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Re: What was the last tool you bought?
MNSmith #1344058 Tue Jan 28 2020 09:05 PM
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Posts: 4,060
Shop Shark
Nice machine at a good price.
I'd raise the tool rest on the grinding wheel to be about center with the motor shaft.
Then get rid of the rest on the wire wheel.
Just my thoughts.

Oh and I'd leave it in the kitchen until my redheaded wife gets home.
You have to keep them fired up to have fun!
Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
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Re: What was the last tool you bought?
MNSmith #1345371 Fri Feb 07 2020 03:32 AM
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 2,001
Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed Forum
Bought off eBay a neat accessory tool.
An Engineair tire filler tool made by G.H. Meiser & Co in Chicago. It screws into a spark plug hole and uses the cylinder as an air compressor. My dad had one on his '48 GMC shop truck, and we used it to air test a long gas line that we had installed many moons ago, so kind of a nostalgic thing for me. It's complete with the wrench, gauge, etc. The hose is rotted away, but hopefully will be able to find some cloth braid covered hose and get it into operation. I got it cleaned up a bit tonight and looked up the patent info, and it was originally patented in 1930, and the latest in 1940. It has a pair of flapper inlet check valves to draw in fresh air so it doesn't pump as much gas-air mixture in.

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Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: What was the last tool you bought?
MNSmith #1345386 Fri Feb 07 2020 12:59 PM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 608
T
Shop Shark
Very COOL set up. I know that had to take back in time .


Craig

Come,Bleed or Blister somethings got to give!!!
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A:"3/8 drive Black and Decker aquarium pump motor" (the movie HOTROD)

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Re: What was the last tool you bought?
MNSmith #1345468 Fri Feb 07 2020 08:13 PM
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 2,001
Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed Forum
I did a little more research and found that the round hole in the wrench is there for the hose to go thru. Pretty ingenious way to keep you from losing the wrench. I didn't remember that part, but it was before the weekend when I used one of those. wink


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: What was the last tool you bought?
MNSmith #1345532 Sat Feb 08 2020 01:10 AM
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Posts: 8,979
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I bought a flexible LED light/magnetic parts retriever for $9.99 at HF.
I can now maybe retrieve my 9/16 Snap-on combination wrench from behind the gas tank in my '50.

Re: What was the last tool you bought?
MNSmith #1346668 Sat Feb 15 2020 11:35 PM
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Purchased a Dewalt angle Grinder (DWE402). Lots of projects I can use this on.
--Tom

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Re: What was the last tool you bought?
MNSmith #1347241 Thu Feb 20 2020 03:57 AM
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Shop Clutterist
Bought a Milwaukee 14" chop saw (or as they call it "abrasive cut-off machine"). First project will be brackets for the new rear bumper. I will be using have 2x2 square tubing and 2x2 angle iron for the job.

Last edited by Gord&Fran; Thu Feb 20 2020 03:59 AM.

Gord
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1954 1/2 ton 235 4 speed
Re: What was the last tool you bought?
MNSmith #1347271 Thu Feb 20 2020 06:08 PM
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Cobalt drill bit. No match in drilling through cast iron almost effortlessly!

Re: What was the last tool you bought?
MNSmith #1347310 Fri Feb 21 2020 01:11 AM
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Posts: 889
G
Shop Clutterist
New chop saw is very slow on 2" sq tubing. After if finally grinds thru the top of the tubing it cuts down the sides quickly. Then it's slow grinding thru the bottom. Is the disc that comes with the tool garbage? Or is it operator error?


Gord
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1954 1/2 ton 235 4 speed
Re: What was the last tool you bought?
MNSmith #1347312 Fri Feb 21 2020 01:54 AM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 29,546
ace skiver
It is cutting through less material when cutting down the "sides".


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE [1954advance-design.com] - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
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