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1993 Enco mill. modle # 105-1110.


February 25, 2020, 6:08 pm

Does anyone know what starter capacitor is on the 2 hp motor on a 1993 enco mill? Read more »

Aircraft alloy


February 23, 2020, 2:45 pm

Hi folks, A quick question for the guys in aerospace and materials science. A long ti me ago, I remember hearing about an aircraft alloy (I think it was aluminiu m based) which followed a hardness... Read more »

Mystery device


February 22, 2020, 12:28 am

Hi folks, I have this mystery device lying around. It appears to have been hand scrap ed, and looks more like a measurement tool than a pressing or forming devic e. Anyone know what it is? It look... Read more »

Sucker rod


February 18, 2020, 5:28 am

made of ? It sparks orange with a lot of carbon forks and it's supposed to make good knives . I'd like to use a piece to adapt a new steering column to the original steering gear worm shaft on a ... Read more »

High speed spindles -- annoying bait-and-switch


February 18, 2020, 4:23 am

I noticed some annoying bait-and-switch in the article . The first paragraph talks about balls of silicon dioxide that rotate 300 billion times per second, which would be 1.8 trillion RPM. Imag... Read more »

Sheldon Lathe


February 10, 2020, 8:29 pm

I have a Type KS, Number 857 Sheldon lathe, I need a feed screw nut # K128 and manual. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Don Read more »

Sheldon type KS # 857 lathe


February 9, 2020, 6:46 pm

I am looking for a manual and a lead screw for this lathe. Thanks, Don Read more »

Which plastic?


February 7, 2020, 12:29 am

Hardinge uses a white plastic on the dials on their lathes. This palstic has been used for years so it must hold up well to machine shop environments. Does anybody here know just what kind of plast... Read more »

oxy-propane pressures & conditions


February 5, 2020, 4:00 am

Anyone able to help me improve further, on the basis of this recent experience? I've recently had a perfect job to refine my oxy-propane cutting conditions. Goldilocks (just right) challenge. I ... Read more »

Have You Cut Hard Metals With a Carbide Tipped Bandsaw Blade


February 1, 2020, 9:58 pm

I was looking at this one. https://www.ebay.com/itm/162094396976 They claim: **** I would recommend this band for hard metals and metal alloys. Some examples are Titanium and Inconel. It is also... Read more »

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Problem with cutting a thread on my lathe

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Electric chainsaw motor

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I have a new 3.5hp (I think) Works largest 14 chainsaw that I want to use the motor for a project. I need to know the RPM. I've had no luck researching this and I no longer have an RPM meter. I... Read more »

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