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    I made a swap over to Bosch bits, I believe it...

    I made a swap over to Bosch bits, I believe it was thanks to a thread on Toolguyd which helped me. Have been extremely happy with them, they're holding up better than the other ones I've used in my...
  2. Thread: Plastic bags

    by LordBug
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    Is it possible to get a strap around it? I'll...

    Is it possible to get a strap around it? I'll admit I don't know how the setup looks, but if it goes around a mouth I'd suggest a ratchet strap to pull it snug
  3. Crikey, that's a bit of an eye opener! Looks...

    Crikey, that's a bit of an eye opener!
    Looks like I've got the perfect reason to treat myself to a PAPR helmet, love my beard but it does make masks/respirators pretty ineffective. Going to have to...
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    I recently picked up the Kreg rail system; Kreg...

    I recently picked up the Kreg rail system; Kreg 1220mm Accu-Cut Rail Guide System | Total Tools
    Have it setup on my DeWalt cordless, and it works darn well. I'm impressed at how it doesn't move...
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    Thanks for that Lappa, I've been looking at ways...

    Thanks for that Lappa, I've been looking at ways to minimise the amount of crud that gets stuck in the pleated filter in my DeWalt cordless vacuum, that looks the ticket to help me avoid buying the...
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    I've got a DeWalt Flexvolt chainsaw, and whilst I...

    I've got a DeWalt Flexvolt chainsaw, and whilst I haven't used it extensively, it was absolutely golden on a recent camping trip. Admittedly a lot of pine, but it has done well going through some...
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    I've been using CRC 3-36 with pretty good...

    I've been using CRC 3-36 with pretty good results.
    About $14 a can from Blackwoods, though I don't remember what the delivery charge is like....
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    I imagine if you were really struggling for...

    I imagine if you were really struggling for space, making an exchanger like the one I setup before it goes into tank on the other side would work pretty well, could add a fan for additional cooling...
  9. Screwgun, nailgun, or other for tongue & groove

    Hi all,

    I've been offered a birthday gift of a powertool on the provisio it's used for a small project, which is to install some tongue & groove timber as a ceiling in an outdoor area. Timber will...
  10. I'd also have a look at the feed rollers. I've...

    I'd also have a look at the feed rollers. I've barely had anything to do with thicknessers so far, but I'm tentatively going to suggest that might be a flat spot somewhere that lessens the pressure...
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    Dig relief holes. Instead of difficult shovel...

    Dig relief holes.
    Instead of difficult shovel work, just force feed a hose into the ground, or make a length of PVC pipe with a hose fitting on one end and use that.
    Couple of holes around it, a...
  12. Whilst that engine crane is a far more attractive...

    Whilst that engine crane is a far more attractive piece of equipement, I would forego ten of them in place of my sole cheap crap chinese crane. Not only has it been vastly useful in it's designated...
  13. Only 1.6 wall? Based off my experience, at the...

    Only 1.6 wall?
    Based off my experience, at the risk of being to the ire of the older hands, I'd say you're way, way overthinking it :)
    Reshape it with a bit of the old gentle persuasion tool, aka a...
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    Heh, I tried without an prior research to do this...

    Heh, I tried without an prior research to do this a couple of months back.
    With the best intentions but no real thought, I removed the little valve screw, and fed in the foam. Didn't put a hole on...
  15. You can MIG through paint and other contaminants,...

    You can MIG through paint and other contaminants, not so much on lower settings but definitely easily on higher.
    It's not nice, as Legion said horrible smoke, and sometimes a small bit will persist...
  16. If you're ever worried about the liner, you can...

    If you're ever worried about the liner, you can pull it out, soak it in kero/thinner, blow it out and put it back in. But when using mild steel wire, you don't really need to worry, can go years in a...
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    Depending on the condition of them, he's got a...

    Depending on the condition of them, he's got a few dollars (if he was in Australia) worth of drill bits by his feet. I don't remember the specifics, but the drill rigs I worked on saw their its...
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    Industrial waste is a saddening thing indeed. ...

    Industrial waste is a saddening thing indeed.

    I'm glad I was there when they were throwing away a Hafco saw table. Bit of a mission getting it off the ute at home, but it's here. Left out in the...
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    My small bit of input would be to go for the...

    My small bit of input would be to go for the machines that offer the highest output once you've reached a point of being torn for choice.
    You just never know when you'll want or need that extra...
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    Lucky bugger! I saved an HR4001C from being...

    Lucky bugger!
    I saved an HR4001C from being scrapped at work, very well used and heavily abused unit, opened up to nicely cooked windings and stator.
    Was going to buy replacement parts, but then...
  21. Cheers fellas, pulled my thumb out and took the...

    Cheers fellas, pulled my thumb out and took the cover off the fan, turns fairly easily, no telltale feeling of bad bearings.
    Is the megger check able to be done without having to find a way into the...
  22. Checking an electric motor before being able to power it

    Hi guys,

    I managed to save a decent piece of machinery from being scrapped by my workplace, which has suffered quite a few years of being left out in the weather.
    Now, whilst I'm sure it's been...
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    Alas, I'm too late to chime in with the...

    Alas, I'm too late to chime in with the suggestion of going and perusing old abandoned salt mines, as that's where I rescued my mighty little 150mm grinder from, solid, unsightly exterior with...
  24. My theory of the weld going to the thin metal...

    My theory of the weld going to the thin metal even when the arc isn't aimed at it is based off my experience of soldering, no research and no education. I've always believed it was since molten metal...
  25. Provided the flat bar is thicker, I'd be focusing...

    Provided the flat bar is thicker, I'd be focusing the arc onto that fairly close to the tube, and letting the weld flow to the tube by the action of the heat.

    If you've got pieces to spare, cut...
  26. Depending on Karl's opinion, I've got a few rod...

    Depending on Karl's opinion, I've got a few rod options I'd be happy to send a handful of to you at the cost of shipping.
    Options are Kobe 2.6/7018 (same as the previous links, and a bit of an...
  27. Thread: help needed

    by LordBug
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    My tip would just be to practise practise...

    My tip would just be to practise practise practise.
    Get some scrap and glue it together. If you've got plenty of that tube to spare, play on short offcuts of it.
    Try different settings. What blows...
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    Gosh, that's quite impressive to say the least!...

    Gosh, that's quite impressive to say the least!
    I'm guilty of being lax at times at work, that's definitely going to change now!
    I trust you'll be happy for me to pass this on to our safety guy so...
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    Silly question, have you tried chucking in the...

    Silly question, have you tried chucking in the term "prototyping aluminium extrusions Australia" into Google and having a weed through the results?
    Not as favourable as a solid recommendation, but...
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    Frankly, I'd say go for it. If you find mostly...

    Frankly, I'd say go for it. If you find mostly positive mentions on forums via a quick google search, then you're onto a winner.

    My experience tends to be with the Boss brand gasless (ie this one)...
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    Just sharing my condensor setup again. Coiled...

    Just sharing my condensor setup again.
    Coiled copper, goes into the separator, then into the tank.
    Has been working well, copper does get warm/hot all the way to the separator when doing a lot of...
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    As you can gather, you can make the leads any...

    As you can gather, you can make the leads any length you want.
    Heck, if you were in a pinch, you can use any collection of conductive elements to form an earth lead (I once made a 20m earth by...
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    An older fellow I worked with told me that the...

    An older fellow I worked with told me that the best sound to hear, better than the oft quoted frying bacon, is the sound of continuously tearing paper. That's the magical sweet spot.
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    Fantastic writeup Bob, I've been holding off on...

    Fantastic writeup Bob, I've been holding off on purchasing an IR thermometer for quite some time but this has finally helped me jump on in :)
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    That's a method I first saw used with my ex-wife,...

    That's a method I first saw used with my ex-wife, which was pretty nifty for working out where furniture was going to go when she was rearranging a room.

    I enjoy getting the occasional motivation...
  36. Interesting! How's the duty cycle? And does...

    Interesting!

    How's the duty cycle? And does the 240v lead get warm at all?
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    In case you didn't see my setup in the other...

    In case you didn't see my setup in the other thread, here it is.
    Not sure how much copper is in the coil, it was about half of a large pack from Bunnings, so maybe 5m worth.
    Filled with sand (slow,...
  38. Thread: MIG "pimples"?

    by LordBug
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    The more I think about it, the more I'd point my...

    The more I think about it, the more I'd point my finger at it being a contaminant.

    With the job I perform, there is absolutely zero preparation of the metal. Mill scale, surface rust, two years of...
  39. Thread: MIG "pimples"?

    by LordBug
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    MIG "pimples"?

    Hey guys,

    Sometimes when I'm on the MIG laying down tacks, the odd one or two will slowly erupt a blob of weld as it starts to cool, much like squeezing a pimple.
    I'm going to cautiously wager a...
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    Nothing says success quite like excess, might as...

    Nothing says success quite like excess, might as well as go the whole hog and get the extreme end of the spectrum. Quick google, first hit, they supply 20m 16mm2 63a extension cables, which are...
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    With a simple endless air mod, you can also use...

    With a simple endless air mod, you can also use your air tools anywhere you take your car:
    http://www.grungle.com/endlessair.html
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    Considering you've got a MIG, you can cut through...

    Considering you've got a MIG, you can cut through far, far thicker than that if you want :wink:
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    Gotta admit, when we had a pair of Lincs at work,...

    Gotta admit, when we had a pair of Lincs at work, I still far, far preferred the Ausmigs that live there.
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    Everything tends to go cheaper second hand than...

    Everything tends to go cheaper second hand than when it's new, I've otherwise yet to see 3 phase 2nd hand gear asking for less than single phase stuff, haven't come across any of these bargains yet :(
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    The real question is, how much do you currently...

    The real question is, how much do you currently use your acetylene?

    I'm sure you enjoy being the life of the party by filling garbage bags with it then chucking it on the fire and all, but that...
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    Henkel 253

    Henkel 253
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    In case it helps with giving anyone ideas, here's...

    In case it helps with giving anyone ideas, here's my own little pre-condensor on my air compressor.
    The separator can be opened up a pinch so that it lets out a small amount of air w/ captured...
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    If your gloves are damp/wet, or your hand bare,...

    If your gloves are damp/wet, or your hand bare, you only get a minor boot, more like a bit of an unpleasant tingle.

    Before tackling the project proper, practise on some scrap first. Get the hang...
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    From a thread in the Welding section, the...

    From a thread in the Welding section, the consensus is yes, it is very good indeed.

    https://www.woodworkforums.com/showthread.php?t=187072&page=2

    Information of interest:
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    Last December I was amazed when on holiday in...

    Last December I was amazed when on holiday in Japan to discover that they were selling 3D printers in department stores.
    I was even more amazed when a few months later it was revealed to me that...
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