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#16 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 25, 2012 - 09:59 PM

I got a spark tester,some really nice air hose(The stuff that springs back into a coil after your done with it. Especially built for lazy people like me) and a respirator so I can do painting indoors without running out every minute gasping for a breath of fresh air.LOL.

 

Those are good hoses! I have one on my little electric compressor, I only use it to air up tires though. One tip, if are using a cutting torch, make sure that the slag is not falling onto the hose! Like I said, I only use mine to air up tires, so I use it anyway. :D



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Posted December 25, 2012 - 10:06 PM

Thanks for the tips! I will store it with the spring tension off.  Also, how do you calibrate them? Would that be the little knob on the bottom? I hope not...

 

Casey, I know exactly what you mean; I have had that happen to me with ratchets when I did not have the switch all the way locked in position.

Ryan, what can happen is the handle can screw apart. If you get all the parts back in the right order you can calibrate it by using a square socket that fits the drives of the torque wrenches to have them back to back. The forces between then will always be the same no matter how hard you pull them. So if they are both the same they will both it the same torque settings at the same time (or close enough). Run them through a few different torque values and see how they size up. If they are good you'll know. If not you need more help or to pull the one in question back apart and try again. Hopefully you will not need to do that. But if you do you will know how. The key is one of the two torque wrenches MUST be know to be CORRECT already.


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Posted December 25, 2012 - 10:10 PM

Those hoses are nice, Just keep a good grip, I damaged a paint gun once by stretching the hose out and letting the gun slip from my fingers. It was about 3 inches of the floor, so no damage from that, but it hit the drill press stand at what seemed like 20 mph. Big dent in the can and it tweaked where the air attaches. Just FYI.

  Thanks for that advice. I will keep that in mind.



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Posted December 25, 2012 - 10:16 PM

Ryan, what can happen is the handle can screw apart. If you get all the parts back in the right order you can calibrate it by using a square socket that fits the drives of the torque wrenches to have them back to back. The forces between then will always be the same no matter how hard you pull them. So if they are both the same they will both it the same torque settings at the same time (or close enough). Run them through a few different torque values and see how they size up. If they are good you'll know. If not you need more help or to pull the one in question back apart and try again. Hopefully you will not need to do that. But if you do you will know how. The key is one of the two torque wrenches MUST be know to be CORRECT already.

 

 

Thanks for the little how-to! But, I was more asking what the knob on the bottom is for. The knob I am taking about petrudes through the lock-nut. It also has a hole through it with a little chain on it. (in my picture you can sorta see the chain) The reason I ask, is because I was trying to figure out what it was and I kept turning it. Not sure if that was a good idea.



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Posted December 25, 2012 - 10:36 PM

Thanks for the little how-to! But, I was more asking what the knob on the bottom is for. The knob I am taking about petrudes through the lock-nut. It also has a hole through it with a little chain on it. (in my picture you can sorta see the chain) The reason I ask, is because I was trying to figure out what it was and I kept turning it. Not sure if that was a good idea.

That's the locking nut. Loosen, make adjustments, tighten.

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Posted December 25, 2012 - 11:02 PM

More tools in the shop are always good Ryan, glad Santa was good to you :-)



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Posted December 25, 2012 - 11:09 PM

That's the locking nut. Loosen, make adjustments, tighten.

No, there is something else that I am talking about. I will take a picture of it tomorrow.



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Posted December 25, 2012 - 11:28 PM

Looks like a nice lot of tools there Ryan.  You too LTD.  Nice to see people giving practical gifts to such talented youth.


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Posted December 26, 2012 - 12:29 AM

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Ryan, are you talking about the do-hickey in the red box?



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Posted December 26, 2012 - 07:19 AM

Ryan,looks like you got some nice,very useful things. :thumbs:



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Posted December 26, 2012 - 07:58 AM

Yes, tools for Christmas, are the best gifts. It's also good to give them.

Especially those rarely needed ones that you don't want to buy for yourself.

Then you can just borrow them, when you need them. :smilewink:



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Posted December 26, 2012 - 01:42 PM

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Ryan, are you talking about the do-hickey in the red box?

Yes! That is it.



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Posted December 26, 2012 - 01:45 PM

That's the locker, adjust the torque to the setting & tighten that little nub.  Keep you from turning the setting while you use the wrench.



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Posted December 26, 2012 - 07:54 PM

I don't think I've ever asked for anything but tools for Christmas. My kids are always good for at least one multi-bit screw driver if not a whole set of them. I got two of them this year :D I also got something from my wife that I NEVER expected!

 

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Now I have to get a bottle, a regulator, and a power cord for it...and I have to learn myself how to use it.


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Posted December 26, 2012 - 07:56 PM

That's the locker, adjust the torque to the setting & tighten that little nub.  Keep you from turning the setting while you use the wrench.

Ok, I understand now! I am glad I did not mess it up.


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