The Mailman been veddy veddy good to me lately.
These two items actually arrived well ahead of schedule.
I was the only bidder at $4.99!
Shipping and tax it came to just under $15.
The 20 inch wrench would probably run you at least $50 and so would the almost pristine 1X14 two inch threading die.
It’s in great shape, I just need to clean up the handles a little bit.
I finally felt good enough to drag the 4 inch Rotary Table out to it’s new home and get it unpacked too.
I swear they DIPPED this thing in Cosmoline. Holy crap, it was dripping off the plastic bag.
The first thing I checked was the back lash. It’s pretty much set at zero up above.
One graduation on the dial.
Better than I expected for an $85 hunk of Hindunium®.
That’s right, you saw it here first, Hindunium.
Cheap metal products from India instead of Chinesium from China.
I’m fairly sure AvE came up with that one.
Somewhere I do have some 10MM T nuts and a few studs.Something else constructed of Hindunium that I had to order last year. I also have some small hold downs a buddy made for me that should work with this thing until I can start shopping around for a 10MM Hold Down Kit.
I do have one bitch.
It’s not the adjustable tilting model I could have sworn I ordered.
Such is life.
I know I have an extra 3 inch Lathe chuck laying around and I also have an independent 4 inch chuck too.
As cheap as this outfit is I may try to sneak a couple more purchases from them through.
Would I prefer to order this stuff made in the U.S.?
Of course I would. As far as I have seen, no one over here makes any of this stuff that doesn’t cost five times as much, if they even make it at all over here.
Since this is all seldom used hobbyist type stuff I’m not going to get real excited about where it came from but I have found that even the Hindunium stuff I have bought so far is of far higher quality as finished pieces than the Chinesium stuff.
I’m telling ya, they are muscling in on the market share after Trump started putting tariffs on all things Chinese.