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by 10KPete
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is MSC Totally Useless?
Replies: 41
Views: 982

Re: Is MSC Totally Useless?

and around $165 for the fractionals. How the hell do they get away with charging five times that!! I bought mine from Suncoast... Never ceases to amaze me... Pete MSC is $169.56 for the fractional set. I went back a few posts and see where the p/n thing was sorted out. Some of the prices are still ...
by 10KPete
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is MSC Totally Useless?
Replies: 41
Views: 982

Re: Is MSC Totally Useless?

Holy flying hot chips!!! IIRC I paid like $71 for my number drills (10-24-17) and around $165 for the fractionals. How the hell do they get away with charging five times that!! I bought mine from Suncoast...

Never ceases to amaze me...

Pete
by 10KPete
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is MSC Totally Useless?
Replies: 41
Views: 982

Re: Is MSC Totally Useless?

SteveHGraham wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:34 pm
MSC wants $474 for the set Suncoast sells for $229.

This will be a difficult choice.

Thanks for the drill bit review, Pete. No one wants to be the first guy to jump off the cliff.
Well, the price is what got me and the recommendations clinched it. :D

Pete
by 10KPete
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is MSC Totally Useless?
Replies: 41
Views: 982

Re: Is MSC Totally Useless?

I signed up again. I found I had a set of stub length drills in my cart. Not a bad deal. Hertels, 118-degree for $278. That got me wondering, so I went to Suncoast Tools and found Rocky Mountain Twist Drill bits with 135-degree tips for $229 plus $10 shipping. I bought a set of Rocky Mountain stubs...
by 10KPete
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: golden age of live steam
Replies: 8
Views: 860

Re: golden age of live steam

I'm so glad this was saved! Very uplifting to me to see where this all came from. History is soooo important..

Thank you for posting it!

Pete
by 10KPete
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saw blades
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: Saw blades

Any blade that doesn't throw the carbides should be good. I've used about everything over the years.

Pete
by 10KPete
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Weekend experience
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: Weekend experience

You are very fortunate, Russ, having someone to turn it over to. I have no one to pass the shop to so I guess I'll either have to clear it out myself before I go or leave it to the pickers.....

Pete
by 10KPete
Wed May 30, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Indicating knurled surfaces
Replies: 14
Views: 626

Re: Indicating knurled surfaces

I have many dozen 12" flat springs around this place, somewhere....'

Made a lot of stuff with 'em over the years. Invaluable material.

Pete
by 10KPete
Sun May 27, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Micro torch?
Replies: 22
Views: 1011

Re: Micro torch?

I have no experience with the asian knockoff version. The one by Smith (the original) is a very impressive, well made, bit of kit. I've had mine for many years and, like other Smith equipment I've had, should last just about forever.

I highly recommend the Smith.

Pete
by 10KPete
Sun May 27, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: Micro torch?
Replies: 22
Views: 1011

Re: Micro torch?

I have a Smith Little Torch and it works quite well. Somewhere in the past I saw a demo of this torch where the guy fusion welded the wires for a thermocouple inside a cigarette tube without damaging the tube. He used the smallest tip, which has a saphire jewel orifice, and hydrogen, which is all Sm...
by 10KPete
Sun May 20, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grinding wheel hole enlargement ?
Replies: 11
Views: 575

Re: Grinding wheel hole enlargement ?

I love Widget Supply! Yes, those burrs are what I'm talking about but you may want a bit larger and less coarse.

Pete
by 10KPete
Sat May 19, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grinding wheel hole enlargement ?
Replies: 11
Views: 575

Re: Grinding wheel hole enlargement ?

Don't modify the grinder until you have determined which dimension is the correct one. Search a lot of wheels first. If your grinder will hold a 1/8" shank tool then get a diamond burr and enlarge the wheel hole just as you would grind a bore... Never alter the expensive part. Always change the chea...