Tools #1: The Price Was Right

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Blog entry by William posted 09-04-2010 06:56 PM 1419 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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#1 posted 09-04-2010 07:14 PM

Good find. I’d like to see what they look like when you get them cleaned up.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#2 posted 09-04-2010 07:59 PM

Nice find man.

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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#3 posted 09-04-2010 08:29 PM

I remembered I have a 220 plug in the front room of my shop. It used to have a 220 window unit right there. I decided to go over and run a plug to try these two tools out. Both of them seem to run pretty good. The RAS has a sort of funny smell to it. I think it may be worn brushes or I have seen this before on tools that have been sitting up for a long time. Maybe cobwebs or something in the windings. I don’t know. Anyway, I think I’m going to set them aside till I can get some free time and completely disassemble them and do some major cleaning on them. Maybe regrease bearings and such. I really didn’t need them to start with. I just couldn’t pass on the price.
When it’s all said and done, I’ll probably keep the RAS for when I’m making wide board picture frames. The grinder I have no idea what in the world I’m going to do with that. I really have no use for something that big. I may wind up selling it.


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#4 posted 09-04-2010 09:32 PM

Can’t go wrong for 20 bucks!! If the grinder goes, keep it man. You’ll find a use for it, I bet!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#5 posted 09-04-2010 09:34 PM

Good catch! You might put a sanding disc and buffing wheel on the grinder or a flap sanding drum.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#6 posted 09-04-2010 09:45 PM

yep that was a very fine score you got there
I llok forward to see them clean and shinning :-)

have fun

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#7 posted 09-05-2010 03:37 AM

Good find. I like yard sales and auctions just for that reason . Sometimes people want it OUT. I am always happy to help them OUT.
Today I played with a WET grinder I bought Wed. night for $3. I am now resharpening most of my chisels and plane blades. I have been trying to shave hair of my arm with scary sharp method. This machine is really helping. I have looked at new one many times and think its too much money they probably don’t work that well. BUT $3. ?
Have fun at more yard Sales and keep us all posted.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#8 posted 09-05-2010 03:49 AM

Hey, William, that’s great. I’m proud of you. I’d say that was a profitable Saturday. I know what you mean about yard sales. People in this country move somewhere every second Tuesday and they don’t have time to worry about something like that. You did her a favor and yourself one as well. What a lucky break.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 09-05-2010 05:54 AM

My recommended reference for electrical stuff is Home Depot’s “Home Improvement 123” book. Big orange book. Has a great section on electrical stuff. Most electric stoves are 220 and you can’t go far wrong following their directions for a 220 tool. Also, the National Electrical code is at your library. When I was younger and starting to need some electrical circuits I was tol not to be afraid, but be careful. Check and re-check. Fear can really screw you up.

-- Bill, Michigan "People don't come preassebled, but are glued together by life"

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#10 posted 09-05-2010 06:45 AM

When I get time to work on these, it won’t be no problem to get them wired up and running. I just need to get online and refresh my memory on a few properties of 220. Years ago I worked for about five years as an industrial mechanic. We wired motors just about on a daily basis, some 220, mostly 440. My memory isn’t what it used to be though.
My three largest problems right now with these tools are:
1. Finding the cash to buy the wiring and all to do the job right.
2. Finding time to work on them. I’ve been down in my health and have about three weeks worth of work lined up that should have been started at least a week ago.
3. Figuring out exactly where in my shop I’m going to make room for these.


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#11 posted 09-05-2010 06:55 AM

Our older dewalt radial arm saw can be wired either 110 or 220. It just uses more amps to get the 110v to power. Do your research and you might be able to rewire it at 110. Unless you’re ripping 2” oak, 110 is plenty. But if you already have 220, by all means use it. I would use 220 first if I had the choice. In fact, that is what I do on any tool that can be rewired.

Great find.

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#12 posted 09-05-2010 10:26 AM

Once more an LJ rescues a couple of old timers from a rusty grave. Congratulations.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#13 posted 09-06-2010 04:13 PM

Nice find post when you get them cleaned up and working. I, like you, know nothing about 220 except to have someone who knows about it work on it.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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