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Old 14th September 2002, 03:25 AM   #101
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Default nerd @work

if you reaaly want to look like a nerd, just get one of these babies.

it really helps (at least me) to look stupid, but also to see alot better. I get my eyes less tired from soldering, especially when doing PCB's.

please don't laugh
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Old 14th September 2002, 03:27 AM   #102
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without the geek
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Old 14th September 2002, 05:07 AM   #103
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So that's how you managed to finish your SOZ. Can it also be used by a person without glasses?

Please don't laugh, but this is what I'm using to see better.
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Old 14th September 2002, 11:47 AM   #104
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well if you don't have glasses you can allways use sunglasses and your frontal light !!!!!!!
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Old 10th October 2002, 02:20 AM   #105
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It seems to be a lot of controversy around proper tapping techniques. People use all sort of different methods and I spend 3 days arguing with another member what is the best way to do this simple task.

So I'm saying once again: cordless drill gun with a clutch is definitely the easiest and fastest way to tap. Trust me, I do it almost every day.

My favourite gun for that purpose is Bosch. It has more finese than Makita and deWalt is good only for heavy construction work. The clutch is set to 5 on a scale of 24. I mount the tap and put some lubricant to the tip. I'm using that lubricant, but any oil is good and I even had good results with WD40.
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Old 10th October 2002, 02:28 AM   #106
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For the demonstration purpose I mounted the 1/4" aluminum piece in a vice, but usually I hold it by hand. I'm tapping with 8-32 tap and the hole is 9/64". I run the tap and approx. halfway the clutch engages. I put the drill in reverse, clean the tap and go again. This time it goes through completely. Whole procedure took less than 10 seconds. Don't tell me you can do it faster by hand or Tapmatic. Also using drill gun has this advantage that it's much easier to align the tap straight and holding it that way while tapping (comparing to doing it by hand).
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I also tapped 4-40 size thread. The hole is 3/32". This time the tap went through in a first run. 2 seconds maximum and it's done. While doing it this way it's impossible to break the tap. The only possibility it may happen is either dull tap or very hard material. Some aluminum alloys are easier to machine than others.
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This is what I'm using when I want to tap the hole to the end but not drill through. Filed off tap.
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There is another issue, how to drill or tap straight when not using drill press. I'm using those drill guides which are very popular in aircraft industry.
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Old 10th October 2002, 02:43 AM   #110
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You can make your own out of 2 pieces of aluminum connected with screws and spacers and predrilled on a drill press.
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