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  1. I have decided the only thing worse than the...

    I have decided the only thing worse than the chucks on a F'n Dewalt drill is their batteries.
  2. I had back pain, lower right, for years. Started...

    I had back pain, lower right, for years. Started at about age 25, 3 major episodes about 1-2 yrs apart, lower right back, about beltline. Every time, different Drs told me I needed surgery or I...
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    The one I have at work is the same gun. Gouge...

    The one I have at work is the same gun. Gouge setting is fine, but you have to keep the tip from touching the metal-either with a standoff tip, or by using a welding hood so you can get close enough...
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    Post a pic of the gun you use. I have been using...

    Post a pic of the gun you use. I have been using my Hypertherm plasma torch for years, and never had that issue- I can run mine gloveless, set on "kill", and never get a warm trigger finger...
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    I have a few similar ones at work. The "threads"...

    I have a few similar ones at work. The "threads" in the fixtures are not very well made, and it's easy to get them stuck, going in or out. Make sure it looks square, and push to adjust while turning....
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    When I was growin up, late 70's, early 80's, a...

    When I was growin up, late 70's, early 80's, a local older farmer would show up at my Dad's welding shop now and then to buy the materials to make his own Acetylene. It would be cool if the equipment...
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    No cheers here... I took precautions to protect...

    No cheers here... I took precautions to protect myself and my family in the beginning, but it didn't take long for common sense to tell me that the numbers didn't jive. The misinformation and hype on...
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    ... what does the dog fit? :)

    ... what does the dog fit? :)
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    ....please show ANY proof that this number is...

    ....please show ANY proof that this number is accurate, since it is the one most often thrown about.
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    ...How does blocking the ram make it weigh less?...

    ...How does blocking the ram make it weigh less? Am I missing something?
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    Freedom Flyboys! (...and girls) :D

    Freedom Flyboys! (...and girls) :D
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    Tractor Supply cultivator spring...

    Tractor Supply cultivator spring...
  13. If a PM member buys it, I can certainly help with...

    If a PM member buys it, I can certainly help with the loading...:D
    Otherwise, maybe Youship would have someone reasonable.
  14. Excess 4140 round and tube on surplus auction

    I am posting a link to a State surplus sale of material we no longer use. This stuff has been listed a few days, with no response. I gain nothing by the sale, but I know how difficult it is to find...
  15. I received the caliper just fine! Thanks for the...

    I received the caliper just fine! Thanks for the awesome packing job- the USPS trashed the box pretty badly, but the contents were unscathed. Also- thanks for the shipping "refund", most folks...
  16. I sent another PM, and a check... Bumping it up.

    I sent another PM, and a check...
    Bumping it up.
  17. I put the 6000K 8' Amazon specials in my shop,...

    I put the 6000K 8' Amazon specials in my shop, and I love 'em! They seemed maybe a bit much the first day, but have either lightened up a bit, or I'm just used to them. I wouldn't go any less, as the...
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    One of the 3M plants in my state produces 2.3...

    One of the 3M plants in my state produces 2.3 million N95 masks a day. 7 days a week, since this started. I wonder why they are hard to find?
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    My rule of thumb is, if it has to look good, Tig....

    My rule of thumb is, if it has to look good, Tig. If it has to be strong, Tig. If you are doing "many hundreds", I would use Mig, but NOT a spool gun. Spool guns are a compromise, at best, in my...
  20. Sent you a PM.

    Sent you a PM.
  21. Curious what condition the way are near the...

    Curious what condition the way are near the chuck, and if the ways go all the way to the end under the drive, there appears to be a spacer of some sort under there.?? I have never heard of this...
  22. Is the caliper inch or metric? PM sent.

    Is the caliper inch or metric? PM sent.
  23. I asked a similar question of a fella from (...

    I asked a similar question of a fella from ( Richmond gear?) years ago. His answer was something to the effect of- the assembly line gears are all machined to the same dimensions, thus, the "Master...
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    ...I had to look it up, but that's funny

    ...I had to look it up, but that's funny
  25. I don't know anything about that particular one,...

    I don't know anything about that particular one, but Google "Cam Doctor". I have seen one of those in operation.
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