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    Adjustment for drift is not necessary as that is...

    Adjustment for drift is not necessary as that is dealt with by table adjustment on more modern saws. Jack Forsberg has a nice fine adjuster in this videa at about 3 minutes in. I have a fine adjuster...
  2. We are universally known as woodworkers end...

    We are universally known as woodworkers end called that in the US but Woodworkers there use lumber, how does that work?
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    Power hacksaw blades make very good knife blades.

    Power hacksaw blades make very good knife blades.
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    BP reckons he can turn a 15" impeller with a...

    BP reckons he can turn a 15" impeller with a fraction over 3HP @60hz. I don't know at what inlet size but knowing his liking for 6" most probably that. I suppose impeller design must also affect the...
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    So it appears that the fan performance has not...

    So it appears that the fan performance has not fallen over at 60hz which makes sense as these are primarily designed for 60hz. It makes the case for 3 phase more compelling.
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    All European saws have a sliding fence and all of...

    All European saws have a sliding fence and all of the manufcturers have a recommendation of the fence being no further forward than the centre of the arbour. I think there is legislation to enforce...
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    Thanks Bob

    Thanks Bob
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    Bell Mouth Question

    I would do this myself except I do not have a bell mouth to hand and if I did I would have to dissasemble my duct system to do it. If a duct has a bell mouth added is the extra load enough to show a...
  9. If building a cyclone I would always use a 3...

    If building a cyclone I would always use a 3 phase motor because of the extra control it gives and the reduced current demands on start up. The CV requires under 20 amps mmentarily using a 3 phase...
  10. BP's first design was based on a 14" impeller @...

    BP's first design was based on a 14" impeller @ 60hz. If you can find a 3 phase motor and use a VFD you can do the same. He mentions the 14" impeller somewhere on his website but it gives me a...
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    N.S.W. I think if I needed one I would already have said...

    I think if I needed one I would already have said so at that price and worked out the details later.
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    Put it in a enclosure and use a baffled air...

    Put it in a enclosure and use a baffled air return would be one way but it could cause high internal temperatures if run for long periods. A box lined with an acoustic material should do the job as...
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    This is the 12V set I bought, it was on special...

    This is the 12V set I bought, it was on special and the AUD was a fair bit higher then Robot Check

    Bosch did the same set at 18V but I did not want that and every time I asked they said it was...
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    The OP has not posted since 2016 so may not...

    The OP has not posted since 2016 so may not respond to your question.
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    I bought a CMT 30mm Dado set and had brake pin...

    I bought a CMT 30mm Dado set and had brake pin holes drilled into it for my sliding table saw and it left a terrible result on the bottom of the cut. I got it re-sharpened and the diameter of the...
  16. Veritas had a very good sliding bevel which they...

    Veritas had a very good sliding bevel which they discontinued, why would they do that when it worked so well? When I heard they had discontinued it and had no stock I was lucky enough to pick one up...
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    Ted's site(S) IS A SCAM AND STAYING AWAY IS THE...

    Ted's site(S) IS A SCAM AND STAYING AWAY IS THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO. I think there may have been a recent thread on this or at least posts in a related thread.
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    I wanted their 12V Clix kit and had to import it...

    I wanted their 12V Clix kit and had to import it because they have never stocked it here. I threw the 110V charger supplied with the Kit in the bin because I already had one. Bunnings and Bosch had a...
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    Here is another one on bandsaw jigs and sleds ...

    Here is another one on bandsaw jigs and sleds


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZQk9gpOEUA&list=PLEb0Ut6A7deZhW9Sbf0EGMmTaxGrJpTyJ&index=81&t=388s
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    Many years ago I put a kill switch in a car for...

    Many years ago I put a kill switch in a car for my Dad, push the ashtray in and it wouldn't start and very easy to use.
  21. The mate I mentioned with a container in China...

    The mate I mentioned with a container in China was just here and he told me that DHL have lost a 20kg parcel from the US and admit they have not got a clue where it is nor the staff to find it so bad...
  22. I recieved a part I ordered from China in Mid...

    I recieved a part I ordered from China in Mid February only yesterday. I have stopped ordering from China but a Powtran order was delivered without much delay at all though that was some weeks ago....
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    Sorry mate I had forgotten all about this...

    Sorry mate I had forgotten all about this question. The one we have been using is a half circle blade, if you can't find one let me know by email and I will send you one because that is all you will...
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    That was the context, using two different flip...

    That was the context, using two different flip stops that had variations in slope would indeed nullify the assertion and I did not think of that at the time. I have three of them but the fence always...
  25. That takes me back to my apprenticeship in type...

    That takes me back to my apprenticeship in type setting, 2 x en = 1 x em from memory but then memory from 55 years ago might be a bit suspect so a grain of salt might be needed.
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    I have just returned from Felder after and...

    I have just returned from Felder after and interesting hour or so looking at flipstops, both mine and what they had in stock and could not find any that were exactly perpindicular in the vertical...
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    Brian Holcomb is a very highly skilled woodworker...

    Brian Holcomb is a very highly skilled woodworker and has written two articles on Metrology in woodworking

    https://brianholcombewoodworker.com/metrology-for-the-cabinetmaker-introduction/

    As I...
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    The error on one is near 2mm by eye and the other...

    The error on one is near 2mm by eye and the other a bit less which is a fair bit. It is even more laughable that haven't twigged to it when I am extremley anal about all the fences in my workshop...
  29. Many Years ago I was asked to supply a cyclone...

    Many Years ago I was asked to supply a cyclone for a chair maker and he built a small enclosed cabinet/room that was ventilated with a CV Max. He did that after everything they tried to reduce the...
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    CV are in a niche of their own, above the usual...

    CV are in a niche of their own, above the usual generic DE and below what a true industrial one is. I have tried to get Clearvue to consider making a 17" impeller version for Australia aimed at Men's...
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    Derek, my guess is the flip stops are not bored...

    Derek, my guess is the flip stops are not bored true to the measuring face of the stop. I looked at trying to correct them as well but after looking at how they are made I didn't bother. Try putting...
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    I introduced CV to Oz and it is as hobby DC and...

    I introduced CV to Oz and it is as hobby DC and was never intended to be anything else. A better description might be a DE for a hobbyist and CV have only recently introduced a cyclone more suited to...
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    Festool Called

    I have three Festool products all drills so I was surprised to get a call from the Festool rep for my area who I have never met today. He will call by and have a look at one of them shortly even...
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    You can have mine. :D

    You can have mine. :D
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    Not me Albert, I bought the K3 and then an A3-31....

    Not me Albert, I bought the K3 and then an A3-31.

    Felder have offered to replace all the flip stops which I have which I think is pretty good seeing the machine is about six years old but it is...
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    I am still not convinced as nice as that looks,...

    I am still not convinced as nice as that looks, fine dust floats as soon as it is released and to capture it takes a LOT of air and I don't know of a hobby DE that could do that.
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    Your's isn't a K3.

    Your's isn't a K3.
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    Heads Up to Hammer K3 Owners

    I have owned my K3 for about 6 years and I have just discovered why I have had niggling measuring problems with the CC fence for all this time. The pictures show the problem, the stops not being...
  39. The idea of a DD table puzzles me, if it is...

    The idea of a DD table puzzles me, if it is usually fairly small and as soon as you put something on it the very surface that it needs to draw air through is reduced, call me a sceptic because I have...
  40. Did you use the side of the wheel to set the...

    Did you use the side of the wheel to set the blade square?
  41. WARNING - WARNING!!! This will cheer you up YouTube...

    This will cheer you up YouTube

    I have become a fan of this Ukelele band YouTube
  42. If the blade has parallel sides I put it in the...

    If the blade has parallel sides I put it in the Tormek holder at the correct protrusion using the Tormek measuring jig and just nip it tight to hold the blade. Then using the side of the wheel I set...
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    Have a trawl through the Grizzly site as they...

    Have a trawl through the Grizzly site as they might have sold the same thing under their brand and they have a very good support page with manuals.
  44. You could drill into some wood and leaving the...

    You could drill into some wood and leaving the drill bits in the wood use the wood for protection and extra leverage. Make sure the drill bits are fully embedded apart from the amount in the chuck...
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    READ ME! GST will not apply for any import sub $1000AUD...

    GST will not apply for any import sub $1000AUD including freight in that figure and you will not pay UK's GST on the price because it is being exported.
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    I've got an Arboga with a Servian badge on it and...

    I've got an Arboga with a Servian badge on it and its biggest problem v's a belt drive is the noise of the gear train but with a VFD on it the speed changes are effortless. I use it for everything...
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    You would have to give it a long hard...

    You would have to give it a long hard think....for about 5 seconds.
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    I have a ring light on my drill press hooked up...

    I have a ring light on my drill press hooked up to a plug pack for convenience. It does have one unexpected benefit, it throws a concentric shadow onto the table and helps in placing the piece on...
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    When we began putting the control side of the...

    When we began putting the control side of the router table on my Hammer A3 my son asked the same question, if a 3D printer can rely on the step count from the motor why can't the same method be used...
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    We put the router modem and switch in the roof...

    We put the router modem and switch in the roof then it has only one barrier the ceiling and not multiple walls to go through and it worked well. When we got NBN for a lot of reasons we moved all the...
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