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A Couple New Shop Picks
« on: May 12, 2017, 11:34:08 AM »
I grabbed a couple bigger ticket items in the last month of da'list.

First was a Dake No. 1-1/2 non-ratchet 3 ton arbor press. Plans are int he works for a ratchet attachment.

 

Last night I went and picked up a Miller XMT 304 power supply. I'll have to scare up a suitcase or shop feeder for it to run MIG. It stick welds like a champ, so it can do that in the meantime, though it makes for a stupid expensive stick machine. It will run 250A@60% on a 50A dryer plug and only weighs about 60lbs. Not exactly a hobby level machine.



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Re: A Couple New Shop Picks
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2017, 04:04:12 PM »
Thar arbor press is a twin to mine I am fairly sure.
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Re: A Couple New Shop Picks
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2017, 04:07:54 PM »
The XMT 304 is a great power supply. My local steelyard uses them in their fabrication shop, and they put out some excellent work with those machines.

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Re: A Couple New Shop Picks
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2017, 10:02:08 PM »
Yeah those Miller Inverters are real easy on your power source. And run stick better than anything else I've ever used. If you plan on using it for TIG best to get a foot pedal or a switch for the torch. Lift Arc ain't near as good as Millers marketing people think it is ;)

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Re: A Couple New Shop Picks
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2017, 10:06:38 PM »
I would appreciate you sharing how you are going to turn that arbor press into a ratcheting one. If it involves a machined part would it be possible to pay you to make a second part so that I could do a like conversion on mine? The idea of converting my arbor press to a ratchet type never crossed my mind and I would not have the first clue how to do that.
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Re: A Couple New Shop Picks
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2017, 10:19:08 PM »
I haven't sat down and figured all the details yet, but it will be similar to this. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/threads/52756-Arbor-Press-Modification?p=745411#post745411



Dake did a poor job getting the handle shaft concentric with the casting boss that sticks out. It may require some machining on the frame to get a free pivoting handle to work.

I saw a bunch of guys just weld the drive end of a 3/4 impact socket on the end of the shaft and use a plain old ratchet, but I don't like easy solutions.

I also just bought a Miller 22A feeder on feebay for a gamble. Hopefully it was just a phased out unit for update and works alright.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Miller-22A-Wire-Feeder-/152545351823?hash=item238469588f:g:7DcAAOSwi7RZFLZb

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Re: A Couple New Shop Picks
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2017, 12:30:51 AM »
You`d think those ratcheting teeth would have smaller gaps/more teeth?
I like the ratchet idea except I`d use a 1 inch drive.
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Re: A Couple New Shop Picks
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2017, 01:00:35 AM »
You`d think those ratcheting teeth would have smaller gaps/more teeth?
I like the ratchet idea except I`d use a 1 inch drive.

All the more easy to crack something on the press.............. frustratedx
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Re: A Couple New Shop Picks
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2017, 11:49:55 AM »
You`d think those ratcheting teeth would have smaller gaps/more teeth?
I like the ratchet idea except I`d use a 1 inch drive.

Yah until you start having to dick around with an indexing set up. Then 8 seems like plenty. lol

I'll find a bigger press one of these days, and the problem will solve itself.

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Re: A Couple New Shop Picks
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2017, 10:58:53 AM »
I find myself wishing that I had kept an arbor press or one of the 4 post presses or one of the punch presses. The auctioneer said we had to include some items in the sale. lolx

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