M J B Engineering
I see one of those on eBay. nifty drill. Would like a proper radial one day myself
I think looking at a few posts, if I do replace my current compressor I may run 25mm alcathene (sp?) water pipe and some compression fittings as the materials for the main run will be cheap enough. Alcathene is only £33 for 50m. I'm sure that will cope well enough with 10 bar of air.
Anyone have an opinion?
Run 10bar of water pressure through 32mm alkathene piping, and 10bar of air through 20mm hep plastic pipework so to be fair wouldnt feel worried about running air through the pipework.
The joints would be my concerned area but with correct long pipe inserts would give me more confidence
I made one of these sort of things out of some aluminium tube with a glued-on end cap. I made a little magnet focus-y thing (basically a bit of copper wrapped round the magnet to make a magnetic gap and then a steel slug with a blind hole bored in it to hold both). That should mean more of the magnetic field goes out the end that you want it to and also gives you something to fix the pull rod to.
The one I made is about 30 mm diameter or maybe a bit more (from memory) and I keep thinking of making another one that's smaller diameter to help getting into awkward spots.
Really useful tools though, so well worth making.
Putting a purpose made sealed plastic conduit / tube with a couple of O rings or a wide strip of insulation tape on the body an inch or so above the magnetic end the end ...... allows easy removal of the collected ferrous metal bits. Simply take the wand over to the bin and slide the cover off the wand . All the crud drops off ..replace the tube .
If you are going to run 10 bar of air through the alkathene pipe if you blow off a fitting your free end is going to whip about like crazy if it's not restrained. I'd suggest extra restraining clips near to any connections.
Looks like an expensive acquisition! Guessing it's water cooled too?Today I acquired this, not had much of a chance to mess with it but did do a few welds to test it out.
For a moment I thought that last pic was from the 'Police Squad' TV series, the episode where Frank Drebin is working undercover at a locksmith's - the ceiling was festooned with keys that had punctured the plasterboard.
"Who are you and how did you get in here?"For a moment I thought that last pic was from the 'Police Squad' TV series, the episode where Frank Drebin is working undercover at a locksmith's - the ceiling was festooned with keys that had punctured the plasterboard.