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3 phase the easy way

11-20-2012 12:58 PM by MedicKen | 13 comments »

As most of you know I love the old machines. In fact my entire shop is vintage. The table saw is a 1952 Oliver 232, jointer a 1925-28 Crescent 8”, drill press is 1977 Powermatic 1150A, planer 1958 Delta 13” 22-101 and a 1968 Delta 14” bandsaw. All but the bandsaw and jointer are 3 phase machines. I would like to have a larger bandsaw some day and have my eyes open for a nice Tannewitz 30” that would fit the bill really nicely. But for now the 14” will have to do. I have been running the 3 phase machines utilizing VFD’s, and while they do a fine job of converting single phase to 3 phase I was getting tired of shelling out $100-200 dollars every time I go...

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