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Member postings for Chris Shelton

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Thread: This weeks offer at Lidl
22/11/2018 15:39:08

Hi All, some useful items coming up at Lidl on 29th November, Die grinder with 6 and 3.2mm collets £19.99, variable speed would make an ideal tool post grinder, and a pair of pump up airbags rated at 135Kg, ideal for lifting and holding things in place.

Edited By Chris Shelton on 22/11/2018 15:41:21

Thread: Kennedy Power Hacksaw Gaiter
08/09/2018 13:52:02

img_0399.jpgPhoto's of gaiter fitted to saw and spare one I found, img_0398.jpg which would be suitable, is from a clutch slave cylinder.

I also have some pdf files of the original manual, if anyone would like a copy, I don't think I can upload pdf to this posting.

07/09/2018 23:01:15

The gaiters from car steering racks would be suitable.

Thread: Micro-Weld carbon torch 1A
04/07/2018 14:00:48

Thank you all for taking the time to reply, I will not use it for the case, instead will look at fitting a foot switch to control it, but did not like the idea of switching the mains with a foot switch.

And I think it would have to be quite a substantial relay, to switch the output from the transformer.

Michael G. Thank you for the link, it looks as if the one shown has an extra din plug fitted to the front of it, probably for a foot switch.

Thread: Centre punch
04/07/2018 13:54:24

Hi Mark

This is the type you require, item No. on ebay 273308471022 £3.65 inc P&P


Thread: Micro-Weld carbon torch 1A
01/07/2018 12:52:33

img_0369.jpgimg_0371.jpgimg_0370.jpgHello All,

I picked up this unit at a boot sale this morning, was going to use the case to house the electronics and motor for power feed on my milling machine.

But looking inside I think it might be useable as a spot welder for lithium battery connections, or for resistance soldering.

The AC output voltage can be varied from 1V to 6V.

Would like to know what the originalimg_0374.jpg torch/hand piece used with it would consist of.

Can't find any info on it having searched the web.

Thread: Emco V10P carriage stop
12/05/2018 15:07:27


Completed stop made from JohnF's plans.

Thank you John

Thread: Emco V10P carriage stop
24/04/2018 13:25:39

Thank you all for the replies, I have measured the angle of the lathe bed way and unfortunately it's 85 degrees not 90

So I am going to go the sawing and filing route, was hoping to use an end mill and create the V in the stop.

JohnF, I have sent a message with my email address, thank you for the reply and the offer of the drawings.

23/04/2018 15:02:16

I have an Emco V10P lathe, and need to make a carriage stop for it, but the bed ways are rather an awkward shape, I have included photo's and a tracing taken from the tailstock end of the bed in my albums.

I do not possess a tilting vice or a sine bar, can anyone suggest a way of making an accurate stop for the carriage please.

I do own a milling machine.

Thread: Diesel engines for miniature gauge locomotives?
25/03/2018 14:25:54

Neil, I think the car you are talking about was an Aixiam, a car dealer I carried out work for was an agent for them, I did quite a lot of electrical work on them, they could driven on a motorcycle licence.

They used a single cylinder Kubota engine, which as you say was bullet proof.

The problems really got bad when they introduced a battery powered van.

Thread: imperial rule.
14/03/2018 16:12:06

Hi a hunt for a yard stick on eBay turned this one up, item no

Thread: Warco VM-16 dead
28/01/2018 13:45:20

Hi have you checked the safety switch on the chuck guard?

Thread: Drawer Liners
10/12/2017 14:05:37

Ikea Variera drawer and shelf lining sheet is 50x150cm and costs £3.93.



Thread: using an inverter to power a 3ph hoist
04/12/2017 14:04:18

Hi it is important with inverters that the connections between the inverter and the motor are direct, so you would have to use the low level controls on the inverter for up and down control.



Thread: band saw
30/09/2017 11:43:21

Very similar one on eBay item No.291639622707


Thread: inverter stick welder
07/07/2017 11:09:20


I recently purchased the Parweld XTS 142 from eBay item No 262719324591 Cost including postage was £158, this also included a Parweld auto dimming helmet and a pair of leather gloves.

Have not used it much but worked really well, and also will work as a scratch start TIG with the addition of a suitable torch.


Thread: Can an electric power steering pump drive a hydraulic ram
11/06/2017 18:08:11

Hi, have you looked at the 12V electric hydraulic pumps used on Transit tipper trucks they usually have a reservoir, and a pressure release valve to let the fluid back into the reservoir.

Thread: Small cable connecting
02/06/2017 11:05:59

Hi, how about soldering them and heat shrink tubing, or the automotive red butt connectors.

Thread: Help from any Kennedy Hexacut Power Hacksaw owners out there?
15/05/2017 19:45:36

Hi Robbo,

Yes, Thank you that is the info I have, plus a sales leaflet describing the two models offered, one motorised and one without motor, having a V pulley fitted, instead of the flat pulley.

15/05/2017 15:41:20

Michael, I think the original belt was slightly elastic, I manage to find an automotive ribbed belt, which I turned inside out, and this has been working OK.



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