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by SteveM
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rem-grit bandsaw blades
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Rem-grit bandsaw blades

I just saw a Rem-grit bandsaw blade. I have a Rem-grit hacksaw blade, although I've never used it. Think it says you can cut glass and tile with it. I have a Rem-grit screwdriver - the embedded carbide particles make it east to get a slotted screw out. What would one use a Rem-grit bandsaw blade for...
by SteveM
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drill press recommendations?
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Drill press recommendations?

The worst scenario is it may need new bearings, which are readily available. One of the nice things about many old machines is their use of standard bearings and not some oddball proprietary or secret part. Usually the bearing number is engraved right on the race. I think you're right to go for a f...
by SteveM
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drill press recommendations?
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Drill press recommendations?

What's your budget? How large do you need it to be? How large are the holes you expect to drill? Take a look on Craiglsist. Anything with a belt cover like this is cheap, made-in-china stuff, so if you are looking for good, they may not be your best option: 00000_lB1AUnqKUwe_600x450.jpg Older ones l...
by SteveM
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: QC toolpost for Atlas 618
Replies: 12
Views: 335

Re: QC toolpost for Atlas 618

I picked up a nice, older Enco 4-way toolpost.

It can turn to any position, but it has detents every 30 degrees.

I haven't used it yet, but I can see where, in a production-ish job where it would come in handy, as long as I don't need more than four tools.

Steve
by SteveM
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe
Replies: 41
Views: 685

Re: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe

I ve owned four lathes. A 40s vintage 9” South bend. A 12x36 Clasuing a 12 “ Atlas and at work a Bolton tool combo lathe mill. By far the Clausing was the best. Get a used one if you can. For the money next is the Atlas. I got this for $800. The South bend is accurate and light. The Bolton is not w...
by SteveM
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1-1/2" Scale 1870 Westinhouse Brake Valve
Replies: 4
Views: 680

Re: 1-1/2" Scale 1870 Westinhouse Brake Valve

JBodenmann wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:30 am
If you are building an early locomotive you might consider this valve.
I should consider getting one and building a locomotive around it!

Steve
by SteveM
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe
Replies: 41
Views: 685

Re: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe

If you want to see what we sold for $2,500, go here: https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/machinery-for-sale-or-wanted/clausing-5914-sale-stamford-ct-335075 For $2,000, I can get a nice South Bend heavy 10 that will take off in one pass what that grizzly will need five to do. What you can get in yo...
by SteveM
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe
Replies: 41
Views: 685

Re: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe

Looking at that compound, it looks like an interrupted cut could snap the compound right off.

See the area circled in red:
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Steve
by SteveM
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe
Replies: 41
Views: 685

Re: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe

I'm about to purchase my first metal lathe. I am a total newbie but think this will be a great new hobby/skill for me. I think i have narrowed it down between these two Little Machine Shop machines: https://littlemachineshop.com/5200 and https://littlemachineshop.com/3595 For less than that "deluxe...
by SteveM
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe
Replies: 41
Views: 685

Re: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe

Are VFD generally considered a plus or a minus with lathes? It seems most site that have them push it as a plus.. but i keep seeing other say a lathe with a gearbox is much better? The upsides to the VFD is being able to run a 3-phase motor and being able to pick any speed. The downside is that on ...
by SteveM
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Preparing Machines for Moving
Replies: 26
Views: 849

Re: Preparing Machines for Moving

Jim Rozen has a saying:

"Hiring a professional will cost less than the emergency room visit".

Steve
by SteveM
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: QC toolpost for Atlas 618
Replies: 12
Views: 335

Re: QC toolpost for Atlas 618

Hard to tell from that picture Steve, but if the screw tips aren't yet turned down to at least the threads minor diameter I'd do that before ever using it. If you don't those tips will mushroom out just from the constant use making them impossible to remove/replace without cutting them off first. T...