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sgv

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311 days ago

Sooo I finally had a long weekend and a friend and I put my G0690 together.does grease say any thing about how it was packed!! 2 hours later and I am gleeeeemmmmming 8), did not have time to adjust blade or fence but needed to cut something put the new blade on ( freud 40 tooth) grabbed a piece of 3/4 oak turned on saw WOW!!!!!!!!! does that say enough cut like butter 8-), so next the nickel test (I did say the saw was not adjusted yet) set nickel up on end turned on the saw 8( nickel fell over tried it three times same thing, Sooooo hear it come will adjusting the blade to the miter slot and the fence help? do I need to see if the pulleys are aligned, do I not think about it and just enjoy the saw, HELP please, trust me this thing is GREAT 2000 % better then my pos craftsmen I had, needing input is all
Thanks all Ljs

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PurpLev

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#1 posted 311 days ago

adjusting miter slot to blade and fence to miter slot will not help with the nickel test – these are for accuracy, not for reducing vibration.

is the saw stable on the floor? is the saw vibrating when under power (not when powering up – I mean after that moment)? if so, check the belt if it’s tight enough and/or has any irregularity in it, you can take the belt off and do the nickel test again – this will tell you if the vibration is coming from the motor, or from the arbor/blade.

I wouldn’t worry too much about the nickel test – it is a nice marketing technique, but unless your saw has serious vibration issues, it really matters not for it’s accuracy and power.

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sgv

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#2 posted 311 days ago

Thanks Purplev, just that slight vib at start up, does not bother me, just one of those thinks , if i can fix it i will, the three cuts I made where great no marks straight, no burns, the motor did not even flinch at it , this I am not used to

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toolie

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#3 posted 311 days ago

do I need to see if the pulleys are aligned,

only if you want a vibration free saw. make sure the arbor pulley and motor pulley are coplanar. this can really generate unwanted vibration. here’s a good example of a nickel test (oh, yeah, try to use older nickels with smooth edges):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jkpo1ugGqdA

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knotscott

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#4 posted 311 days ago

Try a different nickel.

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JustJoe

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#5 posted 311 days ago

The nickel test only worked on the old US tools. Grizzly is an asian import – you’ll need a 5 yuan piece to properly test.

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HorizontalMike

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#6 posted 311 days ago

Just THINK about the nickel(z) you saved by getting the G0690. Now THAT is the nickel test, and you passed!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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bowedcurly

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#7 posted 311 days ago

use a wooden nickel

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sgv

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#8 posted 310 days ago

Thanks all i guess in the long run it does not mater, I will try a older nickel week after next when I return home,
If that does not work I will see if the pulleys are coplanar, and tune up every thing I do need a extension cord about 3 feet long going to lowes tomorrow

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toolie

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#9 posted 310 days ago

i use this with my 2 hp rikon BS:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Stanley-Appliance-Pro-6-ft-16-3-220-Volt-Heavy-Duty-Extension-Cord-Grey-2-Pack-170422-0/203406543#.Ujj85dLbOSo

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GT350

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#10 posted 310 days ago

That cord is only 16 gauge, not large enough for a 2 hp saw. You would need at least 12 gauge.
Mike

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HorizontalMike

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#11 posted 310 days ago

Actually that 16g cable, at only 6ft, makes a good weak link as it would short out long before the shop/house wiring. The stock wiring that comes with the TS is 14g, for that very purpose. If running larger extensions and TS wiring, then care should be made to set the box up with a minimal adequate breaker for the saw.

The only concern “could” be how long is the home run to the box? And does the shop box have adequate feed from the main panel? FWIW, the run to my shop box is #00.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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jonah

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#12 posted 310 days ago

Both the preceding posters are giving incorrect advice. The chassis wiring of the saw is 14G because 14G chassis wiring can handle 32 amps. See here:

http://www.hagemeyerna.com/getdoc/93f497f0-29a2-4a84-bd81-8e529103ced1/Wire--basics-of-Ampacity-or-Copper-Wire-Current-Ca.aspx

The saw you’re talking about is 220V, and draws ~13amps under load. 16 gauge wire can comfortable handle that load in a 6ft run. See the table here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_wire_gauge

You would never, ever, ever intentionally have a piece of equipment with inadequate wiring. The wire will deteriorate, leaving a real fire risk. It happens all the time – ask a good fire marshall.

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Arlin Eastman

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#13 posted 310 days ago

I have the same saw and I love it.

Arlin

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HorizontalMike

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#14 posted 310 days ago

Jonah, I never said that 14g would not handle the TS under normal conditions, because it can. However, in the event of a failure/short/fatal-overload, the 14g will take the brunt of it and fail BEFORE the wiring in the walls of the shop/house. This is not about saving the saw, it is about saving the shop/house.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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GT350

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#15 posted 310 days ago

My mistake, i was thinking 110v which would be drawing way too much for the 16 gauge extension cord.
Mike

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