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by warmstrong1955
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vise Squad
Replies: 23
Views: 1893

Re: Vise Squad

SteveHGraham wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:03 pm
I notice you don't say who was driving the excavator and loader.

Wasn't me! Howzabout that!
:)
by warmstrong1955
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vise Squad
Replies: 23
Views: 1893

Re: Vise Squad

I've seen three vises broken on the job. One was a 10" Wilton. It got hit with and excavator bucket, and the three mounting tabs broke off. Nice thing, is, at least 20 years ago, you could buy parts right from Wilton. Not sure if that's still the case. Another was a 8" Jet. Another case where it got...
by warmstrong1955
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caliper battery covers
Replies: 16
Views: 1196

Re: Caliper battery covers

Mr Ron wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:47 am
If you bought a Mitutoyo digital caliper, you wouldn't have the problem of losing battery caps.

Wouldn't have a zeroing problem either.
Zero it once, and that's it. It's set.
by warmstrong1955
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Torx bits
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Torx bits

I think all my tooling uses 15, 10, & 8. I have a whole set, that I mounted on the cover of my table saw. I have metric & inch tee-handled allens on the tabletop too. The table saw sits between the mill on one wall, and the lathe on the other, so easy to grab what I need whichever I am using. 100_45...
by warmstrong1955
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electrical wiring in the home shop.
Replies: 37
Views: 729

Re: Electrical wiring in the home shop.

I'm with Steve, amazingly enough, and I would use what I have. It's a hole.....for a strain-relief. If the strain-relief fits, deburr it, vac up the chips, and it's good to go! :) Bill This could ruin your reputation. Another thing just occurred to me I could tack the extraneous knockouts with a we...
by warmstrong1955
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mill & Lathe: Where to Put Them?
Replies: 33
Views: 909

Re: Mill & Lathe: Where to Put Them?

Mount them in trucks too. Both lathes and mills among other things.
And, in sea containers. Leveling was done, with a front end loader or LHD....and by eye, before they got set on the ground. One a those sticks with a bubble in it.....never was used.
by warmstrong1955
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electrical wiring in the home shop.
Replies: 37
Views: 729

Re: Electrical wiring in the home shop.

Mmmmmm..... a set of Greenlee knockout punches, last time I bought a set, was $250.00. (The small set) I've seen made in China creampuffs, for about 100.00 a set. To use one time? I'm with Steve, amazingly enough, and I would use what I have. It's a hole.....for a strain-relief. If the strain-relief...
by warmstrong1955
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electrical wiring in the home shop.
Replies: 37
Views: 729

Re: Electrical wiring in the home shop.

All the 120V breakers I have, are 20 amp, with the exception of one in the garage, which is a 30 amp, for my noise-o-matic compressor.....that I don't use much anymore sine I electrified my T30.
by warmstrong1955
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electrical wiring in the home shop.
Replies: 37
Views: 729

Re: Electrical wiring in the home shop.

After the wall got closed up, I was thinking about welding and thought that if I had 220 in the garage, I could use a welder in the driveway. Oh, crap, the wall's already closed up! Steve I did the same thing. My plug for the welder, is on the back wall, and does have enough power cable to go out t...
by warmstrong1955
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electrical wiring in the home shop.
Replies: 37
Views: 729

Re: Electrical wiring in the home shop.

John Evans wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:37 pm
SteveHGraham wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:25 am
Thanks for helping us out. Today I'm trying to figure out how to get up a ladder with 125 feet of 6/2 Romex rolled up in a heavy coil.
Rope a dope ! :lol: Rope and pulley ,pull it up to the height you need -tie off rope -climb up ladder.
Like puttin' bales of hay up in the loft!

;)
by warmstrong1955
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plasma cutter options
Replies: 10
Views: 353

Re: Plasma cutter options

Yup....it's a big thing, and I don't get why some mfg's don't list it......other than fear!

;)
by warmstrong1955
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mill & Lathe: Where to Put Them?
Replies: 33
Views: 909

Re: Mill & Lathe: Where to Put Them?

The lathe and mill will now be able to handle long work, but I won't be able to support lathe work on the mill. I don't think it's a big sacrifice. If I ever need to do it, I can always move a machine. I've never done that, but I did set up a roller to support the end of a shaft I was putting snap-...