. However equal the theory the sales...

    Fergedditt.

    However equal the theory the sales orientated guy will always be more equal than the shop orientated guy. However well it goes you will be cutting down on your access to outside...
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    Plenty down here in my corner of Sussex. Its...

    Plenty down here in my corner of Sussex.

    Its rare to drive across Ashdown Forest at night and not see at least one. Pretty common in the daytime too and getting commoner with the Covid-19...
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    Thanks very much for that link. Result. One...

    Thanks very much for that link.

    Result.

    One or two of the transtorque style will do nicely, and affordably, if the job comes back. I'll need to make my own plain bore hubs abut that will be...
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    Taperlock Bushings and Offset Loading

    Can taperlock fitting hubs accept offset, oscillatory, loading without eventually working loose?

    Just sent a second generation "moderate bodge" level repair to a dual flywheel with overhung crank...
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    Not got time to make a simple fundamentally...

    Not got time to make a simple fundamentally better design yet plenty of time to futz about with a knackered bottom of the range commercial product which, frankly, barely worked when new. Conventional...
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    As ever success is most likely if you choose the...

    As ever success is most likely if you choose the most appropriate product for the job.

    The thick "squeeze from a tube" sealants are intended as gasket substitutes, whether at the design or rebuild...
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    Sorry is Wellseal. Missed out an l. My bad! Made...

    Sorry is Wellseal. Missed out an l. My bad! Made by Stag these days. About £8 a tube in the UK these days. One tube goes a long way.

    Search brings up plenty of hits. Amazon and E-Bay suppliers if...
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    Its clearly not made for a gasket so, assuming...

    Its clearly not made for a gasket so, assuming the case faces aren't abuse damaged, a sealer of some sort is the sensible options. Looks like there is a bearing in outer case so gaskets aren't best...
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    Na. Branson and Sugar are basically con men...

    Na. Branson and Sugar are basically con men Financier type folk. Number and concept manipulators both. Suck the money out of real businesses that ought to go into building the next good thing and the...
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    Indeed but its a bottom line item that shows up...

    Indeed but its a bottom line item that shows up on every monthly budget / finance review so its always in (mis)mangements face. Getting the bean counters to understand that cost accounting at that...
  22. Once upon a time sliding hefty things off the...

    Once upon a time sliding hefty things off the table onto a same height trolly seemed a wonderful idea.

    These days my ageing back and I would beg leave to disagree.

    Especially as I put my back...
  23. As Thermite implies once you have lifted the...

    As Thermite implies once you have lifted the thing out of the machine you still have to move it.

    My back of the envelope sketch shows one of those compact Chicom hydraulic jack'n boom hoists...
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    Yep. A thread micrometer is best treated as a...

    Yep.

    A thread micrometer is best treated as a calibrated comparator rather than an independent measuring device. When using the snazzy ones with interchangeable anvil sets its most important to be...
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    Yep. Area of a parallelogram is base x height...

    Yep.

    Area of a parallelogram is base x height ie 12 x 6 = 72 in that case. The triangle is half of the parallelogram so area is 36.

    Of course you can figure out everything else about the...
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