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The Rigid oscillating spindle sander and belt sander they sold at home depot was pretty reasonable.   

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7 minutes ago, topgun said:

Go buy an oscillating spindle sander.   

 

End of story.  

Lord no.  I will use it once every 3 years for something quicker than jigging my belt sander up.  Just don't want to not have that be an option.

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Wasn't at all buying it to be a sander, just don't want a complete POS.

Amusing that one Ryan says ok and the other junk.  I expected more alignment from the two of you.

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If was going to get picky I’d buy the gold Makita. Otherwise the Wen or general international would be my next top picks.

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24 minutes ago, topgun said:

Drill press spindle sanding drum is a crap way to go.  

This

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My AC shit on me last night.  At 4am I was balls deep in the furnace and it turns out the blower wasnt spinning because the belt was all stretched like a polish whore.

 

Thank god it's from the 50s and had a tensioner. The motor wasnt happy with no air flow however.

 

Get home tonight and its borked again.  Fucking thermostat was just slightly off and it's not smart enough to tell me it isnt sending the signal to the fucking furnace or AC.  The tech is coming out in the AM, but I'm not a fan of trying to sleep in humid armpit fresh air after a downpour.  

 

At least I'll get more than 3 hours of sleep tonight.... I hope.

 

:D

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1 hour ago, ///M5 said:

Perfect.  What isnt?  I read a bunch of positive reviews on that.  Bench top is highly preferred...

Do you have a Grizzly dealer nearby?  Only "cheap" or "budget" press I would buy.

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8 hours ago, dem beats said:

My AC shit on me last night.  At 4am I was balls deep in the furnace and it turns out the blower wasnt spinning because the belt was all stretched like a polish whore.

 

Thank god it's from the 50s and had a tensioner. The motor wasnt happy with no air flow however.

 

Get home tonight and its borked again.  Fucking thermostat was just slightly off and it's not smart enough to tell me it isnt sending the signal to the fucking furnace or AC.  The tech is coming out in the AM, but I'm not a fan of trying to sleep in humid armpit fresh air after a downpour.  

 

At least I'll get more than 3 hours of sleep tonight.... I hope.

 

:D

 Have you ever tried melatonin taking for your sleep?  

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9 hours ago, ///M5 said:

Wasn't at all buying it to be a sander, just don't want a complete POS.

Amusing that one Ryan says ok and the other junk.  I expected more alignment from the two of you.

I'm tailoring my 'ok' to the assumption it won't see much use and you aren't doing much with it...  

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18 minutes ago, j-roadtatts said:

 Have you ever tried melatonin taking for your sleep?  

Yup.  Been on it, and GABA.  Its helped a bunch.

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8 hours ago, Tirefryr said:

Do you have a Grizzly dealer nearby?  Only "cheap" or "budget" press I would buy.

Those look impressive. Good call.

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6 minutes ago, dem beats said:

Yup.  Been on it, and GABA.  Its helped a bunch.

Amusingly I have never tried the Gabapentin. Does it help you with nerve pain?

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9 hours ago, Tirefryr said:

Do you have a Grizzly dealer nearby?  Only "cheap" or "budget" press I would buy.

Only 2 in the country.  Bellingham WA and Springfield MO  :(

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Guess I will run up to Acme and see what they sell me.  

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44 minutes ago, j-roadtatts said:

Amusingly I have never tried the Gabapentin. Does it help you with nerve pain?

While I do have a script for gabapentin, and it helps take the edge off of the nerve pain, I meant the over the counter amino acid GABA.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00E7TWV5M/ref=mp_s_a_1_13_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1531487103&sr=8-13&keywords=gaba&th=1&psc=1

 

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16 minutes ago, ///M5 said:

Guess I will run up to Acme and see what they sell me.  

Buy a nice little mill and call it a day.

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Problem is that I want a big mill. :(  And then I want a CNC.  And then....

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Captain overboard!!

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I am building one of these now:

 

 

...and since I don't have a welder I thought of machining the frame out of aluminum.  I suppose I could just grab a welder and do it out of steel....but then it is something else to buy.

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I already have enough aluminum scrap to do it...but hate to buy a mill that only works with aluminum, plastic, brass and wood.

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If I can weasel down the price on the taig I may buy it with the goal of using it to learn about what I really want to buy.  Figure it will always be worth $500 so if I can grab it for $800 then worst case I am out $300 if I flip.  Should even be better than that.  For what I need to drill holes in it would suffice, or worst case I can use it to make a jig to then use the hand drill.

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I bet you could use a connection to get a deal on an industrial Haas unit Sean.

 

If you wanna go cheep, find a little 2000 Bridgeport and never look back.

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If its less than 5k, it'd be cheaper to just buy it.  

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With very few exceptions, if you can lift a mill or lathe without any assistance, its crap.  

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