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Member postings for jimmy b

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Thread: Silver steel - bizarre Zoro pricing.
14/12/2019 04:49:17

Robin, 333mm is a pack of 5.

Some smaller sizes are for packs of 25.


Thread: 3 in 1 Lathe/Mill for $139? Early chistmas present perhaps?
13/12/2019 16:00:47

Clearly a scam. Much like the ads on Instagram!


Thread: My new lathe a Warco 918
08/12/2019 08:02:01

I get my threading inserts from HERE


Thread: Why mostly manual cars in UK
07/12/2019 12:09:20

Volvo don't recommend an oil change, unless used as a taxi......


07/12/2019 10:20:32

I've been driving automatics for 30 years.

Modern auto boxes are quite amazing.

Why anyone would want to have to mess around with gears is a mystery to me......


Thread: Case Hardening
05/12/2019 05:05:03

I have very good results with that same stuff from ebay.

I really wouldn't bother making my own!


Thread: Breaking bandsaw blades
02/12/2019 17:46:42

I can't help with any advise, other than to say I leave my bandsaw tensioned all the time, with no ill effects.


Thread: Recommend a Small Parts Lathe for 2k.
02/12/2019 08:29:57

The SC4 has been a more reliable machine and has done a lot of work for me.

The Crusader (mine is the deluxe) is a more capable machine. The DRO fitted to this is very useful.

I have found that the two lathes actually compliment each other very well.

As for reliability, the SC4 has done thousands pf hours of work and not really gone wrong, on the other hand, the Crusader has given me enough trouble with the motor, to push me in to spend on a VFD and new motor.

If I was to but one from business use, I'd seriously consider the Chester Variable speed 415v version.


01/12/2019 19:06:39

I have both the SC4 and Crusader lathes.

Very happy with both.

Good luck.


Thread: which lathe?
29/11/2019 18:45:50

I have machined Olite bearings a few times. Re oiling is not a problem and actually standard practice link


Thread: Long bed lathes affected by the tide
29/11/2019 14:46:04

I have heard this. Could well be true.

Some very highend machines have to have their own "slab" so that other machines vibrations don't interfere with them.

We once had trouble on CNC lathe with surface finish, eventually traced to a big mill at the bottom of the shop!!


Thread: LPG heater- fumes
28/11/2019 18:28:18

I just use an electric radiator. 2.5kw heats 10' x 8' shed for about a fiver a week.


Thread: ARC Catalogue No.11
28/11/2019 06:43:49

Mine came today, nice to have a look through and get some ideas.

Thank you.


Thread: 1.1kw motor iffy
24/11/2019 05:47:07

That could explain a lot!


23/11/2019 16:26:03

I had endless troubles with my Chester Crusader motor. I changed the run and start capacitors several times, but the motor just kept playing up.

I've now got a VFD on the lathe and easily double the power.

I now suspect that the motor was not to clever!


Thread: 3D printer recommendations
21/11/2019 18:51:44

It all depends on your budget.

I'm now using the Balco one from Aldi. £250 and worth every penny, to me.

I use Fusion360 (for free) to design things.


Thread: My new lathe a Warco 918
17/11/2019 09:04:56

I get my CCGT inserts from SHOP-APT.


You can get inserts in packs of 2.


Thread: Quorn MK3!
16/11/2019 21:09:55

I have just seen the Quorn Mk3.

This could be the unfinished project I need!!


Thread: Inverters and stop switches
11/11/2019 08:42:28

As I don't fully understand VFD's I'm just enjoying the "new" lathe mine has given me!

I have just installed the remote pendant and made a mechanical "interlock" cover for the switch, that covers the srtart button unless the chuck guard is down (to prevent accidental starting).


Thread: Chuck backplate mistake
10/11/2019 18:47:23

a or b.

not c!

I made one of my back plates oversize to the register to allow for fine tuning of run out.


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