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  1. Slap some new bearings on it and run it as-is, or...

    Slap some new bearings on it and run it as-is, or look for a newer/different motor, new shaft is more work than its worth imho.

    If you absolutely must do this, need the challenge, then yes your...
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    F'k Denmark, we are taking it! Caveat: its friday...

    F'k Denmark, we are taking it! Caveat: its friday night, I've been drinking........:rolleyes5:
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    Move to Texas and you will! That said, I'm in Nv...

    Move to Texas and you will! That said, I'm in Nv now, my fix worked great, apparently that was only problem, the 3' tall weeds are cut, and now the old farts need to find something new to complain...
  4. Yes you do need to include shipping charges in...

    Yes you do need to include shipping charges in the auction, as a buyer, there is no way I would bid on something without shipping cost clearly defined. Weigh your item, estimate size box its going to...
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    Must be the season for mower repairs. Drug the...

    Must be the season for mower repairs. Drug the old riding mower out for its once a year weed annihilation ride, hmm, vaguely remember it making some horrible noises last year. Assumed it was the deck...
  6. Your pic for the data tag for the Leroy motor is...

    Your pic for the data tag for the Leroy motor is too small to read, what is rpm?

    The Ronk looks pretty clean, i have a Phase a matic, its just caps and an idler, works fine for my machines. If...
  7. Pretty sure it is for buyers and sellers, when I...

    Pretty sure it is for buyers and sellers, when I fill out an ad there is a box I check to allow international customers to use Global shipping, some use it, others pay International shipping directly...
  8. Ebay has a Global Shipping service, I know it is...

    Ebay has a Global Shipping service, I know it is available to customers outside USA, do not know if it works for USA customers wanting stuff from abroad.
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    I think I'm up to 5 Kennedy boxes myself, got...

    I think I'm up to 5 Kennedy boxes myself, got them all cheap, not much love out there for the brown tool boxes, they all want red, works for me.
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    Scrap yard will charge you between .30c and .60c...

    Scrap yard will charge you between .30c and .60c per pound for a used motor, no guarantee it works, that is why you need to ohm windings to check it out. Avoid motors that were brought in...
  11. Why not just buy a forklift?

    Why not just buy a forklift?
  12. I agree, 400 amp machine is a beast, if its just...

    I agree, 400 amp machine is a beast, if its just for hobby use find something else. I converted a Miller 200 amp unit last year, doubt I'll ever use max output on that.
  13. Since no one else has mentioned it, as far as the...

    Since no one else has mentioned it, as far as the clothing you wear while welding, it should be 100% cotton, synthetic fibers melt to your skin and you will end up in the burn ward.
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    As hot as it is, they opened office door, took...

    As hot as it is, they opened office door, took pic, closed door, ain't no sense in walking out in that crazy heat for a better pic.
  15. Just wait till the next sale (next weekend) and...

    Just wait till the next sale (next weekend) and use a coupon and you can get another Predator engine for about $89.
  16. Hey Eric, you should throw a White House Bash for...

    Hey Eric, you should throw a White House Bash for machinists only, just make sure to put the good china away!:)
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    I agree, leave it 220v, the problem is the...

    I agree, leave it 220v, the problem is the amperage draw on startup where it will exceed amps available on 110v.
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    Thermite, I've got you beat! I bought 2 20hp...

    Thermite, I've got you beat! I bought 2 20hp Phase a matic rpc's on online auction for $400, +$200 to ship to my door, then flipped 1 for $600, and kept the other, so net cost $0:)

    MushCreek,...
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    From the OP "so I want a 10 hp RPC to handle up...

    From the OP "so I want a 10 hp RPC to handle up to 5 hp", its what he wants. And "I have the time to build an RPC, and have above-average electrical skills"

    With a little scrounging he can get the...
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    If he gets a lathe with a 5hp motor, he is going...

    If he gets a lathe with a 5hp motor, he is going to need a 10hp rpc at minimum, and you know how shops go, machines get added to it. As far as multiple vfd's being cheaper than 1 rpc, yah maybe if...
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    I used to have an old, probably 50's Clark lift,...

    I used to have an old, probably 50's Clark lift, selling it was a sad day, but after operating the newer lift with power steering, sideshift, and working brakes, I got over it:)
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    Wondering how you calculated funds for 3 new...

    Wondering how you calculated funds for 3 new lathes, when the cost is dependent on what is purchased? Or did they just give a blank check with orders to buy 3? The Standard Moderns are nice quality...
  23. Apparently so, friend points it out to me on a...

    Apparently so, friend points it out to me on a regular basis. Really, how can so many people in this world be so F'n stupid:D
  24. The HF was doing some pretty major burn backs, I...

    The HF was doing some pretty major burn backs, I jacked with the feed rollers at first thinking that was the problem, new ground clamp was the fix.
  25. Have you cleaned/replaced the gas diffuser (part...

    Have you cleaned/replaced the gas diffuser (part that the tips screw into), had lots of problems on my Lincoln mig a few years ago, that piece was the problem, ports were gunked with anti spatter.
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