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by armscor 1
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Power HACKSAW question
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Re: Power HACKSAW question

I have a 14" power hacksaw that lifts on the return stroke and would not be without it, Eclipse blades are cheap and easy to replace and cut straight. Having owned a bandsaw, yes cuts more quickly but I am just a home shop hobbiest, not doing production work and I set the work to be cut and walk awa...
by armscor 1
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Piston or Wedge QCTP.
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Piston or Wedge QCTP.

I ordered a Piston type QCTP and have I made a mistake? Any of you guys using the Piston QCTP and your thoughts on it? The lathe currently has a turret style tool post which accepts 1" tool bits and is very rigid. The tool holder for the QCTP is maximum 3/4" tool bit. Some of my tool bits are greate...
by armscor 1
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lamp Stand.
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Lamp Stand.

My quality built DTI flexible extension, totally impractical for it's intended use has found a new home.
by armscor 1
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Recalcitrant Plug
Replies: 5
Views: 431

Re: Recalcitrant Plug

Abought 15000 miles ago.New filter, trans oil and new pan gasket.
by armscor 1
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Recalcitrant Plug
Replies: 5
Views: 431

Re: Recalcitrant Plug

Hi Glenn, Working 40 years in the oil industry have never seen a 9/32" square socket for removing the plugs, we must have used pipe wrenches or crescents, unfortunately could not do this with restricted access. Checked online and Amazon has them for less than 5 dollars!!! Learn something everyday. N...
by armscor 1
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Recalcitrant Plug
Replies: 5
Views: 431

Recalcitrant Plug

My trusty Ford Lynx 4F27E Auto Trans is playing up, hesitant to go into Drive when cold, so first step diagnosing fault is to do a Line Pressure check. I tried removing the 1/8" NPT plug, awkward position so I could fit pressure gauge but could not remove. The plug is a square drive, 7mm across flat...
by armscor 1
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need to broach a square hole...
Replies: 8
Views: 812

Re: Need to broach a square hole...

Drill the 3/4" hole and grind a lead on a piece of 3/4" HSS and press the tool through the hole, recently did a 3/8" mm square hole and came out perfectly.
by armscor 1
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diaphragm fabric
Replies: 32
Views: 2226

Re: Diaphragm fabric

Hi Harold, possible to swap out the pressure switch, many online with NO NC contacts, easier option I think.
by armscor 1
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Correct Usage.
Replies: 4
Views: 600

Re: Correct Usage.

I run backwards, from Australia, also heard the rifling in gun barrels must be opposite twist.
My lathe has a D1, 3 spindle nose so no fear of coming loose, will use it upright on opposite side of bore, plenty of travel.
Thanks Guys.
by armscor 1
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Correct Usage.
Replies: 4
Views: 600

Correct Usage.

Acquired this left hand boring bar.
Do I use it upside down with Lathe in reverse or correct way up on the far side of bore with Lathe in reverse?
Never used one and are there any advantages?
by armscor 1
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: VFD buying advice?? mill needs to spin!!
Replies: 4
Views: 928

Re: VFD buying advice?? mill needs to spin!!

Very happy with my cheap Chinese VFD's, 2 on my Lathes, 1 on my DP, 1 on my mill and 1 on my compressor, glad to get rid of the power sucking noisy single phase motors.
by armscor 1
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parting made easy
Replies: 13
Views: 1513

Re: Parting made easy

I have seen a Lathe destroyed while parting, the operator did not catch the parted off piece and unluckily fell between the chuck jaw and bed, ripped the headstock retaining bolts out of the bed!