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Member postings for Trevor Drabble

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
13/11/2019 18:24:11

Andrew , Have you tried talking with Irwin , the owner of Record , either for the spec or maybe even a complete replacement handle ?

Trevor .

Thread: 'Bristol Handles'
02/11/2019 11:17:03

Have previously used Cotel Mouldings of Burnley . Large range of industrial quality products . No connection with the company .

Thread: Milling Machines - Myford vs Sieg
29/10/2019 18:54:18

Mike ,

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 .

Trevor.

Thread: Tingling from Myford Super 7
07/10/2019 13:07:48

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
06/10/2019 14:03:36

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 .

Trevor

Thread: Wanted: Shaper
06/10/2019 13:31:43

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
24/09/2019 23:14:20

Have you tried talking to Bambi in Birmingham ?

Trevor.

Thread: Water Lifter Hose
19/09/2019 15:25:07

As per Jason's suggestion , Blackgates also sell a selection of suitable hose in different diameters.

Trevor.

Thread: Spring Tapping Guide
14/09/2019 11:06:25

Vic , Are the ones from Arceuro not suitable ?

Trevor.

Edited By Trevor Drabble on 14/09/2019 11:07:22

Thread: Heartbroken!
16/08/2019 16:19:54

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
11/08/2019 23:42:34

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 ?

Trevor.

11/08/2019 07:44:18

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 .

Trevor.

Thread: Locking Levers
07/08/2019 11:34:31

Vic , Thanks for the valuable info . Have bookmarked the page . Trevor

Trevor.

05/08/2019 11:24:11

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
26/07/2019 07:23:05

I use J B Cutting Tools from Dronfield and they usually attend the Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition in October .

Trevor.

Thread: Advice for a mini milling machine
25/07/2019 17:28:05

Michael , Yet ANOTHER senior moment I'm afraid . Thank you for the correction , and yes , l agree , it certainly does .

Trevor.

25/07/2019 15:00:07

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 .

Trevor.

Thread: First Project
20/06/2019 14:30:54

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
10/03/2019 13:52:09

David ,

Sent you a PM .

Trevor .

Thread: Tube Notching
04/03/2019 14:49:15

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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