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  1. 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...
  4. 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.
  5. Thread: Router issues

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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. ...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. Thread: Precision levels

    by malb
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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...
  20. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. Thread: Which Smartphone?

    by malb
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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....
  34. 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...
  37. 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,...
  38. 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.
    ...
  39. Thread: FWW Archive

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    Thats OK Chris, just trying to track down a...

    Thats OK Chris, just trying to track down a usable copy for you. I don't use the online editions often, as it is quicker to work from the files I have stashed away or the the printed editions where I...
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    I think that there would be a fair weight...

    I think that there would be a fair weight difference between the items that he has installed on the one in the article, but there may be a bit more with yours, depending on the machines being...
  41. Thread: FWW Archive

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    I don't like your chances, I suspect that they...

    I don't like your chances, I suspect that they just keep extending the library with new scans as more mags are published , and don't revisit the earlier mags at all. I know that in some of their...
  42. Thread: Metal work forum

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    Working fine at my end now also, thanks Steven...

    Working fine at my end now also, thanks Steven and UBeaut.
  43. Thread: Metal work forum

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    Getting Auskadi on opera from link on top of WWF...

    Getting Auskadi on opera from link on top of WWF have been for three days, tried clearing caches etc when it first appeared to no effect, and from plain Google search via Firefox setup up for...
  44. Thread: Small Problem

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    Has the car been used since your father passed...

    Has the car been used since your father passed away? the longer it has been sitting idle, the greater the chance that the motor may have developed internal rust due to the oil coatings on moving...
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    I have a DW 740 currently in storage and it came...

    I have a DW 740 currently in storage and it came with a riving knife, but also with a mandated Australian style blade guard that flops around like limp spaghetti and has no real facility to mount a...
  46. I'm using Win 7 and SU Pro 2015. In the version I...

    I'm using Win 7 and SU Pro 2015. In the version I have you can set the display precision to display to a given no of decimal points, I normally operate in mm and no decimals for house layout and...
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    For not much more money, you could have purchased...

    For not much more money, you could have purchased a cheapy track saw set and used it. They generally come with a 1300L track and can be set to bevel cut. You would need to mark out the cut at both...
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    Typical common locks have 5 pins or disks inside...

    Typical common locks have 5 pins or disks inside and each can have 5 or 6 possible key depths. About 25-30 possible combinations overall, so its isn't uncommon for them to be interchangable between...
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    The chain winders are not particularly secure if...

    The chain winders are not particularly secure if left moderately ajar for ventilation, lock or no lock. With a opening of about 70mm, baddies wandering around with a 200mm shifter can get a grip on...
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    Other than the Bosch above some of the large...

    Other than the Bosch above some of the large industrial grade geared head units from Hare and Forbes have heads that have rise and fall as well as tables with rise and fall, but very exxy and I...
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