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    Hi China Yours is exactly the same process I use...

    Hi China
    Yours is exactly the same process I use on my BS-4. I modded the saw a bit by fitting a thrust bearing under the tension knob. This alternation makes the "feel" much more sensitive but...
  2. I was called away and forgot to add this. Its the...

    I was called away and forgot to add this. Its the most salient point ,really. Tig 101 ,you might say.

    The Tig process requires a virtually spotless surface and the same on the penetration side.
    ...
  3. Hi erji, Firstly ,welcome to the Metalwork...

    Hi erji,

    Firstly ,welcome to the Metalwork Forums.

    Thank you for your reply to the Repairing an air compressor receiver thread.

    You have replied to the original posters question. His...
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    Sort of! The Taiwanese provided the original...

    Sort of!
    The Taiwanese provided the original model- the Rong Fu base model was the model- which was copied by you know who.

    The 5 degrees is there to allow coping of the casting mould.

    Grahame
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    A quick google produced Spare parts in...

    A quick google produced

    Spare parts in Australia

    https://www.machineryhouse.com.au/Drilling-Machine-Parts.

    and various Ebay au sites ,but some look different to what I was used to.

    U...
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    Gday China The spring in question is a flat...

    Gday China
    The spring in question is a flat wound type and has a flat bend in the end which hooks in a straight slot.

    Said spring usually has a cap/ lid fixed by a nut on a screw thread and can...
  7. Thank you Lamestlama , A classic "picture is...

    Thank you Lamestlama ,

    A classic "picture is worth a thousand words scenario "

    Its to the point and no misunderstanding of what could happen.

    To just add a little bit more to the information...
  8. STOP ! Do not use this tank for another moment....

    STOP !
    Do not use this tank for another moment.
    You are in danger while it is in use.. Replace the tank.

    If the air compressor tank is punctured even a little while working at peak capacity (or...
  9. This blade TPI / thickness cut - guide might be...

    This blade TPI / thickness cut - guide might be of assistance.

    https://unitedproducts.com.au/images/doc/UnitedProductsToothSelectionGuide.pdf

    Grahame
  10. OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA Hi supersoaker Welcome to the MetalWork Forums...

    Hi supersoaker

    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums
    Below is a guide to assist you to navigate through the Forums.

    To do this, goto the the FORUM box in the top left hand corner of the screen....
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    These bandsaw topics come up quite frequently. ...

    These bandsaw topics come up quite frequently.

    Something that no one has mentioned this time around is the position of the rear wheels.

    Speaking for the BS-4 basic type remember the model has a...
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    Hi Oddbod Please place any photos and future ...

    Hi Oddbod

    Please place any photos and future general conversations in MetalWork general please.

    The soft ware might kick in and ( might ) moderate them as you are under the first 10 posts. ...
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    Gday Oddbod1 Welcome to our MetalWork forums....

    Gday Oddbod1

    Welcome to our MetalWork forums.

    You will find that there are plenty of members who have your same interests.

    We have great bunch here very helpful and supportive of one...
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    Probably in suitable thickness plywood. I have...

    Probably in suitable thickness plywood. I have got a set I can try in solid timber.

    Grahame
  15. SA Thread was moved from Welding Forum to the...

    Thread was moved from Welding Forum to the Marketplace.Machinery equipment Market.
    I think I will I start deleting For Sale posts in the wrong forums -it seems the only way to get some folks ...
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    Hello mushroombrew Welcome to the Metalwork...

    Hello mushroombrew

    Welcome to the Metalwork Forums.

    The post that did not go through probably had a link or picture in it. When a new member ties to post a link or a photo the software...
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    Just when you all think that oils are oils and...

    Just when you all think that oils are oils and rivnuts are rivnuts consider the following :

    https://www.rivetnutusa.com/rivnut-rivet-nut/

    Probably not readily available locally.

    Grahame
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    Just about any fasteners vendor. The fixing...

    Just about any fasteners vendor.

    The fixing tool seems expensive for what it is. However a cheap work around tool can be cobbled up.

    See examples on U Tube. I am sure our blokes have made the...
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    Please accept my best wishes for a full recovery...

    Please accept my best wishes for a full recovery and a return to your full capacity.

    As I was told by a medico after surgery.

    "It is rest and recovery not an opportunity to catch up on your...
  20. Perhaps a bit of out of the box thinking then? ...

    Perhaps a bit of out of the box thinking then?

    Can the original 12v transformer be substituted for a 24 volt model ?

    If so, it is simple to use the wire driver motor of your choice.
    ...
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    Laser engraving ? Grahame

    Laser engraving ?


    Grahame
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    Hi Querty. Rather than just talk about how to...

    Hi Querty.

    Rather than just talk about how to set your machine to weld a specific metal thickness it is more desirable to look at how to recognise those characteristics of a good sound Mig weld...
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    I am not surprised when you consider the step on...

    I am not surprised when you consider the step on the factory video where the keyways were cut on the Cincinatti mill.
    The operator used a carpenter square off the bed and edge diameter of the ...
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    There are at least 3 variations to the above that...

    There are at least 3 variations to the above that I can think of;

    1. A tee piece,the 2. 5 mm thickness being perpendicular to the 10mm.

    2. A butt configuration with the 2.5 mm flush with and...
  25. Someone I know has one of these Evolution models...

    Someone I know has one of these Evolution models and by their report it seems a good un.

    https://www.totaltools.com.au/145999-evolution-2200w-355mm-cold-cut-saw-for-steel-cutting-s355cps

    Grahame
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    Hi Iron Triangle Next time please post your...

    Hi Iron Triangle

    Next time please post your thread in the appropriate Forum. I have moved for now into MetalWorking Projects as that's what you have identified it as.

    To all new posters, please...
  27. There may be many of you who are reading this...

    There may be many of you who are reading this thread and might think " It is nothing to do with me and may never affect me"

    The overall issue is a bit more than just protecting guys who respond...
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    Enough Gentlemen. Lets remember we are all...

    Enough Gentlemen.

    Lets remember we are all here responding to a new members post for assistance with setting his Unimig Viper 185 MIG Welding machine.
    What we have seen is hardly a good first...
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    Brett, Before you post in the market place. ...

    Brett,

    Before you post in the market place.

    Please read the guide and follow it.

    https://metalworkforums.com/f223/t202687-basic-market-rules-please-read

    Grahame
  30. Its a long way from Australia to California. ...

    Its a long way from Australia to California.

    The postage on this part will exceed the pricing. Do you understand that most of the forums members reside in Australia?

    Grahame
  31. PMs from new members offering some item you have been seeking.

    Hi Guys,

    It has come to my attention that brand new members have been offering items that members has been seeking, but on behalf of the friend who is not a member.

    Bearing in mind the PMd...
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    Guys, Attached is the BS blade guide selection...

    Guys,
    Attached is the BS blade guide selection chart link that I meant to put up the first time.

    https://unitedproducts.com.au/images/doc/UnitedProductsToothSelectionGuide.pdf

    They have 24 TPI...
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    G'day Reed Welcome to the MetalWork Forums. ...

    G'day Reed

    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums.

    We have a good bunch of blokes here. You are not the first here, to ask about basic electrode welding and you won't be the last.

    We have many...
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    Hare and Forbes in my opinion don't have the...

    Hare and Forbes in my opinion don't have the range of tpi which you can selected from.

    For instance if you are cutting SHS and RHS with thin wall you need the finest pitch.Thats the material I...
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    Hi Smidsy, The BS4 and its generic mates are...

    Hi Smidsy,

    The BS4 and its generic mates are the the same machines which other MetalWork members and myself own. Mine is 10 years old. There are still good second hand machines like the original...
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    Hi Levi, Welcome to the MetalWork Forums, We...

    Hi Levi,
    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums,

    We have a pretty good mob here who are supportive friendly and helpful.

    Please take the time to navigate around the forums to view the varied and...
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    Hello Paul, Welcome the the MetalWork Forums...

    Hello Paul,

    Welcome the the MetalWork Forums
    You have joined an amazing bunch of people. They are clever,skillful and collectively have an huge amount of knowledge that they share willingly.
    ...
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    It is a woodwork linisher. It runs a low belt...

    It is a woodwork linisher.

    It runs a low belt speed so not as to burn timber used on it.

    Metalworking linishers run at a much higher higher belt speed. I owned one and can tell you the...
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    Hi Thinker, Welcome to the MetalWork forums, ...

    Hi Thinker,
    Welcome to the MetalWork forums,

    We have great bunch here very helpful and supportive of one another. You will find many like minded folk here with same interests as you.

    If you...
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    Hi Chuff, Welcome to the MetalWork Forums. I...

    Hi Chuff,

    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums.
    I am not surprised you can't see your post. Your first post was to ask about lathe jaws on 4th Nov 2021 2.56 PM.

    Thats not a typical place I look in...
  41. Hang on you lot!. Wait for it! Let the poster...

    Hang on you lot!. Wait for it!

    Let the poster post the machine in the appropriate forum - which is not here!

    When you see it in

    METALWORK - Machinery, Equipment, MARKET

    then you can...
  42. Hi Bob, Something I saw on a U tube hot rod...

    Hi Bob,

    Something I saw on a U tube hot rod build channel.

    Use a small diam wire on your mig. Your holes look around the 6mm mark.

    Use a bit of copper sheet with a handle to back the hole....
  43. I too, get a a bit cynical but when I see a new...

    I too, get a a bit cynical but when I see a new member join and then immediately request a service.

    Most services are provided by the courtesy, good nature and sometimes effort of established ...
  44. Hi jack620, No Jack you are not alone! There...

    Hi jack620,
    No Jack you are not alone!

    There are a few of us who notice the fact that there are increasing numbers of new members who join,seek what information, assistance and /or services that...
  45. Hi mixotricha Welcome to the MetalWork forums. ...

    Hi mixotricha
    Welcome to the MetalWork forums.

    To help you find you way about the forums go to the FORUM box up in the top LH side

    Click on that and select Forum Home from the list

    The...
  46. This a link to lathes UK, A look through the...

    This a link to lathes UK,
    A look through the following might yield a similar look, lathe.
    Somewhere to start from perhaps. A look alike with a different name.?

    Taiwanese Lathes by Brazier's...
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    Is it just me ,or have others noticed that 1.5 mm...

    Is it just me ,or have others noticed that 1.5 mm does not appear in the commonly available drill tap charts online or in books.

    ISO Metric Course charts that I saw list 1, 1.1, 1.2,1.4,1.6 and...
  48. Nice job ! Grahame

    Nice job !

    Grahame
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    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums. In this case...

    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums.

    In this case the thread diameter 1.5mm is very small, indeed.

    I would suggest that drilling a tap size hole- smaller than the thread OD is going to be a very...
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