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  1. Not a bad idea at all, as I have seen regulators...

    Not a bad idea at all, as I have seen regulators that have had diaphragm failure to just that very thing.
    1. Always purge your cylinder valve by cracking it slightly for a second before installing a...
  2. You bet ya, all our Rotary tables, dividing...

    You bet ya, all our Rotary tables, dividing heads, etc are on heavy rolling tables that push right up to the side of the mills.
    For Large vertical heads for the K&T's and the big Rotary tables we...
  3. This is a very slippery slope. A couple years...

    This is a very slippery slope.
    A couple years back one of our employees offered to stop by a business across town on his way home to pick up a alternator for one of our forklifts and bring it in...
  4. Just be very careful, All high pressure...

    Just be very careful, All high pressure regulators are rebuilt in basically a clean room with correct tools to rebuild them.
    And even basic tools are NEVER used for anything else but regulator...
  5. Seems to me that just about every other week...

    Seems to me that just about every other week another American manufacturing/supply company goes away entirely or gets absorbed and the new buyer sucks the life blood out of a good name.
    In the last...
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    [QUOTE=tcncj;3596503]I need to cut some splines...

    [QUOTE=tcncj;3596503]I need to cut some splines on a driveshaft.
    I bought a cutter so I can cut them in one go (DIN 5481). But the angle of the splines is bigger.
    I can cut the splines on some test...
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    If you go way back in history when we starting...

    If you go way back in history when we starting arc welding the welding rod's where bare metal the end users started mixing up all kinds of stuff for a coating, it was a short period in time right...
  8. You got that right, oil permeates concrete. Long...

    You got that right, oil permeates concrete. Long term equipment placement that spatters/drips etc oil just seeps into the upper layer of the concrete. We tried industrial chemicals ,hot high pressure...
  9. Ya, I now it sounds a little odd but the...

    Ya, I now it sounds a little odd but the Clusing/Kondia very drive compression spring is a total different beast then say a Bridgeport, it coil diameter is a little smaller in diameter and it's...
  10. The Clausing/Kondia Veri-drive is the same ONLY...

    The Clausing/Kondia Veri-drive is the same ONLY in principal with Bridgeport, Enco etc. the 30 mm long bolt allows the spring to release tension but ONLY if spindle speed is in the top position....
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    They were using compressed air

    They were using compressed air
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    I agree with medsar, Yuasa is very much still in...

    I agree with medsar, Yuasa is very much still in the game, I have a number of there equipment.
    Parts e-mail ,[email protected]
    Phone numbers
    1-800-323-7427 or 1-847-981-0737
    And yes I would...
  13. The instructions I provided in post number 5 are...

    The instructions I provided in post number 5 are straight from the Kondia Vari-drive service manual.
    We have several of these mills here and have pulled the motor on 2 of them over the years,...
  14. We had a number 2 in our shop when I was a kid,...

    We had a number 2 in our shop when I was a kid, and that's been 60 years ago, it was an antique then. very well made, next to indestructible. gave it to one of our employees years ago.
  15. Kondia Vari-drive Set the spindle speed to the...

    Kondia Vari-drive
    Set the spindle speed to the top position. This will raise the sliding motor pulley to the top most position and therefore the push spring will be at minimum resistance.
    Take off...
  16. Over all it's probably pretty much a tie with a...

    Over all it's probably pretty much a tie with a high speed production router. Just my opinion.
    This however would be a great question for one or more of the many Laser manufacturers out there....
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    For what it's worth a 24/31 fuse is a threaded...

    For what it's worth a 24/31 fuse is a threaded adapter for a French 75MM cannon.
  18. Go to the Miller Electric web page and search...

    Go to the Miller Electric web page and search parts and manuals, lower left side of page will have a search box by serial number or lower right by model and series. It will walk you through the...
  19. 1, I can only assume there are no optional meters...

    1, I can only assume there are no optional meters on your C.P., you said when you pull the trigger you hear a click. It's the gas solenoid and or the weld contactor. Using a voltmeter on the weld...
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    Did it sound like a Suzuki when you where...

    Did it sound like a Suzuki when you where drilling?
  21. Just a simple word of advise. BUYER BEWARE. It...

    Just a simple word of advise. BUYER BEWARE.
    It would seem that most online auctions are legit.
    That said we did the on line auction deal of a large manufacturing machine that was a pile of junk...
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    Actually many common items are joined this way,...

    Actually many common items are joined this way, the process is old but still very useful in todays world.
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    Just a thought, One of the guys that works here...

    Just a thought, One of the guys that works here purchased a lathe with no Steady rest. 20 Inch swing.
    I let the guys use the shop after hours from time to time for personal projects. He CAD drafted...
  24. A truly wonderful old mill that if taken care of...

    A truly wonderful old mill that if taken care of will easily out last the operator. My oldest K&T built in 1943 has retired several operators and still produce precision work all day long if need...
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    20 Feet of.250 I.D hose won't be a problem for...

    20 Feet of.250 I.D hose won't be a problem for the 65, off the top of my head .250 should be good for about 13 SCFM @ 120 PSIG.
    Your 65 will pull around 7 SCFM @ 85 PSIG and input pressure to the 65...
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