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Member postings for Alan Waddington 2

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Thread: What are you doing to stay safe
30/03/2020 09:23:36
Posted by Steviegtr on 30/03/2020 00:14:54:
Posted by Alan Waddington 2 on 30/03/2020 00:08:21:

Bloody decorating

You should be putting a piston in the Vello.cheeky


That would be the preferred option Steve !........

But at this rate, there will be no house jobs left to do once lockdown is over.

So nothing to keep me out of the workshop.

How are the milling projects progressing ?

30/03/2020 00:08:21

Bloody decorating

Thread: New member Cornwall
28/03/2020 19:11:50

Hi Brian

Welcome to the forum from a fellow Beaver owner, a few others on here too.

Thread: Industrial Milling Machine
23/03/2020 20:07:30

True story, i got offered a free lathe last week. ‘If you can move it, it’s yours’ was the pitch.

I passed, as had several people before me apparently.

Moral of the story, other than export or scrap, majority of old large machines are not worth a carrot.

Cost more to haul than they are worth.

23/03/2020 11:21:35

Industrial manual mills come in many flavours, it could be totally unsuitable for the type of work you intend to do on it.

You need to get more details before making a decision.

Thread: vfd question
22/03/2020 12:37:31
Posted by not done it yet on 22/03/2020 12:10:18:

The main problem is that is not only the ‘savvy’ that read these forums. Blatantly recommending an unsafe product could lead to a serious situation, should someone blindly follow that advice.

Not convinced it is an unsafe product, just because the terminal cover can be removed without using a screwdriver, does not make it a death trap, it just doesnt meet this countries regulations.

Think about it, you can take a bulb out in your house and expose live terminals if the switch is on, and most ceiling roses can be unscrewd by hand to expose permanently live terminals.

The world is full of bad advice, doesn’t mean you have to follow it.

22/03/2020 11:01:46

Why do these threads always descend into Health and Safety lectures.

I think the majority of people who have homeworkshops employ a decent amount of common sense, practical ability and a healthy respect for things that try to kill you.

Pretty sure by todays commercial standards many of our workshops, mine included would probably be deemed highly unsafe and fall short of many ‘Regulations’

But strangely enough in 40 years of using it, iv’e managed to retain all my digits, still have both eyes and despite wiring everything up myself, including all manner of 3 phase workarounds over the years, never had so much as a tickle from the electrickery.

20/03/2020 23:03:25
Posted by john barnes 4 on 20/03/2020 22:55:56:

Hi Alan, the motor is inverter rated and configured in delta.

Ah ok, interested as i had this recently with an older motor with the star point dug out.

Inverter Worked fine up to 50 hz but tripped on current overload at 65hz.

Tried same inverter with same parameter settings on a newer star/delta motor and it didnt trip.

Hopefully someone on here will throw some light on the problem

20/03/2020 22:20:55

Is it a star delta motor or a star motor with the star point dug out ?

Thread: Finally got the milling machine home.
16/03/2020 09:13:24

Looks like a pretty good haul for £170.

Arc sell MT shellmill arbors (To mount the big cutters on) You need to measure the hole in the cutters to determine what size you want.

They only list 16mm and 22mm in 2MT

Thread: £15,000 for a Bridgeport!
14/03/2020 22:08:21

Would want at least half a dozen full size ones for that money

Thread: Myford Super7 Valuation help
13/03/2020 21:59:38

Sounds like the bloke making the offer is a decent sort, seems he could have easily lowballed you.

Maybe return the favour and let it go complete for what might be a bit less than ultimate value.

However if you want maximum return, break it.

Second best route for profit is ebay, but be prepared for some pain.

Thread: Tool info
13/03/2020 18:10:38

It’s an olive cutter for removing olives from copper pipe

Thread: Complicated post
08/03/2020 16:04:40
Posted by Alan Waddington 2 on 08/03/2020 15:51:30:
Posted by Steviegtr on 08/03/2020 15:48:12:

Hi Alan I will txt louise about the Beaver. Once you know the price of that you will be shocked I think. £800. It has been stood a while so will need a dam good clean up. But all there. Just got a back ache thinking of you moving it. Ok I just rang her now. She said she had left you a message on your phone. She says she will ring you later today. Regards


Cheers Steve, will let you know how i get on

Just checked my phone Steve and no messages, wonder if Louise has the right number ?

08/03/2020 15:51:30
Posted by Steviegtr on 08/03/2020 15:48:12:

Hi Alan I will txt louise about the Beaver. Once you know the price of that you will be shocked I think. £800. It has been stood a while so will need a dam good clean up. But all there. Just got a back ache thinking of you moving it. Ok I just rang her now. She said she had left you a message on your phone. She says she will ring you later today. Regards


Cheers Steve, will let you know how i get on

08/03/2020 15:36:08
Posted by Steviegtr on 07/03/2020 15:15:55:

The one Alan Waddington is selling is to buy my friends Beaver. It does look a good machine.




The Tom Senior is nothing to do with me, I just saw it on facebook Marketplace and immediately thought about you. Seller is in Barnsley.

Have not heard anything from your mate selling the Beaver ? But am still definitely interested, could you give him a nudge to get in contact with me.

If you did buy the Tom Senior and need a hand shifting it, give me a shout, i have a tilt bed trailer and could easily transport it for you, really does look like a tidy machine in the advert, i'm surprised at the low price.


Edited By Alan Waddington 2 on 08/03/2020 15:36:28

Thread: Amadeal Lathe failed - customer service appalling!
07/03/2020 00:06:00
Posted by Hollowpoint on 06/03/2020 22:53:07:

Im sorry but you've gone through 3 lathes in 12 months? Sounds like user error to me.

“2 faulty out of the box”........what did he do, unpack them incorrectly?

Thread: Complicated post
06/03/2020 23:37:56

NTDWM but for sale on facebook marketplace. £1600 Would make a great first mill, and no chance of losing money on it......d39474ce-e3a3-4531-88e4-1b1b06a01bb6.jpeg

06/03/2020 17:14:50

I'm confused, that Warco Super Major looks bigger than a Tom Senior ?

Reckon until you've had a few, you won't really know what you want.

Nothing against Chinese machinery, (Although the quality of the few iv'e had has been questionable) but resale value is generally low, so if you do find it's not what you want, be prepared to lose money. You can buy a lot of quality used iron for nearly £3K

Find a decent english, (or indeed German, Swiss or many others) machine and you will not lose if you decide to swap it.

Personally not a fan of round column mills, couldn't live without a quill feed, wouldn't want a MT head, find changing belts a PITA and don't have the time or patience to only take light cuts.

Iv'e found all that out from owning a succession of Mill's with some or all those features


Edited By Alan Waddington 2 on 06/03/2020 17:35:24

Thread: Small milling machine
24/02/2020 21:25:30


If you have the room grab that Beaver, you only move them once and it will do everything you want with ease, call it ‘Future Proofing’

Surprising how quickly you run out of room if doing bike bits etc, and having to take light cuts is seriously tedious.

Another thing to consider is 40 int tooling is cheap and readily available.

Edited By Alan Waddington 2 on 24/02/2020 21:28:42

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