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    WTF are you going to do with those pallet jacks? ...

    WTF are you going to do with those pallet jacks?

    A pallet jack is like 5000 lbs or less evenly distributed. It's just formed sheet metal. You put that under a machine and you're going to tip it...
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    I always put them on the machine after the main...

    I always put them on the machine after the main switch. Transformers are a load. No sense in paying for that when you don't need it.
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    What's up with the hot/dirty weld there?

    What's up with the hot/dirty weld there?
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    That's an appetizer cut for a 50 taper. The load...

    That's an appetizer cut for a 50 taper. The load meter might move a little.
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    That makes sense. I have a nice machine torch and...

    That makes sense. I have a nice machine torch and feeder setup that came off a huge tank welding machine I bought by mistake once (auction $20 kinda deal).
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    Stationary TIG wire feeder setup

    I think it's been discussed here before, but couldn't find it.

    If I have a mig feeder and a TIG welder what else do I need?

    I want to switch up a product from an aluminum hogout to a steel...
  7. The guy wants to buy your shit and you won't give...

    The guy wants to buy your shit and you won't give an answer. You're a tool!
  8. Remove a zero and it might sell provided they...

    Remove a zero and it might sell provided they will still load for free.
  9. If you are not doing a bunch of the same parts...

    If you are not doing a bunch of the same parts then a manual 4 jaw makes sense to me.
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    These fat squatty things are a bit tricky to move...

    These fat squatty things are a bit tricky to move sometimes. The base is very narrow and there's a whole bunch of weight on one end.

    Just think about what you are doing and don't face plant the...
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    I know a lot of people with ME degrees or almost...

    I know a lot of people with ME degrees or almost got a degree that own businesses. Mechanic shops, machine shops, mobile repair, contractors, excavation co's and other specialized things.

    I don't...
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    You'll be in for a ton of work, but it will...

    You'll be in for a ton of work, but it will probably clean up fine if you put the work in.

    I'd rather get gross and greasy than rusty, but it's yours now.

    I cleaned up a smaller lathe that was...
  13. I think my brain spends 97% of it's time working...

    I think my brain spends 97% of it's time working through solutions to problems the world didn't know it had. It's kind of a super power and a disability at the same time. I can get stuck for weeks,...
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    If this is all inside have you considered just...

    If this is all inside have you considered just building wall panels that you move around with a forklift?
  15. Thanks gentleman. The seller was real...

    Thanks gentleman. The seller was real knowledgeable and likeminded. I picked up the drum and believe it will work just peachy for what I need.
  16. Will iso 68 screw compressor oil sub for iso 68 gear oil?

    I have a lot of big machines and use iso 68 hydraulic oil in most gearbox sumps. I can pickup a drum of iso 68 screw compressor oil for nothing. I can't see why it wouldn't work? Any reasons why it...
  17. Yep. There's no higher level of interchange with...

    Yep. There's no higher level of interchange with GM. There's a whole lot of looks pretty close, but doesn't fit stuff.

    They all pretty much build the cheapest shit that makes it past the warranty...
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    I primarily make products. Direct to customer...

    I primarily make products. Direct to customer sales.

    If I'm at 50% material/machine cost it had better be a real big seller to justify it. Actually I should say it is NOT worth at at that number,...
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    I had an 8A-5 with the full enchilada barfeed. It...

    I had an 8A-5 with the full enchilada barfeed. It really wasn't all that big. 10K lbs of gitter done. Sold it for $600 to be used as a cutoff device for aluminum tubing.
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    My experience with 20+ Fanucs is they like...

    My experience with 20+ Fanucs is they like running on 200-210 volts way, way better than 220+

    If you have all the taps set for 220V you can run it OK on voltage up to about 235V. Past that you...
  21. Press brake tools and a lot of exotic materials...

    Press brake tools and a lot of exotic materials and/or big weldment stuff gets done on planers because it can't be done any other way.

    I wouldn't recommend buying one. Very little work for planers...
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    Swinging doors have a lot of shortcomings. You...

    Swinging doors have a lot of shortcomings. You lose a bunch of useful space and they are deadly in just a light breeze. The doors on my shop weigh about 2800 lbs each. I thought for about 10 seconds...
  23. If I was a buyer I would want to buy it without...

    If I was a buyer I would want to buy it without any of your machines. Very first thing I would want to know would be your gross and real, actual net earnings and your terms. Then I'd like to know how...
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    My shop door is 20' wide and 14' tall. Each door...

    My shop door is 20' wide and 14' tall. Each door is 10' wide and 14' tall. The doors roll on four 20" tall Cat D2 track idlers. The idlers roll in a track built from 5" channel 2" apart set into 30"...
  25. I used an ADR on a %T for about a decade and...

    I used an ADR on a %T for about a decade and never had an issue. ADR was always great if I had a question.

    I think you're overestimating what you can do with a tape reader and the 5T. You can send...
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