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Kirk

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02-22-2014 10:48 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor question trick tools

Greetings,

I can’t believe the engineer at Delta that designed the fastens for there 14” bandsaw.

I’m getting ready to put on a 6” riser block.

The bolt that hold it is 1 1/8”. The nut is 1 1/4”. That sucks. And the door is in the way.

Oh yes, the guard has a 1/2” bold head at the top, and a LARGE straight blade screw slotted in the bottom.

Why oh why have two different sizes for the same item?

How many other items do I have around the shop that is that way?

Anybody in the same boat?

-- W. Kirk Crawford - Tularosa, New Mexico


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#1 posted 02-22-2014 11:39 PM

That’s the kind of stuff they do overseas. It’s aggravating.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#2 posted 02-22-2014 11:53 PM

The bolt is 1 1/8” and the nut is 1 1/4”. What are you talking about? What is a 1 1/4” nut? I can understand a 3/8” bolt and a 1/4” nut, but the inch size you’re stating doesn’t make sense..

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#3 posted 02-23-2014 12:00 AM

From the factory? Mine isn’t like that from what you describe.. maybe some pictures would help.

Also, as for the riser block bolt.. on mine, there is no way to get a wrench on the top of the bolt as it’s captive inside the casting. All you can do is hold it with a screwdriver through the hole on the side and tighten the nut on the bottom.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#4 posted 02-23-2014 12:15 AM

They do it that way so you do not have to buy 2 wrenches of the same size. If you are a mechanic you would have to buy 2 of everything if not for this..

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#5 posted 02-23-2014 12:44 AM

Anyone happen to notice the “Tags” at the Top of this Post?

I think perhaps “madts” did.

TAGS: “Topic tags/keywords: humor question trick tools”

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#6 posted 02-23-2014 12:55 AM

WhyMe,

I think its a 7/8” bolt, with a 1 1/8” head, but the nut size is 1 1/4”.

Sorry for any confusion that I may have cause.

-- W. Kirk Crawford - Tularosa, New Mexico

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#7 posted 02-23-2014 01:06 AM

+1 madts All common hex head bolt and nut sizes are off a size, or at least they were before we started importing junk.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 02-23-2014 02:38 PM

Sorry, I didn’t realize the sizes were the wrench sizes. I was thinking the thread diameter. I know bolts come in that large of a thread diameter but the 1-1/8 & 1-1/4 inch size just seemed too large to me. I was confused. I was thinking you were saying they packaged the parts wrong giving you a 1-1/4 nut for a 1-1/8 bolt.

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#9 posted 02-23-2014 04:52 PM

+2 madts They do it that way so you do not have to buy 2 wrenches of the same size. If you are a mechanic you would have to buy 2 of everything if not for this..

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#10 posted 02-23-2014 05:04 PM

Madts,

I buy two anyway, one six point the other 12 point.

But now I go the the pawn shop anyway.

-- W. Kirk Crawford - Tularosa, New Mexico

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#11 posted 02-23-2014 05:29 PM

Not really worth whining about, is it?

-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"

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#12 posted 02-23-2014 11:06 PM

”Not really worth whining about, is it?”

Oh! Is that what He’s Doing? I guess I missed that part.

I thought He was trying to solve a Problem.

If you changed “whining” to “writing” or “typing” and applied it to Post #11 then you have something that was REALLY Not worth ANYTHING! Other than an ATTITUDE PROBLEM!

Carry on Kirk.

Rick

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#13 posted 02-23-2014 11:10 PM

Good on you Rick.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#14 posted 02-23-2014 11:28 PM

Thank you “madts”. As I usually do, I clicked on your Home Page. For some reason or another I had you “Blocked”.

Something in the Past, I guess and that’s Exactly where it Stays! You are now Un-Blocked.

Just don’t send Me any “Cootchy Coo, I Love You.” Pm’s!! ...LOL..

Sorry Kirk. It’s the “Little Voices Inside” that make me do it! ;-}

Rick

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#15 posted 02-24-2014 12:30 AM

bbc557ci,

It is if you have to go out and buy two different wrenches.

Can’t use a crescent wrench.

-- W. Kirk Crawford - Tularosa, New Mexico

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