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    Re: How to move a 2-ton block of concrete?

    It might be cheaper to hire it out. If you have a company close by that sells concrete block they might do it for a nominal charge. I paid a block company years ago to move pallets of stone I had...
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    Re: Rebar/ labor costs?

    Ahh grasshopper, you have learned a valuable life lesson. Post a project or ask the pros on this website and you will be bitten by a locust.
  3. Thread: stump removal

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    Looks to me like you need to dig up the barn and...

    Looks to me like you need to dig up the barn and clean around the trees to make travel easier. Ok... Im just kidding
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    Re: Not many real one's left!

    Yep machine shops are going the way of tv repairmen, watch repairmen, appliance repair, ect. I feel lucky of having the opportunity to have worked with the last of the old school carpenters back in...
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    Re: Garage door header ???

    Hey guys, I wasn't directing my statement of internet contractor hacks at anyone personally. It was a blanket statement to the op just to be aware of all the wrong information posted on the internet...
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    Re: Garage door header ???

    Anyone ,not versed in construction spending serious money on a building project, should have a set of approved plans. Also be sure to hire a reputable contractor with a building license. Poking...
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    Re: Tractor Financing for bad credit?????

    Im going to make one small point kinda off course from the other posters. Tractors lose very little resale value over time. I bought my tractor new about 15 years ago and its worth almost what I paid...
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    Re: cabelas is discontinuing tractor sales

    I don't think its lack of capability. The companies who spent tons money on research,development and production, and our government in some cases, simply don't wont these products copied.
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    Re: cabelas is discontinuing tractor sales

    Tks Axle, that make sense. So they are all actually feeding off each other.
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    Re: cabelas is discontinuing tractor sales

    Sorry to get off topic, maybe someone with a business degree could explain. About 20 years ago the town I live in built its first mall. The downtown business's fought it for years but it finally...
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    Re: cabelas is discontinuing tractor sales

    Axle you are wiser than your years. I took the bragging bloggers first post as tongue in cheek. But the more he responded I see that he was serious. Really?
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    Re: Pumpkins for Profit

    Just to echo what has been said in the above posts. A couple of years ago on a school field trip to a pumpkin patch I had a conversation with the farmer as the kids were picking pumpkins. He was...
  13. Thread: cab build

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    Re: cab build

    Posters commenting about lexan scratching is bunk. Sure if you take a sharp object and apply pressure it will scratch but normal use and abuse it will be fine. The real advantage of lexan for DIY...
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    Re: New privacy fence bowed down from wind

    Anyone try the the 2 part liquid that turns into a hard foam for setting fence posts? It looks promising but if I remember correctly it was a little pricey. I also saw a video where a crew was using...
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    Re: 3pt attachment storagebshed ideas

    Check online for "Stone boats". This is a very heavy skid type carrier built for hauling stone. Out dated for sure by modern means of transporting stone but this type of construction would certainly...
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    Re: Getting rid of Moles/Voles

    When we were kids every couple of years 2 or 3 moles would show up in our back yard. My mother would walk out with a shovel to the end of one of the mole runs and stand quietly for a few minutes....
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    Re: Westendorf Brush Crusher

    Thanks for all the information. You guys are the best.
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    Re: Brush Hog Blade Sharpening

    I agree with Kcf on this one. Years ago I bought a used bush hog, got it home, jacked it up to look at the blades. The guy I bought it from only cut grass and weeds with it so the blade had no nicks....
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    Re: Westendorf Brush Crusher

    Thanks Wille
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    Re: Westendorf Brush Crusher

    Thanks for the link Xfax. Wish I could hear from a few more people who use these.
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    Re: Westendorf Brush Crusher

    Thanks Jeff, yes I read some of those. I was looking for something maybe a little more current. Most of those threads were a couple of years old. thanks
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    Westendorf Brush Crusher

    Anyone comment on this attachment that has used one. It seems promising for smaller tractors by not needing a third function remote.
    I would also be interested in prices as their website does not...
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    Re: Favorite rear PTO implements for your SCUT?

    When Im putting in fence posts my post hole digger is my favorite. When I have a field to mow my bush hog is my favorite. When I have a field to spray my 3 point sprayer is on the top of my list. If...
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    Re: Neighbors and favors.

    A couple of summers ago a neighbor in law saw me out on my tractor bush hogging my field. He was in a mild panic from trying to dig post holes for a new deck with a rented one man gas powered auger....
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    Re: Neighbors and favors.

    "You know that friend you lent $50 and then never saw them again? It was probably money well spent"


    Im gonna steal that one from you.
  26. Re: Anyone own the Timber Champ Electric Kinetic Log Splitter

    Looking for a small cheap splitter I too watched the Rural King video. Scrolled down to read the comment section and all comments had been deleted. Not a good sign. I think Id pass on this one.
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    Re: Where Do You Guys Mount Your Shovel and Rake

    My little John Deere 400 loader has a round hollow cross brace down toward the bucket. I throw my shovel thru there. Very handy.
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    Re: Dealers - How Far is Too Far

    I agree with the posters above. I bought my latest tractor about 15 years ago. I think I have been back to the dealer one time in all those years.
  29. Re: New to tractor painting: question #1-Can I spray clear coat over new decals?

    Never heard of clear coating over decals. I wouldn't.
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    Re: Starting a Business with my L3901

    This subject has been brought up here many times in the past. You might do some searches here for a lot of information. My 2 cents from experience is you better charge a lot more than what has been...
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    Re: Mowing under electric fence wire

    What do you do when you get to a post? Stop ,backup, go forward again , stop, backup..... Walking with a weed eater would be faster. You need a forward facing guard that springs out of the way after...
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    Re: Durable plastic sheeting sources?

    U.S. Plastics in Lima Ohio
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    Re: Huge water leak in new barn

    Black mold is a serious health issue. If you have insurance on your building, or the budget, let a professional come in and clean your building. If you don't have either and have to do it yourself do...
  34. Buying Advice Re: Remote JD Dealer Has Better Price Than Local Dealer

    I agree with the posters about saving the money. $4000.00 is a lot of difference. I think dealer loyalty is hogwash these days. Ive had my Deere over 15 years and have never been to the dealer except...
  35. Thread: Potato Cannon

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    Re: Potato Cannon

    You would get a tighter fitting potato (thus longer distance) if you beveled the inside of the pipe rather than the outside of the pipe.
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    Re: Free Standing Treehouse

    There is tons of information and thousands of awesome pictures of tree houses on the internet. A lot of really cool ideas. Good luck with yours
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    Re: What do I have here?

    sorry double post
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    Re: What do I have here?

    434697434697434698

    Rodgers Sales Co company in Lyon Ms is where I got mine. Its in kit form an you simply buy a piece of pvc pipe and some glue, layout the position of the holes and drill away....
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    Re: What do I have here?

    I got mine from Rodgers sales a couple of years ago (kit form) and love it. I too planted clover and the wiper does an excellent job of getting rid of unwanted weeds.
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    Re: Opinons wanted on Craigslist competition

    ditto
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    Re: What do I have here?

    Let it get a little taller and hit it with a weed wiper.
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    Re: How you protect your farm from theft???

    There are a lot of summer homes in my area and during the winter months no one is around to deter theft. The area had a bad rash of random vandalism a couple of years ago also. I set up some video...
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    Re: Opinons wanted on Craigslist competition

    Not sure why you need to lie weather your the buyer or seller. Is it really worth a couple bucks to lie about something? If it is Id say you got some serious issues.
  44. Re: Tips on using a rock rake - or am I expecting too much?

    Its never going to work in that grass. You need to till the field and have a dirt surface. Then use your rake.
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    Re: Getting a bush hog.

    Guys usually buy a size large enough to cover their wheels width of the tractor.
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    Buying Advice Re: JD 790 or NH TC30 Which is better?

    I cant comment on the NH but I have had a JD 790 for almost 15 years. Never a problem. Comments about it being a little light are valid and I sometimes wish it had more lifting power on the FEL but...
  47. Thread: Roofing nailer

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    Re: Roofing nailer

    40 plus years of building and overseeing the construction of high end residential homes and working with some of the best homebuilders on the east coast is where I got my information.
    None of my...
  48. Thread: Roofing nailer

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    Re: Roofing nailer

    I see a lot of misinformation on the internet but this idea that nails have more holding power if they protrude thru the decking has got to be one of the most ignorant things I have ever read. Nails...
  49. Thread: Roofing nailer

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    Re: Roofing nailer

    But let me just put some wind behind EddieWalker's post: if the nail ain't long enough to get significantly through the roof decking, there will be the devil to pay later...so its about making sure...
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    Re: Best Landscape Rake for the money?

    Sgt. Oddball? (you gotta love Jack Elam too)
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    Re: How to keep the birds out of your barn???

    Poison popcorn. That's what the big box stores use.
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    Buying Advice Re: Cabela's selling Compact Tractors

    Is this something out of the norm for a retailer? A classic " value add" ? I don't see the extra value. I see the extra price though on the Cabelas tractor I looked at.
  53. Thread: chainsaw mill

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    Re: chainsaw mill

    [QUOTE=EddieWalker;4069227]I don't think it matters how you cut a log, they are all prone to moisture issues unless you put a big porch over all four walls. Chinking might be worse because it allows...
  54. Re: Tractor insurance- I'm not covered by homeowners...

    Depmandog ]I too have KTAC. I was a bit disappointed when my renewal came last week, my premiums jumped 30%!! From $276 to $359! Never had a claim either.

    I spoke with Charlotte, customer...
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    Re: Anybody know to "seal" a dirt pond?

    Yes you did, that's a reasonable $ to spend on this, if it doesn't seal (or saturate) on its own. Will the cement sink to the bottom if you pour it in or do you have to mix into the water and it...
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    Re: Anybody know to "seal" a dirt pond?

    Did I mention a bag of Portland cement would cost you about $10.00
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    Re: Anybody know to "seal" a dirt pond?

    A bag of Portland cement costs you about $10.00 at Lowes
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    Re: Anybody know to "seal" a dirt pond?

    An old farmers trick of years ago was to spread Portland cement (out of the bag) across the top of the pond and let it sink. Seals up hole. Off topic but to drain a swamp or lowland they would row...
  59. Thread: Box Blade help

    by Hiltz
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    Box Scraper Re: Box Blade help

    Are the ends of your lifting arms jammed against cross piece of the box blade. From the photo it looks like the ends of the arms are hitting the box blade brace that runs across the attachment....
  60. Thread: Anvils for sale

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    Re: Anvils for sale

    Very nice collection. Only wish I was closer to you. What is the going rate now for anvils. Back years ago when I purchased a used anvil it was $1.00 per pound.
  61. Thread: INJECTION FOAM

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    Re: INJECTION FOAM

    Concrete block has to many "shorts" to effectively insulate from the inside of the block. The webs in the block itself are perfect pathways for heat or cold.
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    Re: Online Selling Practices - Craigslist etc. Rant!

    In the Saginaw-Midland-Bay City craigslist website there is a posting for a Massey Ferguson dual remote valve with one handle missing and the listing states it may need some work. He also has a...
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    Re: Online Selling Practices - Craigslist etc. Rant!

    Craigslist is hit and miss. Around here it seems a lot of people are searching for tractor related implements and watch the listings very closely on a daily basses. You better act fast or the good...
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    Re: My first welder for a green old guy

    If you want instant gratification and nice looking welds without hours and hours of practice get a MIG.
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    Re: Impact screw drivers?

    "Lifetime guarantee means lifetime of the tool"? And they say that with a straight face? That would be funny if it wasn't so pathetic.
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    Re: sand blast questions

    Years ago I needed an old sheet metal bath tub sandblasted. I ended up taking it to monument business, headstones, that kind of business. It was really reasonable. Maybe an option.
  67. Re: Do dealers not listing prices shoot themselves in the foot?

    I feel your pain jt. I cant stand talking to car salesman. I think they all went to the same school on how to be slimy.
  68. Re: Do dealers not listing prices shoot themselves in the foot?

    Oh I see. Don't a couple of the major tractor makers have a build it yourself feature on their website that prices what tractor and features you want? Should give you a starting point.
  69. Re: Do dealers not listing prices shoot themselves in the foot?

    Is this something new tractor dealers not listing prices? My last new tractor purchase (12 years ago) I shopped 4 different dealers and they all gave me prices really quickly. I know auto dealers are...
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    Re: Concrete project: will this work?

    Very nice
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    Re: Concrete project: will this work?

    Ahh, that's the one. Your corners need a "full" cove so the small shoulders will have to be planed down or these 2 small offsets will transfer to your casting. Easy to do with a hand plane or if you...
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    Re: Concrete project: will this work?

    Paint is bad because it traps moisture. You want a breathable sealer which limits moisture and makes cleanup easier.

    Not sure where you get this. There are millions of painted concrete structures...
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    Re: Concrete project: will this work?

    Have you considered paint. A good quality oil or water based porch enamel (paint formulated for foot traffic) would last as long or longer than a sealer. The plus side is you could paint it in any...
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    Re: Concrete project: will this work?

    He asked is why I replied with my answer. It appears to me from his photos he was trying to have his finished product with a rounded edge not an edge with 2 sharp corners. It matters only if he wants...
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    Re: Concrete project: will this work?

    [QUOTE=FTG-05;3978180]I used something to make that corner, I guess it's a quarter round.


    What should I use in place of the quarter round? Please use small words, I don't do wood beyond 2x4's,...
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    Re: Concrete project: will this work?

    Looking at the photos of your form did you mean to put quarter round in the pattern? This will leave two small sharp edges in your casting as the above photo shows. If you install a full cove in...
  77. Re: How well do shelter logic hold up in heavy snow areas?

    Remember the videos of the Metrodome in Minneapolis . What were they thinking. A "soft" roof in snow country.
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    Re: Anybody ever build a tonneau cover?

    Take a look at
    hatches that are on boats. Fiberglass bass boats, runabouts, cruisers, ect. They all have a lip or channel on the bulkworks or the other door if its a double door. Hope that helps.
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    Re: Diesel prices in your area?

    Its sold by the liter here at $.07 which comes to about 27 cents per gallon. Saudi Arabia
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    Re: Made a stainless steel towel rack for bathroom

    With the design and fabrication completely by you Im sorry but I see a really big lawsuit coming your way when those welds fail!
    (very nice)
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    Re: Miller Multimatic 200

    Ha, I kinda got the knack of the speed thing. It took a while. After a little thought I am probably welding more than 6 inches. At first I would cut all my pieces and then weld. If I had a lot of...
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    Re: Miller Multimatic 200

    Not sure about inches. I just notice after prolonged use the welds get really crappy. Like you I have kinda learned to work around this by cutting, measuring, grinding, letting the welder cool off by...
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    Re: Miller Multimatic 200

    Thanks for the information Sodo. No problems with the welder or breaker in fact this has been a great quality machine. Ive had it I quess almost 10 years and it always fires right up. Im really...
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    Re: Miller Multimatic 200

    I have a Miller mig machine, entry level 120v . (Im not around my shop right now to see what model it is ) I think I spent around $1000.00 for it a couple of years ago. I would like to do some heaver...
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    Miller Multimatic 200

    Im looking to upgrade to a little more power. Anybody use one of the Multimatic 200's. Not a whole lot of information on the interweb about them.
    Any opinions on this welder.
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    Re: OSB or Plywood for Truss Gussets?

    Im with you Mike. I spent over 40 years in construction building projects signed off by architects and engineers and I never had a issue with plywood. All the high end residential projects...
  87. Re: Basement Sub-Floor Using Sleepers - Need Some Pointers

    I have to agree with the posters who advise against trapping the moisture between the concrete and your new construction. You are asking for trouble. Mold ,mildew, no matter what your solution is...
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    Re: OSB or Plywood for Truss Gussets?

    I guess from the responses it seems to be about half and half. So what I would do is make half the trusses with plywood the other half with OSB. A little test. See which ones last longer. Be sure to...
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    Re: OSB or Plywood for Truss Gussets?

    Keep stirring Mike. lol
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    Re: OSB or Plywood for Truss Gussets?

    Who makes a better truck, Ford or Chevy ?
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    Re: function of knob?

    From the looks of your picture it appears to be the control knob for your 3 point hitch. It controls the rate, either faster or slower, of lowering your 3 point hitch. Very handy for certain...
  92. Thread: DIY Post driver.

    by Hiltz
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    Re: DIY Post driver.

    Ha, there's always that one guy isn't there. On every job that one guy.
  93. Re: All These people buying tractors, have you thought about group buying?

    Would a discount only apply if all the tractors were the same model. I would think that would be the hard part. Finding six or eight people wanting exactly the same tractor.
  94. Re: All These people buying tractors, have you thought about group buying?

    I thought he meant say 6 people order 6 tractors from one dealer as a one package deal. Like what city government does when they buy a fleet of cop cars or fleet of trucks for city services.
  95. Re: All These people buying tractors, have you thought about group buying?

    living in harmony
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    Re: F 150 plant retooling video

    The same month GM filed for bankruptcy Ford took a 5.9 billion dollar Green Car Funding Initiative from the US government. A low interest US taxpayer funded loan.
  97. Re: All These people buying tractors, have you thought about group buying?

    Imagine
  98. Thread: Metal Band saw

    by Hiltz
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    Re: Metal Band saw

    Central Machinery, Harbor Freight, Grizzly, Jet, and I probably forgotten a few others, all sell the same metal band saw the only difference being the paint. (the Jet version maybe machined to...
  99. Thread: PTO Airpump

    by Hiltz
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    Re: PTO Airpump

    Anybody ?
  100. Thread: PTO Airpump

    by Hiltz
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    PTO Airpump

    Just saw a John Deere PTO air pump on the local craigslist. Anybody know anything about these. How well do they work and what kind of air pressure do they produce. Are they a usefull tool?
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