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  1. the-mad-welder

    CAD software

    Draftsight here. Minimal cost and does what I need it to. Mostly 2d stuff for CNC cutting. Look at Plate 'N' Sheet for sheet metal development. Not actually a CAD program, but does the development which you then import into CAD.
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    Cnc plasma or flame profiler

    I've never cut Hardox with mine so can't comment on that. I think the general rule with holes is that the diameter needs to be at least twice as big as the metal is thick to get something like a decent hole. I have been known to plasma the hole to get the position and then run a punch through it...
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    Cnc plasma or flame profiler

    Mines a SwiftCut. Tis about 7 years old now and not been a lot of bother really. A few niggly things to begin with which were sorted under warranty but it generally behaves itself as long as its maintained.
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    Cnc plasma or flame profiler

    Plasma. More versatile than the gas. 100+ amps and you'll be good to go up to about 25mm mild steel.
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    Abrasive Discs

    I do have a rather large pile of 115mm stuff to get through first. If people would be kind enough to buy it all from me it would speed the process up somewhat!!
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    Abrasive Discs

    Plenty in stock and I haven't had any complaints yet!!
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    Abrasive Discs

    Just 115mm and 230mm I'm afraid. I tend to only stock what I also use myself and then I don't get stuck with anything if it doesn't sell. I did look into 125mm cutting discs a while ago but the was not enough interest to make it worthwhile to be honest.
  8. the-mad-welder

    Abrasive Discs

    Blatant bump!! Plenty of 115mm and 230mm cutting discs in stock and ready to dispatch.
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    Sliding barn doors on track etc

    https://www.barrier-components.co.uk/#category128 Cheaper alternative to Henderson running gear!
  10. the-mad-welder

    Welding lift arm.

    Yep, preheat. I MIG them on, but either works. Building them up is a false economy in my opinion.
  11. the-mad-welder

    Bearing and Gear pullers

    That's the SP set I have, bought it in an auction years ago for £50. Was smiling all day as in my mind i would have gone much higher!! Without doubt one of the most handy things I own and a select few quite often borrow it from me on the basis if they lose or break anything, they replace it.
  12. the-mad-welder

    Welding lift arm.

    MIG or 7018 rods. Both are a low hydrogen process so either is good. I'd be using the MIG (technically MAG as I use a C02 mix) as that what my codings are for. Otherwise as above. Measure and measure again, prep the edges and it'll be fine. These and replacing towing eyes are always a bit...
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    Today at work

    It had me wondering too but I was not brave enough to ask!!
  14. the-mad-welder

    Old mill - wossit worth?

    http://www.lathes.co.uk/arno/
  15. the-mad-welder

    Abrasive Discs

    I tend to only buy what I use myself then I never get stuck with stuff that 'need' to sell. However, a pack of 25 Dronco attack would be £11.50 ex vat if I buy in at least 10 packs. If I can get orders for 5 Packs from somewhere, I'd chance my arm or perhaps just buy a 125mm guard for one of...
  16. the-mad-welder

    Abrasive Discs

    Right, I've ordered some more Dronco cutting discs and am able to hold the prices as per the start of the thread. All the lines I currently have available are below. The Dronco cutting discs should be with me within the week hopefully. I've listed the 9" as individual discs and as a pack at a...
  17. the-mad-welder

    Abrasive Discs

    Prices for Dronco cutting discs to follow shortly, I shall make enquires!!
  18. the-mad-welder

    Abrasive Discs

    Bit sparse at the moment to be honest. I have the Dronco 4.1/2" grinding and the Chinese 40 Grit flap discs priced as in this thread. I have no 9" cutting discs and the only 4.1/2" cutting I have are some Intergrind ones which work out at £11 ex vat per pack of 25. Not sure how many I've...
  19. the-mad-welder

    Today at work

    Lego to play with at some point!!
  20. the-mad-welder

    What I learnt today .

    Quite correct, my grandfather used to deliver tea and would not buy tea bags as he always maintained it was all the dross which went into them.

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