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  1. Garage - Tools
    Hey guys I’ve recently moved and I am setting up the new garage. In my old garage the previous owner had 10, 8’ florescent shop lights wired to one switch. I never gave it a thought since they always worked great in the cold and hot. He probably had other receptacles on it also. I don’t...
  2. Garage - Tools
    I've been looking for a few tools to add the new shop soon..a local swap paper has this in it for 15.00...it looks like a very old model but back when they were made better with better castings and such..... He garauntees it works,just need to add a switch Anyone ever have any expereince with...
  3. Garage - Tools
    Anybody used Eastwoods Versa 110/220 v Plasma Cutter before. Its on sale for $599. Done some research on it and seen it has good reviews but also seen where its made in Chiner and parts not readily available? Just looking for a cutter to use every now and then on 1/4" steel plate.
  4. Garage - Tools
    Hi All, I am shopping around for an engine cradle and came across this unit: SUM-910057 - Summit Racing® Roll-About Engine Cradles. The other one I am looking at is from Northern Auto: Wel-Bilt Engine Cradle — 1000-Lb. Capacity, Model# 012001-B. They are the cheapest ones I've seen and I am...
  5. Garage - Tools
    Hi All, Its time to buy a drill press. I will be using it for both metal and wood working. I'm not considering building a hot rod at this point, but who knows, maybe in the future I may get bitten by the bug. I have read the threads from this forum. I have read cboy's recommendation in his...
  6. Engine
    Hi All, I need to find the specs on a camshaft for turning purposes. I am trying to do this without removing the camshaft. I did a search on this forum, along with a few other forums, and found that determining the specs requires a degree wheel and a dial indicator. I understand that the...
  7. Garage - Tools
    Hi All, I have been doing some light research on metal lathes for hobbyist / casual users. While I cannot say that I have any specific projects in mind at the moment that would make me want to buy a lathe, I am interested in reading any recommendations or tips from the forum members on what is...
  8. Hotrodders' Lounge
    Hi All, I need to create an outdoor storage space for large tools and what not. I have been price-shopping for those plastic sheds but they seem too pricey for the size I want. I am considering building my own and thought I would ask the members on this forum if you have built one. Any tips...
  9. Garage - Tools
    Hi All, I am shopping around for a good curing lamp at an affordable price. I see the prices range from $150 (eBay) to $1000+ (Eastwood). I am powder coating engine parts and wheels. I'll be doing this no more than once a week. I've got the 110 volt set up in my garage. I am not necessarily...
  10. Garage - Tools
    I just got my new welder a mm175 and was wondering if anyone new where I could find a 50' extension cord at a reasonable price? Lowes did not have the male or female ends I need or I would do it myself. I have found 25' but, not 50'. Is 50' going to lose power? I would like this so I can move it...
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