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by Torch
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Shoptask 1720
Replies: 197
Views: 26109

Re: Shoptask 1720

You should probably post up your location and maybe some pictures.
by Torch
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Harbor Freight 46199
Replies: 21
Views: 9041

Re: Harbor Freight 46199

I replaced one of the shaft keys in the gear train with a copper one. Even easier and cheaper to replace than a sacrificial gear.
by Torch
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Harbor Freight 46199
Replies: 21
Views: 9041

Re: Harbor Freight 46199

Great news Larry. Glad to hear how it worked out. Have fun with the new toy! Have you considered making your own metal gears for it?
by Torch
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Sheet Metal Fabrication
Topic: Brown Boggs edger help, please
Replies: 2
Views: 1364

Brown Boggs edger help, please

A tin-knocker friend of mine is setting himself up in his own business, and is trying to acquire the necessary tools to outfit a small fab shop. He picked up a Brown Boggs edger that looks very similar to this: https://cdn-empiremachineryt.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/IMG_0454.jpg (Migh...
by Torch
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Clutch / Shear pin for Smithy Midas ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2046

Re: Clutch / Shear pin for Smithy Midas ?

I was about to say no, as I have managed to avoid crashing since. But then I remembered that my son managed to shear one (the feed screw dowel, IIRC) as part of his learning process.
by Torch
Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Clutch / Shear pin for Smithy Midas ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2046

Re: Clutch / Shear pin for Smithy Midas ?

I put shear pins on after a couple of, um, learning opportunities. I replaced the pin for the feed screw with a brass dowel and I made brass keys for the change gears.

I also learned not to crash, so I really haven't tested them thoroughly. But they haven't caused me any problems.
by Torch
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: I think my drill head is jammed
Replies: 5
Views: 2101

Re: I think my drill head is jammed

If I look at your picture closely, it appears there is some slotted hole peaking out on the left of the washers on at least two of the motor bolts. Loosening the bolts and then loosening the big black adjuster bolt -- as already mentioned by spro and Harold -- should gain you some slack. If this mac...
by Torch
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Installing a wedge QCTP on the HQ800V
Replies: 18
Views: 11495

Re: Installing a wedge QCTP on the HQ800V

Spro,- Sorry, sometimes my sense of humour is a bit obscure. My bad. Let me explain: The ultimate test of the metal would be to apply increasing stress until it deforms or breaks. Hence "I hope to hell I don't test the strength of the metal", meaning I hope not to break or deform it. The 'parable of...
by Torch
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Installing a wedge QCTP on the HQ800V
Replies: 18
Views: 11495

Re: Installing a wedge QCTP on the HQ800V

I am but one little voice here and not able to test the strength of your particular compound metal. I hope to hell I don't test the strength of the metal either!!! :lol: I made these mods a few years ago. All I can do is quote the immortal words of the guy who fell off the roof of a 20 story office...
by Torch
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Installing a wedge QCTP on the HQ800V
Replies: 18
Views: 11495

Re: Installing a wedge QCTP on the HQ800V

I'm losing it now but if you are talking Tee slot, it should be full length with a few threaded holes along the length. I would never present a small T nut into the compound. The pressure to secure the tool post and in work can fracture it. Spro, Thanks for your words of caution. The adapter plate ...
by Torch
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Installing a wedge QCTP on the HQ800V
Replies: 18
Views: 11495

Re: Installing a wedge QCTP on the HQ800V

I didn't recall, but I just went out and measured. It's 0.550" thick. If I was making it again today I'd go a bit thicker though -- up to 0.750". It's Ok for 1/2" and 3/8" bits, but a touch low for 1/4" bits.