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What Did You Buy Today?

Tony Wells

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I didn't buy this, let's just say I "acquired it", To do a little minor restore job on and have as a to-go unit, which I did not have, It welds well, but has only the 100Hz AC out. Investigation is in order.

BTW, this is my "beater". It's a 90 2500 with a poor tired 305. No air (Yankee Original) but has a TommyLift, which is a back saver, and really other than looking rough, and being worn out, all it needs before I'd want to head cross-country is a front seal in the TH350. Weekend job for a teenager if I can find one. I don't want to wrestle it, so with a little seal sweller, it doesn't drink too bad and I can live with it. It does fine until I put a 8k load on the trailer and try to climb hills. The the mileage shows. Got my eye on an upgrade, so this will see less service.
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uncle harry

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Don't remember if there is an existing thread like this. Many of you guys like to share your scores so let's try a new ongoing thread...

If your here chances are you love tools & always love to get new ones. This thread is not necessarily for gloating (well maybe) but you can if you want but expect to get a "you suck" compliment!

So what did you buy for the shop today (or recently)? No tool too small or too big, machines, equipment, inexpensive, expensive, good deal or not, whatever. All that matters is if you'd like to share your latest acquisition that put a smile on your face, post 'em up! And you know the drill, we love to see photos!




I bought a new Shop Vac 2.2 gal to clean up swarf and similar dirt from my milling machines and lathes. My friend and I hooked it up with one of my 10 amp variacs to clean away a bunch of polyethylene chips and "fur" by running the vac at about 30% suction to avoid sucking up items like small; fasteners or tooling. It worked perfectly and was also very quiet.
 

Cooter Brown

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Finally tracked down a shaper vice. 10 inch jaws, tips the scales at 110 pounds.

Greg

Shaper's have the biggest most ridiculous sized vises, that Shaper is huge compared to my Atlas 7b. Very Nice!
 

Tony Wells

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I hope some day to stumble on a replacement for my shaper vise. Not that easy to find around here. I never should have loaned mine out. That one is sightly smaller than mine was. I believe it was a 12". I'd take a 10" in a second if I could find a decent deal on one.

Good find, Greg.
 

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I had ordered a 5c spin indexer from Shars... it came in last week... I immediately noticed 2 things wrong with it. First, the sides of the base were coated with the wrinkle paint that the rest of the body was painted with. I didn't like that because I may need to indicate on the base or may want to clamp it in my mill vise. Second, the base was a little wider than the t-slots on my mill table, which would limit the ways that I would be able to clamp it down.

So, I disassembled it, squared it up in my vise, and milled the sides of the base to slightly smaller than the width of my outer t-slots.

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Both problems are now solved.

-Bear
 

682bear

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I hope some day to stumble on a replacement for my shaper vise. Not that easy to find around here. I never should have loaned mine out. That one is sightly smaller than mine was. I believe it was a 12". I'd take a 10" in a second if I could find a decent deal on one.

Good find, Greg.

Tony, I don't know where you are located or exactly what you are looking for, but there is an 8 inch vise on craigslist south of Atlanta... he claims it weighs 180 lbs...

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/sat/tls/d/milling-vise-8-with-swivel/6396185138.html

I thought it may be worth mentioning...

-Bear
 

Martin W

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