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by BadDog
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone Familiar with Grace Brand Picks and Hooks?
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: Anyone Familiar with Grace Brand Picks and Hooks?

All of them I've used seem ok when you just "twist and yank" on them. Where they have always failed for me (except the snapons) is when you need the sharp point to hold strong. All my cheap ones get the point broken off or bent, thus failing to do the job I require. I'm sure they have a failure poin...
by BadDog
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone Familiar with Grace Brand Picks and Hooks?
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: Anyone Familiar with Grace Brand Picks and Hooks?

I had a variety of picks over the years, never had any that would hold up other than an old one, forget the brand. Finally I got a deal on a Snap-On set from a repo on the truck that came by weekly, and I couldn't be happier, still have them today. I'm really cheap and consider most anything Snap-On...
by BadDog
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Makes a Machinist's Vise a Machinist's Vise?
Replies: 12
Views: 353

Re: What Makes a Machinist's Vise a Machinist's Vise?

There may be a confusion between the Wilton "Machinist Vise" and milling vise. I don't think square along its travel and indicating really comes into the picture there. I don't have the Mechanic bullet, but I do have a US 5" Wilton Machinist bullet and a Chinese 6" Wilton bench vise (step below the ...
by BadDog
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling Concrete
Replies: 35
Views: 564

Re: Drilling Concrete

I don't think so. It may resist displacement, but won't stop toppling or leaning. If they are not locked horizontally, they will likely act effectively like independent walls moving separately. The only resistance to toppling will be by shear weight across their width, assuming the base/foundation i...
by BadDog
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling Concrete
Replies: 35
Views: 564

Re: Drilling Concrete

I'm not arcytek or injuneer, but if they are not locked solidly together, I don't think that helps much, and not at all for the top 4'. Even a deadman anchor isn't going to help much if the stack isn't strongly connected together, or replicated at each level. I've seen mortar stacked block retaining...
by BadDog
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling Concrete
Replies: 35
Views: 564

Re: Drilling Concrete

And bed them in gravel for drainage.
by BadDog
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling Concrete
Replies: 35
Views: 564

Re: Drilling Concrete

It occurs to me that you might not even need an eye bolt. Depending on how you need to fit these, you might be able to drill 2 holes in the sides above center (to keep stable in the desired orientation) and just use temporary (rebar? rod? heavy tube/pipe?) handles loaded single shear with a chain co...
by BadDog
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling Concrete
Replies: 35
Views: 564

Re: Drilling Concrete

Here are some other examples that will take an eye bolt. http://www.strongtie.co.nz/graphics/anchors/large/50a-2012.jpg http://www.thread-rite.com/products/concrete-anchors.jpg https://cdn.mscdirect.com/global/images/ProductImages/6800136-24.jpg https://i.stack.imgur.com/aWoOv.png https://www-eppgcm...
by BadDog
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling Concrete
Replies: 35
Views: 564

Re: Drilling Concrete

Use threaded "dead head" inserts (what I was raised calling them). The kind you drill oversize in the concrete, drop in the hole roughly flush, and then "set" according to the brand/instructions/design so they expand and lock in the hole. Check the ratings and plan for some head room, but I expect 1...
by BadDog
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: TIG Welder - Everlast
Replies: 22
Views: 451

Re: TIG Welder - Everlast

Certainly different price points, but the point is still valid. And I in no way intended it to say that he or anyone else should do something similar, it's more what I wanted and why as it may or may not apply to him. So while he may not want a fully loaded Sync 351, a used smaller transformer can b...
by BadDog
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: TIG Welder - Everlast
Replies: 22
Views: 451

Re: TIG Welder - Everlast

$1800 for all of it, and it looks practically pristine.
by BadDog
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: TIG Welder - Everlast
Replies: 22
Views: 451

Re: TIG Welder - Everlast

I did like Dave, but mine is the correct color... Blue... 8) And for the same reasons. Mine is a Sync 351 that arrived with 2 gallon Bernard water cooler, several torches, 50' of fine stranded leads for stick, two full tanks of Argon (1 large, 1 med, don't recall the actual sizes), Miller pedal, abo...