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  • Posted in thread: power feed? on 12-29-2017 at 03:57 PM
    I hacked a 12 volt drill with an e-bay speed controller. Gobs of torque and a built in clutch
    to avoid damage .

  • Posted in thread: HiTorque Model 3900 on 08-21-2017 at 07:17 PM
    Seems kinda pricey. I absolutely love my Real Bull XJ9512. Its heavier than an X2 and costs
    less . I see mods people do to the X2 to beef them up and I,ve never had the need to do
    anything to mine . J...

  • Posted in thread: Retiring, selling tools on 07-31-2017 at 07:58 PM
    Its a set of generic gages . I have three that go from .700' to 4.00". The original gages came
    with 1/4' travel .001" indicators which I donated along the way. They come with a Mitutoyo
    .0001" indicat...

  • Posted in thread: Cheap and expensive Stainless bearings on 07-27-2017 at 09:02 PM
    Used to get Boca bearings in small sizes foe $1 each for r/c racing. Never had a problem even
    after taking the seals out .

  • Posted in thread: Gone as far as I can on 07-20-2017 at 08:57 PM
    Very sorry to hear that too .

  • Posted in thread: Retiring, selling tools on 07-19-2017 at 09:01 PM
    I have , among other things, an Interapid .0001" reading indicator for sale. I really don't
    need .0001 resolution in my garage. Pics to follow if I can figure out how to post them. $140.I
    will have bo...

  • Posted in thread: Homemade Mill power feed on 07-06-2017 at 09:03 PM
    If you short out 2 of the contacts on the pot with a push button switch you will have instant
    rapid. I like this on mine becuse when you find the "sweet spot" feed rate you dont lose it or
    have to wai...

  • Posted in thread: What Mill on 07-03-2017 at 09:50 PM
    I love my XJ9512 From Big Dog Machines. A lot sturdier that an X2 .

  • Posted in thread: CCGT inserts on 05-23-2017 at 08:52 PM
    If the first letter is "C" they're probably ceramic.

  • Posted in thread: Chinese/Hong Kong reamers from eBay, yay or nay? on 05-21-2017 at 04:13 PM
    I got a couple that were pure junk !


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