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  1. I've had my 575 for a few years and it came with...

    I've had my 575 for a few years and it came with an Aloris C size wedge and a piston style spare tool post.
    But it also came with a dozen holders so changing would not be cost effective.
    I'm more...
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    Received the taps Thanks Jason mjk aka Mike

    Received the taps
    Thanks Jason

    mjk

    aka Mike
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    Patience and practice I think feeding the rod...

    Patience and practice
    I think feeding the rod without thinking about is a big factor
    2nd Jody's video and the thing he markets for keeping your finger cool

    Also from my own mistakes. Make sure...
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    pm sent mjk

    pm sent

    mjk
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    to the OP If you decide to build one, how about...

    to the OP
    If you decide to build one, how about some pics.

    I have the remnants of a DC generator stick welder that someone built from plans in Pop..Scin.. magazine from the 60's, Surplus military...
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    OKI 150 air cooled tig torch

    This air cooled 150 amp torch came with a used machine I just picked up that has a complete water cooled torch in good condition.
    I may never need an air cooled torch, but if its usable I want to...
  7. maybe an old mechanics tale.... I heard not to...

    maybe an old mechanics tale....
    I heard not to play with any of the airbag connections unless the battery is disconnected.
    Any truth to that comment?
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    Off to its new home

    Off to its new home
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    Small Belt Guard free for shipping cost

    This belt guard was from a brake lathe
    Could be adapted to something else
    Cleaning house, will be tossed with scrap pile if no one wants it.

    Most likely cast aluminum

    pics show size

    I can...
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    check with Speedy Metals they used to sell drops

    check with Speedy Metals
    they used to sell drops
  11. Dropping price to $200 shipped USPS

    Dropping price to $200 shipped USPS
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    Jason Your in box is full

    Jason
    Your in box is full
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    Jason May never use them but I have a drawer...

    Jason
    May never use them but I have a drawer full of specials that have been used for something other than the original intent.
    If the tub has enough to loose 6 of each size without making a dent...
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    I'm a big RA fan, buy most of my big ticket...

    I'm a big RA fan, buy most of my big ticket items, evan a gas tank, I've only had a slight bad experinace with them regarding a lost shipment, which was a Fedxxx problem. RA shipment lost policy is...
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    I had a larger C size apart not that long ago I...

    I had a larger C size apart not that long ago
    I think the screws in the center of the pistons do have to be removed
    No hammer or press involved
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    My understanding of one of the reasons to use a...

    My understanding of one of the reasons to use a belt was the reduction in vibration from the motor.
    I would think a direct drive would transfer the motors "quirks" into the finish
  17. soffit vents are a given 2nd the ridge vent if...

    soffit vents are a given

    2nd the ridge vent if you can match the shingles
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    I'll bet cutting thru the plating is causing you...

    I'll bet cutting thru the plating is causing you a problem

    They look like structural fence/scaffolding fittings
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    I switched to the 2X Rustoleum version about 15...

    I switched to the 2X Rustoleum version about 15 years ago for a product that after fabrication and assembly needed to be "One color when the customer receives it until the morons tore it up"
    It...
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    "young guys use their cell phone" Old guys too...

    "young guys use their cell phone"
    Old guys too
    I use my phones camera feature for a quick way to see what I can't easily see and at the same time record data from a spot that may be impossible to...
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    I'll 2nd the individual of better quality My...

    I'll 2nd the individual of better quality

    My weekends often involve someone stopping by to get help fixing a car part they have attempted to put together with the wrong bolts or a cross threaded...
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    2nd on the visor style and also a lit lens with...

    2nd on the visor style and also a lit lens with arm that's substantial
    Don't use Windex to clean them, the plastic lens will start to haze.
    Fortunately I'm a yard sale junkie and both of the above...
  23. I'm glad to hear the op for now has a...

    I'm glad to hear the op for now has a satisfactory resolution.
    Not as praise but just a confirmation, I went thru a similar situation about 15 years ago with the green bears customer service...
  24. We have a part that is a "cap" that holds a...

    We have a part that is a "cap" that holds a bearing with a 2-1/4 - 24 thread
    I believe the fine threads were chosen(30 years ago) to facilitate less movement within the mating piece.
    The bad part...
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    You can make friends with who you work but I...

    You can make friends with who you work but I would never hire a friend for a position in my company
    The few times friends and I have done a job together rarely goes without drama
    If you friend was...
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