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Forum: Lighting & Electrical 06-05-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 978
Posted By evintho
Re: 230V extension cord for welder

I think I'm OK. OSHA doesn't frequent my garage much.
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 06-04-2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 978
Posted By evintho
Cool Re: 230V extension cord for welder

As stated 12ga should be fine. I grabbed a power cable from a motor home at a garage sale and threw a couple of ends on it. It's 10ga and 30' long. Works great!
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Forum: General Tool Discussion 06-03-2016, 10:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 706
Posted By evintho
Cool Re: OEM for Craftsman #40811 Feeler Gauge Set?

Bought mine back in the '70s, served me faithfully and still using it today. Manufactured by KD Tools.

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Forum: Introduce yourself here! 05-24-2016, 11:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 574
Posted By evintho
Re: Hello from California!

Please don't take offense but you sound like you're a complete rookie at this. What you have is a very rare car. I've heard estimates of anywhere from 1500-3000 built. Most were C6 autos, with a...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 04-24-2016, 11:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,247
Posted By evintho
Re: Angle grinder, M18 or corded

I use a cordless Milwaukee M18 for work and love it! But, I am on the road and I need cordless. For home use it's a simple corded Craftsman 4-1/2" angle grinder. I bought it 6 years ago at the...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 04-18-2016, 11:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,244
Posted By evintho
Cool Re: Starting A Tool Collection from Square One

Keep your eyes on CL. Here's a good start. Offer him $100. Go to $125 if necessary. Looks like a half way decent starter set at a good price................
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Forum: General Tool Discussion 04-06-2016, 01:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,391
Posted By evintho
Re: Can anyone recommend a quality electric weed whacker?

Thanks for the replies. I finally just went down to the local home improvement store and picked up another Black & Decker 6.5amp, 14" trimmer. For $50 I should get my monies worth. I just consider...
Forum: Flooring 04-03-2016, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 858
Posted By evintho
Cool Re: Deck coating?

I used Behrs Deckover on my deck. 25 year old untreated lumber. About 1/3 of the boards were so bad I had to replace them but the rest I coated with Deckover. I'm very pleased with the results. ...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 04-02-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,391
Posted By evintho
Re: Can anyone recommend a quality electric weed whacker?

Sorry guys, I didn't make it clear. Not looking for cordless. Looking for a corded weed whacker. My cordless tool platform is Milwaukee. Not even sure if they make a cordless but if they did, I'm...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 04-02-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,391
Posted By evintho
Cool Can anyone recommend a quality electric weed whacker?

I don't want/need a gas powered unit. I don't live out in the country, have acres of land or tall/thick grasses. I don't even have a lawn. I live on 13,000 sq ft of landscaped property with lots...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 03-28-2016, 11:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,654
Posted By evintho
Cool Re: HF pressure sandblaster modification

I just happened to check this post today. Yeah, I use the blaster in the backyard. I have a 10'x12' area behind my toolshed that I use for blasting. A blue HF tarp on the ground, 200 sq ft of 1mm...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 03-21-2016, 06:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,098
Posted By evintho
Re: Best budget NUT/BOLT assortment kit?

Keep in mind Tractor Supply Co. sells nuts/bolts/washers by the pound. At the local TSC here in expensive northern California the small stuff up to 1/2" is $3 per lb and the bigger stuff 9/16"-up is...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 03-12-2016, 01:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 999
Posted By evintho
Cool Re: Harbor Freight Pneumatic Paint Shaker

I don't mean to dis the OP's thread but..........way, way cheaper...............................
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Forum: General Tool Discussion 03-02-2016, 11:22 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 25,359
Posted By evintho
Cool Re: The Abrasive Blasting Resource Thread

I'll throw my modification in here. Not a blast cabinet but some mods on a HF pressure blaster. I've posted it before. These simple mods make it work like the much more expensive name brand units....
Forum: General Tool Discussion 02-29-2016, 11:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,063
Posted By evintho
Cool Re: Black oxide Allen head cap screws---have a bunch with light rust...how to clean?

Feed grade molasses. Mix it in a bucket with 4 or 5 parts water to 1 part molasses. Dump the hardware in the bucket for a couple of days. Remove and hose down. Done!

This is how it worked on...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 02-17-2016, 12:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,730
Posted By evintho
Re: Drill Bit Storage drawer organizer / Divider

I've posted this before. Cheap and easy.

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Forum: General Tool Discussion 01-16-2016, 12:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By evintho
Cool Re: Driver bit set recommendations

I have this Craftsman set at home and another in my work truck. Very handy! Got 'em for $9 each on Black Friday at Sears a couple of years ago....
Forum: General Tool Discussion 01-04-2016, 07:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,545
Posted By evintho
Re: How to store tye raps

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Forum: General Tool Discussion 12-31-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,824
Posted By evintho
Re: Bolt Wizard review

Vise-grips and the wire wheel on my bench grinder. Been cleaning up bolts that way for years. I'll spend my money elsewhere.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 12-31-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,668
Posted By evintho
Re: Which Tool for Cutting Unistrut

I use a chop saw to slice right through Unistrut. You may wanna pick up a metal cutting blade for your miter saw. Same principal.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 12-31-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,331
Posted By evintho
Cool Re: Fender cover protector? What do you like?

Set a bath towel over the fender then lay an old bath mat on top of that. The mat is weighty and has a rubber backing so it won't slide around. It's thick and cushiony so nothing is gonna dent the...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 12-11-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,496
Posted By evintho
Cool Re: Anyone else a Sun Equipment junkie??

Saw this sitting outside a thrift shop in the tiny town of Weaverville, CA. Thing is the store was closed and this was sitting on a table outside. A more unscrupulous person could've tossed it in...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 12-09-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,908
Posted By evintho
Cool Re: Welding cart vs cabinet -preference?

I'm a big fan of welding carts. With a 25' extension cord I can wheel my welders anywhere in the shop I need them. I've got a 110v for sheetmetal and a 220v for everything else. I built this...
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 11-29-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By evintho
Cool Re: does this 220v adapter exist?

The easiest way would be to cut off the 3-prong twist lock and replace it with a NEMA 6-50P. Electrical skills aren't necessary. Strip 1/2" of insulation off each wire, insert into the terminals...
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 11-29-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,111
Posted By evintho
Re: Question about welder wire feed

My Lincoln came with a regulator and no gauge. I didn't use it 'cause I plumbed into the bottle with the 'Y' valve so I could use my existing gauges. I'm thinking the 'no gauge regulator' is preset...
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