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    I'm not familiar with your saw model so please...

    I'm not familiar with your saw model so please take this with a grain of salt.

    If you have loosened the table mounting bolts and cannot budge the table across, it may help to mark the current...
  2. I would not be removing bearings with a grinder,...

    I would not be removing bearings with a grinder, or filing shafts to get bearings to accept them. The cutter head revolves at 5000+RPM, and everything needs to be very well balanced, any slight...
  3. Thread: Aquarama

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    I have only played around with model powerboats...

    I have only played around with model powerboats with smallish glow engines and 540/550 series electrics (buggy motors basically) and quite light hulls. I am anticipating that your hull might be...
  4. Thread: Aquarama

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    Interesting project and some nice work. How big...

    Interesting project and some nice work. How big is the boat and what do you intend to power it with? Fairly gutsy servo for the rudder?
  5. Hello and welcome Woodamateur. I am not sure...

    Hello and welcome Woodamateur.

    I am not sure where your issue is. Were you trying to remove the cutter head from the shaft? My unit has been in storage for 4 years now and my memory of the shaft...
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    Do you see a need to be sawing wide panels while...

    Do you see a need to be sawing wide panels while you have the router table set up for work, I would normally consider that you do your cutting to size etc first, and do your profile routing as a...
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    If you were to do your own machining, you...

    If you were to do your own machining, you probably need a jointer and a thicknesser so that you one edge and one face straight flat and at right angles with the jointer, then get the second face...
  8. I used to operate a commercial CNC router in a...

    I used to operate a commercial CNC router in a kitchen factory that used 2400 x 1800 MDF sheets as a vacuum diffuser for the bed, so larger size sheets are available, but you might not get them...
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    Are you aware that electrical cables run directly...

    Are you aware that electrical cables run directly through punched or drilled holes in steel framing have to pass through grommets in the studs? There is a significant danger of damaging overall in...
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    SOLD: This seemed to be flagged as SOLD in the forum...

    This seemed to be flagged as SOLD in the forum Ebay and others sale listings but is still listing on Gumtree as of 6.10pm 29/8/19 EST, so the SOLD flag may not be correct, or Gumtree may be slow...
  11. I suspect that a significant factor for the...

    I suspect that a significant factor for the moisture imbalance would be the actual moisture contained it the glue when applied. Some of this may evaporate along the way, but the bulk of it would be...
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    Used to have cats, hunting can be trained out of...

    Used to have cats, hunting can be trained out of them if they are fed well enough, but it does take a fair bit of time, and I wouldn't guarantee that it is effective if they are outside and free. We...
  13. Some potential issues that I can anticipate; ...

    Some potential issues that I can anticipate;

    Have you checked the flatness of the table saw top?
    Is it pressed metal or cast?
    A pressed metal top will rarely be flat or consistent across its...
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    Often the oversize issue, and drill tips starting...

    Often the oversize issue, and drill tips starting out of place is a very sloppy fit between the quill and the head casting, generally caused by a bell mouth created when the head is being bored....
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    The easiest way to smooth the top is to saw...

    The easiest way to smooth the top is to saw through the glue joint where the step is occurring to recover the previously glued up panels and have a second chance at the job after you rejoint the...
  16. Generally Opera, rare occasions Firefox but I...

    Generally Opera, rare occasions Firefox but I keep that set permanantly for private windows for online banking and use Opera for general stuff.
  17. Thread: Router issues

    by malb
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    My concern is the chipped brush, there is not...

    My concern is the chipped brush, there is not enough missing to affect conduction to the commutator, but the missing bit is large enough to lock up the motor or bridge connections within the motor. ...
  18. Confirm that you want to leave this page message box when submitting a post

    Hi, I am a fairly slow typer (not typist) and sometimes it takes a while to formulate type and check a post before submitting it. Autosave is my friend here.

    But occasionally when using the...
  19. My reading of the bed layout drawing is that it...

    My reading of the bed layout drawing is that it is open rather than sheeted on the bottom, but I may be wrong.

    Even if I have misinterpreted the drawing, I doubt whether the overall design would...
  20. My reading of the bed layout drawing is that it...

    My reading of the bed layout drawing is that it is open rather than sheeted on the bottom, but I may be wrong.

    Even if I have misinterpreted the drawing, I doubt whether the overall design would...
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    My understanding and experience is that 3ph...

    My understanding and experience is that 3ph motors have more starting torque than 1ph motors of equivalent power. In situations where the motor must start under load this is an advantage and can...
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    A lot of the drills of Asian origin have a sloppy...

    A lot of the drills of Asian origin have a sloppy fit between the quill and head casting caused by poor machining in the factory. This allows the drill tip to contact the work in a fairly random...
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    Once you start talking 4KW single phase, you are...

    Once you start talking 4KW single phase, you are dealing with a potential requirement for close to 20A continuous and 80 to 100A start currents. This puts quite a strain on your mains feeder. I have...
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    Probably Bunnings would not price match for you....

    Probably Bunnings would not price match for you. Price match applies only if you are comparing identical items, not functionally identical items. I.e. Must be the same brand, dimensions, and...
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    Tool and machinery shops as such may not be a lot...

    Tool and machinery shops as such may not be a lot of help as they generally deal with particular brands while they are new and intact. Unless it is a model that they sell, there would be little...
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    Derek, I have had similar issues with them over...

    Derek, I have had similar issues with them over the years, finding the subs renewal section is often the first hassle. For quite some time I have entered Alexandra VIC in the Suburb/Town field and...
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    The standard trick for plunging a fixed base...

    The standard trick for plunging a fixed base router, where depth of cut is fixed before starting was to position over the start point and incline the router so that the base has an edge on the...
  28. Thread: Drill at an angle

    by malb
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    It's often easier to use a spade bit rather than...

    It's often easier to use a spade bit rather than a normal twist drill, the tip on the spade will help keep it in position, where the flutes on a twist tend to want to walk across the face of the...
  29. Thread: Precision levels

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    Any form of precision level would be pointless in...

    Any form of precision level would be pointless in my opinion, as you are trying to establish relative heights. Sure, if the outer edge is lower than than the table, a level placed between them should...
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    As suggested by Chris, if you have access to 3...

    As suggested by Chris, if you have access to 3 phase power in the workshop, and just want variable speed etc, go with a 415V in to 415V VFD. Then the only thing you need to be aware of is that you...
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    Not totally sure of the context of your interest,...

    Not totally sure of the context of your interest, but while cutting kitchen cabinets etc, we used a lot of carcass satin as a base for stuff that was going to be professionally 2 pack painted. I...
  32. Hi Matt, I bought a saw kit, extra rail, and...

    Hi Matt,
    I bought a saw kit, extra rail, and 48tooth blade about 5 years ago at the EOFY sale. It has done a bit of work but not a huge amount as all my gear gear has been in storage for nigh on...
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    Backing sheets / cover sheets are sheets that...

    Backing sheets / cover sheets are sheets that don't meet manufacturers quality specs and are used as the base/top sheets when product is ordered and delivered in pack lots. These sheets then carry...
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    Basic explanations, looking at where the swarf...

    Basic explanations, looking at where the swarf goes, and the propensity for chipping the surface of the material.

    Up cut pulls the swarf toward the surface, but swarf exiting the cut and the...
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    Speciality Saws in Croydon are also very good if...

    Speciality Saws in Croydon are also very good if that is a more suitable location.
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    There would be no advantage to you in having a...

    There would be no advantage to you in having a metric dado set rather than an imperial one, except at the minimum and maximum width settings. Outside these two extremes. you should be able to set...
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    Steve seems to have disappeared after the above 2...

    Steve seems to have disappeared after the above 2 posts, last seen on board in September 2018. If you want specific info from him I suggest you send him a personal message (click on his username in...
  38. Thread: Which Smartphone?

    by malb
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    I find that running a cache cleaner and a memory...

    I find that running a cache cleaner and a memory recovery program and then rebooting each day is virtually essential for my old Medion. It runs a old version 4 Android system and the thing floods...
  39. Thread: Which Smartphone?

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    Sorry, I have come into this rather late, but...

    Sorry, I have come into this rather late, but what is the charge state of the Powerbank you are charging from, is it being regularly recharged?
    Is the phone being connected for charging fo a simple...
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    One suggestion in the early days of table mounted...

    One suggestion in the early days of table mounted TRA's was to remove the cap that allows access to the spring while operating under a table. The spring is fitted inside one of the plunge tubes, and...
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    Elan, I specifically referred to needing higher...

    Elan, I specifically referred to needing higher powers for the feed motors, rather than the spindle motors. I had 4 years running a Procam 8x6, cutting eveything from 3mm through to 38mm substrate,...
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    One table saw only approach is to make a very...

    One table saw only approach is to make a very shallow scoring pass on the face first, with the teeth protruding above the table about 1mm or so. This substantially changes the sheer angle of the...
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    I have the PDF manual linked above filed away in...

    I have the PDF manual linked above filed away in my archives somewhere. I will find over the weekend and upload it to mega.nz and pm you both a link.
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    Model shops used to sell it in part sheet sizes...

    Model shops used to sell it in part sheet sizes and various thicknesses, typically 300sq, 300x600, and 300 x 900, thicknesses down to 0.8mm. This was back in the days when most RC models were built...
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    Hi Steve, Regarding the initial issue, you...

    Hi Steve,

    Regarding the initial issue, you have two circuits with 20A breakers and an unspecified number of double 10A outlets on each circuit. These outlets are connected in a daisy chain, i.e....
  46. Thread: Mortising Tool

    by malb
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    Sorry, can't help with finding the left hand bit...

    Sorry, can't help with finding the left hand bit for you. However I suspect that the brand name on the tool might give you a better indication of intended use than that you gave it. Based on the...
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    I made a model aircraft building table from 32mm...

    I made a model aircraft building table from 32mm MDF 25 years ago. One sheet of 2400x1200 for the top, with 200mm wide 32mm MDF rails inset 200mm from the edges all round. It stayed in one place for...
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    HELP One suggestion I have (not a lot of point leading...

    One suggestion I have (not a lot of point leading you to Mens sheds when you have said you will check them out) is to look at some of the free access videos on finewoodworking.com. They are one of...
  49. If the main difficulty is obtaining blades with a...

    If the main difficulty is obtaining blades with a 30mm bore, saw doctors can open the bore for most blades to suit most arbour sizes. There should be saw doctors around the Sydney suburban area,...
  50. Thread: FWW Archive

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    Correct Midnight Man, Chris had identified a...

    Correct Midnight Man, Chris had identified a particular page that was causing issues so I tracked down the particular article and down loaded the PDF of the article so I could supply it to Chris.
    ...
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