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  1. I would caution you against hand loading tools....

    I would caution you against hand loading tools. How many cycles will you get before someone loads the wrong tools and buries it at light speed? I couldn't trust myself to get that right every time.
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    And it's worth $250. Ebay lets you...

    And it's worth $250.

    Ebay lets you automatically reject offers below a certain amount. I've had to make 3 or more offers before one actually reaches a human.

    It's not a good system, but...
  3. Most steel tanks for gasoline have a sprayed in...

    Most steel tanks for gasoline have a sprayed in coating to keep them from rusting. Once you damage that coating they will get surface rust inside the tank pretty quickly.

    I'd look into a plastic...
  4. It's been a while. I think from the screen you...

    It's been a while. I think from the screen you show, you press the "status" soft key. Then push the "PMC" soft key.
  5. Global will make you any kind of bushing you...

    Global will make you any kind of bushing you want. I don't know if you have to go through a dealer or if they work directly with customers.
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    I hauled this thing. I think it's a 60 ton. No...

    I hauled this thing. I think it's a 60 ton. No problem for my rollback truck. They loaded it with a 15,000 lb forklift.

    I'm not sure I'd try it with a single wheel trailer. The weight is up at...
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    I was in a turbine repair shop fixing a machine...

    I was in a turbine repair shop fixing a machine once. I casually asked what happened if they blew a tolerance. The foreman more or less told me that doesn't happen.
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    My shorthaired pointer spends pretty much all day...

    My shorthaired pointer spends pretty much all day in the fall trying to eliminate the ground squirrels from our property. He's rarely successful, but it keeps them both occupied and prevents them...
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    But jamming a nut on the tap is better? When I...

    But jamming a nut on the tap is better?

    When I hear "old millwright's trick" I just shake my head. Probably from the years I've spent cleaning up after those guys. All of their tricks involve a...
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    They make tap sockets...

    They make tap sockets...
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    I've chased thousands of 1/2-13 threads after...

    I've chased thousands of 1/2-13 threads after powder coat with a regular cordless drill and a spiral point tap. :sulk:
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    I've never had Haas come out for service, but...

    I've never had Haas come out for service, but every time I call HFO Chicago for guidance or information they are very helpful and usually point me in the right direction. Sometimes it's very...
  13. I guess I never paid much attention. My dad has a...

    I guess I never paid much attention. My dad has a bachelors degree in industrial education (qualified to be a teacher), but has worked all my life as a self employed mechanic and machinist. I have a...
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    Jeez, no one? Too nice outside?

    Jeez, no one?

    Too nice outside?
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    Shop Lighting Recommendations

    I moved into a new shop. 3400 ft^2, 16 ft ceilings, walls and ceiling are OSB that has been painted white.

    Currently there is one row of fluorescent tubes down the middle. It's not nearly enough....
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    Agriculture is the only industry that is never...

    Agriculture is the only industry that is never allowed to fail. The coddling and outright subsidizing ensures that money goes where money is.

    For example, crop farmers here are staring down one...
  17. Thread: Recession?

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    I’m not an economist, but it seems like the...

    I’m not an economist, but it seems like the American, and perhaps much of the world’s, economic plan relies on an ever expanding population. They kick the can down the road with the expectation that...
  18. I'm not sure it's Ford's fault that you haven't...

    I'm not sure it's Ford's fault that you haven't changed your driving habits since the Eisenhower administration. Maybe you should swap in a Power Glide.

    Did you even test drive the thing?
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    Starting out engineers here in the Midwest are...

    Starting out engineers here in the Midwest are getting offer of $45-55K. So what?
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    Internet options are still quite limited in rural...

    Internet options are still quite limited in rural America. Many folks I know still run dial up over copper phone lines.

    I am on a point to point wireless service through a WISP. That or satellite...
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    Just an FYI, B and K does not support or have...

    Just an FYI, B and K does not support or have anything to do with Mattison wood working machines as far as I know.
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    Many modern lifts are asymmetrical, meaning the...

    Many modern lifts are asymmetrical, meaning the weight is cantilevered toward the rear of the vehicle. Mine is built that way. The side load is only an issue for base plate style lifts. In a clear...
  23. I think you could swap the center sensor with one...

    I think you could swap the center sensor with one of the others and see if the trouble code moves. If it moves, should be a sensor. If it stays you have a much more difficult problem to solve.
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  24. Thread: Recession?

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    So your theory is that the US economy can...

    So your theory is that the US economy can continue its mediocre growth trend indefinitely despite the historical data that this has never been possible?

    Judging by the crops in my area, this will...
  25. The reader doesn't determine the codes that are...

    The reader doesn't determine the codes that are set or what criteria are required to set them. It's up to the vehicle manufacturer. And, they are really only required to create codes for emissions...
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