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Member postings for jimmy b

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Thread: Free software and human nature
13/10/2019 05:37:38

I have noticed this too.

In my day job, I very rarely get a thank you reply if advice works but if it doesn't, they a quick to reply!

Thread: Oil Level Sight Glass
13/10/2019 05:36:05

I had the opposite problem on one of my lathes!

Glass was empty and machine full!

I just pushed the glass (plastic) out, cleaned it and refitted with some silicone around the hole.


Thread: Would you buy one of these collets?
12/10/2019 18:15:59

Yes I'd buy one if I needed it!

I have an over size C5 collet (30mm) that I bought for one job.


Thread: windoze 10
29/09/2019 09:34:43

Martin, I FULLY took your advice and went through the troubleshooter. The problem turns out to be, needing to restart BEFORE starting the update!

Thank you again Martin.


29/09/2019 09:00:16

Thank you Martin,

I tried that this morning, still no joy!


29/09/2019 09:00:16

Thank you Martin,

I tried that this morning, still no joy!


29/09/2019 05:36:55

I've tried several times over the last month to install the new update.

It gets so far and then gives up!

I'll just plod along until something happens.


Thread: Chuck
25/09/2019 19:40:26

Hi John,

It won't make any difference whether you have ER32 or 25. Cheap will be cheap!

Banggood will probably be ok (although someone will chime in with "once they bought something and it was no good, blah blab blah).

I've had good and bad from China. Best plan is stick to companies that sell mainly tooling.

Good luck.


Thread: Alternative metal sources?
22/09/2019 11:36:12

Working for an engineering company has a few perks!


Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
20/09/2019 19:19:54

Finally got around to buying a VFD set up for the Crusader!

Got home from work today and it had had been delivered! its now fitted, happy days!!


Thread: SIEG SC4 lathe opinions please
17/09/2019 19:27:38

I'm a big fan of the SC4. Mine is 10 years old, (called the C4 then), its done stacks of work, including thousands on stainless bolts. Its still on its original belts.

In that time I have got through a couple of 3 jaw chucks.

Ample power. I really can recommend these lathes!


Thread: variable speed drive Crusader
15/09/2019 11:03:36

Has anyone fitted a variable speed drive to a Chester Crusader?

I'm giving thought to finally getting this done!

Any pitfalls that I should be aware of?

Thank youy.


Thread: General Question
14/09/2019 18:42:50

Hi Alan,

I think 3 months is way too long.

My purchases from china are usually around 4 weeks, best 6 days, over 6 weeks they are gone!!!


Thread: Good Evenin' all
01/09/2019 07:41:39

Hi David,

Sounds like a good workshop you've got there!


Thread: Help choosing a Chinese lathe please
01/09/2019 07:36:39

+1 for Sieg lathes.

If you could stretch to a SC4, they are extremely capable, otherwise I would highly recommend an SC3, I feel the SC2 could be too small for your 300mm centre distance.


Thread: Dumb question from a none driver
31/08/2019 21:00:00


The DVLA do check if an MOT and insurance are in place.

I would trust the online check over a post office employee any day of the week.


31/08/2019 19:51:42

When I tax my vehicles online, insurance and MOT are checked by the DVLA.


Thread: Equity release!
31/08/2019 06:09:07

Sounds like a plan!


Thread: Torx head variant or faulty batch?
21/08/2019 19:27:59

Its a faulty Torx.

I have had problems before with cap screws being under size/over size. I once even had some with out any hex at all!

When you think how big the batches must be (100,000??) having some bad ones slip through, can't be too much of a surprise.


Thread: Borrowing
18/08/2019 18:45:38
Posted by Phil Whitley on 18/08/2019 18:36:59:

I usually find that if I borrow anything (which is rare) I have to fix it before I can use it, and if I lend anything, I have to fix it when I get it back! If anyone asks to borrow now I generally tell them to fetch the problem to me, rather than take my tools to the problem!

I'm with you there Phil!


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