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by Bentworker
Sun May 24, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ceramic sanding belts: worth the price?
Replies: 2
Views: 1033

Re: Ceramic sanding belts: worth the price?

In my opinion the 3M cubitron II products are worth every penny. I have not seen anything that comes close to removing material as fast and as cool as Cubitron 2. I got some for grinding auto body sheetmetal butt welds, and they worked like magic. Since used them for all sorts of things, sharpening ...
by Bentworker
Sun May 17, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Need help with lathe finish
Replies: 21
Views: 3004

Re: Need help with lathe finish

It is impossible to judge the condition of the switches from the outside appearance. I’d suggest you get a multimeter and do some testing to prove function of the switches
by Bentworker
Thu May 14, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Need help with lathe finish
Replies: 21
Views: 3004

Re: Need help with lathe finish

I’m curious what the condition is of that switch labeled SA1

Also looks like your control transformer is connected between terminals S&T. I’d double check to make sure your generated leg is not on one of those terminals.
by Bentworker
Thu May 14, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Need help with lathe finish
Replies: 21
Views: 3004

Re: Need help with lathe finish

I worked on one of those Jet lathes with a two speed motor a few years ago for an acquaintance. On most of those Jet machines there is a wiring diagram glued to the inside of one of the panels. You should turn the power to the machine off, and start removing covers. If you find the schematic take a ...
by Bentworker
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Jet 13x40 tailstock repair.
Replies: 4
Views: 1692

Jet 13x40 tailstock repair.

I have had a secondhand Jet 13x40 lathe for years. It was crashed before I purchased it, requiring me to do some repair to the carriage gear box and a new compound. However what I just repaired was solely my own doing. Disclaimer - I do not know what I am doing- this is just a hobby for me. Making u...
by Bentworker
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fixing go cart for next generation
Replies: 21
Views: 3665

Re: fixing go cart for next generation

Just curious- are the wheels the 2 piece aluminum tri AZUSA ones that have been made forever?
by Bentworker
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling holes in rocks - Help
Replies: 46
Views: 5913

Re: Drilling holes in rocks - Help

The drills that everyone has suggested so far are nice, but that Hilti is a little small - at only SDS plus. 1) Get something that uses SDS MAX bits. 2) Get someone younger and dumber to hold onto it. Honestly rocks are pretty safe to drill, there is no rebar hidden inside to snag on. Larger drills ...
by Bentworker
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is this thing? Some sort of hand cranked mini rotary saw?
Replies: 2
Views: 1503

What is this thing? Some sort of hand cranked mini rotary saw?

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Anyone know what this thing is used for? No markings on it whatsoever. Came from the estate of someone who tinkered with clocks and watches.
by Bentworker
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interrupted Cut Removes Tool Point
Replies: 27
Views: 5726

Re: Interrupted Cut Removes Tool Point

What kind of radius are you running on your tool?
by Bentworker
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finger Brake: Useful Tool or Waste of Money?
Replies: 63
Views: 20142

Re: Finger Brake: Useful Tool or Waste of Money?

That turned out nice. I always thought it would be neat to make a set of adjustable (acme thread) positive stroke stops for each side to make one of those little press brakes more like a real press brake. With stops you could have bend repeatability, and with different height stops on each side you ...
by Bentworker
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Splicing Romex?
Replies: 40
Views: 12265

Re: Splicing Romex?

There are plenty of ways to go about it. As long as you don't exceed box fill, use good technique and quality wire nuts (I like 3M brand) you should be good to go. Personally I find any of the "code check" flip books by Taunton press to be the best basic reference for code compliance. Code Check Ele...
by Bentworker
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Horrors of Buffer Safety
Replies: 43
Views: 13436

Re: Horrors of Buffer Safety

For what it is worth Baldor makes and sells a lot of buffers - and in their instructions they indicate "The buffer must be securely bolted to a rigid mounting surface. If a pedestal is used, first bolt pedestal securely to floor and then bolt buffer to pedestal." https://www.baldor.com/shared/manual...