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    Manually cutting thick aluminum

    I have a plate that is 4 feet wide x 31 feet long x 4 1/4" thick. I need to cut it in half to get it into our machine. I was thinking of purchasing a beam saw like the 16" makita or skilsaw but that...
  2. Bends like that are best done on an apron brake....

    Bends like that are best done on an apron brake. They are made to do things especially like this.

    To do this on your brake, you will have to just eye measure the third bend, which I am assuming...
  3. I would need a picture of the part to give you a...

    I would need a picture of the part to give you a better description

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  4. I have a 230 ton Cincinnati that is all manual....

    I have a 230 ton Cincinnati that is all manual. We manually measure all the bends and everything comes out perfectly "almost" every time.

    When using an angle stop, you have to remember that if you...
  5. I know I'm not that old at 38, but I go to a...

    I know I'm not that old at 38, but I go to a sports massage therapist. My guy has been doing the university of Delaware sports teams for 10 years. This dude is jacked too. He told me about 4 years...
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    Its 2 3/4" its the same for 65 and 90 ton...

    Its 2 3/4" its the same for 65 and 90 ton machines

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    To tighten clean pipe, use a piece of leather...

    To tighten clean pipe, use a piece of leather between the jaws of the pipe wrench or channel locks. To have more grip, put a piece of silicone sheet between the leather and the pipe. You will destroy...
  8. There is nothing wrong with charging...

    There is nothing wrong with charging appropriately for being the only person who will do a job. It's another to take on the job thinking the money is worth the headache.

    Here is 1 thing I know for...
  9. I'll put my 2 cents in, though it will be...

    I'll put my 2 cents in, though it will be rejected. Whatever.

    I have been using QB since I opened my doors 15 years ago. But, I only use it for estimates/ invoicing. Everything else I do is in...
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    That seems like a lot of work to just get a 12...

    That seems like a lot of work to just get a 12 ton machine.

    I would just look at replacing the whole thing. Get something like 35 ton for the same price as spending it on rebuilding that old one....
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    A lot of good info has been shared. Here is...

    A lot of good info has been shared.

    Here is what I can say as a fabrication shop

    -dont mix family/friends and business, it's not just to keep it separated and argument free, but if your wife...
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    Your a bit vague with your question. Your moving...

    Your a bit vague with your question. Your moving 300 feet away, is this the same building, same lot, same side of road, are you crossing a river?

    A move 300 feet away is about as simple as you...
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    That slugger one looks great. I had an evolution,...

    That slugger one looks great. I had an evolution, couldn't stand the noise when cutting stainless. The vise was so cheaply made that it couldn't hold tolerances. It was just a crappy piece of bent...
  14. If you have experience with press brakes, 15k...

    If you have experience with press brakes, 15k could get you a lot in the used market. Look on Ebay for cincinatti, Niagara, Pacific, wysong, and more. Amada wi be way out of your price range.
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    I would either sub out the welding for the...

    I would either sub out the welding for the prototypes or rent the welder for a week and learn to do it yourself. I'm sure there is a local welding supplier that has the welder setup as a testing...
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    Go to a local farm tractor repair facility and...

    Go to a local farm tractor repair facility and see what the head mechanic says. He could probably tell you which tractor that spring is from and be a good help on sourcing the spring.

    Sent from...
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    Call local construction equipment places around...

    Call local construction equipment places around you and see where they get them done at.

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  18. .18 of a yard is somewhere around 10 80# bags....

    .18 of a yard is somewhere around 10 80# bags. That's 2 hours or less by wheelbarrow.

    Other purposes for concrete are bollards, walking pads, rain diverter pads, or as other have mentioned, most...
  19. I guess I walked into that one. I know you...

    I guess I walked into that one.

    I know you can, but if you don't often a shear is just simple and precise with speed compared to a plasma but in cutting jobs the plasma wins hands down

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  20. As a fab shop guy, the shear is key. Yes a plasma...

    As a fab shop guy, the shear is key. Yes a plasma can cut basically anything you need. How many times do you need to trim a 1/4" off a sheet? How hard is that with a plasma.

    I have a 5x10 plasma...
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    That's pretty neat. Thanks for sharing. That cord...

    That's pretty neat. Thanks for sharing. That cord is amazing at strength vs weight and safety value.

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  22. I use to work at a local steel yard and they buy...

    I use to work at a local steel yard and they buy all kinds of good and junk AR plate, guess what they turn them into? Steel targets. They even have a full deer cut out of mild steel and a swinging...
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    I have a 230 ton Cincinnati hydraulic. I have had...

    I have a 230 ton Cincinnati hydraulic. I have had great success in dealing with the schematics department. Always was the correct drawing. They like their $500 a year for phone calls but they have...
  24. I found the part I need, but the company is not...

    I found the part I need, but the company is not at all willing to sell them.

    Anyone know what these are even...
  25. These were stamped by a press and most likely...

    These were stamped by a press and most likely bent on the last step.

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