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|04-25-2017 08:27 PM||
I picked up an old 5hp 3 phase machine. Plan on using a VFD to power it. The more I read, the more I get confused. I know so far that: If the VFD is a SINGLE Phase input only, it’s a hp to hp ratio. Meaning a 5hp single input VFD will power the 5hp 3 phase motor. I’m confused on amps and my circuit breaker. I plan to use my ...
|04-22-2017 10:44 PM||
Scored a Powermatic 160 16” planer on an auction site. 3 phase 5hp. Gotta get a VFD to power it. 1100 pounds, it’s a beast! Almost lost it off the liftgate on the budget truck my dad and I rented. Now I gotta do some rust removal. Also jumped on a grizzly 8” spiral jointer for $700. Only 2-3 years old and blades have yet to ...
|04-21-2017 02:32 AM||
Grizzly G09490X: How easy to move and roll? - 3 replies
I’m picking up a grizzly g0490x jointer tomorrow. It has the built in mobile base. How easy is it to roll this thing onto a truck lift gate? Not sure I’ll have another set of hands to help.
|04-17-2017 02:37 AM||
I recently won an auction for an older powermatic 160 planer. A 1200lb beast. It has a 3 phase 5hp motor. Questions I have: Best way to power this via my 220 single phase? I think a rotary phase converter is the best route but I think it has to be a 10hp to properly work. I could source a 5hp single phase, would that work? How do I run ...
|03-28-2017 09:46 PM||
Selling an Excalibur blade guard and dust collector. Came with the used Unisaw I got and I don’t have the space for it. Boom height above floor 33 3/4” to 48 1/2” (860 to 1230 mm)Boom height above table 13 3/8” (340 mm)Main boom diameter 4” (102 mm)Inner boom diameter 3” (77 mm)Distance between blade & end of extensio...
|03-28-2017 07:12 PM||
Scored some 12/4 Mahogany, what should I make? - 15 replies
Got a really good deal on some rough 12/4 mahogany in 8-14’ lengths. Most about 2.5” thick and 5” wide. Some are 3” thick. Got about 315 board feet but sold 115bf to a friend making a table. He was thinking about making an 8ft talb but might go with a 10ft table now with the long boards he got. Got this stuff for $1.50...
|03-23-2017 08:52 PM||
Do I Need A Jointer? Value on NEW DJ-20 In Box - 9 replies
I have about 18 six foot long 8/4 pieces of walnut thats quartersawn and needs jointing. Also have a bunch of apitong that also needs straight edges. I’m in a 2 car garage and probably could figure out a place for a jointer. I could also make a sled and use my planer and make a sled and use my table saw (for the straight edges). I c...
|02-24-2017 08:26 PM||
2001 Griz G1258 Value - Or Buy New? - 1 reply
About an hour from me is a Grizzly G1258 2hp 20” Bandsaw. Seller is asking $1050 which I immediately thought was high. Not sure the price on this new but couldnt have been more than $1500 in 2001. Seller mentioned new saws of that power are $2,000+ which they likely are BUT those are new and not 15 years old. Is that a decent price? I t...
|01-04-2017 06:41 PM||
Fund for Used Sawstop or Keep Unisaw? - 11 replies
What a difference 24 hours makes! I have a used 3hp Unisaw I havent used yet. For Christmas I got the new adjustable riving knife complete sharkguard system ($250+) as my saw didnt have a splitter. I was planning to make some zero clearance inserts so I can start using it and hopefully score a 1.5hp 14” Rikon bandsaw with 3 blades for $...
|09-20-2016 07:59 PM||
Grizzly G0555 Used - Good First Bandsaw? - 7 replies
I could use a bandsaw and come across a bunch on Craigslist. The big 17” saws looks great but are $600+. I came across this Grizzly G0555 that’s been in storage for 4 years for $250. Seller said it needs new rubber on the wheels. Looks like it’s on a DIY moveable base. A riser block is $100. I thought I’d offer $180...
|09-05-2016 04:02 PM||
BORK, Sharkguard, or Bessy Splitter? - 2 replies
I can’t decide on the route I wanna go. My 36-944 Unisaw I got used is missing the splitter. It has the white Beisemeyer quick release bracket thing. A Bork will run $150-$230 if I get both kerfs and dust collection guard. Sharkguard isn’t much less if I get both thin and full kerf sets and dust collection guard. Problem wit...
|08-30-2016 05:12 AM||
Bork or Sharkguard for Unisaw. First Kickback - 10 replies
Got my new used 36-945 Unisaw running after building the guide rail and extension table. Mine has the Biesemeyer quick splitter quick release attachment BUT it did not come with one. I’m trying to decide on either the BORK or the Sharkguard and thin or full kerf. The BORK is a riving knife AND I can get both thin kerf and full ker...
|08-17-2016 04:41 AM||
Unisaw I.D. Help. Worth $750? - 12 replies
I’m looking at a used Delta Unisaw Platinum Edition with an Excalibur guard/dust collection for $750. Seller said it’s a 36” rail version. I googled that and couldnt find a 36” fence 3hp platinum edition. All were 50” or 52”. If it is a 3hp unisaw with excalibur system and 36” rail, is $750 decent? I ...
|07-22-2016 01:02 AM||
Is This Mahogany? - 16 replies
I’m about to drive an hour away to pick up some reclaimed mahogany for $6 a board. Each board is 76”x3”x2.25”. I showed my dad who’s a contractor and he said it’s not mahogany. Does this look like mahogany? I want to make end grain cutting boards and table tops. Here are some pictures.
|02-26-2015 06:09 PM||
I havent dont any fancy joinery yet. I have a double kreg pocket hole and an Incra LS router table and positioner. Looking to get into joinery to make pieces without screws BUT I cant decide on what would be best and cost effective. Of course if $$ was no object I’d have a Festool Domino ordered. I was looking at the Porter Cable 557 bi...
|02-25-2015 07:47 PM||
I want to start doing different joinery. Right now I just use the router table and nails with glue, not the best for structure needed items or hiding nails holes. I came across the Jessem Doweling Jig and cant decide on the 8350 or 8300 Paralign OR the Dowelmax. All are around the same $$ if include all the drill guides. I then discovered ...
|01-29-2015 10:27 PM||
Used SawStop 1.75hp w/30 Fence: Worth It? - 6 replies
I’ve been operating on a Bosch 4100 job site for a few years. Not making gnarly stuff yet. My dad job is education but I enjoy making things for my house and my niece and nephew. Finishing up a toy chest currently. The Bosch 4100 is nice but I find big pieces is tough because the distance to front of the blade is shallow. The fence suck...
|01-21-2015 09:58 PM||
I downloaded Sketchup and it’s gonna require to time to figure out. I want to design a bar cart, have the idea in my head, and thought a software program would help in cut lists. I’ve seen plans online of cad drawings and such and really liked the idea. I can’t get sketchup to make a 3 level bar cart let alone have the...
|01-13-2015 05:04 AM||
How Should I Attach Posts? Pic Inside - 2 replies
I’m making a toy chest for my niece and nephew. At the same time I’m learning and playing with a router table I got a year ago. Decided I wanted to add 1.5”x1.5” on the corner like legs put sit flush. I notched them about 1/2×1/2 so when placed on the corners and a piece of 3/4” molding will be about 1/4...
|01-05-2014 05:41 AM||
I’m building a fold out craft table for my niece. It’s 6” deep but the front will look like a standard chalk board when folder up. Instead of just making a standard 45 miter frame, I wanted to finger joint them somehow. The wood is solid maple 1×3. How could I do this? I’m drawing a blank. I have an Incra LS...