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Mechanical part,I need a search term to find and purchase.

July 8, 2019, 4:43 pm

Hi guys, I'm rebuilding my Radial Arm Saw, most the table, but need to purchase the in this picture. What is it called? Thanks, Mikek Read more »

Table of RPM for drill size

March 23, 2016, 2:03 am

Is there a url around of a nice table of rpm for each drill size for the various material. Each time I need to use the vertical drill I figure it out, but it would be handy to final attack such ... Read more »


March 31, 2015, 10:15 am

I have a problem on my digital KND CNC lathe K1000Ti -A, who displays an alarme over- travell I tried to ignore this alarm at startup with CAN / EOB but no result is given. the registered ... Read more »

Is this aluminum?

November 6, 2014, 8:19 pm

https://www.flickr.com/photos/27532210@N04/ The wheel. You should be able to zoom in. Notice it has a chip in what otherwise looks like aluminum. Do they bake the outer surface somehow to make ... Read more »

Bending Aluminum

June 22, 2014, 11:18 am

I want to bend a 3' long, 1/4 thick x 2 wide flat stock aluminum bar to roughly a 7 radius U shape which will give me a 14 (ID) gap between ends. I'm reading methods of bending aluminum and some ... Read more »

Repairing stripped metric sheetmetal threads

May 14, 2014, 5:01 pm

Machine screw (measures 2.8 mm outside diam: is this a 3 mm screw?) mates with tapped hole in steel sheet metal (about 1 mm thick). Hole in sheet metal is stripped. What is the easiest way to r... Read more »

Load capacity on steel arch

March 22, 2014, 1:33 pm

How much load will a 2x6 steel tubing arch carry. The width is 60'. And the height in center is 20 feet. Need to support 2feet of width at top dead center of arch. Read more »

Can you sell to Spanish speaking customers?

October 14, 2013, 6:22 pm

I'm looking for a reliable Spanish speaking representative who can field all of our inquiries that come in speaking that language. I have a guy in Mexico, but his workload is too high so we are loo... Read more »

Machinist's Workshop magazines for sale

September 8, 2013, 6:26 pm

I just listed a group of 5 issues of Machinist's Workshop Magazine (Feb-Mar 2009 through Jun-Jul 2012 on ebay today. Have a look if you're interested: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem... Read more »

Home Shop Machinist Magazines for sale

September 8, 2013, 6:24 pm

A batch of 15 issues of The Home Shop Machinist magazine. Jan-Feb 2009 through May-Jun 2011. If interested see: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=161103176668 Jeff -- Jeffry W... Read more »

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Forming ("chasing") internal threads?

rating: 4

Snap-On makes this internal thread chasing tool: It comes with what seems to be a selection of tips in different t.p.i. but not diameters. Since there are no diameter specs, I presume that these tip... Read more »

Tempering 6061? (was: Welding 6061 weakens it?)

rating: 5

Some in these groups have opine'd that welding 6061-T6 would make it lose its treatment and result in T1. Aging at room temps would bring it to, maybe, T2 after a month. TIG welding will bring the... Read more »

What's needed to wire up a rotary 3ph converter?

rating: 4

Rotary converter will be installed in my garage and used to run lathe & mill (one at a time). Supply will be dryer circuit of 30A 220v. Wiring up is straightforward, but what switch(es) and fuses sh... Read more »

E-Z Copter

rating: 5

The design of EZ-Copter is very simple, it uses a lightweight frame with seat, and a rotor head mounted to it. Mounted on the rotor head are the two rotor blades and two lightweight motors used to ro... Read more »

Pants for Metalworking

rating: 5

Here's a random question: What is the best clothing to wear in a metalworking shop? Durability, fit, price, etc. I can't wear denim to work....(crazy dress code) but would like to not burn through 4 ... Read more »

Aluminum soldering question

rating: 4.5

I'd really be grateful to anyone who can help me with advice on soldering aluminum. I'm making some smaller (about 16w x 8h) models and I'm trying to figure out how to solder, or join the 1/8 aluminu... Read more »

new 4x5 Micro Lathe

rating: 3

If you're into Unimats and watchmaker lathes, a manufacturer of the popular 7x lathes has come out with a new machine called the C-O. It accepts many of the Unimat-3 accessories. Harbor Freight is... Read more »

standard-modern metal lathe

rating: 3.5

If anyone has a Standard-Modern 1334 metal lathe I would like to know how you feal about this lathe. I am considering if to buy or not to buy. Thanks Al Kimmel Read more »

Shaft mounted drill chuck?

rating: 5

I bought a used Fisher Scientific overhead lab mixer. The mixer motor is a rebranded Bodine gear motor with a direct drive output shaft and a gear reduced output shaft. The mixer came without a dri... Read more »

Table of RPM for drill size

rating: 4

Is there a url around of a nice table of rpm for each drill size for the various material. Each time I need to use the vertical drill I figure it out, but it would be handy to final attack such ... Read more »

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