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Broken Mills - Salvage


December 7, 2019, 4:36 pm

Over the years I have accumulated a pot full of broken end mills. Mostly carbide. I've found a few uses for them. Sell them to a carbide user or exchange them for new mills at a trade value of ... Read more »

False! Carbide lapping advice


December 6, 2019, 10:38 pm

I have been grinding and lapping carbide tools for about 40 years. I have been given conflicting advice about slow grinding and lapping carbide with diamond wheels. Whether using a plated wh... Read more »

Worse Than Not Having Prices - Misleading and Fraudulent Website IMO


December 6, 2019, 3:59 pm

Worse Than Not Having Prices - Misleading and Fraudulent Website IMO I was looking for a particular drill yesterday day. I found some that would do on the HTC website. Prices clearly marked. Ac... Read more »

Re: Rightists Are Mentally Ill - Psychology Today


December 4, 2019, 12:42 am

On Tue, 3 Dec 2019 14:57:10 +0000 (UTC), Rock Hudson The acedemics doing the study made a significant error in assigning the pathology to creationists and relating it to political conservatives. ... Read more »

OT- UV cured adhesives- user experience around home?


December 2, 2019, 3:33 pm

Anyone have any experience using UV cured adhesives on things that need mending around the home? Seems to be that the stuff was first used for bonding glass but I do wonder if UV can penetrate far e... Read more »

Choosing a set of drill bits


December 1, 2019, 3:59 pm

First: Big shout out to my Drill Doctor. I had to drill three #19 holes in cast iron yesterday and all I had was my set of HF TiN drills. Had to sharp en the bit for each hole, but I did get throu... Read more »

Re: 2 Months After Failed Moon Landing, India Acknowledges Its Craft Crashe...


November 29, 2019, 11:37 pm

This is how the Soviet attempt to upstage the US moon landing failed: http://www.russianspaceweb.com/n1_5l.html On July 3, 1969, on the very eve of the Apollo-11 Moon landing, Soviet engineers ma... Read more »

Re: What Is The Blubber of A Trumpite Rightist Worth On The Free Market The...


November 27, 2019, 11:52 pm

Er sollte Deutsch lernen, dann kann er sie lebendig machen, um alle Rechte zu vernichten Read more »

ATP5 vs MIC6


November 27, 2019, 6:53 pm

In the past when I have needed bits and pieces of cast tooling plate I've bought MIC6. I've made various tool and mounting fixtures with it. Recently I noticed one of my metal vendors has ATP5... Read more »

Dear Machinery Manufacturers/Sellers


November 26, 2019, 9:19 pm

Don't send me spam that says, Click Here for Price List On Our Special Program, and then say Oh, no! We are liars. We just want your info so a sales person can harass you and try to hard sell y... Read more »

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Idealarc 300/300 Need Help - Triping Breaker

rating: 5

The issue I need help with is that when i am in tig mode and press on the foot current controller the circuit breaker trips out. This happen usually 1 out of 2 or 3 times. Sometimes it will trip out... Read more »

Young's Hit-N-Miss Engines

rating: 5

I needed a flywheel for one of Ted Young's engines. Called and talked to his wife. She quoted me a price and I sent payment. Never got the flywheel and can't get anyone to return my calls. This happe... Read more »

Hand held propane torch exploded in my neighborhood

rating: 5
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This morning, we heard an explosion next door, and we were told by the police and fire department, that it was a gas torch exploding. The plumbers were apparently working in the basement and a hand h... Read more »

Cleaning silver - the science behind it?

rating: 5

Just caught a piece on the TV about cleaning silver. Went like this: about a tablespoon each of salt and water softener (Probably meaning Calgon or similar?) per quart of hot-as-you-can-stand water,... Read more »

Used Lathe dealers in Phoenix AZ area

rating: 5

I am looking for a used 13 or 16 lathe in the Phoenix AZ area. But the difficult part is I have only a 4' wide place for it. SO the lathe needs to be 48 long at its' widest point. I hope to get to P... Read more »

Sine Bar for setting lathe tapers -Atten Nick Mueller

rating: 5

Nick was pretty excited about this recently. === From: Randy Replogle On Aug 5, 10:22 am A guy I used to work with had a sine bar that had a base which was mounted between centers. The actual sine b... Read more »

Clone 4" Kurt-style Mill Vise Acquired

rating: 5

I recently bought a made-in-China knockoff of the Kurt D-40 4 mill vice, this being a nice size for my Millrite vertical mill. What I got is an Enco SR425-7241, which was on sale plus free shippin... Read more »

Wanted - Deckel Gk-12 pantograph parts & user rmanual

rating: 5

I just picked up used Deckel Gk12 pantograph mill but need an instruction manual to help me with a new set up on it. Anyone that has one, I'll gladly pay for copying costs, shipping, plus some extr... Read more »

Snap-Flo vs Loc-Line

rating: 5

Is there much of a difference in the quality of Snap-Flo versus Loc-Line brand jointed coolant hose and accessories? The Snap-Flo stuff seems to be less expensive. Does it suffer in ruggedness etc. c... Read more »

Replace battery in Harbor Freight "solar" powered welding helmet

rating: 5

Yes, the solar powered welding helmet does have two coin cell up the procedure for replacing them a year or so ago, and I didnt' save the page then. I googled for it, but came up empty handed. Did ... Read more »

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