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September 22, 2020, 4:04 pm

Can I get a semi-decent welder for this price? I have gas gloves helmet apron etc already. Never done MIG, but I TIG and stick from time to time. Won't be used much, maximum thickness about 5mm t... Read more »

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August 3, 2020, 5:22 am

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Moving Centec 2a?


July 27, 2020, 2:05 am

How heavy is the machine? How many people would it take to move it? To cart it up a flight of stairs? Can it be disassembled into single-person loads? Ta Peter Fairbrother Read more »

stub drill set?


June 29, 2020, 12:03 pm

Anyone know of a source of non-silly-money stub drill sets? Looking for something like 1-13mm by 0.5mm, can get a half-decent HSS jobber set for Peter Fairbrother Read more »

Flat filing


June 29, 2020, 12:00 pm

I recently had to deburr a number of parts by flat filing then Noga-ing them. Unsurprisingly I got better as I went on, but one thing made a surprising difference - the order of hands and part on... Read more »

Gauge fitting


June 16, 2020, 10:30 am

I have a dash on a boat, in centre of dash is an oddment tray ... for sunglasses etc. This is the only free location to fit a 3'5 gauge. The back of this tray slopes away ... so if I just drilled... Read more »

Limit/position switches


May 23, 2020, 9:16 pm

I want to fit some position switches to my mill. I'd like the switching action to be as accurately repeatable as possible and/or reasonable. Any ideas? thx Peter Fairbrother Read more »

BSP Taper threads


May 19, 2020, 8:28 am

Looking for advice on suitability of a BSP fitting. My need is to fit a 1 BSP male thread into a clearance hole is a thin(ish) plate and fix it there with a nut either side of the plate One of th... Read more »

Identify a thread


May 12, 2020, 5:41 pm

Been a while since I have been on this group ..... traffic seems very low ..... has everyone moved to a FB group or similar ? Anyway have a thread I could do with some help to identify. It's on a... Read more »

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arboga um400

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another one of my long shots. has any one got tucked away in their work shop any accessories or parts for a ARBOGA UM400 miniature combination machine. See pictures of the sort of thing i am after at... Read more »

Electric motor knowledge required!

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I wonder if one of you electrical geniuses can help? A while back I acquired a small portable compressor. It is a 240v, single phase, brushless, capacitor start machine. Marketed by SIP under th... Read more »

Spares for Qualters & Smith power hacksaw

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Hi folks, My Qualters & Smith power hacksaw has stripped a thread in the vice. It's the larger, less common Qualters & Smith machine, sold as their heavy duty hacksaw. 8 inch capacity with serial n... Read more »

Hi, I'm looking to have the Flywheel magneto re-energised for my Villiers 9...

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Hi, I'm looking to have the Flywheel magneto re-energised for my Villiers 98cc 4F but I am unable to find a servicing company here in the UK, any help would be much appreciated. Launceston. Cornwall. Read more »

Surface grinding on a shaper?

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I recently bought a book on tool room grinding published by the Carborundum Company. It's quite old but makes interesting reading. One picture is of a shaper with a grinding attachment being used as ... Read more »

elliott 00 omnimill manual

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Anyone got an elliott 00 omnimill manual available??? Read more »

Small Power Hacksaw

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I could do with a small power hacksaw that can be stashed under the bench - I don't have space for a big one. Does anyone either have the plans for one, a redundant one or have built one from a kit (... Read more »

Oil Guns

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What's the difference between oil guns & grease guns. Or, put another way, what's to stop me taking the grease out of my tecalamit pump grease gun and filling it with oil to oil the ways on my milli... Read more »

Left Hand Drill?

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Amongst my collection I have a 7/16th Left Hand Twist drill. What would this have ever been used for. First that I have ever seen. -- Richard Email address is valid but remove burrs before sending! Read more »

Grease for Bridgeport head?

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I'm reassembling the head on my Series 1 BP CNC (dead!), & want to be able to put the grease in it tomorrow. I rang the local oil people, spoke to one of their tech guys expecting that he could tell ... Read more »

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