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    To be brutally honest I think your problem is a...

    To be brutally honest I think your problem is a bit more complicated than straight rust.

    I believe what you have going on there is electrolytic corrosion. While the sheetmetal is in active...
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    High speed steel even with the necessary tool...

    High speed steel even with the necessary tool holder is way cheaper than carbide and stands up well to intermittent cuts.

    Carbide has a tendency to chip at the point while doing intermittent...
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    If Aussee is out of stock LPR toolmakers will...

    If Aussee is out of stock LPR toolmakers will likely have some HHS lathe bits as they have recently had new shipments of tools and other bits and pieces.

    Understand that that shipments of all...
  4. Hi Scott, Welcome to to the MetalWork forums'...

    Hi Scott,

    Welcome to to the MetalWork forums'

    To help you explore the other areas of our forum here's a guide on to to navigate our Forum and find all the interesting places.

    Goto the FORUM...
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    Ueee (sorry I mistyped his name earlier ) does...

    Ueee (sorry I mistyped his name earlier ) does indeed make this MultiTool upgrade and other knife making related gear under the name of 84 Engineering.

    He is a long term member but I suspect he...
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    Very nice indeed. Uee makes some nice stuff. Did...

    Very nice indeed.
    Uee makes some nice stuff. Did you have to wait long for it or did he have them in stock?

    Grahame
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    If there's any justice in the world the chicks...

    If there's any justice in the world the chicks are being fed feral cat.:D

    Grahame
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    Guyproc, Hi and Welcome to the MetalWork Forums....

    Guyproc,
    Hi and Welcome to the MetalWork Forums.

    A better bunch of metal working enthusiasts it would be hard to find, so you have landed in a good place.

    I am sure your tips on backlash will...
  9. Hi Faux Forg Hi and welcome to the MetalWork...

    Hi Faux Forg

    Hi and welcome to the MetalWork Forums.

    The wording of your ad indicates that you may have advertised your machines in other venues. Grays, Ebay ,Gumtree etc

    <Takai Spotted this...
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    Hi Souto50, Welcome to the MetalWork forums. ...

    Hi Souto50,
    Welcome to the MetalWork forums.

    Just to explain ,we are basically Aussies with a good number of folk from other countries.

    That may help explain our sometimes wry humour and...
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    If you don't have it, here is the manual, ...

    If you don't have it, here is the manual,

    https://www.welding.com.au/assets/docs/Manuals/MC105-40_RevA_Weldarc_200i-ACDC_Manual.pdf

    pages 14 & 15

    Sections
    15,15.1 and 15.2

    If that does...
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    Hi Wmegl, Welcome to the MetalWork Forums....

    Hi Wmegl,
    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums.
    Firstly please bear in mind most of our members are Aussies as the forum originated in Australia. We don't have branches of Home Depot shops here. I have...
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    Metal King multi purpose Machine

    Hi Ozdog,
    Thats the crowd. At one time I believe they had a Trademark /Copyright legal battle with the Metalcraft mob as they sported a way too similar trade name and colour scheme on their...
  14. Hi Yvan Welcome to the MetalWork forums, ...

    Hi Yvan

    Welcome to the MetalWork forums,

    Grahame
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    Hi James, Welcome to the MetalWork Forums. ...

    Hi James,
    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums.


    Since your inquiry was posted in the Forum for reporting tech and operating problems, i moved it here . In Welding

    Here's a guide I offer to new...
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    Hi Ozdog , Welcome to the MetalWork Forums,...

    Hi Ozdog ,

    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums,
    Thank you for taking the time to introduce yourself. Many new posters don't bother. We have a very helpful group here.

    First of all here is some...
  17. Hi Fellas , Continuing from yesterday I have now...

    Hi Fellas ,
    Continuing from yesterday I have now riveted 2 pieces of Z/anneal together.

    From several more rivets in the overlapped sheets I found a few things that were important.


    The set ...
  18. A possible low cost alternative for hard to obtain sheetmetal rivets

    Maybe!
    I was sorting out my nails and fasteners and came across some fiber cement sheet clouts.

    The sizing is 25 x 2mm shank with 5.5mm diam head. Instant rush of excrement to the...
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    Hi perrycas, Welcome to the MetalWork forums....

    Hi perrycas,

    Welcome to the MetalWork forums.

    You will find yourself in good company here.
    To see what on offer in the rest of the forum/s do this:

    Goto the FORUM box in the top left hand...
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    Hi Len, Welcome to our forums. General...

    Hi Len,
    Welcome to our forums.

    General Metalwork Forum is where most of our Manual machining discussion occurs.

    To see what on offer in the rest of the forum/s do this:

    To help you explore...
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    Hello,Hardcarve1, Welcome aboard the MetalWork...

    Hello,Hardcarve1,
    Welcome aboard the MetalWork forums.

    A good bunch here ,who will give lots of help.
    You find yourself in good company here.
    To see what on offer in the rest of the forum/s do...
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    Hi DazNik70 Welcome to the MetalWork Forum....

    Hi DazNik70

    Welcome to the MetalWork Forum.
    You find yourself in good company here.
    To see what on offer in the rest of the forum/s do this:

    To help you explore the other areas of our forum...
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    Hi RC. For someone who has difficulty with the...

    Hi RC.
    For someone who has difficulty with the vertical up position weld and probably doesn't do a whole lot lot of them, I am saying you have done good mate!


    :brava :brava


    Grahame
  24. Hi Jeff, Welcome to the forums. If the...

    Hi Jeff,
    Welcome to the forums.

    If the projects are Hercus related accessories , modifications , repairs and upgrades, but kept under the Hercus Banner.

    For projects that could be made for...
  25. Hi, Smithyc Welcome to the MetalWork Forums, ...

    Hi, Smithyc

    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums,


    To help you explore the other areas of our forum here's a guide on to to navigate our Forum and find all the interesting places.

    Goto the FORUM...
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    Hi Mike, Welcome to the MetalWork Forums, ...

    Hi Mike,

    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums,


    To help you explore the other areas of our forum here's a guide on to to navigate our Forum and find all the interesting places.

    Goto the FORUM...
  27. Hi Shaun and welcome to the forum. I am not...

    Hi Shaun and welcome to the forum.

    I am not saying for sure but hazard a guess and would say the 260 in the Hercus Model name means 260mm swing or 10 3/8".

    If so, a larger tool post would suit...
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    Hi AfroBoy, Hopefully there is someone nearby...

    Hi AfroBoy,

    Hopefully there is someone nearby with a decent folder or a break press .

    A Note to our newer members. Yes! you who has their location down as as Sydney,Melbourne, Perth Adelaide or...
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    Hi ajh69, This is an excellent bit of...

    Hi ajh69,

    This is an excellent bit of instruction for working around a problem and as such belongs in the tips,tricks thread.

    With your agreement, as soon as I work out how to copy it across...
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    Hi Gavin Thanks for the heads up. Grahame.

    Hi Gavin

    Thanks for the heads up.

    Grahame.
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    Crikey! Are the bloody things made by hand to...

    Crikey!

    Are the bloody things made by hand to be priced like that?

    Grahame
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    Hi Pete2 Welcome to the group. So you can...

    Hi Pete2

    Welcome to the group.

    So you can look about and see what we have, goto the the top LH corner of the page and click the FORUM box with the down arrow.

    That will display a drop down...
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    Hi Charles A trap baited with sardines seems...

    Hi Charles

    A trap baited with sardines seems to work well enough for me.

    The cat is taken to the council animal pound and they take care of it.

    The cat is either euthanised or re homed but...
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    Hi Shivasage, Welcome to the MetalWork Forums....

    Hi Shivasage,

    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums.

    It may help a lot if you could tell us what the application of your project.

    You never know ,some one may have already been there and done the...
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    I have a lot of smaller files. Not many of them...

    I have a lot of smaller files. Not many of them were originally purchased with with a handle. Therefore I have been forced to make the file handles my self.

    I have no operating wood lathe but I...
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    This nit needs picking. My best mate who...

    This nit needs picking.

    My best mate who happens to be watchmaker/jeweler will likely tell you in no uncertain terms that it is a watchmakers drill.

    I been told so many times about watchmakers...
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    Hi Walshy, Welcome to the MetalWork Forum. You...

    Hi Walshy,
    Welcome to the MetalWork Forum.
    You find yourself in good company here.
    To see what on offer in the rest of the forum/s do this:

    To help you explore the other areas of our forum...
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    Yep! OK. Kyrn pics visible my end. Grahame

    Yep! OK. Kyrn pics visible my end.

    Grahame
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    Hi rferi, Welcome to the MetalWork Forums....

    Hi rferi,
    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums.
    Thanks for introducing yourself.
    Most of the blokes here are fixing or repairing something mechanical,so you will fit in well.

    Have a look around the...
  40. Hi Racingtadpole Put me down for parts for 4...

    Hi Racingtadpole

    Put me down for parts for 4 sets of Kant clamp plates please ,dependent on price and size.

    2off x 80

    2off x 150

    Thanks
  41. Re my post with the brass disc to disc system....

    Re my post with the brass disc to disc system.
    If these discs can sustain 500 amps that is a typical sub arc amps, they will easily handle whatever stick tig or mig process amperage that is used...
  42. Hi Dennis, I have just looked up Lowes home...

    Hi Dennis,

    I have just looked up Lowes home Improvements and found:

    We call it builders strap. Lowes call it Hanger iron

    We call them cup headed bolts. Lowes call them carriage bolts.

    ...
  43. Hi Dennis Welcome to the forum. A couple of...

    Hi Dennis
    Welcome to the forum.

    A couple of points here.You have posted in what is a forum populated by Aussies.Yes it is open to the rest of the world but hey! most of us are Aussies.

    Having...
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    Hi Ace99 If it was me, I would take a drill bit...

    Hi Ace99
    If it was me, I would take a drill bit and open up that cotter pin hole-reference pic 2.

    Then I would advance the nut by one slot ( looser) and file a deeper groove in the slot. You will...
  45. Hi Michael, There are two ways that I know of....

    Hi Michael,

    There are two ways that I know of.

    The first is a brass round disc that is fixed to the spinning axis. There is a second brass round disc that slides under pressure from a...
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    Just a thought, a rush of excrement to the brain...

    Just a thought, a rush of excrement to the brain if you will?

    If the nut and washer is already set down on the bearing- noting that it is tight just enough to get a small diameter wire through the...
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    Hi Ace99, It does make it difficult when we...

    Hi Ace99,

    It does make it difficult when we Aussies only see Windsor as your location. Basically the majority of the membership are Aussies,so unless told otherwise we tend to think locally.
    ...
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    Hi Brad , Welcome to the Forum, Its great to...

    Hi Brad ,
    Welcome to the Forum,
    Its great to see another Queenslander join the forum.

    To help explore all the other excellent areas of our forum here's a guide on to to navigate our Forum and...
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    Hi Ace99, Welcome to the MetalWork Forums. ...

    Hi Ace99,
    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums.

    You won't be able to cut it in half to reduce the thickness. Not without very special equipment.

    Like MichealG said it could be ground down but we...
  50. Hi Dan When you get it all sorted can you...

    Hi Dan
    When you get it all sorted can you possibly leave some feedback on what you had to do to get your mig spool / feed performing as it should?

    This could assist some one else in the same boat...
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