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Forum: Introductions 06-15-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By Essexmetal
John, a Marchant, air or kick is a better machine...

John, a Marchant, air or kick is a better machine than an Erco 1447. The adjustment wheel is a great feature. But as pointed out the Marchant 12A does not creep up on something. You can wind back the...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-08-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,972
Posted By Essexmetal
The Magna Brake is best suited to being a support...

The Magna Brake is best suited to being a support unit for a standard brake.


When I used to do a lot of custom tanks it allows you to quickly do various radius' and get accurate closure of the...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 05-21-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,327
Posted By Essexmetal
Rick, I have reduced the shanks many times. The...

Rick, I have reduced the shanks many times. The material is tough so carbide is a good tool choice.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-27-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,729
Posted By Essexmetal
Before everyone gets too caught up in accuracy of...

Before everyone gets too caught up in accuracy of the edge or strength of the material just remember sweeps are a device for checking curves and transferring that shape. In the case of most of us it...
Forum: Posting Pictures 01-19-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,111
Posted By Essexmetal
Die changes are not instantaneous and there is a...

Die changes are not instantaneous and there is a reason for having a double headed hammer. Leave the shrink set up on the one side and the stretch dies on the other.

The key is once you have run...
Forum: Heads Up Announcements 01-16-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,270
Posted By Essexmetal
If there is any further confirmation needed that...

If there is any further confirmation needed that this is a scam. That shop in the back ground of the 36" CP Hammer is located in Michigan.
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,224
Posted By Essexmetal
Gareth, got your note. sorry that Rob was not...

Gareth, got your note. sorry that Rob was not able to help you.

If you are thinking about doing a full size hammer from scratch then balancing against the British Pound verses the US Dollar these...
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2016, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,437
Posted By Essexmetal
Kent, thank you for posting this article. I would...

Kent, thank you for posting this article. I would not have seen it otherwise In the mid 80's I was working for a race team based in Santa Ana, CA., just down the road for Gurney's shop. I got to know...
Forum: Heads Up Announcements 11-01-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 15,381
Posted By Essexmetal
How excellent that all the work Tim put in will...

How excellent that all the work Tim put in will live on. Great effort for all involved to keep it alive.

While Tim was researching for the series and well before book one was published, I sent Tim...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 10-12-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,752
Posted By Essexmetal
Jeff, Is that your powerhammer sitting covered up...

Jeff, Is that your powerhammer sitting covered up beside the 476 ?
Forum: Basic questions and answers 05-19-2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,769
Posted By Essexmetal
There are advantages to both methods with TIG &...

There are advantages to both methods with TIG & O/A for aluminum. For panel seams, fluid tanks and any fabrication that is exposed to pressure pulses (turbocharger plenums) gas welding is the way to...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 04-25-2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,095
Posted By Essexmetal
The 330 ABP is a slope wave machine where the...

The 330 ABP is a slope wave machine where the Syncrowave is a squarewave machine. Let google show you the way the AC waveform looks like. Welding steel will be pretty much the same but the Syncro...
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,610
Posted By Essexmetal
Magee Wire Edging Machine

I have been going through some old files and come across quite a bit of Magee tooling and rollers prints. Also have a roll selection chart. Don't have the machine anymore so no need for me to keep...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2016, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,984
Posted By Essexmetal
Nawrocki = Integrity

A dollar is not worth much these day. As shop rates go maybe it will buy you around a minute. I received Cass's book today. On the back was a sticker the read something about running out of proper...
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,384
Posted By Essexmetal
John, that is a great picture of you and Marty....

John, that is a great picture of you and Marty. It reminded me of just how the metal work community bring people together. Our first connection was well before internet communities, the good old car...
Forum: Posting Pictures 01-05-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,551
Posted By Essexmetal
Mag hammers were popular for planishing and light...

Mag hammers were popular for planishing and light forming functions for their ability to move the material without stretching it. I have tried it, perhaps I did not have the best application since I...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,941
Posted By Essexmetal
Tony, In our part of the world we call that a...

Tony, In our part of the world we call that a spotting plate. That it why it has such deep webbing. They are very stable and flat. Those holes at either end are used to lift the plate, flip it over...
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,406
Posted By Essexmetal
Guys, Machinery uses an ISO viscosity standard....

Guys, Machinery uses an ISO viscosity standard. Sorry to confuse it with with the automotive rating. Graingers stocks Mobil DTE. SAE 30 is DTE Heavy. SAE 40 is DTE Extra Heavy.

I think you...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,406
Posted By Essexmetal
This has been a conversation point for 25 years....

This has been a conversation point for 25 years. When the first metal shaping site started up this went around and round and to quote someone above "oil is oil". If you want optimum use an industrial...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 15,560
Posted By Essexmetal
Red's shop. This was his last year there before...

Red's shop. This was his last year there before he retired. There was not a lot of room after the double hammer took up the center. He used the Pettingel side of the hammer the most, preferring it...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 15,560
Posted By Essexmetal
Tony, yes Crazy Jerry was with us on that trip....

Tony, yes Crazy Jerry was with us on that trip. Was selling a double Yoder to one of the guys which in the end he could not sell because he did not own it. I have not talked with Mike for several...
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 15,560
Posted By Essexmetal
26595 26596 I just wanted to share a...

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I just wanted to share a couple of my favorite pictures of Red.

After a hard day of shop tours back at Red's shop having a beer. Next to Red on the list of super hammer men is...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,057
Posted By Essexmetal
Backing for TIG Backgasing

Great range of products.

http://www.cerbaco.com/
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,976
Posted By Essexmetal
Fintan, I have a couple of sets, I will send you...

Fintan, I have a couple of sets, I will send you some pictures on the weekend. There are three separate sets of tools and three required set ups. First op is 90 degs. Second takes it to 180 degs. and...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 01-04-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,530
Posted By Essexmetal
Justin, just a note to say, sell the straight...

Justin, just a note to say, sell the straight edges, B & C with the long forming tools. They go with that tool set.
Rick
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