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Tools

Primary purpose of this section is so that I don't have to keep all of the paper manuals or constantly look them up on line:

Fabrication

  • 3D Printer: MarkForged Mark-Two

  • Water Jet: Wazer

    • Cutting Area 12" x 18" (305 mm x 460 mm)

    • Cut Bed Size 13" x 19" (330 mm x 485 mm)

    • Cut Width (kerf) 1/16" (1.5 mm)

    • Gantry Positional Precision: 0.003" (0.08 mm)

    • 0.33lb (0.15kg) per minute

  • Milling Machine: Precision Mathews PM 25MV-BD; Manual

    • Table Size: 27-1/2″ x 7-1/8″

    • Cross Travel (Y Axis): 7″

    • Longitudinal Travel (X Axis): 19″

    • Vertical Travel (Z Axis): 13″

    • Max Distance Spindle to Table: 13″

    • Range of Spindle Speeds 50-2,250 RPM, 2 Steps

    • Taper of Spindle R-8, w/7/16-20 Drawbar Thread

    • Spindle Travel 2″

    • Max. Drilling Capacity: 1″

    • Max. End Milling Capacity: 3/4″

    • Max. Face Milling Capacity: 2/1/2″

    • T Slot Size Actual size 12mm, our 1/2″ kit listed is sized for this machine

    • Headstock Tilt Left & Right ±90°

  • Trepanning Hole Cutter: VAL CUT 2000-13; Cutting Speeds

  • Pneumatic:

    • Nibbler: Chicago Pneumatic CP-835

      • 0.177" diameter punch

      • cuts steel up to .060" (16 gauge) and aluminum up to .102" (10 gauge)

      • max air pressure 90psi

      • 4 optional cutting positions

    • Cut-Off Tool: AirCat 6520 3" reversable; manual

  • Vacuum Former: Centroform SV 1217;

    • Manual

    • Plastic sheet size: 15 1/4" x 20 1/4"

    • 7/16 “ O.D. x 5/16 “ I.D. Vinyl or similar tubing recommended

    • 1,500watt heating element; 12.5a at 110v and 13.6a at 120v

  • Vacuum Pump: Robinair (15800) VacuMaster 2-Stage, 8 CFM; Manual

    • Intake fitting: 1/4 inch MFL and 3/8 inch and 3/8 inch MFL, 3/8 inch FFL x 1/2 Acme adapter

  • Sander; Jet JSG-6DC; Manual

    • 12" disc; 6" x 48" belt; 1.5 HP 

  • Drill Press: JDP-15B; Manual

  • Air Compressor: Quincy QT-54; Manual

  • Bandsaw: Milwaukee 6232-20; 44-7/8" blade (Manual)

    • I have 24 & 14 TPI blades

    • Is mounted vertically on a Swag table

  • Filing Sander: Makita 9032; Manual

  • Welder: Millermatic 21; Manual

  • Vice Brake: Grizzly H3244; 4” wide; fingers 3”, 1”, 1”; manual

  • Dewalt 20v:

    • Circular Saw; 7-1/4” DCS570B; manual

    • Jig Saw: Dewalt DW321; Manual

Tubing

  • Tubing Straightener; Classic Tube BQ1028; 3/16" to 1/2"

  • Tubing Benders:

    • Swagelock

    • Swagelock

    • Rigid 600; 1/2”OD, 1-1/2” bend radius; Manual

  • Flaring:

    • Eastwood Professional; have both 45 and 37 degree dies; manual

    • Allstar Performance 11016: 37 degree, manual

Automotive

  • Car Lift: Bendpak SP-7X; Manual

  • Engine Stand: OTC 1,000 pound capacity; Manual

  • Wheel Dolly: GoJack 6313 Max Per Tire 1575 lbs; max width 13″ (330mm)

  • Alignment: Tenhulzen Automotive; Page;

  • Spring Compressor: Shanky DN-B1025; 1200 kg max. capacity per pair; jaw capacity (23mm - 280mm), adjustable via 19 mm hex socket or wrench

  • Grease Gun: Lincoln 1134; (Valvoline Cerulean)

Electrical

  • Power Supply: TekPower TP3005D-3

  • Multimeter: Extech 411; manual

  • Battery Charger: NOCO Genius G7200; 12V and 24V; manual

  • Crimper: Greenlee 8021 CrimpALL; 10-22 AWG

General

  • Digital Scale: CEN-TECH; Manual

  • Clecos (Aircraft Specialty):

Color Fastener Size Drill Size Fastener Size Decimal Drill Size Decimal
Cadium 3/32" #40 0.094 0.0980
Copper 1/8" #30 0.125 0.1285
Black 5/32" #21 0.156 0.1590
Brass 3/16" #11 0.188 0.1910
  • 8-32 (#29)
  • 10-24 (#25)
  • 10-32 (#21)
  • 1/4-20 (#7)

 Ultrasonic cleaner

  • X-Tronic #6000-XTS; Degassing & sweep function; tank size: 11.625"L x 5.625" W x 5.625"D

  • What ever you do, don't clean pearls. They will shatter. I think there are some other gemstones that will shatter also. Other no-nos: opals, emeralds, turquoise.

Sites

Fabrication