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  1. Thread: Magnetic ?

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    Never seen it and after reading a few reviews it...

    Never seen it and after reading a few reviews it might stay that way lol
  2. Thread: Magnetic ?

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    Wild stab in the dark.....minor electrical...

    Wild stab in the dark.....minor electrical short/earth leakage.....or aliens
  3. Thread: Welding Table

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    Machine came with pre- broken bolts

    Machine came with pre- broken bolts
  4. Thread: Welding Table

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    Thank you Sir. More things for me to...

    Thank you Sir.




    More things for me to research.
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    I will put a pic of the mother-in-law on the top...

    I will put a pic of the mother-in-law on the top which may help some :B
  6. Thread: Welding Table

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    Yesterday and today I was working on the table...

    Yesterday and today I was working on the table top plates. My plan is to mill them flat then mill the edges. I will then drill and ream the 16mm holes.

    This is the first time I have used my...
  7. Thread: Welding Table

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    Welding Table

    Having bought the material for this welding bench before Xmas I thought enough of life had got in the way and that I needed to make a start!

    The table will have a central threaded rod with a large...
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    Had already given it a whack with a rubber mallet...

    Had already given it a whack with a rubber mallet but nothing. Time to use a mans hammer perhaps. My mumma always used to say :if a hammer doesn't work, get a bigger hammer".
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    I have a 100mm face mill and a ~250mm face mill...

    I have a 100mm face mill and a ~250mm face mill both on 50 taper holders. I don't have any other holders for the machine. Very happy to help out but we might need to borrow a 50 taper holder from...
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    Thank you to all who helped out. I now have a PDF...

    Thank you to all who helped out. I now have a PDF and have bought a hard copy for bedtime reading.
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    Noticed this arvo that there is only 1 drive dog...

    Noticed this arvo that there is only 1 drive dog so I guess that is the one I will need to hold!!

    As for the oil flow, decided it must be flowing judging by the stream of oil leaking out of the...
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    Nope. I now cannot see any oil flowing in the...

    Nope.

    I now cannot see any oil flowing in the peep window. The oil level window shows it is just below half way down the window when running.

    This has been asked many times but a quick search...
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    If you mean the small black hole between the 2...

    If you mean the small black hole between the 2 large nuts, that is a 6mm(?) allen bolt/set screw.

    Just been to united fasteners and bought new bolts. Also went to Hercus and picked up a pair of...
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    Well I am amazed. You would have thought a...

    Well I am amazed. You would have thought a snapped off bolt that somebody has already milled a slot in was previously abandoned. I tapped the bolts and they turned right out!!!!
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    Ok took a brave pill and a deep breath and used a...

    Ok took a brave pill and a deep breath and used a toe jack to lift the front a little. It was probably just binding a little from the weight.

    Now to tackle the bolts!

    Will try the pre-cut...
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    Fexac UG Vertical Head Help

    Does anybody have any experience with a Fexac UG mill? As part of my weld table build (thread coming soon) I need to mill some 16mm 1000x300mm plate flat and want to use my 120mmish milling head. I...
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    Probably not a bad price.....

    Probably not a bad price.....
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    machine tool reconditioning by connelly

    Does anybody know if this book is still in print? If not, are there any PDF files around?

    Interested in learning machine rebuilding (I still have the dropped Dufour Mill to rebuild)
  19. Thread: Annular Cutters

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    lol I am lucky enough to have the BEST wifie -...

    lol I am lucky enough to have the BEST wifie - she lets me do what makes me happy and supports me :throb:
  20. Thread: Annular Cutters

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    That is what GeneralTools told me so I bought a...

    That is what GeneralTools told me so I bought a 15.5mm
  21. Thread: Annular Cutters

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    Looking at a few reamer to drill size charts it...

    Looking at a few reamer to drill size charts it appears that a 5/8" drill is too small for a 16mm reamer. What size drill would you use for a 16mm reamer??
  22. Thread: Annular Cutters

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    Interesting J&H. Maybe a new drill bit is the...

    Interesting J&H. Maybe a new drill bit is the way to go. I was thinking that an annular cutter might be more accurate but maybe not. I guess I could use a 5/8" drill bit then ream to 16mm if I...
  23. Thread: Annular Cutters

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    More after the right annular cutter to fit a...

    More after the right annular cutter to fit a collet (ER32) or a 50 taper holder. I guess I am asking if these cutters come with a plain straight shank or if they all are set up for mag drills?
    ...
  24. Thread: Annular Cutters

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    Annular Cutters

    I have a need to drill a squillion (well nearly...) 16mm holes in 16mm mild steel plate for my welding table top. I want to purchase an annular cutter to use in either the Bridgeport R8 or the Fexac...
  25. Thread: SHS Broaching

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    New metal ordered. Another hour of blue paint...

    New metal ordered. Another hour of blue paint grinding ahead grrrrrrr

    Why would the 4140 not have been any good as a broach? I have alot to learn about various metal properties!!!!
  26. Thread: SHS Broaching

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    I guess I knew the answer but needed to hear it...

    I guess I knew the answer but needed to hear it from others lol

    Will order more steel tomorrow.

    Elan - if I ground down the OD of the internal tube I would need to redraw everything (not hard...
  27. Thread: SHS Broaching

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    SHS Broaching

    After a number of months out of the shed I finally made a brief start on my weld table project (I will try and run a thread in the projects section). After stripping off the horrible blue paint I...
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    My PHS is almost identical to yours (hydraulic...

    My PHS is almost identical to yours (hydraulic lift cylinder looks a little more beefy on mine). Works great but I still need to put a seal of some sort on the lift plunger. Mine runs the same...
  29. Is it worth looking into other Audi electronic...

    Is it worth looking into other Audi electronic pedals to see if there is a better base design to work with?
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    Thanks Gavin. Lovely to meet such a great forum...

    Thanks Gavin. Lovely to meet such a great forum member.
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    pm sent

    pm sent
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    Make him an offer. Freight might not be all that...

    Make him an offer. Freight might not be all that bad - worth a look. Hopefully you won't need the vice :p
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    Bryan is selling a shaper here...

    Bryan is selling a shaper here . You know you need one :U
  34. Thread: Shaper Vice

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    Shaper Vice

    Looking for a shaper vice to suit a Zocca 500 shaper.

    Let me know what you have or what you know of :)
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    pm

    pm
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    Would be such a shame for a machine that looks to...

    Would be such a shame for a machine that looks to be in such good condition to be scrapped. :( I would buy it if I had the means to load, transport and unload...

    Seems to be a great deal of old...
  37. Thread: New here

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    Great people here, you will enjoy. We like...

    Great people here, you will enjoy. We like pictures.....
  38. I will step aside and let Steve grab it. I am...

    I will step aside and let Steve grab it. I am sure I could get it freighted here but it might end up being a headache. Enjoy it Steve!!
  39. Howdy. I am looking for a cheap cold saw and...

    Howdy. I am looking for a cheap cold saw and this might fit the bill. Where did the discussion get to regarding steel cutting? This one does steel?

    My only issue is being in good old Adelaide...
  40. Thread: Tractor grapple

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    Well done, you should be well pleased with that...

    Well done, you should be well pleased with that result! :2tsup: Now to add up the time and materials cost to see if you could market them.
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    A few years back I bought a 2 post garage hoist. ...

    A few years back I bought a 2 post garage hoist. It had an issues so the vendor sent me a replacement motor/pump/reservoir assembly. I was going to one day use the old one as a hydraulic...
  42. Thread: Tractor grapple

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    Nice one....a potential side business?

    Nice one....a potential side business?
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    All collected and organised thanks to a wonderful...

    All collected and organised thanks to a wonderful forum member (didn't ask if I could post his name so I best not). Some bloody fantastic people on here.....
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    Hello again. Well I missed out on everything at...

    Hello again. Well I missed out on everything at the Ford auction but I am before you all on bended knee once again. I purchased some bits from a recent Ballarat Grays auction with the intention of...
  45. Thread: Moving Query

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    The seller of my 1,500kg lathe moved it from a...

    The seller of my 1,500kg lathe moved it from a rear shed, across a gravel patch, down a path and out to the front of a house on home made wheeled dollies. The wheeled were around about 100mm...
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    Placed an order a couple of days ago! Good gear.

    Placed an order a couple of days ago! Good gear.
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    SWS Plasma Cutter

    Has anybody used our know anybody who had used one of these??

    I am looking to buy a cnc plasma table and rather than use the recommended Unimig Cut 45 i thought this looked a better spec'd and...
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    Victorian Assistance 'Required'

    Seeing as the Vics love us Crow Eaters so much I thought I might ask if any potential assistance is available cross border......

    I am contemplating bidding on a few items in an auction. ...
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    The motor has the same power/torque using 1 phase...

    The motor has the same power/torque using 1 phase through VFD?
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    Speed Control of a Three Phase Motor

    Been trying to understand how to speed control a 3-phase motor for a belt grinder. I think I understand all the theory and everything points towards the old VFD. I originally thought VFD's were...
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