More Amazing Scrapyard Finds! Repair-A-Thon!

Great work on your restoration, But I would exercise caution with a foot switch toggle on a lathe. Remember what a lathe will do to you if your in the wrong position and it turns on. Its a dangerous setup with a potential for injury. The probability of something happening is different from the fact that IT CAN HAPPEN. Maybe have a secondary safety switch somewhere else. Keep up the great work!

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Heat shrink solder butt connector test

A few people have asked if I can take a look at these quick-repair connectors for cars and other applications.
The idea is that you can basically put the stripped ends of two wires into one of these connectors and when heated it solders the wires together, while also providing a waterproof seal with heat shrink sleeve and hot melt rings.
Note that wires should be shiny copper or tinned copper for any soldered connection to work properly.  If the wire is oxidised, black and tarnished then it will not always readily take solder even with flux.  In that instance it may be necessary to cut back either side to see if you can find clean copper and patch a new bit of wire in.

The word of the day is "smoosh".  A special word mechanics use for smooshing things together.

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Broken appliances: Why you may need repairs more often (Marketplace)

Are your pricey appliances breaking down faster and more frequently than ever? Marketplace investigates why it’s so tough to get your appliances repaired in Canada. We commissioned a national poll to uncover which brands you say break down most often, how long your appliances last, and your frustrations searching for a fix. Plus we follow four Canadians with different busted appliances (dishwasher, fridges, washing machine) to see if their machines will be saved or trashed.

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2020 Moto Razr Teardown! - Better Hinge than the Z Flip?

Its time to take apart the new Motorola Razr smartphone. The nostalgic blast from the past gets the full 'take apart' treatment, and you'll be surprised at how simple the hinge is. The Razr's components are all pretty unorganized  inside, at first glance. But once we get to the hinge, its the most simple swivel we've seen yet! Let do you think it'll hold up better over time when compared to the complex internals workings of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip?

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