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11-08-2011 06:37 PM

Switch from 3 phase to Single Phase Saw Motor - 21 replies

I got a steal of a deal on a refurbed 5HP 3ph PM66 a while back. I don’t have 3ph power and I haven’t been able to get my hands on a good deal on a VFD or rotary phase converter so i was thinking of just getting a Single Phase 5HP motor and using it instead of the three phase motor. I’ll just hang on to the 3 phase motor for ...

04-18-2011 09:59 PM

I think i made a pretty good trade... - 20 replies

This weekend I traded my Delta Contractor Table saw with Cast Iron Top, and aftermarket Mule Cab fence system, which is pictured here… a 1982, 5 horse power, 3 phase, Powermatic 66 table saw. It has two large extensions, one small one, 50+ in Beisemeyer type fence. The motor was recently rebuilt, the be...

12-17-2010 10:01 PM

Adding a surge tank to compressed air system - 5 replies

I thought i read an article recently in an old ShopNotes magazine about adding a storage/surge tank to the compressed air system. Does anyone know if it was in ShopNotes or another magazine, and if so, which issue? Shopnotes doesn’t have a searchable index on their website as far as i can tell… Thanks

12-10-2010 04:13 PM

Cool Mechanical Pencil - 10 replies

I’m an engineer, so my marking tool of preference is a mechanical pencil…so i stumbled across this in a Wired article about Christmas gifts for the geek who has it all. The penc...

11-29-2010 10:26 PM

Help me pick a miter saw - 32 replies

So i cashed in a bunch of my lowe’s AMEX Business Card points, and i have $325 in gift cards. I would like to use these to help with the purchase of a miter saw. I’d prefer to buy a tool that i can use for a lifetime, not a starter or less accurate model. Right now lowes has a deal on the DeWalt 12” Sliding Compound Miter sa...

10-18-2010 07:05 PM

Cutting Metal with my Bandsaw - 26 replies

Ok i’ve got an older multi-speed Rockwell Delta bandsaw with multi step pulleys and an oiled gear box. I’m doing some investigation for a possible future project and i’d like to know how to go about cutting 1/8” Stainless Steel on my band saw. I would be taking sheet stock and cutting triangles. I would need to get stra...

06-11-2010 03:35 AM

Cheap Drill Press Table at Harbor Freight - 6 replies

FYI Harbor Freight has a parking lot sale and their drill press table for woodworking is only $30… Has T-track, stop blocks and it looks like it may have a replaceable insert…

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