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What Did You Buy Today?

roadie33

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Just got home from the auction for a local school and picked up this for $ 150
Thought it was a good deal.
Needs a little cleanup, ground clamp, and nose piece for the gun.
It has a place for a spool gun hookup, but I believe it is only DC.
This will hopefully replace my 12 yr old HF Dual Mig 151.


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QUOTE="roadie33, post: 467782, member: 35556"]Just got home from the auction for a local school and picked up this for $ 150
Thought it was a good deal.
Needs a little cleanup, ground clamp, and nose piece for the gun.
It has a place for a spool gun hookup, but I believe it is only DC.
This will hopefully replace my 12 yr old HF Dual Mig 151.


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You win. I didn't get a bargain like you, but I did get a brand-spankin' new Miller 211 with all the accessories I need to get started on MIG.
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I also ordered a HF 44" lower tool chest and a 4x6 horizontal vertical bandsaw.
 

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I have been studying bandsaws for 3 months. Looked for used ones, studied specs til blue in the face, and gave it all up today.

I bought an Ellis 1600. I'm excited about it and hope to have it next week. BTW, noticed that Jet has now cloned the Ellis.
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W00t! Are you buying that new? It's one serious looking piece of element: nice solid guides, good blade tensioner, and the miter adjustment looks rock solid.

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Yeap, sprung for a new one along with their heavier vise.

BTW, a couple of our members here have them and give them good marks. That's what led me to them to begin with.
 

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I have been studying bandsaws for 3 months. Looked for used ones, studied specs til blue in the face, and gave it all up today.

I bought an Ellis 1600. I'm excited about it and hope to have it next week. BTW, noticed that Jet has now cloned the Ellis.
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Hokey smokes that thing's a beast!
 

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Just got home from the auction for a local school and picked up this for $ 150
Thought it was a good deal.
Needs a little cleanup, ground clamp, and nose piece for the gun.
It has a place for a spool gun hookup, but I believe it is only DC.
This will hopefully replace my 12 yr old HF Dual Mig 151.


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Nice find and with optional spot pulse panel!

I have been studying bandsaws for 3 months. Looked for used ones, studied specs til blue in the face, and gave it all up today.

I bought an Ellis 1600. I'm excited about it and hope to have it next week. BTW, noticed that Jet has now cloned the Ellis.
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Allan, your gonna like your Ellis. Use a C-clamp when cutting angles to keep the material from pulling to prevent teeth from breaking. Don't over tighten the cam-vise as this will lead to disassembly and resetting the star adjuster.
Edit: I hope you went with the screw type vice....Way better holding.
 

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Allan, your gonna like your Ellis. Use a C-clamp when cutting angles to keep the material from pulling to prevent teeth from breaking. Don't over tighten the cam-vise as this will lead to disassembly and resetting the star adjuster.
Edit: I hope you went with the screw type vice....Way better holding.
Paco, based on your and Brad's earlier feedback , I also bought the screw vise.
 

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I wish I had that advice when I purchase my 1800 some years back. I have two cam-lock vises and now a new screw vice. Good for you, your gonna love that dry cut saw.
When I get home I'll send you the brand of blade I'm currently using. Picked up two on eBay for a song and dance and they have cut everything from solid steel bar, aluminum and tubing with no clogging. I think they are 5/7 by Bacho. My general purpose Ellis blades work great except on aluminum. I always run the speed on the slowest speed. I have also rebuilt the down feed cylinder for under $20. Original bearings and the saw lives outside but covered, very well built machine.
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This arrived today for me. Not an expensive tool, but just a cheap trammel for comparative measurements at work. I'm a heavy equipment mechanic in a mine. Also for drawing large or small circles. I can scribe, pencil, or use a soapstone in it. image.jpeg
 

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I bought a Clausing 8520 today, in very nice shape. I did very well on that one.

I also bought from the same person a SB 9/10 taper attachment. That I took a beating on:(. I was checking out the repair made on it, and didn't notice the hair line cracks on the gib screws. I can't re-sell it, so I'm going to have to braze it and retap it. At that point I would probably not use the original screws (missing from this unit), but I have from my current cross slide. I don't have an oxy/acet unit, only mig, so I'll have to bring it to someone to get it done.

Has anyone ever repaired a cross slide that's been abused by over tightening? I don't believe it will be a problem if repaired well, since the gib will do the sliding. I think the real issue is re-flattening the bottom plate of the cross slide and preventing it from cracking again. For the few times I will need and use it, I may just use my current cross slide until I need to do tapering.

Pics of both will be coming. The Clausing is now in pieces so I could get it out of the van and down the basement. I never did take pics.
The clausing will go through a rebuild to see what I need, I already see I probably need bearings on the idler pulleys, or they need to be dimpled in, as the outter race is spinning (either from being too loose or because it's starting to go bad), it doesn't feel gritty, but it is not as loose as expected.
I need to see why the quill does not return to the top on it's own, I don't see where the spring is on this unit. I'll need new felt wipers. There didn't seem to be any backlash??? How is that possible? The screw is in beautiful shape, all fat at the tops. Lots to do... Gotta get the knee apart, I took the table off, but left the knee intact, now have to pull that apart.

The unit just has an on off, so I have to get a drum switch to reverse it.. I may even go 220 after reading what Finster said about his motor under 220.. http://www.hobby-machinist.com/threads/smoked-my-8520-mill-motor-today-crap.56998/#post-469052
 
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I've always had a fondness for vintage tools. When I got into metalworking several years ago I found myself shopping for vintage vises. In the past few years I have picked up a couple of 1940s craftsman vises and an old prentice. What I have really been looking for is a big old Reed. What I have found is that apparently there aren't many in my neck of woods. The few I have found have been broken and abused. The only others is see are on eBay and the freight is just too much to make it attractive.

Well.....I was checking Craigslist earlier this week and found this hidden away under "vice". Turns out it was just a few miles from my house. Now it has been happily relocated to my shop! :) A Reed 106R -weighing in at over 130lbs! It's a monster but it's as smooth as silk. Restoration doesn't appear to be necessary, probably just a clean up and some fresh paint.

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Today I bought an Aloris AXA tool post set - with two tool holders for my SB 9C. I am hoping they are as good as I have heard (from just about everyone). I'm sure it will be an upgrade from my lantern style tool post.

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That's one heck of a find BF Hammer.
The best part of buying old tools like that is the drive home.:).
Old tools are great. Nice find. I for sure love the drive home after the great buy happens.
I understand. I was so excited when i got home - my wife just didn't get it. The best she could say was "I guess it's ok - it just looks old and dirty". "And how many of these things do you have now....." :busted:
 

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I understand. I was so excited when i got home - my wife just didn't get it. The best she could say was "I guess it's ok - it just looks old and dirty". "And how many of these things do you have now....." :busted:
Yeah, you pretty much suck! ;)

Nice score!
 

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Now you have something to use in conjunction with that BFH. Cheers, Mike
 

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Great tools. My pet peeve is marked tools. Why do people mark their tools? Putting big ugly gouges instead of a discreet small name or number.
I own a few that I bought used from Ebay, not so bad. Please guys, don't deface your tools. There are better ways to "mark" your tools as yours. :)
 

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Great tools. My pet peeve is marked tools. Why do people mark their tools? Putting big ugly gouges instead of a discreet small name or number.
I own a few that I bought used from Ebay, not so bad. Please guys, don't deface your tools. There are better ways to "mark" your tools as yours. :)
Emilio , guys mark their tools when they work in shops with lots of people. They are not concerned about the next owner, only that they can say that's my tool.
 

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I understand that. I wrote that. All I was saying is that there is a better way. Never mind the next owner, I wouldn't want to use a defaced tool.
Yesterday I saw an Albrecht chuck with a big W carved into the nose shell. A small engraving will work for ID. And, one should think of future resale value in case you want to sell and buy a new version. They're on Ebay all the time. Why carve big ugly marks into a nice Starrett wood case, on the top?
 
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