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    I had an experience where a large piece of machinery had to be removed from an -embedded steel base plate foundation- and save all of the threaded holes. All of the bolt heads had mushroomed from rust to become many sizes once the rust flakes were removed.
    I ordered a set of six-point impact sockets by 1/32 increment sizes from 1.5" to 2.5" for the task. We used needle guns to remove the flakes of rust and drove the nearest size socket that was closest to a particular bolt head-on with a heavy hammer. Then an impact hammer removed them.
    As I recall there were about thirty of them and they all came out.
     
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      It is all fun and games. Try putting a metric Chinese nut on a German bolt of the same size.
       
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              oxyacetylene torch also known as the "red hot wrench" is good for scorching multiple acres when cutting scrap out of a fence line.

              to my amazement the fire department was all smiles. said they were bored to death and needed something to do, plus it was good training for their new volunteers.

              you never seen a bunch of women with brooms move so fast, not one drop of water.
               
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                How about a little...…...........what brand are these? (3/8-7/16 & 1/2-9/16)
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                Alright, I'll admit it, I bought them as a set in '74 while in HS. I believe the 4th wrench (MIA) was another 11/16 with a 3/4 on the opposite end.
                They worked well for me then and yeah, I got the ribbing for having 'em. I don't recall ever using the 19/32 though, lol.
                Sorry guys, but there will be no :eek: "Blue Light Special" on these gems............
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                  They could also be made by Wilde. Some companies like this make most of their business by being the OEM house brand for other chain stores. Sears, Montgomery Ward’s, JC Penny’s and the like all used Wilde.

                  Then there are companies like Lang. They specialize in certain tools, like re-threading kits. If you notice similarities between, say, a Craftsman or Snap-on kit it's because they're supplied by the same company. Lang also sells the Mac Tool version of that kit plus offers under their own name. Compare:
                  Lang - https://mrotools.com/971-lang-sae-and-metric-thread-restorer-48-piece-kit.aspx
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                  Kastar (owned by Lang) - https://www.tooldiscounter.com/prod...ead-restorer-kit-fractional-and-metric-kas971

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                  Craftsman - https://www.sears.com/craftsman-48-...pid=00942275000&kispla=00942275000P#Imagezoom
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                  Snap-On - https://www.lunnysauto.com/detail/SNAP-ON-RTD48-FRACTIONALMETRIC-48-PIECE-MASTER_123902224166.html
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                  MAC Tools - https://www.mactools.ca/en-ca/Extra.../TRCOMBO-48/48-PC-Rethreading-Tap-and-Die-Set

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                      I worked for Lisle Tools. We put our tools in Snap on, Blackhawk, Sears, Blue Point , and others, packaging................MO
                       
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                            Don't see many vids showing dry machining or climb cutting. My last machine to run was a 20" L&S with variable speed and loved that thing! Also looked into dry machining because of my allergies and found out it could be done but got a lot of flack for it. All that died down once the naysayers saw it happening.
                             
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                                  This is a really cool lathe.
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                                  This is mine. It's a 13x40 EMCO made in Austria.

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                                    Here is something for the welding crowd.
                                    I have had the opportunity/task (on a job) to weld with 1/4 inch 7018 rod to join 5/8 plate (angle prepped) in a single pass with 1/4" rod. (300 amps).
                                    This caught my eye as a fun thing to add to this thread.-EEK-
                                     
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                                      Impressive! Seems they're on a tight budget, having to use a carpenters hammer to chip slag. :)
                                       
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                                        This is not -do it at home- stuff.:)
                                         
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