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Forum: Fabrication 01-11-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By platypus20
processing pictures with a netbook is a major...

processing pictures with a netbook is a major undertaking, the only window based unit left, everything else is an iPad.

I just modified the first post, with a...
Forum: Welding 01-11-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,387
Posted By platypus20
that all that I use........:eek:

that all that I use........:eek:
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-11-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By platypus20
9" Jancy Metal Cutting Circular Saw

During the bench grinder stand build, I had 3 quick cuts to do, so instead of firing up, one of the multiple plasma cutters, I decided to use the Jancy metal cutting circular saw, I've had the saw...
Forum: Fabrication 01-11-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By platypus20
Bench Grinder Stand

One of the pieces that showed up to my shop, from the late FIL's shops clean out, was a 6" Craftsman (block style) bench grinder. When I got it, it was inoperable, missing rests, wheel guards,...
Forum: Welding 01-07-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,387
Posted By platypus20
make mine with extra butter, light...

make mine with extra butter, light salt..............:devil:
Forum: Welding 01-07-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,387
Posted By platypus20
I buy nothing from Graingers, unless absolutely...

I buy nothing from Graingers, unless absolutely necessary, they are grossly uninformed parts monkeys, they know the catalog, not the products. The company uses them a lot, they are convienent, as...
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-31-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,439
Posted By platypus20
nope, just the pump manufacturer,...

nope, just the pump manufacturer, campbell-hausfeld
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-31-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,439
Posted By platypus20
NO!! as per the manufacturer, the oil is Mobil 1,...

NO!! as per the manufacturer, the oil is Mobil 1, 5W-30, standard car oil.
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-30-2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,439
Posted By platypus20
Air Compressor Service

The GNAP, being a strict follower of no schedule, except my own, finally decided to service the air compressor today. New air filters, tighten all the bolts, check the wiring and pressure switch and...
Forum: Welding 12-29-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,985
Posted By platypus20
I just use a plasma...

I just use a plasma cutter.......................:devil:
Forum: Fabrication 12-27-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,174
Posted By platypus20
the amperage knobs on all of my plasma cutters...

the amperage knobs on all of my plasma cutters are set at the max, I never fiddle with it, I just adjust my cutting speed to compensate for the metal thickness. Probably not the proper way to do it,...
Forum: Machining 12-27-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,798
Posted By platypus20
I believe that most power tools companies, build...

I believe that most power tools companies, build some good tools and some not so good tools. Milwaukee builds good saws (sawzalls, chop and bandsaws), corded drills, some good cordless tools, but...
Forum: Machining 12-26-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,798
Posted By platypus20
Jef, I hope the Milwaukee grinders, work out...

Jef,

I hope the Milwaukee grinders, work out for you, 20+ years ago, I gave up on them because the angle drive gears were very soft, I broke the gear about a dozen times. Hopefully for you this is...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-25-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,451
Posted By platypus20
I have them on about 10 different air tools, work...

I have them on about 10 different air tools, work great, but as said, severe finger pinchers.
Forum: Fabrication 12-25-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,425
Posted By platypus20
I gave up on drivers (most of my dealers have...

I gave up on drivers (most of my dealers have been severe dickheads) according to my cousin, who was a SO dealer for 20+ yrs, they have a limit on their warranty cost, based on last years total...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-23-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,451
Posted By platypus20
There is no “defrauding”, at times, there may be,...

There is no “defrauding”, at times, there may be, according to some, some creative cost accounting (based on charging off tooling and consumables, used to make the part, then retaining the tools and...
Forum: Fabrication 12-23-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,425
Posted By platypus20
Apparently Snap-On’s Business Is Slow

I called Snap-On on Thursday morning, to get warranty handles for a couple of screwdrivers, that have the infamous shrinking handle disease. They were very pleasant, said the replacements would be...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-23-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,451
Posted By platypus20
I’m so ashamed.......................:mad:

I’m so ashamed.......................:mad:
Forum: Welding 12-23-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,710
Posted By platypus20
on this site, a large percentage of the...

on this site, a large percentage of the membership, would consider Lincoln to be an off brand..............................:devil:
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-21-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 700
Posted By platypus20
I have done 300-400 holes with a good quality...

I have done 300-400 holes with a good quality cutter, through 3/4” plate.
Forum: Machining 12-20-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,798
Posted By platypus20
between 4”, 4.5”, 4.5” flat head grinders and 6”,...

between 4”, 4.5”, 4.5” flat head grinders and 6”, I’ve bought about 8 grinders in the last month, except for the one 4.5” Milwaukee, I got for $30, all of the other are Metabos.
Forum: Fabrication 12-20-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,196
Posted By platypus20
digger, nice looking cuts, nice shop ...

digger,

nice looking cuts, nice shop


I can smell the 575 vac from here......................:devil:
Forum: Fabrication 12-15-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,196
Posted By platypus20
I have a Craftsman version of the dual-cut saw, I...

I have a Craftsman version of the dual-cut saw, I would not wish one of them on one of Norm’s worst enemies. I used it once, carefully repacked it in the case, then threw the case in the basement,...
Forum: Fabrication 12-14-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,196
Posted By platypus20
I own 3 of them, a 5”, a 7” and a 9”, while they...

I own 3 of them, a 5”, a 7” and a 9”, while they do cut steel, the word zips, isn’t a word that come to mind............



plasma cutter, find someone with one, or buy one..............
Forum: Welding 12-11-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By platypus20
Many of the smaller inverter welders, on the...

Many of the smaller inverter welders, on the market, will not run 6010 worth a crap, they will run 6011, 7018 and other rods very well. If you feel the need to run 6010, then an actual prepurchase...
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