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by John Evans
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Starrett B&S misc tooling
Replies: 0
Views: 49

Starrett B&S misc tooling

Here is a link to a add I posted over on PM to sell some stuff for a friend. The Pricing is his ,you see something you are interested in and to much $$ for you make a offer and I'll run it by him. Either post on this thread or PM me. Tks,John https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/tooling-parts-and-a...
by John Evans
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vertical Band Saw: Useful?
Replies: 23
Views: 671

Re: Vertical Band Saw: Useful?

spro wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:16 am
Hey there John. You know about friction sawing. Does it create hot embers which could ignite things?
Sorry SPRO don't have a clue ,never seen it done.
by John Evans
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vertical Band Saw: Useful?
Replies: 23
Views: 671

Re: Vertical Band Saw: Useful?

Aluminum is just shinny wood,wood speeds work just fine. I have a cheap Chinese 14" and that is it's purpose in life is cutting aluminum and the odd bit of wood.
by John Evans
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: For you B-port fans
Replies: 17
Views: 844

Re: For you B-port fans

I would say worn parts somewhere in that area. If a step pulley head pretty easy to get into that area,vari speeds a little harder. Like I said if the brake it's self works OK I wouldn't worry too much about it.
by John Evans
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: For you B-port fans
Replies: 17
Views: 844

Re: For you B-port fans

Rotate the handle either way that should apply the brake. With brake applied to keep the brake applied then you pull the handle towards you to keep the brake engaged, handy when changing heavy tooling like a boring head or tightening the draw bar. personally I never found the need to lock the spindl...
by John Evans
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Used endmills
Replies: 13
Views: 513

Re: Used endmills

Have you priced a tool and cutter grinder? If used it must have all the tooling,more to cutter grinding than first appears. Cost effective ?? I doubt it unless you have hundreds of mills to sharpen. And is it a good use of your time? Personally I would not even consider sharpening anything under 3/8...
by John Evans
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Vampliers
Replies: 12
Views: 411

Re: Vampliers

Cute ! Which pair did you get ? The Lineman style ? And from who?
by John Evans
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: For you B-port fans
Replies: 17
Views: 844

Re: For you B-port fans

As I recall rotate first then pull out the knob.
by John Evans
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compressor Oil Leak
Replies: 1
Views: 300

Re: Compressor Oil Leak

Make sure the crankcase vent is open.
by John Evans
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finger Brake: Useful Tool or Waste of Money?
Replies: 59
Views: 1838

Re: Finger Brake: Useful Tool or Waste of Money?

If you are trying to bend 3/8 X 4" I think you will be disappointed . Normally use a press brake 50 ton up. Looked at the link ,radius of the bend is rather large ! Large radius' are easier to bend. Link also says welder needed. Learned to weld yet ? :lol:
by John Evans
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: What type of spindle mount is this?
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: What type of spindle mount is this?

Thank John. Is it a good mounting system for smaller mills? I'm looking at the Precision Mathews PM-727V with an R-8 spindle. A quick google shows R-8 Weldon holders. Would this be a reasonable setup? No ,buy the mill with the R-8 collet system and use the R-8 collets to hold the mills. The end mil...
by John Evans
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: What type of spindle mount is this?
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: What type of spindle mount is this?

End mills with the flat are called "Weldon" style. You mount them either in a collet or a endmill holder that has a set screw that engages the flat. In other words they will fit any spindle style with the PROPER holding system.