Here is a list of all the postings Trevor Drabble has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Record 25 vice handle|
Andrew , Have you tried talking with Irwin , the owner of Record , either for the spec or maybe even a complete replacement handle ?
|Thread: 'Bristol Handles'|
Have previously used Cotel Mouldings of Burnley . Large range of industrial quality products . No connection with the company .
|Thread: Milling Machines - Myford vs Sieg|
I am sure I've got a hard copy of the manual . I am not computer literate , but will try to take pics of it with my Amazon Fire tablet so I can email them to you if you would care to send me a PM with your email details .
|Thread: Tingling from Myford Super 7|
I have used Kraus + Naimer switches successfully for a number of years . They have a huge number of switching options and have proved very reliable . Suggest you get out a qualified electrician to fully check out and test not only your existing installation a.s.a.p. but also to wire any replacement switch and then re-test once installed. . Hope this all helps .
|Thread: Question from a customer|
Fizzy , In principle , l agree with you , assuming the boilers are designed and tested for a working pressure above 30 psi . Such pressure reversals is how both our porous load and instrument sterilisers worked every day . I would also wish to offer the following constructive comments ,
1) The end caps on the boilers are wrong . They should at least be flat ( depending on design calcs ) , or preferably convex , but certainly not concave as shown .
2) The steam header is wrong for effective balance . Rather than having a single central take off , there should be two teed take offs , each preferably spaced one third of the length along the header with each tee feeding a smaller short header , and then a single centrally placed teed feed to the engines .
|Thread: Wanted: Shaper|
James , would suggest you have a word with David at Quillstar . He is currently advertising both a bench mounted shaper as well as a floor standing unit . I have no connection with the company . Good luck . Trevor.
|Thread: Silent compressor problem|
Have you tried talking to Bambi in Birmingham ?
|Thread: Water Lifter Hose|
As per Jason's suggestion , Blackgates also sell a selection of suitable hose in different diameters.
|Thread: Spring Tapping Guide|
Vic , Are the ones from Arceuro not suitable ?
Edited By Trevor Drabble on 14/09/2019 11:07:22
My suggestion would be either carbide drill from M A Tooling on Attercliffe in Sheffield on 07973843152 or a carbide burr from J B Cutting Tools in Dronfield on 01246 418110 . I got some minature burrs from J B at last year's Midlands show , and they are very good . Also , if you visiting Meadowhall in the near future , Took Shed in The Lanes has a small stock of Proxxon carbide burrs . Hope t all helps . Please post your progress so we may all learn . Trevor.
|Thread: Tracy Tools|
Paul , Good to hear there are a number of such good companies out there in these turbulent times . Would you care to share details of those you would recommend please in order that both the rest of us and they may potentially benefit ?
Just want to praise Tracy Tools for their excellent service . Ordered a couple of taps from them around lunchtime on Friday and they arrived by first class post on Saturday . I believe such companies deserve all the support we can give them both directly and at the shows .
|Thread: Locking Levers|
Vic , Thanks for the valuable info . Have bookmarked the page . Trevor
Vic , I use Axminster Power Tools . They have them in both male and female variants . Also believe they do similar range in castellated knobs . No connection with company , just a satisfied customer . Trevor
|Thread: CARBIDE BURRS|
I use J B Cutting Tools from Dronfield and they usually attend the Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition in October .
|Thread: Advice for a mini milling machine|
Michael , Yet ANOTHER senior moment I'm afraid . Thank you for the correction , and yes , l agree , it certainly does .
Alex , FYI There are presently a number of Aciera F1 machines listed on ebay , e.g. item numbers 283511350510 and 153576605420 , at £2200 and £1800 respectively , with the F3 offering by Rotagrip ( item number 282519985212 ) at £5940 .
|Thread: First Project|
Puffa , Axminster Power Tools do a very good one week basic training course. Usually taken by a chap who served his time at Colchester lathes . Even though not cheap at around £600 , the courses are well supported . I've done two courses there and thoroughly enjoyed both . Trevor.
|Thread: New drill-1PH to 3PH wiring|
Sent you a PM .
|Thread: Tube Notching|
Sorry , forgot to say , the tube should obviously be supported by inserting wooden dowelling inside it in order to prevent distortion during cutting .
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