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What Did You Buy Today?

roadie33

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Nice looking compressor.
I need to install one of those Maxline systems in my basement.
I am getting tired of dragging the air hose around everything when I need it.
 

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I'm more busy than ever but over the weekend asked around for end mills and today got a call, and bought them, they are new, some surface rust in spots, but what i did not realize is that they are morse 2 taper and the short one is morse 1 taper, i'm thinking should i cut them straight or make a sleeve and use them with the taper in the chuck, they are Clarkson made in england HSS. The plan is to use them in my lathe in coalition with the milling attachment i'm making here is a link: http://www.hobby-machinist.com/threads/is-lathe-milling-attachment-worth-making.61408/
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Sleeve
Have à few endmills from clarkson, Great stuff. Super hard.

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I finally got my new compressor installed. Now on to the MaxLine system install. View attachment 241438
When I moved into my new shop I used RapidAir (same company, RapidAir is the cheaper version) and love it. So fast & easy to install I keep moving and adding air stations as I need or no longer need them. I think the original kit was about $100 and did a full loop around my 20'x24' shop with maybe 3 stations. The MaxLine is a step or two above mine so I'm sure it will keep you happy! Oh, looks like a pretty nice compressor too!
 

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Today after work i got a call from the older gentleman i bought the others end mills he has found couple more, this time they are straight shank, he also offered me those canter shanks, one new one welded, and the long center drill, at first i wanted to pass because it had only one good side but then i thought it's a piece of HSS tool steel for next to nothing, they are also Clarkson made in england, as last thing he also gave me this pink grinding stone, at first also did not wanted it but then realized is for an tool post grinder and is rated for 6600 RPM.
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Purchased a new Millermatic 252 to have a back up in the shop. In the past I always had two MIG machines incase of issues but in all honesty, I only had one machine break down in 30 years. Any how, Miller is offering a $300 mail in rebate and that brought the price down to $2200. The freight truck arrived at 5:30 pm and I quickly picked it and started unpacking it.
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Broke out a new 30# spool of .035 and installed the stinger, ground cable, hose and regulator. Pulled a full bottle of 25/70 shielding gas and plugged her in.
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Miller was generous with a power cable and cord cap (about 10'). It also came with a 15' M-25 stinger.
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Took some 1/4" scrap and tried her out. I was so excited,I forgot to put on my cheaters so go easy on me. My first bead with this machine nice and hot (21.0V and 375 wire speed).
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She's right at home with her big brother!

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https://www.millerwelds.com/equipment/welders/mig-gmaw/millermatic-252-mig-welder-m00218
Turn and burn!
Paco
 
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benmychree

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I'm addicted to receiving packages. If I know I don't have something coming in a week I must buy something!
Cosmic truth! WTF did we did we do before E Bay? Receiving packages is one thing, what is in them is quite another! Call me a convert! Jesus is lord, but tools are a wonder of creation (or evolution) as well.
 

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It's sunday, that means tool market day, there wasn't much in quality machinist tools, but managed to find two electric motors, one someone has put an grinding stone on it, and the other is an old pressure washer, which i didn't never paid much attention but recently found that they have powerful electric motors, so both are cheap and in working condition, may come in helpful in the future.
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I saw a YouTube video of a pressure washer converted to a waterjet cutter, looked useful...

Dave H. (the other one)
And I threw mine away last year because the hose and gun part was broken and leaking.
Base was still good.
Next time I might recycle it for such à project.



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Some of the bigger units have 3-5 Kw electric motor, so they are worth taking apart if the motor works, and with that much power i'm not surprised they can generate enafth pressure to cut softer materials.
 

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I'm addicted to receiving packages. If I know I don't have something coming in a week I must buy something!
You must share your method on keeping track of what's coming, I admit I'm not very good at it , there has been a few occasions when I find a brand new package in my tool box that I have no idea what it is or when I ordered it,it's Christmas all over again.
 

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Picked up an Atlas MFC yesterday. It had sat idle for a few years at an art school and before that I suspect it was in a shop environment with a 3 phase motor. I only suspect the latter because it has heavy duty 3ph rated switch from the period but a Leeson Farm Duty 1 hp 1ph was added when the school got it in 2012. It needs some work and a few replacement parts but nothing major (came with the original arbor support and bar, removed for transport). I ordered a more appropriately sized 1/3 hp TEFC cap start motor today. It will sit in the garage on its heavy handmade base as I take it down, clean and make repairs (and paint). I might have paid a little more than it was worth but I have a daughter arriving in December and now was the time if I was going to get one. The money went to the school so no one was making a profit off of me.

 

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Today i bought couple more tapered end mills and two good quality tap, adding to the tool collection.
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Got me a practically brand new set of Mitutoyo gauge blocks for an awesome price! $1400 new, paid $350 shipped.

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I've always wanted a .0001 dial indicator. Most of them have very short travel though. This one has 1/2" travel. Pretty cool, I never seen a dial indicator like this with 2 sub dials. It's brand new but I think it's an older model. I've see the same p/n but with only 1 sub dial.

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Got me a 12" PEC hook scale & an articluated arm for a small upcoming project. Noga style arms are commonly used in the photography industry. I found the cheapest one I could, it was only $8 & the quality shows but will be fine for what I'm going to use it for.

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I don't need another Noga but found this one for a good price on another forum. It's the MG size (second largest to the Big Boy). My favorite size to use is the DG.

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Today, I purchased two sets of gauge pins. They are Meyer gauge pins .oooo4* X0 and X1 (I'm relying on memory here) not black ox and in wood cases. They had been used at an electronic tool making division of Snap On tool. Apparently Snap on only operated this plant, located a half hour's travel from me for only 4 years and moved the operation to Mexico.

For those unfamiliar the X0 set goes fron .011 to . o60 and X1 from .061 to .250. I think I kind'a scored on this one. ($150).
 

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You must share your method on keeping track of what's coming, I admit I'm not very good at it , there has been a few occasions when I find a brand new package in my tool box that I have no idea what it is or when I ordered it,it's Christmas all over again.
For me it's easy, I use the USPS Dashboard, UPS My Choice, & FedEx Delivery Manager services.

With USPS I just log in every morning to see what's on it's way. With UPS & FedEx, when you activate those services, you get emails when a package is coming (UPS only sends you an email the day before delivery) so no need to log in & check but you can as well.

Not perfect as I don't always know what those packages are just from tge tracking numbers but at least I know something. Also when I order something, I don't delete the email from my inbox until I receive it, so I know exactly what coming. :)
 

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Some things came usps today, 1/2" boring bars kit, ccmt boring bar, and a mitutoya digital caliper to replace a very inaccurate and erratic fowler model.

I'm in the process of some construction in the shop the next few days so I can't properly test everything, but the mit caliper has been very repeatable, and sets to zero everything, unlike the fowler... ugggg
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Amazon strikes again. Ordered a couple of AXA tool holders, good price and 2 day shipping. Well 3 days and still nothing. THen get an email that they canceled the order. Said they could not get them in. But checked their site and now the price has gone up, no longer available on prime but you now pay 6.50 each in shipping, and from the same company.
Call them and talk about it.

I if you bought it then they usually work with you.

Often a third party gets creative and things get wonky but amazon usually will do something.

Sometimes vendors ate banned.

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Got me a practically brand new set of Mitutoyo gauge blocks for an awesome price! $1400 new, paid $350 shipped.

A BIG YOU SUCK!!!!!


I've always wanted a .0001 dial indicator. Most of them have very short travel though. This one has 1/2" travel. Pretty cool, I never seen a dial indicator like this with 2 sub dials. It's brand new but I think it's an older model. I've see the same p/n but with only 1 sub dial.

That's really nice...


Got me a 12" PEC hook scale & an articluated arm for a small upcoming project. Noga style arms are commonly used in the photography industry. I found the cheapest one I could, it was only $8 & the quality shows but will be fine for what I'm going to use it for.



I don't need another Noga but found this one for a good price on another forum. It's the MG size (second largest to the Big Boy). My favorite size to use is the DG.
 

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Purchased a new Millermatic 252 to have a back up in the shop. In the past I always had two MIG machines incase of issues but in all honesty, I only had one machine break down in 30 years. Any how, Miller is offering a $300 mail in rebate and that brought the price down to $2200. The freight truck arrived at 5:30 pm and I quickly picked it and started unpacking it.
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Broke out a new 30# spool of .035 and installed the stinger, ground cable, hose and regulator. Pulled a full bottle of 25/70 shielding gas and plugged her in.
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Miller was generous with a power cable and cord cap (about 10'). It also came with a 15' M-25 stinger.
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Took some 1/4" scrap and tried her out. I was so excited,I forgot to put on my cheaters so go easy on me. My first bead with this machine nice and hot (21.0V and 375 wire speed).
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She's right at home with her big brother!

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https://www.millerwelds.com/equipment/welders/mig-gmaw/millermatic-252-mig-welder-m00218
Turn and burn!
Paco
You will love that machine Paco. I have the predecessor to the MM252, the MM251 which is basically the same machine with the exception that the MM252 has a sloped and redesigned front panel. It's been a great machine and have put a lot of wire through mine over the years.

Mike
 
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