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    I'd have pushed that lathe right out of the way...

    I'd have pushed that lathe right out of the way and hooked onto the arbor press behind it!
  2. I would just shim it and use it. Just throw some...

    I would just shim it and use it. Just throw some oil on it now and then and it probably won't get any worse.

    You can still turn a dead straight shaft between centers even if the tailstock is...
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    Why no CNC? I do a ton of repair work and I...

    Why no CNC?

    I do a ton of repair work and I could easily live without my Bridgeport. I could not live without atleast one VMC.

    I would keep an eye out for a small press brake.

    Press brakes...
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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...
  10. 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!
  11. Remove a zero and it might sell provided they...

    Remove a zero and it might sell provided they will still load for free.
  12. 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...
  16. 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?
  18. 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.
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  24. 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...
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