"The Montana Bladesmith"
It's taken me a while with being sick, but now it's working.....no more of that manual twisting with a pipe wrench!!! YAY!!!!
The current vernacular would presumably be "Awesome!" but I'm not sure what pants that would be associated with. Chinos?Or “That’s rad” as they said in the parachute pant era. Perhaps “That’s sick” as they say more recently. It’s a very good application of that tool. I see them for sale on CL at times.
Ok Boomer , I think the Gen X people say that one. Unfortunately I am part of the dumbest generation and I can't understand half of what these morons are saying.....As my millennial children say...... "Da Bomb" at least I THINK that's what they are saying....hard to tell sometimes.
I had to have an electrician friend come in to wire in dual foot switches.....and even he was confused. Seems the motor in that thing is 1940s. The way it switches from clockwise to counterclockwise rotation is by changing the polarity. He got it turning/running counterclockwise (with/using the foot switches), then told that he'd have to go home and dig out an OLD book to figure out how to get the other switch to turn it clockwise. Usually I can work these thing out over time, but the wiring to the foot switches has SIX conductors (wires)..... I get a bit skiddish beyond black wire, white wire, green wire.......so I'm just gona twist stuff counterclockwise until he gets back to me.
I just bought the DeWalt 20V 1/2 impact driver, I REALLY like that thing, if I had the coin to drop on a Matco impact gun that would be my first choiceThe best I can figure, that pipe threader is from the 40s/50s. The reason I lean that way is that the electrician that's working on it for me says it's a "reverse polarity motor"..... and in order to get it to operate with the dual foot switches (we have one of the two foot switches wired right now) a specific relay must be installed. He tells me the motor changes rotation direction when the polarity if reversed.
At first I thought I could do the wiring, as I can usually work these things out with a bit of thought and time..... but not this..... so I called a friend who is a Master Electrician....and ever he had to go back to the books to figure it out. I asked "Santa" for a Rigid 18V, 1/2" impact driver......for quick/easy opening/closing of the jaws, In the video I'm using the 1/4" impact driver with a 1/2 adapter....it just doesn't have the umph!
You could buy lots of useful things for a song after the crash. Of course, that assumes that you had money after the crash to buy the stuff. Those pipe threaders could be had for maybe $500-700. Just like basic 18 inch surface grinders could be had back then for next to nothingIt's funny, I had a close knifemaker friend gift that machine to me, along with a whole slew of other things that Forgers would use. It sat in my shop for a couple of years while I've been dealing with the health issues.....and I finially started working on it, as I could. This one has jaws similar to those on a three jaw lathe chuck. I asked Santa for a 1/2, 18V impact wrench..... The one I use in the video is a 1/4" impact.....and just doesn't have the oomph needed. Just yesterday I saw a similar machine for sale on our local FB marketplace...... they were asking $7,500 for it!