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    Rule of thumb is uncoated on aluminum, honed...

    Rule of thumb is uncoated on aluminum, honed super sharp. Diamond is for abrasive materials, like any coating it is applied after the tool is sharpened so the edge won't be as sharp.

    Now, why...
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    I bought one of their scales to replace an...

    I bought one of their scales to replace an ancient Accurite X scale on a Bridgeport. Quality seems good, works with the Accurite counter, been a couple of years and no problems. I'm happy.
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    Ditto on the rays, you can always see them in the...

    Ditto on the rays, you can always see them in the end grain of oak, and I can't see them in the pics, so I'd say it's ash. Ash is a nice cabinet wood; looks like oak and easier to work.Not so for...
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    You know Bill, I take exception to your first...

    You know Bill, I take exception to your first paragraph. Balancing wheels is fine, if it's needed, but I haven't found much need with 7" wheels on my Mitsui. In fact the guy who taught me, who came...
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    THIS, this is basically like having your car...

    THIS, this is basically like having your car tires balanced, then demounting them and expecting them to still be in balance when re-mounted.

    IF the wheel is seriously out of balance because it has...
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    Yes. And once you've balanced a wheel, it has to...

    Yes. And once you've balanced a wheel, it has to stay in that adapter, which means you need an adapter for every different wheel you are going to use... Or just balance one wheel for finishing work...
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    I can't really add anything to what others have...

    I can't really add anything to what others have said, other than I've had one for years that came out of a big tool shop, and it's been trouble free. I love it, especially the positioning of the down...
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    Story? Well this one is so old that it might...

    Story? Well this one is so old that it might predate their Web site, or at least my use of it. In fact it dates back to antiquity, when you used to be able to buy socket head cap screws from them BY...
  9. That peening the lead is called caulking. The...

    That peening the lead is called caulking. The lead shrinks as it solidifies but is ductile. Caulking spreads it and forces it tightly against the cast pipe. A proper caulking iron looks like a cold...
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    That jogged my memory, the crossfeed screw...

    That jogged my memory, the crossfeed screw housing being the third pick point. While I recognize the danger of things slipping off the forks, there are also dangers having a machine dangling below...
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    I had a Boyar Schultz 612 years ago and while...

    I had a Boyar Schultz 612 years ago and while there were leveling bolts between the cabinet and machine base they were hollow and there were thru bolts that unified the grinder and cabinet... unless...
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    I think this misses the point, and is bad advice...

    I think this misses the point, and is bad advice for the OP's situation. Soft start is about lowering peak amps for metering purposes. It is accomplished by lowering the effective voltage, so the...
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    From what I'm seeing in your pics, NONE of the...

    From what I'm seeing in your pics, NONE of the electrical equipment is original, other than maybe the brake solenoid. Bridgeports of that vintage used all NEMA contactors, two or three times the size...
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    I have the slightly older M-15 control...

    I have the slightly older M-15 control retrofitted to essentially the same mill. That is NOT the original Bridgeport BOSS control, which used to completely fill that enclosure. The boards in the OP's...
  15. Yeah, I know. They pick them up and deliver,...

    Yeah, I know. They pick them up and deliver, also. I don't see how they do it, I guess they want the volume. I normally only send out A-2 or S-7, and most often get it back next day, so they are...
  16. Last time I checked Metals Technology in Carol...

    Last time I checked Metals Technology in Carol Stream, IL was still a $20 minimum charge. Google them for their Web site. I know it's not western US but if you have to ship anyway...
    Dennis
  17. All ours are located adjacent to our exit doors,...

    All ours are located adjacent to our exit doors, at the suggestion of the fire marshal, on the theory that you run to the door to get the extinguisher, and once there you can make the decision to use...
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    With the curve in the drive, I'd need something...

    With the curve in the drive, I'd need something more akin to a trolley snow sweeper:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTx1Xk4DSeI

    Hey, it's electric. It's part of the Green New Deal. And, it's...
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    Yeah Scott, I chose that video because the...

    Yeah Scott, I chose that video because the contraption is so "rustic." I also ran into this video, and this guy has a much better handle on the situation:

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    Thanks guys, I've just read through all the...

    Thanks guys, I've just read through all the responses. Doesn't look like the tracked machine solves the problem.

    First off, who said anything about retired? I'm still working. Doesn't hurt that...
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    Pardon, this may be the longest interval thread...

    Pardon, this may be the longest interval thread bump ever. I just searched for this thread as it was the quickest way I could think of to establish when I had my driveway re-paved, and I had...
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    OT Qestions about tracked snowblower

    Since its the hottest part of summer, I thought it would be cool to discuss snow blowers. Seriously, I need to have better snow removal equipment in place before the snow flies.

    I've been running...
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    The real reason for continuous unloaded is to...

    The real reason for continuous unloaded is to keep from burning the motor out from frequent starts. My 10 HP QR25 has a maximum number of starts per hour specified, either six or ten I forget which....
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    Indeed. Our standards were initially written for...

    Indeed. Our standards were initially written for wrought iron pipe, and named as such, which should give some idea what strength material they were written for. 1/2 inch pipe was originally a nominal...
  25. A little far, but I;ll keep them in mind. Thanks....

    A little far, but I;ll keep them in mind. Thanks.
    Dennis
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