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#241 Utah Smitty OFFLINE  

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Posted February 17, 2020 - 09:54 AM

I'm saving pretty hard for a new tool. After much reading/vidoes, etc I'm leaning real hard towards a Powermatic 3520C lathe, Tormek T8 and Sorby turning tools. There is supposed to be a Powermatic sale at Acme Elec last week of April. Unless someone can show me the error in my ways.... LOL, I think it's going to happen. It's been many years in the making, hope to come to fruitation this spring. (Please don't tell my wife.. hehehehe)


Powermatic historically has been a high end machine. I believe they are now owned by Jet and are built in China.

Their quality still seems to be pretty decent.

If you come across any of the older green painted machines in good condition they're a safe bet for quality.

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Posted February 17, 2020 - 09:12 PM

I need to get a new tool but don,t know which one to get. Anybody have any recommendations on a jump starter?
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Posted February 23, 2020 - 12:21 PM

Got the Powermatic and set up, man is that darn thing heavy!  Glad my 'bota has a loader on it, gave it a pretty good work-out.  PM is owned by Jet but it's upper level model?  It's made in Tiawan so I checked it out hard as I put it togather.  Picked up 4 R. Sorby chisels and have a Tormek T-8 on the way.  All I need to do is wire it up with 230.  Picked up everything needed on sat., wiring/breaker, etc.  There are a couple USA made lathes, would love to have one but just don't have 7-8K to spend on a.... (toy) tool.  This one was a hard stretch/long time saving for.

 

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Posted February 24, 2020 - 10:43 PM

Hi All,

 

I'm going to answer my own question on here. The 

#215 post on page 15 in this section is a cream separator disc washer.  Patented Dec. 15, 1914.

patent #1,120,882.


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Posted February 25, 2020 - 07:07 PM

I need to get a new tool but don,t know which one to get. Anybody have any recommendations on a jump starter?

I got the viking at hf for Christmas. I've only used it on my tractors so far very convenient & works well. It's on sale in the March flyer for $59.99
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Posted February 26, 2020 - 12:30 AM

Was in Sioux Falls the other day and had to stop at HF. Getting underneath things to position a jack is harder to do everyday. Picked up one of these and already like it. 

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Posted February 27, 2020 - 05:01 PM

I picked up a strap wrench. These are usually used in woodworking for clamping picture frames, gluing chairs, etc. I bought it to wrap around flywheels while loosening the nut. Much safer than sticking something between the fins to hold it.

I know many folks use electric and/or pneumatic torque guns and eventually I may as well (I have a pneumatic gun), but I like the low-tech breaker bar. I have used tie-down straps but I like having a dedicated tool.


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Posted March 01, 2020 - 08:38 AM

While walking through Lowe's the other day I seen these hanging on the shelf next to their newer style handles. I guess these are being faded out, probably no good but for $16. I couldn't resist.
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Posted March 01, 2020 - 08:52 AM

While walking through Lowe's the other day I seen these hanging on the shelf next to their newer style handles. I guess these are being faded out, probably no good but for $16. I couldn't resist.
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That was their top of the line at one time. Still have a few...
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Posted March 01, 2020 - 09:03 AM

Here's my most recent purchase

the Mill / Drill 

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Posted March 01, 2020 - 02:11 PM

 

Here's my most recent purchase

the Mill / Drill 

Congratulations. From the looks of what I see in the background you'll put it to good use. 


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Posted March 01, 2020 - 07:59 PM

While walking through Lowe's the other day I seen these hanging on the shelf next to their newer style handles. I guess these are being faded out, probably no good but for $16. I couldn't resist.
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Since Craftsman is now independent from Sears they sell through Lowes. I hope to see the quality they were famous for 30 years ago return. The market for hand tools is huge and there are many great brands out there.


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Posted March 02, 2020 - 12:23 PM

Since Craftsman is now independent from Sears they sell through Lowes. I hope to see the quality they were famous for 30 years ago return. The market for hand tools is huge and there are many great brands out there.

40 years ago I went to Sears and bought a set of Craftsman combination wrenches. Got them home and read made in Japan on the side of each wrench. Took them back and got my money back. Those days were the beginning of the end for Sears and many other US institutions.   Don


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Posted March 02, 2020 - 05:29 PM

I noticed today on line this same screwdriver set is $2. cheaper. I have some like these that my dad gave me when I was kid & still use them. I bought my son a set of the newer bi metal handles with hardened steel tips. Their almost twice the price. Like mentioned I would like to see a good come back for the Craftsman label.
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Posted March 02, 2020 - 05:42 PM

Congratulations. From the looks of what I see in the background you'll put it to good use. 

Thank you, yes its been put to good use

When you build models and even tractors at times it will be right handy 
Here is a pic of a tractor my dad built in 1985, a copy of a Gibson A but with a K 341 engine, we have a dozer blade for and added tri ribs with white rims on the front

i helped out some on the build, i was 14 at the time, i do the repairs on it now, so mill drill is handy

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