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by millman5
Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1 Vote for Mesa Tools
Replies: 3
Views: 968

Re: 1 Vote for Mesa Tools

I have several tools from MESA tool Seem to be of good quality for the price....
by millman5
Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This Free Shipping code worked today 01/11/2013
Replies: 0
Views: 626

This Free Shipping code worked today 01/11/2013

PRSJAN - Free UPS Shipping on Orders of $49 or more! ENCO Free Shipping Code
by millman5
Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: single flute, 3 flute or 6 flute countersinks.
Replies: 2
Views: 1097

Re: single flute, 3 flute or 6 flute countersinks.

It depends on what I am using them for. If it's a countersink for a flat head bolt I think most if not all common flat head bolts are 82 degree & I like a single flute for that. The term chatterless on a multiple flute doesn't seem to mean much. If anything I think they are worse to chatter. I use c...
by millman5
Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: online tooling suppliers
Replies: 0
Views: 877

online tooling suppliers

It might be interesting & helpful to have a list of online suppliers that have online cataloging & ordering. Below is 4 I use but there must be more. http://www.useenco.com http://www.mscdirect.com (same as jlindustrial.com) http://www.shars.com http://www.jtsmach.com I buy mostly from a couple loca...
by millman5
Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reamer feed - speed
Replies: 4
Views: 1437

Reamer feed - speed

Material I am working with is A36 Mild steel. Given a drilled hole of 1 7/16, What spindle speed & feed in thousandths per revolution should I run a 1 1/2" HSS reamer?
by millman5
Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Choice Between These Two Mills
Replies: 7
Views: 2987

Re: Choice Between These Two Mills

IMHO Bigger is always better especially when it comes to weight/mass of a machine I would also go for the latter of the two & also the quill feed.
by millman5
Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tapping 1/2-13
Replies: 47
Views: 6758

Re: Tapping 1/2-13

Thanks PixMan. I'll go ahead and get it on order. I found this nice hole size calculator on the OSG web site. http://www.osgtool.com/Technical.asp?tid=1&id=1#A Based on their calculator, it looks like I can open up my hole about .010 which should help some. Ed A 11MM drill would be about right. We ...
by millman5
Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tapping 1/2-13
Replies: 47
Views: 6758

Re: Tapping 1/2-13

I use spiral point taps everywhere I possibly can, even in blind holes unless there is just no extra drilling depth. If I compact the chips I have found a left hand drill chucked in a cordless drill will grab the chip ball and thread them right out of the hole. Follow with air. Harold you are spot o...
by millman5
Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ENCO Free Shipping Code $99.00 or more
Replies: 0
Views: 694

ENCO Free Shipping Code $99.00 or more

Good till 12/31/2010

HFSDEC
by millman5
Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ADVERTURES IN FLOOD COOLANT
Replies: 29
Views: 5600

Re: ADVERTURES IN FLOOD COOLANT

Nope didn't know that! Is there a product for use on steel that does not leave a film of oil on the part when done. I am talking about something that can be applied with a brush, is readily available and inexpensive to use? One can be smart, intelligent and ignorant. I may not be the first two but ...
by millman5
Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: DRO Length Question
Replies: 11
Views: 2608

Re: DRO Length Question

I bought a Jenix DRO from the shoptask ad you linked to above. The price was good, free shipping, and the DRO itself is seemingly good quality. However, they must have changed their policy since the advertised generic mounting hardware consists only of some small Allen bolts. No real installation ha...
by millman5
Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free shipping code, ENCO?
Replies: 2
Views: 839

Free shipping code, ENCO?

Any have ENCO's current free shipping code or other promo codes?