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  1. What are you going to use the machine for? There...

    What are you going to use the machine for?
    There are several classes of these machine.
    Kind of like the difference between a summit and a Monarch or Powerturn.
    Peterson in casa grande has a couple...
  2. Give me a shout I am interested in more...

    Give me a shout I am interested in more information on your machine and I am always looking for good productive machines.
    [email protected]
  3. I just bought a 25p dean smith and grace there...

    I just bought a 25p dean smith and grace there are a few around, or were a few months ago. Mine was a good sound machine I did have to do a few things to it half nuts, couple air leaks, chuck...
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    It's not near as complicated as everyone seems to...

    It's not near as complicated as everyone seems to be making out. A lot of what has been said about this topic is way out of date and those holes were plugged years ago.
    There are a number of...
  5. What you are asking is a very broad question kind...

    What you are asking is a very broad question kind of like can a piece of metal be drilled.
    First you have to determine what the composition of the casting is? Some mfg such as the older caterpillar...
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    I reached out to you a few years ago. If you want...

    I reached out to you a few years ago. If you want to send me some information on your shop what you can do equipment and capacity. I might be able to stear you some work. I don't do any production...
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    I can't speak for more than my business I have...

    I can't speak for more than my business I have never bought equipment or tooling hoping to find work to use it on.
    I read these post and I hear a lot of I want to xyz. As a machine shop you are...
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    You remind me of when I was serving my...

    You remind me of when I was serving my apprenticeship at a cat dealer. A 25 year old with 15 years experience bluffed his way past personnel and the old shop Forman saw through it before the guy...
  9. If you want to email me I can send you pictures...

    If you want to email me I can send you pictures of what I use for various stuff.
    Like most things depending upon what you are planning to use yours for will dictate what tooling you need ...
  10. What kind of tooling? My spindle is #5 mt. I did...

    What kind of tooling? My spindle is #5 mt. I did modify with a lock screw at 15 degrees. I made a adapter that bolts to the 4 bolt outer drive housing to use 50nmtb tooling but you give up extension...
  11. I have a 3" universal I use most every week. I...

    I have a 3" universal I use most every week. I have a manual for it also. If I can be of any assistance.
  12. I would bet it would, I personally don't have...

    I would bet it would, I personally don't have any experience with rubber track machines. Roller build up and rebuilding kinda went away for anything other than very large mining equipment and...
  13. I have done a lot of rollers and idlers over the...

    I have done a lot of rollers and idlers over the last few decades. I served my apprenticeship at a cat dealer.
    There is a lot of engineering that goes into undercarriage. You have compression,...
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    Check with the local fire Marshall and your...

    Check with the local fire Marshall and your insurance company. If you are doing anything with none contained sparks such as grinding or welding some areas require the bottom 4 feet to be non...
  15. Nice place to be on the cold days!! Do you do or...

    Nice place to be on the cold days!!
    Do you do or make anything specific?
  16. I am not a engineer but have had 4 bridge cranes...

    I am not a engineer but have had 4 bridge cranes installed by crane companies and the design was done by a pe so I have just a little bit of experience.
    The first thing that you have to take into...
  17. Sorry if I seem to be saying factoring is bad. I...

    Sorry if I seem to be saying factoring is bad. I personally have no experience other than a couple of business owners I have mentored had done it and if I remember it was in the 20% range. From my...
  18. I am doing a lot of generalizations but most new...

    I am doing a lot of generalizations but most new businesses have limited access to lines of credit, or deep cash operating pockets. Employees, vendors, taxes, etc. Still want to be paid when they...
  19. I have always had a low volume job shop most of...

    I have always had a low volume job shop most of our jobs require hours or days of machine work so my input may have very little application to high volume parts shops.
    For myself and lead people...
  20. From my experience owning a shop with 65 people...

    From my experience owning a shop with 65 people in the shop and full office staff, you are way over complicating everything. I can tell from what little I read on your attachments who ever has...
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    I just got a speed cone for my 25p and split nuts...

    I just got a speed cone for my 25p and split nuts very helpful and reasonably priced and turn around.
    Threading nuts were about 1/2 price of what some dealer wanted for them.
    Only thing that is a...
  22. In reading the replies people seem to swing from...

    In reading the replies people seem to swing from detailed list to no information. From my experience having a list of capabilities with machine sizing and facilities information is very helpful for...
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    I have bought a couple on ebay they were new old...

    I have bought a couple on ebay they were new old stock fair priced. I think they list them as adaptors. Took me a while scrolling.
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    You don't have much experience with vegan's a lot...

    You don't have much experience with vegan's a lot will definitely complain.
    Then some smart ass will show up with a salad t shirt and you will then get another complaint with they are mocking me. ...
  25. For what its worth, with this post you have...

    For what its worth, with this post you have killed your chance of getting the level person you are looking for. If you are actually looking for a top 1% person you originally stated. Saying...
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