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Old 01-08-2016, 09:26 AM
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After looking at my pic, I was inspired to at least get all the boxes out of the garage and burnt along with a pile of balsam branches..............

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YEOW! I will never forget a mechanic of my brothers who was working on a car and the next thing you know he was dancing around the shop holding his hand that was dripping blood going "I f&#ED up, I f&%#ed up." LOL He was trying to remove a piston from a brake caliper. He put his hand in the caliper then blew into caliper with a blower on the air hose....the piston just about cut the end of his finger off!

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Ouch I have seen those come out looks like a bullet


I seem to get my fingers between the arms on Vise Grips especially when I squeeze them really hard to make sure they don't slip,,then I cry kick,beg and try to get someone to get them off my fingers
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Ouch I have seen those come out looks like a bullet


I seem to get my fingers between the arms on Vise Grips especially when I squeeze them really hard to make sure they don't slip,,then I cry kick,beg and try to get someone to get them off my fingers
I have a pair of Tiwan "wannabe" vice grips that will bite you every time you release them.

If I wasn't so frugal I would have thrown them away years ago!

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Old 01-08-2016, 09:29 PM
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I have a pair of Tiwan "wannabe" vice grips that will bite you every time you release them.

If I wasn't so frugal I would have thrown them away years ago!

John
John, life's too short, toss those suckers in the garbage can.

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I have a pair of Tiwan "wannabe" vice grips that will bite you every time you release them.

If I wasn't so frugal I would have thrown them away years ago!

John
Now that's beyond frugal. That's bordering on masochistic to keep using a tool you despise and KNOW will cause you pain. I would've enjoyed cutting them to pieces with a torch long before now...
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Now that's beyond frugal. That's bordering on masochistic to keep using a tool you despise and KNOW will cause you pain. I would've enjoyed cutting them to pieces with a torch long before now...
I'd go out there tomorrow and weld them open, then to a piece of metal and bolt it to the wall to hold an extension cord or air hose or something.

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I just woke up from sleeping on the couch, can't do it, had a crappy night last night, can't get out there even for the 5 minutes.

What did I do today interesting, well, installed a very interesting valve in the shop toilet.



So it has two different flushes, one for pee and one for poop. The pee one flushes with about a half a gallon at most, wild!

I then converted one of our carts. We have about 20 of these carts and then we have about 25 of a newer design that has shelves. These carts are horrible being you just pile stuff in it, so to go through it really stinks. One of the guys in the shop got the idea to cut one of the sides off and weld it to the top, wham bam done deal, what a great idea. So we will be doing one at a time when ever one is used.

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I have a pair of Tiwan "wannabe" vice grips that will bite you every time you release them.

If I wasn't so frugal I would have thrown them away years ago!

John
I thought they were designed that way .
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Picked up my latest acquisition and hauled it to storage...

Another Canadian built SS 396 car...







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Now that's beyond frugal. That's bordering on masochistic to keep using a tool you despise and KNOW will cause you pain. I would've enjoyed cutting them to pieces with a torch long before now...
Speaking of that, my China made plasma cutter will not strike an arc as of yesterday. Not sure why yet but I may have a more expensive tool than the vice grips that has to be thrown away.

I know, I know. I deserve that for not buying american.

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Speaking of that, my China made plasma cutter will not strike an arc as of yesterday. Not sure why yet but I may have a more expensive tool than the vice grips that has to be thrown away.

I know, I know. I deserve that for not buying american.

John
It's nearly impossible to buy an American made plasma cutter.

The cutters at work do that and there is a fuse internally that blows. Do a web search of the name brand and see if there is something out there describing how to fix it.
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Century is one I would recommend,for a mid priced unit,,,Mine says Snap On on the out side and my son has a Craftsman BOTH say Centurey when you raise the lid or look at tag on the back

Mine is a 220v Kelly has a 110 v much easier to use on body work
I bought mine when I was building commercial car traliors and utility trailors so I needed more power and longer duty cycle

https://store.snapon.com/Plasma-Cutt...e-P645502.aspx

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Picked up my latest acquisition and hauled it to storage...

Another Canadian built SS 396 car...
I like it already! Nothing quite like a Chevelle. Nice score.
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Picked up my latest acquisition and hauled it to storage...

Another Canadian built SS 396 car...







Another nice Chevelle 2 pedal or 3
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I like it already! Nothing quite like a Chevelle. Nice score.
Thanks...I now have 4 Chevelles...2 '66's and 2 '70's..

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Another nice Chevelle 2 pedal or 3
Original M20 car but someone in the past was swapping in an automatic and took the clutch pedal out. I just happen to have a pedal set up in the shop...along with an M20 and Hurst shifter for this model...
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