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  • Edmund Rudzinski
    Edmund Rudzinski 3 days ago

    Man i don't know how old your but man you handle those machines getting busted up and broken alot better then I would have

  • wasdishowiplay
    wasdishowiplay Month ago

    Just saying that XJ isn't broken

  • EDH Alters
    EDH Alters 2 months ago

    The brand new hammer and press were completely boxed up and bolted to the base every place there was a hole to fit a screw. Why in the world were both of these old machines that were refurbished not packaged in the same fashion? You'd think that they would want to protect them even more because they are refurbished from decades old equipment. Refusal of that shipment was the smartest thing you could do. Teach them a lesson that cutting corners costs them some serious time and money.

  • Robert Blackburn
    Robert Blackburn 2 months ago

    I used to work for United van lines and that makes me sick to my stomach from a mover I truly apologize

  • Ron Jones
    Ron Jones 4 months ago

    Through bolts (1/2" min), never lags
    Too easy for lags to be installed improperly and/or not hold well in soft wood. Plywood, not OSB. OSB offers little impact rexistance.

  • David Mac
    David Mac 4 months ago

    That Bridgeport definitely looks scraped. You can see the markings going side to side and the plastic is ripped open sideways. If it had fallen, you would've seen a blunt dent with some damage to the plastic but not a whole lot. I really hope ACE sponsors you guys.

  • Erik
    Erik 4 months ago

    Love the channel, a little disappointing you bought a shovel. Damascus shovel would be pretty sweet! Keep being awesome.

  • Elder Bolton
    Elder Bolton 4 months ago

    The perfectly timed and edited hammer hits matching the beat of the song was SO satisfying!

  • Madd Hatter
    Madd Hatter 4 months ago

    Dude, I can tell you one thing for sure, if that mill rubbed a trailer enough to do that damage then the trailer would have a hell of a hole in it, those trailers made of crap sheet metal

  • Auarhau
    Auarhau 4 months ago

    good call on refusing them

  • Ace Buck
    Ace Buck 4 months ago

    Um yeah, as someone who has worked in warehouses a lot in different jobs including lift driver, you did right to refuse both. That driver should not only be fired post haste, he should never work in the industry again. Once is unbelievable, twice is beyond the pale.🤔🤯😤😡

  • Lord Biffington
    Lord Biffington 4 months ago

    I work for Ace Hardware. Love seeing the mentions in here!

  • Classic123
    Classic123 4 months ago

    Should have bought a Ram!!

  • RS Siya
    RS Siya 4 months ago

    how much do those things cost anyways?

  • Tyler Brannan
    Tyler Brannan 4 months ago

    I drive the same truck haven't had a problem in 5 years and I drive it to hell and back (knock on wood) just need to check everything before you buy

  • Canuck
    Canuck 4 months ago

    Damascus shovel build anyone?

  • Jack Dillon
    Jack Dillon 4 months ago

    Can I ask why when your hitting the hot steel you will periodically hit the anvil between blows.

  • Amy Soden
    Amy Soden 4 months ago

    What’s a cluster in the the truck?

  • Sky Warp
    Sky Warp 4 months ago

    There is only one freight company that ships to where I live. I nor my brother have ever gotten anything from them undamaged. We learned if we want it in one piece we need to go where they receive it and pick it up ourselves.

  • Rick Frazier
    Rick Frazier 4 months ago

    I am currently looking for a mill...Just cant afford new or even refurb prices...would like to locate an old Bridgeport and rebuild/refurb myself...

  • Fedaykin24
    Fedaykin24 4 months ago

    100% the correct choice, never accept shipped items that have been damaged especially if they are large and expensive precision machine tools!

  • Ron Meikle
    Ron Meikle 5 months ago

    Love the editing with the music and the hammer strikes, never seen that before!

  • GarThor Son of Odin
    GarThor Son of Odin 5 months ago

    damascus spoooooorrrk...
    can't wait to see more damascus on this channel... =D

  • David Hyer
    David Hyer 5 months ago

    Ive always heard them called DOUBLE E instead of E-E

  • FunFrog
    FunFrog 5 months ago

    Being that I have worked in transportation field for many years, as a trucker, shipper, and warehouse-man. I can safely say that was the crappiest pallet job ever, also the scrape looks rubbed one way indicating it could be a forklift impact or possibly was stored next to a wall which they shoved against. Either way, I'm glad you rejected them.

  • tieme pik
    tieme pik 5 months ago

    Alex you won't have to hit the metal as hard if you stop choking the hammers

  • C_Mike
    C_Mike 5 months ago

    One thing that is really satisfying about these videos, is how the hammer hits and other actions are in time with the beat of the music

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    Top Videos Of All time 5 months ago

    The humering is beating with the music

  • William Irwin
    William Irwin 5 months ago

    I just started watching your channel this week and subscribed. Found you by way of ZNA Productions channel. Love your videos!

  • GaryLordsWayMinistry
    GaryLordsWayMinistry 5 months ago

    You guys are trying to drive that square pipe in the ground that might have electrical cables or worse going to the houses on that street. know the codes for construction work and utilities in your state before doing these projects. That is why they are licensed contractors for such jobs as this.

  • GaryLordsWayMinistry
    GaryLordsWayMinistry 5 months ago

    Why not build a concrete pad for it top sit on and tapper the top of the concrete so the slope is away from the center of the stand and then set bolts on the concrete so you can drill holes in base plate and mount it down so it is a good construction grade addition. Do it right or don't do it at all. Driving it into the ground is not good idea. it will rust out in just a few years.

  • Corey Malone
    Corey Malone 5 months ago

    This is why I want to learn to forge because after the domino of crap Alec kept a level head probably due to the fact he takes it out on the metal

  • Bradly Smith
    Bradly Smith 5 months ago

    Make the damn shovel

  • Martin Itland
    Martin Itland 5 months ago

    Whoever did the editing has a good ear for music, matching the sounds from the video with the music clips. And on top of that, it still looks natural and incredibly cool! Hats of to you, person in charge of the editing. That was no small feat! =)

  • ParanoidJay
    ParanoidJay 5 months ago

    Hey uhhh if you are ever digging near a road always call 811 to check for underground utilities

  • Skellr -
    Skellr - 5 months ago

    As a truck driver I am appalled by the packaging/crating chosen to ship your equipment. They chose the cheapest route possible. I noticed in another video where they shipped some new equipment in a metal frame. Yeah, that's how it should be done.
    Don't accept anything damaged. Once you sign for it and accept it then it's not anyone's problem but yours. And you never know what hidden issues are present. Tuckers/companys are required to carry insurance for this sort of thing. Not your problem, it is realistically, it will cost you time to sort it out, but you shouldn't need to accept anything less than what you paid for.
    Your equipment was probably transported on at least three different trucks. One to pick it up from the refurbisher, then taken to a cross dock to unload it and reload it on another truck to run further with it to the next "terminal" maybe transloaded again on another truck, then transloaded again on a different truck to make the final delivery. The packaging/crating just isn't up to the task.
    Shipping LTL is common and less costly (Less Than Truckload) than a dedicated truck. A dedicated truck will pickup your item and deliver it to you directly, at the cost of paying for the exclusive use of the truck. But, be warned it will be costly. Montana is a consumer state. They consume more than they ship out, so it's harder for a truck driver to deliver and find another load to leave and make a profit. They have to charge more so they can afford to leave empty without a load to make the trip profitable. Nobody wants to work for free. And that should never become your problem. I think the problem originates from the "shipper" who chose how your equipment was to be shipped.
    Sorry for your trouble. Alot of us take pride in what we do to deliver your stuff without a scratch. My heart sinks to see what you are presented with. Unacceptable.
    Maybe in the future you could request a "Full load" shipment. Only your equipment would be on one truck from where it was picked to where it was delivered. It would cost more, but time is money. They would still need to ship it with better packaging that that. They refurbisher cut corners at your expense, IMO.

  • Davin Winter
    Davin Winter 5 months ago

    Whoever editing matched up the hammer hits while forging to the song beat, I love you so much😂😂

  • Ryan Page
    Ryan Page 5 months ago

    Ford, ford their the best, drive a mile walk the rest

  • mountopian 1
    mountopian 1 5 months ago

    Your going to get hurt kid!

  • Mark O'Connell
    Mark O'Connell 5 months ago

    I am just curious on which episode you broke the Concrete floor. lol

  • Quality Leather Co.
    Quality Leather Co. 5 months ago +1

    Call before you dig dudes. 811 is free.

  • mikey jr
    mikey jr 5 months ago

    This is why you have a Chevy not a Ford

  • Anon Ymous
    Anon Ymous 5 months ago

    They would give you a $1k discount before they would have had the Bridgeport shipped back.

  • Eric Smith
    Eric Smith 5 months ago

    Gotta say Will, your weld beads look nice. There is just one small problem, and that's the crater left at the end of them. That's a weak spot in the weld, and thankfully it is something that's relatively easy to fix. There's a number of ways you can go about it (research it yourself, find whatever way will work best for you,) but the way I always did it was to "snap" the trigger at the end of the weld. Another quick *zap* at the end of it usually filled the crater left behind, thus eliminating the weak spot at the end. Other than that, I'd say you seem to have the hang of wire-feed welding.

  • Isaiah Walls
    Isaiah Walls 5 months ago

    Cant wait for the next project. Good luck

  • A Stang
    A Stang 5 months ago

    Ford vs. Chevy???

  • 1234lavaking
    1234lavaking 5 months ago

    Alec does know that FORD=Found On Road Dead right? 😉 from a Ford driver

  • John Brady
    John Brady 5 months ago

    You need a post hole digger and a back of quickrete from home Depot 😎

  • Paul Critoph
    Paul Critoph 5 months ago

    should be bolted down on proper euro or British standard pallets not two way entry pallets with real bolts not lag screws. the sender is at fault for both of these as the packaging wasn't fit for purpose

  • Tom Swannick
    Tom Swannick 6 months ago

    Only just discovered your channel man, you're one inspirational dude!!

  • De Ranged
    De Ranged 6 months ago

    A good decision on both machines, I would have refused them both also. I worked for Xerox before retiring & we had received 2 extremely large NEW SERIES Full Color printing machines - retail value $55,000 each - that had come off the skids during shipping. No real outside visual damage except that the covers were bent, my thinking said compression damage, they were dropped at least 2ft. and refuse delivery but the warehouse manager (A college kid) said nope just a dent & he signed for them. When we went to set them up for a new sale both machines failed & one of them had very bad frame damage my team couldn't get the processor drawer to come out. All Sales eyes went to the manager who said they were good & my boss said "We should've gone with Dinos eyes he does have 30 yrs experience" It was too late then we had them for almost 60 days.

  • James McGuire
    James McGuire 6 months ago

    looks like you were almost roasting your chestnuts on an open fire! lol on precision machines you can't take the risk of setting it up to find out something is bent just enough not to work right.

  • John Hyslop
    John Hyslop 6 months ago

    lol ford, funny joke

  • David Williams
    David Williams 6 months ago

    That mill has fallen, no question! It rubbing against the side of the inside of the truck would not do that kind of damage.

  • David Williams
    David Williams 6 months ago

    It doesn't matter what brand of vehicle you buy, if it has not been maintained and cared for it WILL break down at some point. Abuse is abuse, no matter what brand it is......

  • Big Stank
    Big Stank 6 months ago

    I feel like I need to buy a shirt, after seeing the astronomical amount of money Alec is spending

  • aserta
    aserta 6 months ago

    Would not accept any equipment that's tipped damaged in an uncertain fashion and needs to perform in precision. Gears might be broken, slides might be damaged, fine work is upset. No. Packing and shipping was a disastrous failure, you need to deal with these things with an iron fist or this happens.

  • Robert Clolery
    Robert Clolery 6 months ago

    Once a pone a time my boss gave me a drill press from our wear house that had been dinged , dropped in transit. I refused to touch it for a month till he found a pair and sent it back. Always check !

  • Saki630
    Saki630 6 months ago

    sad to see Alec shut down for 2019 when his money vaporizes due to all the 'murica taxes placed on his gear.

  • detroitbob58
    detroitbob58 6 months ago

    Have you seigned up for a membership card from ACE Hardware? fter every so many dollars spent at the store they mail you a five or ten dollar discount card to use on your next purchase.

  • Scott Cress
    Scott Cress 6 months ago

    Wait till he finds out that the concrete floor is only 3 inches thick...

  • Dan The Flan
    Dan The Flan 6 months ago

    I was half expecting you to forget to buy a shovel and just deciding to make a spade with an extended handle for leverage.

  • Aaron Jay
    Aaron Jay 6 months ago +2

    7:19 👍

  • GeneralChangOfDanang
    GeneralChangOfDanang 6 months ago

    Looks to me like somebody went to pick it up from the back and ran the forklift into it.

  • Skewed Maker
    Skewed Maker 6 months ago

    How about lowering one of your many flags to half staff in honor of those damaged machines?

  • gaston garre
    gaston garre 6 months ago

    Lol I’ve never seen his truck but it’s probably a ford

  • Peter Jansen
    Peter Jansen 6 months ago

    I hoped Discovery channel were the only ones gaying things down. Guess I am wrong.

  • Dremwolf
    Dremwolf 6 months ago

    Too bad you cannot get a rep from the company to come out and inspect the machines to see if they are still within tolerances.

  • Ásgeir Bergmann Pétursson

    This is probably the only YT channel that allows that much hardcore drilling and grinding with out being shut down

  • Adam Lynch
    Adam Lynch 6 months ago

    Longer post and a plate on bottom then drive it and I’m sure it would be stable. Concrete footing will ensure its stable.

  • Alien X Gaming 57
    Alien X Gaming 57 6 months ago

    Ol' jeep still comming in clutch tho @2:59

  • Andrew Burgess
    Andrew Burgess 6 months ago

    Still cant see a big union jack

    • Timothy S.
      Timothy S. 6 months ago

      His Union Jack is in the crate with all his tools which he hasn't received yet

  • Shawn Begley
    Shawn Begley 6 months ago

    Got to have a stick paper holder !!!,,,,

  • Angus Uchiha
    Angus Uchiha 6 months ago

    Chevrolet is better than Ford.

  • Da vid
    Da vid 6 months ago

    That´s why I would never ship a machine on a pallet. Always gives you that false sense of security. Just put it on some rubber pads directly onto the truck, strap it with some adequat straps and you´re good. Nothing´s popping, banging, rattling or tipping anywhere.

  • DeadEyeDillard
    DeadEyeDillard 6 months ago

    Forge a shovel!

  • NorthOfAtlanta65
    NorthOfAtlanta65 6 months ago

    Lag bolts? I bought an inexpensive 60 gal compressor from home depot and it was bolted to the skid, you would think a Bridgeport would have at least 4 bolts through a hardwood frame.

  • Paul Andreasen
    Paul Andreasen 6 months ago

    BTW Alec,
    Welcome to America!
    You picked the best country the World has to offer, warts and all. Chin up, grab a hammer, power through this whole startup thing and do what you do so well.

  • Paul Andreasen
    Paul Andreasen 6 months ago

    I'm so fond of the editing. I hope you insist on the same from the new lucky Editor. They have some BIG shoes to fill.

  • Luis F. B
    Luis F. B 6 months ago

    Good call on sending them back.
    Especially if internal damage was done , and unable to pass visual inspection. Been down that road...
    It may be a pain waiting for replacements, but safety shouldnt be compromised .

  • hoseqt1
    hoseqt1 6 months ago

    send it back....professional before Loser.send it back....professional before Loser.send it back....professional before Loser.send it back....professional before Loser.send it back....professional before Loser.send it back....professional before Loser.send it back....professional before Loser.

  • drblmt
    drblmt 6 months ago

    Hi, i just had a thought it is not a replace for a mill, but have you considered Radial Drill Press

  • hogfry
    hogfry 6 months ago

    the box would have moved with the machine if it was lifted by a speed bump.... most likely it was moved in transit to get more freight on the truck.... and the damage happened then.

  • asdf jkl;
    asdf jkl; 6 months ago

    Bad day. Guess that was the motivation for the toilet paper holder......

  • Wing Nut Bert
    Wing Nut Bert 6 months ago

    Something that size should be on a pallet made of 4x4's and lag bolted and glued with construction adhesive together, not lag screwed. Plus the side should be more than just OSB. PLUS should be braced along the height with lumber so it can't rock in the x or y axis. Hope the company does better on the crating of the next one, and drops the table down too.

  • TheAnywhosavoy
    TheAnywhosavoy 6 months ago

    Ford it is so notorious for having electrical problems it’s not even funny so I get to serve a good ol silverado

  • Josh D
    Josh D 6 months ago

    I've seen heavy machinery dropped on concrete heaps of times and that's what looked liked happened to me also if it was rubbed on the truck where is the paint from the truck on the machine u won't rub paint off without rubbing paint on

  • Travis Miley
    Travis Miley 6 months ago

    A+ editing

  • barry bigballs
    barry bigballs 6 months ago

    Hot poker and anal cavity springs to mind for the people who bashed those beautiful machines about.

  • iTzAlPhA RoM3O
    iTzAlPhA RoM3O 6 months ago

    That's what up Alec, Refuse the crap out of those things because you or someone paid for shipping not destroying. Accepting it now would only enable that lack of quality service to exist. Shame on them whoever they are for putting that option in your hands. They should have owned up to it and made their mistakes right. Cant wait to see your new gear come in and yes.. driving through Montana was amazing but you should see British Columbia... views to die for.. and wildlife that is deadly. ha. keep up the hard work! P.S. If you do come to central Texas to visit Matt on the ranch.. You gotta lemme know!! ha.

  • realvictim
    realvictim 6 months ago

    Correct call on the machines. Definitely inadequate packaging and dreadful handling.

  • CQEflash
    CQEflash 6 months ago

    This channel is becoming a comedy blunder show haha

  • greensmoke
    greensmoke 6 months ago


  • Knifemaking with Fritz
    Knifemaking with Fritz 6 months ago

    would love to see a collab between you and zna productions

  • Mikey Makey
    Mikey Makey 6 months ago

    "Less yak, more whack!" = LOL. :)

  • Zain M
    Zain M 6 months ago

    Lived in both the US and the UK and I dont know why anyone would move from the UK to the US

  • Branden Lee
    Branden Lee 6 months ago

    bullshit ,,speed bump would not do that !!..it fall one way and then they tip it back and they did that wrong and it fell again ,,thats why there holes on both sides!!!!..do not accept it..send it back!!!!

  • TilDeath1776 US
    TilDeath1776 US 6 months ago

    You should buy a gun for home defense or hunting. Your in Montana the animals will eat you there.. You wanna feel. Good and like a real man, have someone take you to shoot guns. You can't be a real. American u til then.

  • kooky flukes
    kooky flukes 6 months ago

    That was the only sensible outcome. You buy anything that gets damaged in transit you refuse the delivery. The vendor has to take back and put in a claim against the protagonist. The buyer should get a replacement with no animosity.

  • Jesse Shrader
    Jesse Shrader 6 months ago

    Good news! Welcome to the USA!