This past weekend was labor day in america so i decided to spend a lot of time working in my shop. Just had an idea to help improve the shop some. My shop is in the basement of my apartment/townhouse. I dont have much room down there and i knew there were some issues so i decided to start to fix some of them. The first was my issue with dust. My apartment’s HVAC is in the basement like most houses. There is an air intake to the whole apartment as well in there. That is an issue for m...
Recall Date: February 12, 2014Recall Number: 14-105Air Compressors Recalled by MAT Industries Due to Shock Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Recall Summary Name of Product: HDX™ and Powermate® two-gallon air compressors Hazard: The terminals of the pressure switch can come into contact with the motor housing and electrify the air compressors...
I bought a used Shopsmith Mark V about four years ago. It came with a whole bunch of extras, but until recently I had never tried out what looked like an air compressor and spray attachment. I admit it looked a bit scary to me :) But when I cleaned out my shop today (a floor remodel is coming soon), I figured blowing compressed air around with one fan on the south window and another on the north window would be great to get get rid of all the dust along the walls (I have a shelving system sal...
Here’s another recall which might be of importance to some of you LJs. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 30, 2012Release #12-269 DeVilbiss Recall Hotline: (866) 885-1877Craftsman Recall Hotline: (888) 710-9282CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 DeVilbiss Air Power Co Recalls Air Compressors Due to Fire Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary ...
...Because this can happen to yours too. Regulator didn’t shut off and it overfilled with me standing 10ft away. It flew 10ft through my shop (luckily in the opposite direction) and the blast wrecked everything within 15ft. Just wanted to say something so that it might not happen to someone else. I didn’t even register the fact that it had been running a while after I had stopped spraying paint.
For a while I’ve been pondering upgrading my HVLP spray setup. After exploring the turbine vs. conversion gun issue I decided to go with a conversion gun setup. The next step was deciding on a compressor. Initially I was looking at 20 gallon sized portable compressors and trying to find one that would supply enough air to spray with any gun that I wanted to spray with. That was hard to find. I was stuck on portable because I really didn’t have room in my shop for a big stationary ...
DeVilbiss Recalls Air Compressors Due to Fire Hazard U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionOffice of Information and Public AffairsWashington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 3, 2011Release #11-117 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 220-5627Sears Recall Hotline: (888) 279-8013CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 DeVilbiss Recalls Air Compressors Due to Fire Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named belo...
I was able to work on this a little more today. Time was somewhat stretched but I was able to put the shelves on. I still have to add a hose holder, handles, and the tires but its getting there. I am a horrible klutz at times and try to keep the floor as litter free as possible. The last thing I need is a tool that rests on the floor, complete with 50 feet of hose to trip over. This gives me a place to store my nailers, nails, little compressor doo-dads, and a place to set tools, t...
I bought a compressor last week; a PC 3 nailer combo pack. With the limited space I have in the shop, portability is a necessity. Wood magazine had a plan for a compressor station in a back issue that I had so I decided to build their model. I spent a few hours last night cutting the parts and prepping the carcass. This item is more carpentry than true woodworking. Joinery is simple butt joints but will hold up for what it is being used for. The base carcass will hold the compressor an...
Kind of interesting how outside forces can affect your decisions on a more personal level. Obvious to everyone, we are in a bit of a tough economic time right now. I work in information technology and that is a field easily outsourced. Right now, I make ends meet and live a rather simple life. I work from home, make an ok wage, pay my child support, and make gradual improvements in the home. If something were to happen to my job, I have a few skills in other areas and could make ends meet, bu...
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