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  1. Re: welding on a modern tractor, computer concerns?

    I am certianly in the camp of unhooking the battery. working on mordern equipment and seen first hand how fast a welder can burn thru $10's of thousands in electronics with the first arc. I also know...
  2. Re: Best Way to Cut Steel Mesh with Plasma?

    Piercing metal with my spectrum 625, I start the arc and then lower it to the metal. It keeps the blowback to a minimum. For anything over about 1/4in thick, I like to drill a small hole first to...
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    Re: Welding on a rear axle hub

    Ebay score on a #60 double row 72tooth sprocket for the swivel, https://www.nriparts.com/power-transmission/sprockets/na/60-2ch-37-80-72-tooth-steel-rough-bore-chain-double-row-1-716-in-sprocket/....
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    Re: flow control

    Aaron, the way you are suggesting is the only way he would be able to get his flow control to work in both directions. A flow control will only work in one direction and if it is placed after the...
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    Re: My 3rd and hopefully last log splitter

    New highway. 90ft of fill for the road to set on.414461 and what it looked like last spring when it caught on fire
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    Re: Welding on a rear axle hub

    If anybody has a small knuckle boom loader, I need to know the maxmium angle, with boom fully extended, that the boom will go down to. I figure on a maximum of 75* upright. I am trying to figure the...
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    Re: flow control

    blocking the ef port is not a good ideal. I assume your control valve for your curl function does have a built in relief. The excess flow has to have a way back to tank. Blocking the ef port will...
  8. Re: Hydraulic motor without using control valve

    Yes you can do it that way, I know of several situations where hydraulic motors are plumbed that way. Usually, the motors are low flow and pressure for cooling fans on oil coolers. I guess my next...
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    Re: Welding on a rear axle hub

    It is a full floating axle..
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    Re: Diverter valve now in stock at Surplus

    brad, you might try to remove the solenoid from the valve and cleaning it up to stop the sticking and slow action. I have had many a solenoid valve stop working and find the shaft the solenoid slides...
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    Re: Welding on a rear axle hub

    Dont think I am following you Brad. Right now, I only plan on using the hub and spindle and also plan on cutting the center section off the axle tube. The axle tube is sq and I plan on just making a...
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    Re: Welding on a rear axle hub

    A 60th #60 sprocket is a little more than 14.75 in dia. My axle hub is right at 13 in dia. . http://www.embmfg.com/File.aspx?id=2fcf52b7-77fe-416b-bcdc-7d9ec50ca357&display=full uses a double 68...
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    Re: Stake pocket boards

    If you plan on putting a full cord of wood on the trailer, your stake pockets might be the least of your worries. A cord of red oak will weight around 5700lbs, and you flex axle is only rated for...
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    Re: My 3rd and hopefully last log splitter

    Everyone will have a opinion as to vertical versus Horizonal. Every splitter I I built has been Horizonal. When I sold the last one, I rented a speedco that would split either way. I found the...
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    Re: Welding on a rear axle hub

    Tons of snow outside, doubt I will be working on this again this weekend. I have located some 1/4in 4x4 tube to use for the boom. Spent a lot of time trying to figure out the angles for making the...
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    Re: My 3rd and hopefully last log splitter

    Yep, and as soon as the engineers figured out a better material, they stopped using the angle and plate rivet system. I am not saying you cant build a strong beam using such materials, I just dont...
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    Re: My 3rd and hopefully last log splitter

    Franklin, your triangulated theory might work for a truss where the load is spread evenly over the lenght of the truss. And i am sure you could take two pieces of plate and use triangle bracing to...
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    Re: My 3rd and hopefully last log splitter

    I dont know about which or what is the strenght portion of a Ibeam. I do know that a Ibeam will twist more than an H beam. I also know that if the flanges are thin, the pusher plate will bend the...
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    Re: Welding on a rear axle hub

    I am just planning a light weight boom. The hub is a 48000lb rear end. Half that is 24000lb. I am guessing at the leverage since I dont really know how to figure it. 1500lb at about 14ft should be...
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    Re: Welding on a rear axle hub

    Now to just figure out how thick of steel to use for the mounting plate. I,\'m thinking 1/2-3/8 should be fine and is thicker than a truck wheel. Building something similar to this,...
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    Re: Welding on a rear axle hub

    Even though I said i would be welding to a axle hub, I thought a few folks where confused and thinking axle or axle flange. I figured the pic would clear that up. Being as its cold i have been...
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    Re: Welding on a rear axle hub

    This is the hub I plan on using. The weld area would be around the lug bolts on the flat flange. I took a file to the flange and it cut pretty easily. I also used the file on a cast iron pot which...
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    Re: Welding on a rear axle hub

    Its dark outside now and snowing. I'll do a spark test tomorrow. If it is cast steel, I'll preheat with a weed burner and let sit on top of the wood stove overnite after welding. I have a spare hub...
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    Welding on a rear axle hub

    I am getting ready to build my knuckleboom and thought I had everything figured out, until I decided to actually start. My thoughts are to weld the cyl braceing to the hub of the 48,000rear axle and...
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    Re: Need help bending 1/4" aluminum

    If you have a shop press, you can try making something like this, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKv_pD_oREk
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    Re: Open Center or Closed

    The 30gpm circuit is only going to be running around 700-1000psi
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    Re: Open Center or Closed

    Need more than that, I plan on a 30gpm and a 15gpm circuit as well. I have located a few engine sources. Right now leaning toward the 170hp, 7.3 international diesel, but have also located a 12valve...
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    Re: Open Center or Closed

    JJ, pic will have to wait, I'm 350 miles from the valve now. I think the way I wrote my last reply, I misled you, the third relief is on the in side, not the PB. I am pretty sure the v70 valve can be...
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    Re: Open Center or Closed

    I figured the air trick would tell, but I am not at home to give it a try. This is a specialty valve of some sort. It has a lever handle for operation, but also has a aircylinder for air operation of...
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    Re: Open Center or Closed

    Since we are on the open center/closed center topic, Whats the best way to tell if a valve, without disassembling the valve, and its not hooked to anything, just setting on a bench, if it is a open...
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    Re: Logsplitter 2.0

    when cutting bevels, it takes a pretty big sized tip. I used a #2 to cut the angles on the 1in metal in my picture. I have a #3 I can use if I want a longer slope on the edge. When you get down to...
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    Re: Logsplitter 2.0

    I tried the welding and grinding on one of my blades. I had some rods a railroad track welder gave me. Some sort of hardening rod. Welded pretty good, but grinding it to a edge was a bear. What ever...
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    Re: Logsplitter 2.0

    410627 1in scrap piece I was testing my home made track torch on. Made a pretty slick cut for minimal grinding. Only pic I have but cutting beats the heck out of grinding
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    Re: Logsplitter 2.0

    Or you can take a loop of chain and flip over the round and the pusher plate and pull the round off the wedge if the wedge is on the beam. No big thing
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    Re: Firewood processor build thread

    When drilling the clearance hole, try to get as close to the inside dia of the saw as possible. That way the chips will just fall thru the hole as your drilling. Also if your sawing large dia holes,...
  36. Re: Do I need to bleed hydraulics after running out of fluid?

    Is this the type of coupling between your pump and shaft. LOVEJOY COUPLERS -
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    Re: Firewood processor build thread

    I have had good success with the Lennox brand of holesaw, more so than the dewalt. Lennox is easy to find, Lowes, Homedepot, etc all carry both brands. I havent tried Milwaukee or any of the other...
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    Re: Firewood Processor Hydraulic Questions

    Is that the size hydraulic motor you are planning on using????. What kind of motor is it, Gear? you might want to rethink the size before you buy, I think the motor is way to small for a saw

    Is...
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    Re: Firewood processor questions

    As with everything, the motor you use will require some trade offs. The f11 motors cut using speed and require lots of oil flow and high pressure to get maximum power. I think what you will find with...
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    Re: Firewood processor build thread

    about the only time I have a holesaw try to walk is when the metal being drilled isnt laying perfecly flat and perpendicular to the drill head. My drill press table tilts and even tho i usually have...
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    Re: Attaching wedge to beam: Best method??

    these are all the pics I have uploaded of the wedge. You asked what I would do different, well I did make one change. If you look at the wedge support, I welded a guide to the support for the wedge...
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    Re: Firewood processor build thread

    Let me tell what I have found out about using cutting oil with hole saws. Recently I was cutting some 1x8in plate on my bandsaw and cutting some 2.5in holes in the same plate. On the bandsaw blade, I...
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    Re: Hydraulic Biomass Press

    Dan, I cant say for sure, but I think the machine uses a extruder tube, most of the ones I have seen, (Utube), that make long logs, are using a extruder. Which is one reason I think a hay bailer...
  44. Re: Run a PTO with a Diesel engine - PTO w Donkey Engine

    Wait a minute, I thought some said this couldnt be done.:thumbsup:
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    Re: log splitter engine

    Actually it was post #3 that just wanted it to rev up for the tuff stuff,
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    Re: Hydraulic Biomass Press

    I have thought about doing something using my splitter. High pressure pushing the chips thru and extruder tube. Actually, I think a sq hay bailer setup would probably give the best bang for the buck....
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    Re: log splitter engine

    I thought he just wanted it to rev up when he encountered a tough piece to split and run at half throttle the rest of the time. Anyways, a pressure switch would still work I think, just have to set...
  48. Re: Chinese clone engines, the good bad and the ugly

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/01/world/asia/wary-of-future-many-professionals-leave-china.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
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    Re: Hydraulic Biomass Press

    :reading::reading::reading:
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    Re: log splitter engine

    Seems simple enough to accomplish. Since you only want the engine to rev up under load, I would plumb in a pressure switch in the hydraulic system. Then adjust the switch for what ever load you want...
  51. Thread: SA-200

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    Re: SA-200

    Actually, I am ready to let it go for pretty much the parts bill. I took it on a trade a couple of years ago. Motor was locked down. Got it torn down, had sleeve put in block, bought parts, and it...
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    Re: Any body built a knuckleboom loader

    thats a big "graffle", way bigger than I need. Valby has rotator for about $700, I can get one from China for about $200, but the shipping is almost $400. Right now my plans are to go with the Valby...
  53. Thread: SA-200

    by muddstopper
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    Re: SA-200

    bdog, if you feel like a little road trip, I have a 1971 sa200 I have ready to be reassembled. It is a octagon barrel which suggests clad windings, but not necessary so. Supposely the octagon barrels...
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    Re: Any body built a knuckleboom loader

    Thanks Jaymed, I was in Charlotte last wk and saw that listed. The $9900 price tag, while probably worth the money, is more than I am willing to pay. I dont need the trailer, just the boom.
  55. Re: Chinese clone engines, the good bad and the ugly

    Since 2000 we have lost over 60,000 factories in the US. Not just because of Nafta, but also Cafta, PNTR with China and now the current government is pushing for another free trade agreement called...
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    Re: Any body built a knuckleboom loader

    aczlan, If i was to consider it, I would probably take my torches and cut it off the trailer. To me the trailer is scrap, dont have a use for it. Then one could set it on a car trailer, strap it down...
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    Re: Any body built a knuckleboom loader

    Are you offering to drive the first leg of the Trip??? Really good ideal, but might be hard to pull off. Anyways, I bought a 48,000 truck rear to make the swivel with and will probably build...
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    Re: Any body built a knuckleboom loader

    Man that thing has me written all over it, to bad its 1000miles away
  59. Re: Chinese clone engines, the good bad and the ugly

    Nafta passed with bipartisan support, so I guess we cant blame it all on Clinton. Altho My wife was working at Levis when they shut the door and moved to Mexico, and than at another textile company...
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    Re: Welding table build

    I am by far no expert on this. Been watching the last few days and just keeping my keyboard silent. I have had limited success straighting warps. My method varies according to the bow and I cant...
  61. Re: Chinese clone engines, the good bad and the ugly

    I agree, it very hard to find Made in the USA anything. And for what its worth, since this thread started 2 years ago, I did buy a predator engine from Harbor freight. It starts, it runs and is about...
  62. Re: Chinese clone engines, the good bad and the ugly

    well I dont know why you chose my post to resurrect a 2year old thread. seems you might have a chip on your shoulder, woke up in a bad mood, or whatever. I was around in the 60's and 70's too. I very...
  63. Thread: Gas leak

    by muddstopper
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    Re: Gas leak

    Plastic tank or metal? I poked a piece of 1/2in rebar thru my tn75 fuel tank once. I had already replaced the tank before and I didnt like the thoughts of buying yet another. I went to the scrap yard...
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    Re: track torch project

    I like the ideal of a slide extention, just have to see what I can scrounge up.
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    Re: track torch project

    Yea that works, done and did that, now looking for something more permanate. I know the real track torches have a little lever you just flip down. The way my torch is mounted. I just need to make a...
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    Re: track torch project

    Its ALIVE!!!!!. Heart beat a little irregular, but works non the less. Big difference in flopping around with the bigger allthread. My cordless drill battery died so i was trying to use my regular...
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    Re: track torch project

    Well, Its settled. I bought a piece of 3/4 all thread at Tractor Supply. Fastenal wanted $48 for a acme rod and $38 for the all thread. At Tractor Supply the all thread was $$20. I took a cutting bit...
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    Re: track torch project

    I actually liked the 16tpi of the 3/8 rod. I could set the drill on one and hold the trigger all the way down to make a clean cut. I guess I could go with 3/4-16 fine thread to keep the same speed...
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    Re: track torch project

    Terry, I was thinking about that, SurplusCenter has 6ft rods and the nuts, cost me about $20+shipping. I need to make up a list for weld-in flange fittings for my hydraulic tank and get them all at...
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    Re: track torch project

    Been using the track torch some. I will definately have to upgrade the lead screw. Its already starting to turn in an elliptical motion causing the torch to wobble as it travels the track. Have to...
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    Re: Cutting table

    I really like free and made with left overs. Thats a pretty good use of packageing material. I usually pick up any scrap I see laying around. It always comes in handy sooner or later. I picked up a...
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    Re: Cutting table

    I hadnt thought about rail car running boards. I bet I can pick some up at the car shop next wk. Thanks for a very good ideal. But it means putting the cutting table on hold until I go back to work....
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    Re: Cutting table

    I hear you on the Galvanized it sure aint for welding and I aint to fond of cutting on it either. Galvanize gives off fumes cutting and welding
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    Re: Cutting table

    SA, thats pretty close to what I had in mine, but Instead of sq, I probably go Rectangle, running the slats longways. Do you have much problems cutting thru the 3/4 wide slats. I plan on lining my...
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    Re: Cutting table

    I had seen the video but hadnt found the plans. Your link takes me to the video with the plans, but I cant get the file to open. I dont plan anything as fancy as Jodies table, just a square table...
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    Cutting table

    I need to make a cutting table for my every growing desire to burn things up. I usually just hang what ever I need to cut up on some blocks, hang off the tail gate, or what ever. Been know to use a...
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    Re: Welding projects

    My track torch project is a pretty simple build and best part is when its built, you have another useful tool. http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/welding/328118-track-torch-project.html
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    Re: Any body built a knuckleboom loader

    Well, as a update, I did find a 48,000lb truck rear to use in the build, its still setting on my dump trailer waiting on me to find time to start cutting and welding. I have been working on the...
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    Re: track torch project

    I plan on making a mount for my plasma next. Right now I needed something to cut a knife edge on about 20ft of thick metal, My plasma isnt capable. I couldnt see me hand cutting 20ft x's2 of bevel....
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    Re: track torch project

    Thanks for the nice comments. As for holding the Oxy lever down, right now I am just using a piece of angle and some vice grips. I need to remake the swivel bracket so the torch drops down far enough...
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    track torch project

    I always wanted a track torch. The older I get, the more my hands shake, and the uglier my cuts get. I looked for a used one for a while but didnt like the prices of a complete setup. Looked for just...
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    Re: Firewood processor build thread

    split any wood yet?
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    Re: Which plasma cutter?

    My 625 is 40 amps, and I tend to agree, just on the verge of being to small.
  84. Re: These thinhgs I have..this project I have..."Advice" I need!

    My voltage checks at 127v with a meter. I am close to the power substation. I run 1/8 7018 at 100amp setting on the welder. I can get serious undercut at that amperage. Now I had this discussion in...
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    Re: Tractor Bunk Bed

    It should be against forum rules to post projects like that without at least offering plans!!!! I cant let my wife see this until you make plans available. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Which plasma cutter?

    I have a older miller 625, 220v only. It cuts better than I can. I talked to a miller rep this week about their machines. ( he was doing demos of the new Miller 141 110v wire welders) Country of...
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    Re: Firewood processor build thread

    Looking at the pic of the pump shaft, i belief you have a woodruff key. Woodruff are half moon shaped, not square. I dont think anybody makes a stepped woodruff key, or at least I have never seen one.
  88. Thread: Pole Barns

    by muddstopper
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    Re: Pole Barns

    Here, a building permit isnt necessary for a barn structure, or at least it wasnt when my brother build his barn. Anyways, those are the same type trusses he used. 60x120 I think is the size. The...
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    Re: Firewood processor build thread

    Actually, if the coupling has one size keyway, and the shaft another, you can get tee shaped keyways that are made just for that situation. I had the same problem with a coupling and shaft when...
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    Re: Firewood processor build thread

    I dont know about Canada, but you can get a keyway at just about any autoparts or hardware store around here.
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    Re: combining 2 pump flows into one

    Why would the 4gpm pump drop out if both are pumping at the same time. I can see internal wear and tear maybe causing the worn pump to bypass some internally if the pressure required became more than...
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    combining 2 pump flows into one

    Easy answer, just get a pump with proper flow. Never one to do things the easy, or smart way, so here is the question. I have two identical pumps, same brand, same flow, same pressure. Neither pump...
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    Re: Firewood processor build thread

    Well, I am on vacation for the next 2 wks and plan on working some on my processor. I'll make a few pics as i go along, but my project is a build it as I can afford it and I dont have some of the...
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    Re: Firewood processor build thread

    a few pics of my hydraulic chainsaw.
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    Re: Firewood processor build thread

    Actually with your setup, I would think it would be fairly inexpensive to just add a hydraulic saw in the near future. I think you already said you had the 28gpm 2 stage pump, all you would need...
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    Re: Firewood processor build thread

    I am using a .404 harvester chain. Regular saw chain is a 3/8 pitch.. Power and torque can be controlled thru the use of a adjustable relief to regulate pressure. Axial piston motors can take up to...
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    Re: Firewood processor build thread

    OK, I am not much of a paint guy, heck my last splitter didnt even get a coat of paint, so I'm staying out of the paint discussion.

    I do want to touch on the comments about the Parker F11-12...
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    Re: How to stiffen up a bandsaw

    Cough, cough, Yea I did.:ashamed:
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    Re: How to stiffen up a bandsaw

    the way you spelled it, i didnt get the joke, as soon as I googled it, I had a good laugh
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    Re: How to stiffen up a bandsaw

    Bad spelling, Sildenafil, but Tadalafil last longer. :thumbsup:
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