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Forum: General Tool Discussion 08-24-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By evintho
Cool Re: Which would be best

I vote for the Milwaukee porta-band and SWAG stand. I'm cheap so I built my own stand and bought a used Craigslist Milwaukee porta-band. I cut everything with my saw from sheetmetal to 1/2" steel. ...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 07-24-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,290
Posted By evintho
Cool Re: Found! This may be worth some suckage points!

Everyone is right! Here I am so giddy about showing off my find that I've violated a basic rule!
A thousand apologies to my brethren!...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 07-24-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,290
Posted By evintho
Cool Found! This may be worth some suckage points!

Found it at work in the bottom of some processing equipment, wrapped in a WalMart plastic bag! We occasionally have outside contracting crews come in for specialized work. The last one was probably...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 07-21-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,836
Posted By evintho
Cool Re: Fender Covers

No fancy logo'd fender covers for me. The best ones I've found are a bath towel followed by a bath mat. It doesn't slide around and the thick knap on the mat holds the biggest and smallest...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 05-09-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 314
Posted By evintho
Cool Welding question.

My Hobart Ironman 210 took a dump! Needs an new contactor and range switch. 3 hrs labor + parts = $660! Ouch! I've had it for 3 years and have done quite a bit of welding with it.

My question:
Forum: General Tool Discussion 04-21-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By evintho
Re: Welder woes! Any ideas?

OK, 230v at the switch going in and coming out. From there wires go to the transformer and come out. I don't get any readings anywhere else (input lugs or otherwise). Keep in mind my electrical...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 04-20-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By evintho
Cool Welder woes! Any ideas?

My Hobart Ironman 210 stopped working this afternoon. It worked fine this morning!


I pull the trigger, wire feeds...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 04-15-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By evintho
Cool Spotted this Sun 500 scope at an antique store

Sitting on a table outside in Weaverville, CA. Store was closed so I don't know how much they wanted for it but thought it was highly cool so I snapped a pic. Just wanted to share.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 04-13-2015, 12:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 929
Posted By evintho
Cool Re: Blast media?

Black Diamond blast media sold by Tractor Supply. I used to use basic sand but found with the BD I use half as much and blast twice the area plus it's silica free! This stuff works great!
Forum: General Tool Discussion 04-02-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,057
Posted By evintho
Re: HF Drill press and torches

The drill press was about $350 new. I'd ask $100. Do the gauges on the tanks say 'Victor'? I'd say $150-$175 on the torches. Those are fair prices.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 03-12-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,046
Posted By evintho
Cool Re: Longer welding leads or input power cable extension?

Made a 25' extension cord for my Ironman 210. The cable was picked up at a garage sale for $5. It's the power supply cable for a motorhome so they can hook up to electrical at campgrounds. 10/3...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 02-22-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,570
Posted By evintho
Cool Re: Where to find workbench mats?

If you want cheap, HF has some that'll work.
If you want the best, get one of these...............

These are what we use at work. They're...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 02-01-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 361
Posted By evintho
Cool Which brand of vice-grips to buy?

I have a 10R and 7R, both Petersens and I need a couple more different sizes. Not willing to pay a fortune for more Petersens so what's the next best brand that won't break the bank? Are the Irwins...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 01-26-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By evintho
Re: Vise on Craigs

Probably an inadvertent zero placed at the end of the price.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 01-05-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,092
Posted By evintho
Cool Re: Looking for a good corded circular saw

Keep an eye on CL. Lotsa decent contractor stuff on there for cheap. Just make sure it hasn't been completely abused! Picked this up on my local CL for $50 and yeah, I know the blade is on...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 12-29-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,868
Posted By evintho
Cool Re: Decent Metal Chop Saw

Keep your eye on CL. Many times you can find a good used one and restore it cheaply. I grabbed this tore up Milwaukee off CL for $20. Cleaned it up and painted it, checked the brushes and armature...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 10-28-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By evintho
Re: Splicing into a MIG power cable.

Thanks guys! Took the advice and will make an extension cord. Just ordered the plug and receptacle from Amazon. Applied for an Amazon card and received $30 off. Total cost......$5! Should work...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 10-27-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By evintho
Cool Splicing into a MIG power cable.

With the 7' power cable I can only weld in certain areas of my shop. Sometimes I need to weld outside. I picked up this 25' cable used for a motor home for $5 at a garage sale. It's a 12/3 with...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 10-19-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,370
Posted By evintho
Cool Re: Harbor Freight 2 Ton Shop Crane?

Just measured my HF 2-ton. 33-1/2"W x 21"D x 65"H
Forum: General Tool Discussion 10-19-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,143
Posted By evintho
Cool Question on battery configurations for Milwaukee M12 Fuel 1/2" drill.

Just received my new Milwaukee M12 Fuel 1/2" drill and I'm quite pleased with it. Question: Why the 2 different sized batteries that come with it? Why didn't Milwaukee just include another XC4.0...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-20-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,415
Posted By evintho
Cool Re: Compressor CFM and PSI recommendations

Good choice! CFM is everything. I have an IR 80gal - 90psi - 18cfm. I'll never need another compressor! I've never had an issue breaking the most overly torqued or rusted nuts. I can run my...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-20-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,992
Posted By evintho
Cool Re: I need a engine hoist

I know this thread is a couple months old but here's a pretty simple mod to make the HF 2-ton into a body crane........................
Forum: General Tool Discussion 08-18-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By evintho
Re: Someone grab this baldor off Craig's

I'd grab that in a heartbeat but I'm too far south. DJ, well worth the drive to go pick that up! Clean it up a little and you've got an awesome little grinder. $20.........please!!
Forum: General Tool Discussion 08-16-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By evintho
Cool Re: My $4 Box of Yard Sale Goodies (Pipe Taps, etc)

Yeah, I'd say suckage was in order................................

Forum: Lighting & Electrical 08-13-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,578
Posted By evintho
Cool Re: Garage wired for 220V, kind of... need a lot of help here!

$30,000 for a house and garage on that large lot? That's ridiculous! I live in California. Out here, $30K might buy the garage but there'd probably be liens on it! Multiply that number by 10 and...
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