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Thread: Bench Drills
29/01/2015 09:15:38

Some 20+ years ago I bought a "NuTool" 5 speed drill press....what a waste of money it must have had around 1/8" of play with the quill fully extended.

I see that most of the ones you see in B&Q & Wickes etc. all these years later still use that same basic "NuTool" design (and very similar castings).

I finally got around to doing something with the NuTool drill and put a slitting saw through the casting and fitted a pinch bolt which fixed the play but while cutting the slot in it I had a good chance to see how really poor quality the castings etc. were.

Once completed I gave it away to my old mate Jeff Harris who has used it for some years now.

This site shows quite well whats involved Drill Press Mods


Thread: Alba 1A shaper - my new little lady
28/01/2015 19:45:25

Nice job now get cutting some chips!


Thread: Spreadsheet Machinists Toolbox
26/01/2015 21:52:15
Posted by John Haine on 26/01/2015 20:52:59:

FSWizard ?


Works great even on my old phone


Thread: Waterproofing a Roof?
18/01/2015 21:25:30

If you can dry the roof a bit there are some good repair paints, IMHO the main two are "Cromapol" & "Acrypol" neither though are particularly cheap, and are not what I would class as a permanent repair.


Thread: Granite surface table for 6.99
14/01/2015 17:33:05

They are quite good but had to buy two sets as SWMBO commandeered the first lot


Thread: Induction hob - any workshop uses?
04/01/2015 13:24:02

I have heard of these things being used as bearing heaters for when you need to warm one up to aid fitting...

Personally when changing spindle bearings I balance mine on a 60w bulb (elf & safety police do not respond)


Thread: cz metal bender
02/01/2015 22:43:40

Thank you Michael your'e a star

£42 with shipping from Frosts

02/01/2015 17:48:36
Posted by donkey on 16/12/2014 15:49:06:

Advertised today in the frost catalogue as a croz metal bender for £36.



Where in the Frost Catalogue is it? I cant find it anywhere



Thread: Diamond tool holder.??
21/12/2014 14:11:21
Posted by Bazyle on 21/12/2014 13:43:45:

Paul - you are not legally obliged to have the sloping top to the tool so you can grind it flat topped if you like.

Bazyle, using the Eccentric Engineering supplied jig and instructions will only produce a sloping topped threading cutter, what do you use to produce a flat topped one? do you have some type of custom jig?


21/12/2014 03:12:25
Posted by chris stephens on 20/12/2014 23:47:14:Anyone else tried this tool for threading?


I have, I normally feed in using the compound set over to whatever angle the thread type dictates and it works fine but with two problems which stem from the quite steeply angled cutting face which make it difficult to line up the tool to the work using a conventional "thread gauge" and also the back face of the thread dosen't clean up so well as a flatter topped cutter when giving the final couple of "straight in" passes using the cross slide.

Does anyone else have a different threading technique when using one of these?


Thread: Bridgeport Milling Machine feed control module
14/12/2014 12:31:46


Apologies for jumping on the bandwagon but I would love a copy of the Erskine controller circuit too

PM being sent.



Thread: ER32 Collet Prices
07/12/2014 23:20:03

Flying Fifer like you I thought they would be "carp" but surprisingly they aren't .... so as the price is low at the moment I ordered a second set... so then I now need something to put them in so made these:

Cut 2x blocks 25mm UHMW plastic shoved a 25mm drill through it 20x and then followed with a 32mm step drill which though not quite the right profile for the collet is close enough for a Sunday night.


06/12/2014 03:39:04

Seems to be a bit of an Ebay "price war" on the cost of these things at the moment with a set of 19 collets now available for as low as £33.98 ER32 Collets UK Supply just had a set delivered (in less than three days) and so far the one's I have checked the runout is less than 0.001.

Did have one bad one though, the 16mm (16-15) collet looks like it had been mis-machined the photos show the unground jaw segments,

looks like it might have been initially machined a little oversize not leaving enough metal to finish grind to the correct final size.

Given that the collets work out to less than £1.80 each I wasn't too concerned about one bad one but contacted their customer support anyway.

Sadly they couldn't replace the individual collet as they only ship these items as packs of 19 however the seller quickly resolved with a £5 refund for the individual collet.

I must add that it seems that despite being shipped from a UK address that their customer support is most definitely "offshore".


Thread: Need assistance in changing the chuck on a battery drill
02/12/2014 01:37:10

Not taken a Makita chuck off in years but all the cheap ones I have removed lately the locking screw has been left hand and the chuck right hand thread so they lock together.

Might have some thread locking compound on it perhaps?


Thread: Diamond tool holder.??
30/11/2014 22:34:39

The Wimberley tool looks quite interesting but at a rather expensive $85 shipping to the UK plus the tool cost of $59 I'll wait or make one.


Thread: Inverters
20/11/2014 03:36:13

On my 1954 M1 the motor was 415v (Star) only, I had to open it up and pick out the Star point in the windings to convert to 220v (Delta).

It now runs fine on a Teco 1HP invterter.

Is your Mitsubishi inverter 415 or 230v output?


Thread: Theft...
05/11/2014 15:25:33

Must have forgot to lock the workshop door last night...."they" popeed in and helped themselves to my very nice Worx Lion hammer drill/driver and the spare battery and the charger....also took my 240v DA sander....not noticed anything else yet..

Still they walked past a lot of other high value items... I imagine just settling on the items that can be quickly sold in the pub or exchanged for a few grams of whatever...

Police gave me a crime number and the SOCO has been but I don't hold out any hope of seeing them again, going to cost @ £150 to replace, and then having seen the contents of the workshop I have no doubt they will re-visit.


Thread: bridgeport j head
20/10/2014 01:40:02

Frank, found this site a while ago.


Thread: What did you do today? (2014)
13/10/2014 00:59:35
Posted by Evaldas Maminskas on 12/10/2014 11:35:47:

Nicely done, Sir. May I ask what metal it's made of?

Thank you for the compliment, they are made from EN1A (1213) mild steel.

12/10/2014 10:08:45

I never seem to have enough AXA toolholders... made another 3


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