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  1. The inline oiler I'm referring to is a small devise meant to be installed on the tool itself. You use one per tool, they're not very expensive. Here's mine:
  2. The new chuck arrived today. Installation was quick and painless. This chuck, by itself, will hold my smallest drill but (#60).
  3. To get back to the original topic; Did the repair department make any mention of the tools being dry? If so two things: 1. There are inline oilers that have a small reservoir of oil that you keep filled. The oiler puts a drop of oil in the line every so often (most are adjustable). The oiler is attached directly to the tool (just before the quick connect). 2. If not using the oiler, then a few drops of oil at the end of the day (this allows the oil to penetrate the trigger mechanism, if you lube the tool and then immediately start using the tool, the oil will be pushed past the trigger mechanism and not lube it)( found this out about 2 weeks ago).
  4. Upon future inspection of the pin vise the plate that the threaded rod goes though to tighten the chuck jaws, is damaged and now misaligned. I think this is a critical failure, the pin vise must have been dropped at some time during the various moves of the shop. I've ordered a new one to replace it along with a more robust chuck for the drill press (a got a very inexpensive chuck from HF this spring, it works but I don't expect it to be tough). thanks for the input.
  5. I have a pin vise, looks like a miniature drill chuck. I've used it in the past without any problems, but now it won't hold a small (less than 1/16th) dill bit straight. It will hold larger bits straight but not the small ones. So, two questions: 1. can I fix it 2. whats a good brand name for a replacement/second?
  6. I had a local canvas company make lower bags for three dust collectors. I took one of the plastic bags to them and asked them to match the size, no problem with any of the three units. Two of the units (HF) use the spring clips to hold the bag until the band clamp is installed, these were fairly ineffective with the plastic bags (used duct tape) but with the canvas bags the clips alone work well.
  7. If you do the math it's 360/12=30 but a 4 sided box would be 360/4=90 but we know you have to cut the corners at 45, so yes you would have to cut the angles at 15 360/4=90/2=45 360/12=30/2=15
  8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7xWHEWov8M&has_verified=1 take a look, a breakdown of what one of these can do. If you must use one of these consider a very low powered electric (think HF's cheapest) or an air powered one with the air turned way down.
  9. John, Boiling water is not "always" 212 degrees. Where I live (4500 ft) water boils at 204 degrees (that's why there are adjustment times when canning food). Also steam has more thermal energy than boiling water (somewhere around 700 calories per milliliter) Steam and boiling water have the same temperature, but there's more energy in the steam. Fun facts it takes 1 calorie of energy to raise the temperature of i milliliter of water 1degree C; but in order to form ice water must lose about 50 calories of energy and to become steam water must gain the 700 calories mentioned above.
  10. Lissa and Artie, The term to search for is makerspace, Looks like University of North Carolina is the closest to Lissa.
  11. 1. tape is sticky side down 2. When working with the compound cuts I'm using the tape quite a bit, so the tape isn't exposed for very long. 3. When I'm not using the tape I unclamp the vice grips and move the dispenser to another location.
  12. I wanted a bench mounted tape dispenser for packing tape. While working on some compound ornament I needed to be able to hold the piece with one hand and tear off short strips of tape with the other. At work we have a bench tape dispenser, but it moves around a lot when in use. U-line has a bench mount dispenser with a c-clamp, it's about $25 with shipping, and I'd have to wait to get it. So, I got a tape gun (Walmart) for $11 (the handle was bolted onto the frame) I removed the handle and clamped it to the workbench next to the saw. Works like a charm.
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