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    Yea in addition to the improved safety the...

    Yea in addition to the improved safety the productivity for one person goes way up. Get a portaband, emt bender, emt, connectors, boxes, etc and it can all be up there at once.

    On the other hand...
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    I have an Orange 17.5" double and a Kurt Dx6 on...

    I have an Orange 17.5" double and a Kurt Dx6 on my Brother. I guess it all depends on how you are going to use your machine. I wish I had gotten a second Orange 17.5, and probably will at some point....
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    Man lots of ideas. I didn't think of bringing in...

    Man lots of ideas. I didn't think of bringing in outside air. That should not be too bad to try. I would want to undo that for summer because my shop is dryer than the outside air in summer.
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    You mean $50? If so you suck! Nice!

    You mean $50? If so you suck!

    Nice!
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    I like it! You're cheating though- water cooling!...

    I like it! You're cheating though- water cooling! Since freezing is an issue here I don't really want anything outside. I have thought of building a shed for it etc but another project. I even...
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    I'll take a look at it. The dessicant dryers I am...

    I'll take a look at it. The dessicant dryers I am familiar with from my past life all had a way of regenerating the desiccant. These were expensive to operate. We used to maintain -25deg f dew pt.
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    Looks like that guy is out of production. It is...

    Looks like that guy is out of production. It is out of my budget anyway. It's a cycling dryer. I've read that these are more $. My air dommand is generally pretty constant through the day so I don't...
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    Compressed Air Dryers - I Need One

    I really need to install a dryer on my compressed air system. My compressor is a 7.5hp IR- about 25 cfm rated. I have the whole shop piped with hard pipe that slopes away from the compressor, the...
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    Chris: A couple of places you can check. I have...

    Chris: A couple of places you can check. I have been down this road for a post for my Brother. I wound up modifying a generic post with rainman's (PM member) help. Check on the CAMworks site. I found...
  10. I can't help on the surface grinder. I have an...

    I can't help on the surface grinder. I have an Elliott No 5 tool and cutter grinder. I wonder if the spindle taper is the same for these machines. Mine has what seems to be an odd taper of 21.239...
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    I use kluber nbu 15 grease in my linear guides...

    I use kluber nbu 15 grease in my linear guides and ball screws. I think i arrived at this because it is what the previous owner used. It’s ridiculously expensive so it must be good.

    As far as...
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    I think the rates for pre-cut materials varies a...

    I think the rates for pre-cut materials varies a lot by region. I have priced it here and I will gladly cut stock with my manual saw for what they want to charge me. I hear of other locations where...
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    Phil I admire you for getting in front of the...

    Phil I admire you for getting in front of the camera. Lots of videos people don't and it's ok but what you did is better. I can imagine that would be difficult.

    Nice looking machines!

    I'm...
  14. It depends on the design. Many compressors have a...

    It depends on the design. Many compressors have a check valve where the air goes into the tank. The pressure switch has a bleed tube on the compressor side of this check valve to bleed the pressure...
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    Assuming you know how to use it, which seems to...

    Assuming you know how to use it, which seems to be the problem in this case not so much the tool.

    And I don't think G code will make that cutter fit in that slot.
  16. Oh boy that looks like it was a deal. Appears to...

    Oh boy that looks like it was a deal. Appears to have been in a school.
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    I was thinking along these lines too, for myself....

    I was thinking along these lines too, for myself. Don't you need to use centerless ground stock with these bushing machines though? I spoke with a guy from universal automatics and he said some newer...
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    Aren’t those pc based controls? I looked at a...

    Aren’t those pc based controls? I looked at a milltronics about that vintage some years ago and it was pc based. A 1999 pc is pretty hard to do much with.
  19. I have two trailers (one 12k pound, one 6k pound...

    I have two trailers (one 12k pound, one 6k pound rating)and a trailer mounted generator all with surge brakes. The trailers are sunbelt surplus.

    It has been my experience that the surge brakes...
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    This often not true anymore with electronic...

    This often not true anymore with electronic ballasts. The frequency is much higher like 20khz or so.
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    I have T5 fluorescent low bay fixtures in most of...

    I have T5 fluorescent low bay fixtures in most of my shop. I chose 3500kelvin color temp because I like it- this is the same color as a halogen incandescent. These are also high cri lamps. I just...
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    If your payback would be as quick you say then I...

    If your payback would be as quick you say then I think it would be dumb to buy a chinese welder.

    I did as Trboatworks did and picked up a used hobart tigwave, great welder, pretty much a hobart...
  23. If sales taxes are going to be collected I for...

    If sales taxes are going to be collected I for one am grateful that they are doing it as they are. I sell low value stuff on there too. I can't imagine if I had to keep track of sales tax for each...
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    I picked up a nice crank type Biddle megger on...

    I picked up a nice crank type Biddle megger on ebay a number of years ago. I don't use it much at all but nothing seems to go wrong with it.
  25. Do you need that high a pressure? Mine will go...

    Do you need that high a pressure? Mine will go that high too but I don't need it so cranked it to turn on at about 85 and off at 100 or 105. If you don't need that then cranking it down gives you...
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