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    It looks like the handle is being forced further...

    It looks like the handle is being forced further down the shaft and this is causing the splitting. I doubt there is a viable material to use that will do any better. If that is the case then the...
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    There is no HVAC industry here that supplies...

    There is no HVAC industry here that supplies metal ducting in residential houses so PVC has become the default material. Any ducted residential AC is always installed using flexible ducting and never...
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    This is a common theme in clubs and men's sheds...

    This is a common theme in clubs and men's sheds and can only be overcome via education. Despite education it can still cause division within the organisation because of lack of understanding or...
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    I recall seeing a pop up message saying I needed...

    I recall seeing a pop up message saying I needed to update windows immediately which I found strange as all my Win10 updates are automatically installed and always have been.
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    Manufacturers can get very optimistic on the...

    Manufacturers can get very optimistic on the largest blade size most saws can tension. My saw is a Minimax SN45 and there is no way on God's earth it would tension the 25mm blade that they say it...
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    Thanks Russ, I reset the .JPG default to the old...

    Thanks Russ, I reset the .JPG default to the old Paint program and it now goes to the Windows default dialogue box. I didn't mind the way it was but I could not find anyway to fix the print problem...
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    Did you cut the 125MM outlet off the machine hood...

    Did you cut the 125MM outlet off the machine hood or is it still under the new adaptor?
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    I think your biggest priority as you acknowledge...

    I think your biggest priority as you acknowledge is fixing the duct system and getting rid of the 100mm parts of it then worry about the other end. Just as an outside random guess the debris...
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    Print Dialogue Screen Win10

    I tried to print some images today and I get a print screen dialogue box I have never seen before. I tried my laptop and it gave me the same screen but a different desktop still on the same network...
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    I am not sure what the question is. Is it that a...

    I am not sure what the question is. Is it that a cyclone might solve the debris distribution problem or is it that you want to remove the bag system and go to a cyclone with drum collection?
  11. Thread: A Table

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    A Table

    I don't want to spoil the surprise but this video is worth a watch.....


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VK9oyvhRpA8
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    Clearvue no longer supply the impeller from their...

    Clearvue no longer supply the impeller from their cyclone a separate part.
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    With a blade of that size tension it as much as...

    With a blade of that size tension it as much as you can, the saw will most probably start to bend before the blade breaks. Me, I tension a blade by feel but there are ways of checking the tension.
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    Yes, drift was always allowed for in that way but...

    Yes, drift was always allowed for in that way but in more recent times aligning the mitre slot and fence by moving the table has been found to give a better result. I sometimes wonder how much money...
  15. PM NCarcher (Tony), he will be able to advise...

    PM NCarcher (Tony), he will be able to advise you. You can use the panel remotely with a CAT cable if you wish.
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    AH! PM me your phone number and let's have a...

    AH! PM me your phone number and let's have a chat. I am home all day today.
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    I tend to agree with Snodgrass and am yet to see...

    I tend to agree with Snodgrass and am yet to see any sort of valid explanation of why setting up the bandsaw basics should not come first.
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    No, enlarge the bolt holes in the table if there...

    No, enlarge the bolt holes in the table if there is not enough movement. Are the bolt holes counter bored?
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    Loosening the bolts that hold the table to the...

    Loosening the bolts that hold the table to the trunnion mount will allow the table to be moved. If there is not enough movement which is unlikely then take the table off and drill the bolt holes a...
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    My method. Back off all guides Tension and...

    My method.

    Back off all guides

    Tension and track the blade to the centre of the wheels

    Loosen but do not remove the table that hold it to the trunnion mount

    Attach a straight edge to the...
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. Thanks, that looks promising.

    Thanks, that looks promising.
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. Thanks for the link Tony, I am still working out...

    Thanks for the link Tony, I am still working out whether to go single or 3 phase at the moment. Give me a call when you get the chance.
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. 2 x Small 3 Phase Motors

    I am after two small 3 phase motors, foot mount around 1 - 2kw, 1400 RPM if possible. I am thinking about building two of these if the budget is reasonable.


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  24. The really interesting part of all this is recent...

    The really interesting part of all this is recent announcements concerning massive roof top solar installations on commercial building roof tops by a company recently....Move to build grid-scale...
  25. Unfortunately until battery technology hits the...

    Unfortunately until battery technology hits the streets it is vapour ware as the kiddies say. Many different labs are pursuing many different technologies including some very substantial research...
  26. Unfortunately the grid issues that exist are true...

    Unfortunately the grid issues that exist are true and need to be managed as outlined in the linked story. Batteries are most probably the ultimate answer and if they were subsidised instead of...
  27. It would seem to be a company that is ripe for a...

    It would seem to be a company that is ripe for a sell out to a bigger company and that may be what they had in mind all along. The big players must be looking at them with cheque books in hand.
  28. The single thing that impressed me was that they...

    The single thing that impressed me was that they are putting into service the first unit. That they got it out of the lab and developed the design, production and manufacturing processes in ten years...
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    We have all seen the many new battery technologies that were going to magically be the next best thing and cheaper than sliced bread but strictly for large grid use this may be one answer. The first...
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    14% so not too wet at all according to my...

    14% so not too wet at all according to my moisture meter. Puzzling though on how it selectively develops cracks out of the same lump of timber when dressed. I haven't yet decided to use some epoxy or...
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    Along with Mercedes, Ford,Toyota, Mitsubishi etc...

    Along with Mercedes, Ford,Toyota, Mitsubishi etc etc
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    Mike, that looks good, I used acoustic batts in...

    Mike, that looks good, I used acoustic batts in mine and they cost a lot of money and some time after I became aware of an acoustic batt that was available from Bradford and was a very good price....
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    Rob, have you resolved your collection drum sizes...

    Rob, have you resolved your collection drum sizes yet? I installed a cyclone into a commercial situation a while ago and the biggest issue is the 200 litre drum is nowhere near big enough and can...
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    READ ME! PM me your email address. I have the CD so would...

    PM me your email address. I have the CD so would have to send the whole edition but that might be too big for email. I presume if you take a 14 day trial at FWW you can view it online.
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    David Weaver - DW on this forum - has in the last...

    David Weaver - DW on this forum - has in the last year or so developed a new method of sharpening and everyone who has tried it has been rewarded with a new level of sharpness for very little effort,...
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    Australia to Singapore interconnector driven by solar.

    Australia to fast-track world's largest solar-battery project with grid link to Singapore | Recharge
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    In our case a land line is necessary due to...

    In our case a land line is necessary due to marginal or zero coverage. Not everyone lives in a metro area where mobile phones are taken for granted.
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    A Question About Selling a House

    First off I am not selling my house but I am curious as to an aspect of selling a house.

    Our house has an extensive internal computer and phone system that unless the new owners were to be made...
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    I have raised this point before, if someone has...

    I have raised this point before, if someone has no way of knowing what sharp is then well meaning advice is often not enough but the offer is a good idea. The OP needs to be shown by someone what...
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    Media hype??? Electricty market: Coal plants in...

    Media hype??? Electricty market: Coal plants in peril as prices plunge
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    Paul, I was led to believe that the total...

    Paul, I was led to believe that the total Australian power consumption was not high enough for even the smallest nuclear power plant and that was one of the reasons it was not considered.
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    VFD's came into play in Australia when I started...

    VFD's came into play in Australia when I started importing CV's as it was the only way to get to 60hz. We used the 3 phase American motor that ran on 220V because we could run the VFD from our...
  43. You could look at the type of vacuum used in...

    You could look at the type of vacuum used in central systems in houses. They can be had fairly cheaply from online sites such as Gumtree.
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    Buy a THREE PHASE CV if you have near neighbours...

    Buy a THREE PHASE CV if you have near neighbours as the speed and thus noise can be controlled by a Variable Frequency Drive. I know in the US 99% of dust extractors are single phase but a 3 phase...
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    This is the reason all European manufacturers are...

    This is the reason all European manufacturers are going electric as it is the quickest way to avoid the crippling fines they will face if they don't meet the European emissions targets

    Carmakers...
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    Hi Pete, house renovations, Auto Blast Gates and...

    Hi Pete, house renovations, Auto Blast Gates and time in the workshop plus another side invention I am in the middle of finalising so life is more busy than usual. I hope all is well with you and...
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    A Few Good Ideas

    The link has German audio but the vision is universal.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHgD2SUkJuA
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    The wrapper does not have to be "plastic" it...

    The wrapper does not have to be "plastic" it could be metal such as aluminium or even steel if the bending facilities are available.
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    Corrimal MS had the same thing happen to theirs...

    Corrimal MS had the same thing happen to theirs and they repaired the wrapper and it is still running to this day. The culprit was a block of wood. There are photos of the damage and repair on their...
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    It is leaking air somewhere between the inlet of...

    It is leaking air somewhere between the inlet of the cyclone and the exhaust port. The leak might be in the cyclone itself, in the connection to the drum or in the drum.
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