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    I don't think there are any easy answers to that...

    I don't think there are any easy answers to that other than having 3 phase is a big plus and allows more options. I have always had 3 phase because about 40 years ago we installed air conditioning...
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    Sort of related as it happened on YT, a channel...

    Sort of related as it happened on YT, a channel had years of video deleted recently. I forget who it was but they hacked or otherwise obtained his log in and did the deed and YT can't/won't do...
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    Horrie the Wog Dog, I read that while I was very...

    Horrie the Wog Dog, I read that while I was very young and at school about 60 years ago which was only about 15 years after WW2 . Ah! memories. I am about two books into John Sandford's PREY series...
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    I have 3 phase and use 415V VFD's to control the...

    I have 3 phase and use 415V VFD's to control the motor speed and a slow start up is mechanically kinder on the machines.
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    I don't know if 125mm PVC can be had in Australia...

    I don't know if 125mm PVC can be had in Australia and if it can be I doubt it would be classed as cheap. Ezi Duct might have it in metal, certainly 120mm is available in metal because I measured some...
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    In my experience there is nothing between the two...

    In my experience there is nothing between the two brands, both are good quality and accurate machines and back up service would be my main criteria when looking at buying either. The Hammer as...
  7. Thanks for the feed back Lewis, it is good to see...

    Thanks for the feed back Lewis, it is good to see how it manages the DE system in practise.
  8. Good catch, there was some initial confusion when...

    Good catch, there was some initial confusion when I did the first post, use the table of prices and ignore the final paragraph price. Out of interest what sort of ducted system do you have? Is it...
  9. I didn't say it would be easy but how are the...

    I didn't say it would be easy but how are the noise levels at 60hz?
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    Just as a general heads up here on Chinese LED's,...

    Just as a general heads up here on Chinese LED's, my experience is you need to check that all connection screws are tight, I know they don't draw big current but all mine were not what I would call...
  11. Find the nearest brick truck with an all terrain...

    Find the nearest brick truck with an all terrain forklift on it.

    A small truck with a HIAB would be another thought If it can be parked close enough to reach inside.

    A small front end loader...
  12. IIRC the cyclone body cubes at at an equivalent...

    IIRC the cyclone body cubes at at an equivalent 90kg for transport purposes.
  13. I would use the dimension Cathy gave (1/4") and...

    I would use the dimension Cathy gave (1/4") and see where the taper lock is at that dimension. I have been talking to her for years on the phone and never seen her.
  14. I was just at Helensburgh Men's Shed helping to...

    I was just at Helensburgh Men's Shed helping to plan their dust system and they showed me a brand new unused spindle moulder with a power feed on it that someone gave them because they were in the...
  15. All they have to do is put a sticker on the...

    All they have to do is put a sticker on the impeller speccing the clearance on the bolts. It took me a lot of talking to get a sticker on the impeller housing for direction of rotation.
  16. Bob, as mentioned in the first post our website...

    Bob, as mentioned in the first post our website should be up and running hopefully later this week. The discount offered to forum members will not be offered on the website unless four or more are...
  17. Or move a machine. Workshops evolve...it is the...

    Or move a machine. Workshops evolve...it is the eleventh commandment.

    EDIT, I might have mislead here, moving machines where the power source is changed was my intended meaning. Moving a machine...
  18. My take is that I wouldn't do what you propose...

    My take is that I wouldn't do what you propose but let me expand on that as there is more to it. I would never wire a shed with the electricals behind internal walls because as sure as the sun rises...
  19. We hope so, this a full Australian innovation...

    We hope so, this a full Australian innovation that avoids the complication of pneumatics as was previously used by a lot of systems in the past and some have used a small computer as well. This is...
  20. It will want to be a stout engine crane because...

    It will want to be a stout engine crane because they rapidly lose lift capacity when the jib is extended.
  21. Automatic Blast Gates For Ducted Dust Extraction

    If your Men's Shed has a ducted dust extraction system this automatic blast gate system is for you.

    https://www.woodworkforums.com/f200/auto-blast-gates-australia-business-232666#post2171973

    I...
  22. I forgot to mention in my initial post that the...

    I forgot to mention in my initial post that the gates are made from Birch ply with a laminated coating not melamine and they are absolutely void free and all done on a CNC with zero chipping.
  23. Auto Blast Gates Australia is Now Open For Business

    Auto Blast Gates Australia is Now Open For Business.

    Who are we and the back story. I put a question to Tony Dyer (NCArcher) one day about putting switches on blast gates to automate the control...
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    I have an unfounded tin foil hat theory that the...

    I have an unfounded tin foil hat theory that the curved sides act a bit like a bell mouth in that the air can't get into dead 90 degree corners and stall. One thing I am going to do is add a bell...
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    There are a heaps of videos on YT.

    There are a heaps of videos on YT.
  26. This, one thousand times. It is the single...

    This, one thousand times. It is the single biggest factor for those starting out with blades ans until someone shows them what sharp is and how to get it then they really do not know what the target...
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    Cheap and super accurate are plastic geometry...

    Cheap and super accurate are plastic geometry squares and can be regarded as disposable as well.
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    Well, that didn't make a lot of sense I must say....

    Well, that didn't make a lot of sense I must say. What I meant was make a bandsaw sled for smaller cut off work, most probably more accurate than a mitre saw and a whole lot less dangerous. I have...
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    It still won't solve your dust issues using a...

    It still won't solve your dust issues using a mitre saw, it is nothing like as good as some would like to believe. Buy it because it is a nice tool and does a great job but not for the dust...
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    Mick, the Kapex on its own will not give you the...

    Mick, the Kapex on its own will not give you the dust free operation you are seeking and to do what it does requires a Festool vacuum attached to it. The Kapex is way better than most but it still...
  31. You could use a mitre box or make one if the...

    You could use a mitre box or make one if the dimensions are too small Haron 300 x 100mm Wooden Mitre Box | Bunnings Warehouse

    The approach I would take is plane the face in a shooting board and...
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    It is usually in my fingers but sometimes to...

    It is usually in my fingers but sometimes to demonstrate and prove a concept or even to do a through cut it is necessary. As pointed out by Dennis it is not something he usually does.
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    I will add to my comments above that if the ZCI...

    I will add to my comments above that if the ZCI becomes totally covered by the material being cut then it cannot draw air through it but by then the in cabinet and above the blade DE will handle the...
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    The first thing you must recognise is what is...

    The first thing you must recognise is what is sharp and then you can work out what you need to get there. This is the single biggest issue people have when they start out down this path and unless...
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    Dennis, my answer to side deflection is a piece...

    Dennis, my answer to side deflection is a piece of something stood up close to the blade. If drop down panel was fixed to the side of the overhead guard it could be lowered to achieve the same thing....
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    I can see the resolution on my table saw as it...

    I can see the resolution on my table saw as it has a fine fence adjustment and using that I can see how much the fine adjuster moves the fence before the Wixey registers the change but I have never...
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    I have no issues with the Wixey apart from...

    I have no issues with the Wixey apart from setting zero so if the blade is not changed the zero issue goes away. My Wixey is going to be up for sale eventually because I am motorising the rip fence...
  38. I would put a sheet of plywood vertically on...

    I would put a sheet of plywood vertically on wheels and use a french cleat system to hang the clamps from. Maybe two sheets with some framing between them for strength would be better. It would need...
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    Get someone in the roofing industry to have a...

    Get someone in the roofing industry to have a look and not the ones who did the re-pointing. Perhaps Matt (Simplicity) might be able to advise on someone.
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    I have a Wixey and it is a PIA as far as zero...

    I have a Wixey and it is a PIA as far as zero goes and I now use 3 different blades which 3 times the PIA. Have a look at the Proscale, a much better system

    ...
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    As a general statement and not Mac specific it...

    As a general statement and not Mac specific it used to be possible to prevent pictures down loading to speed things up when the net was a lot slower than it is today. The browser settings were...
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    They hold an edge and don't take long to get that...

    They hold an edge and don't take long to get that edge, hollow grind is my preference and five minutes later they will be sharp. I can't recall the backs being much of an issue either.
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    In a word, McJings, chisels are good and value is...

    In a word, McJings, chisels are good and value is awesome.
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    So true, Carbatec have had more than one go.

    So true, Carbatec have had more than one go.
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    Yes, that's it.

    Yes, that's it.
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    It was on Sawmill Creek but I have no idea of how...

    It was on Sawmill Creek but I have no idea of how you would find the thread now, perhaps posting the question might be the best bet. There is far more discussion over there on European machines if...
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    Do you want something pulled apart? I will send...

    Do you want something pulled apart? I will send him right down...after he has finished this.:U
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    Don't tell him that, I will have a strike on my...

    Don't tell him that, I will have a strike on my hands.
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    Power Digital Lift For Hammer A3-31

    Ever since I bought this machine about five years ago I have wanted to install a digital lift into it where I could enter a dimension and press G for GO. It would also serve to lower and raise the...
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    My reference to gates was to reduce the number...

    My reference to gates was to reduce the number from two to one and not to say they are not necessary. I suspect that most commercially supplied entry plate inserts are no where big enough to do the...
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