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Old 01-05-2018, 01:03 AM
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I also use glasses permanently, bifocals. I got my lenses flipped specifically for welding. The reading portion that's normally on the bottom of the lens is now on top. No more craning my neck to see what I'm doing. I have three helmets, one of which has magnifiers like you, just for when I forget my special welding glasses.
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Old 01-08-2018, 10:23 PM
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Video: Part 9 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ty3i_8OWKQ
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Old 01-09-2018, 02:30 PM
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Not the first time I've been told I'm too fast.
Just when I'm starting to enjoy it, you're finished and I'm left waiting for the next time...
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Old 01-09-2018, 02:48 PM
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Just a tip on drill press safety.
On any drill bit over 1/4" AKA 6.35MM, when that drill bit catches and you have the short end of the part it will try to spin the part as you experienced.
If you take a piece of timber about 600MM long and just wide enough to fit between the column of the Drill Press and the part it will effectively stop the part from twisting. Timber because it is light weight allowing you to not be injured by it if everything goes to SIHB and to get the power cut off.
In my shop I keep a 2-foot chunk of 2" x 4" and 2" x 6" with the press for just this purpose.
On bits below 6.35GM you have a fighting chance of breaking the bit befor you get hurt. On small parts I will put the part in a drill press vice and still run the timber.

When did empirical knowledge get replaced by a theoretical education?

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