Years of Woodworking #4: Replacing , repairing equipment

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Blog entry by Doug Scott posted 01-13-2013 08:17 PM 882 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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It’s bound to come some day that the equipment is going fail and or need repair, but a small amount of preventive maintenance would have saved this one. I’m going to point this out this so that this might not happen with you, Blow the dust and over spray out of all your motors periodically , make a list or a schedule for this, like I have for the bearings on the equipment used a lot , Band saw, belt sander, and many others.
Because I had the Air compressor motor catch fire just before the last job was finished for Christmas, and it was a good thing I didn’t have to put a finish on it, But it cost $350.00 to replace the motor.
Their were no flames , but it went poof when I hit the switch with a puff of smoke after that, then nothing.

Some of us can’t afford many costly expenses now days, I’m one of them.

-- Furniture By Douglas, Comstock Park, MI

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#1 posted 01-13-2013 10:00 PM

Good point. I have been doing this for years When I blow air into motors and machines , I try to hold my shop vac hose on the other side to catch most of the STUFF coming out. The vac also helps draw the dust out too.

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