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  0 Thread: Powering up a compressor
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Reviving this for one more question: I went head and wired it with what I have, using 8 ga wire. The enclosure around the pressure switch is cracked, which I'll replace. But the 8 ga wire pushed it ou...
berone Woodworking Power Tools 2 5,196 11-27-2015, 05:56 PM
  0 Thread: So.......I just learned something about my 14" Delta BS
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My bandsaw is a Rigid that I bought new for $150 20 years ago. I started having problems getting it to track. I did all kinds of work on it and nothing solved the problem. I was ready to sell it for s...
berone Woodworking Power Tools 5 5,535 11-22-2015, 01:26 PM
  0 Thread: Quiet air compressor options?
Post: Re: Quiet air compressor options?

Keep in mind that db ratings are exponential. 9 db is greater than it seems. But the db rating is less important than the empirical sound. Try to hear the ones that interest you in person. A high pitc...
berone Woodworking Power Tools 8 4,524 11-19-2015, 03:13 PM
  0 Thread: Powering up a compressor
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Thanks, Tom. The guy I bought it from is union electrician apprentice and he said it can run on a 40 amp breaker, but some of what I read contradicted that. What you said explains why. I'm a big fan o...
berone Woodworking Power Tools 2 5,196 11-11-2015, 09:27 AM
  0 Thread: Powering up a compressor
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So I'm good without the magnetic starter, 8 gauge copper, and breaker... Still not clear on that. I want to run a disconnect next to it. I currently have one (from the welder that's now gone) with a ...
berone Woodworking Power Tools 2 5,196 11-10-2015, 09:47 AM
  0 Thread: Powering up a compressor
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Yes- single phase. Code reads "F" [br]The current version of this compressor comes with a magnetic starter. This one does not, and I was wondering if I should add one. Not sure what it neans, but ...
berone Woodworking Power Tools 2 5,196 11-10-2015, 08:33 AM
  0 Thread: Powering up a compressor
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I resolved my compressor dilemma with a surprise find on Craig's List. A guy was looking to trade an 80 gallon, 7.5 hp BelAire 318VL for a mig welder. I've used my mig once in 10 years. Long story sho...
berone Woodworking Power Tools 2 5,196 11-10-2015, 02:32 AM
  0 Thread: Harbor Freight 60 gallon compressor vs...
Post: Re: Harbor Freight 60 gallon compressor vs...

Do you have an example of what you mean by an air turbine? All I can find is HVLP sprayers or wind turbines.[br]Thanks!
berone Woodworking Power Tools 7 6,215 10-26-2015, 12:21 AM
  0 Thread: Harbor Freight 60 gallon compressor vs...
Post: Re: Harbor Freight 60 gallon compressor vs...

Thanks for the replies. That 60 gallon Kobalt is the Campbell Hausfeld that's the same as the Porter Cable and the Husky. How is the noise on it? Anything is going to be quieter the than the oil-less ...
berone Woodworking Power Tools 7 6,215 10-22-2015, 10:56 AM
  0 Thread: Harbor Freight 60 gallon compressor vs...
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Of course the compressor is most likely to fail at 2am the night before a craftcraft show! I think I would replace it, needed or not. Of course then I run the risk of replacing a good unit with a dud....
berone Woodworking Power Tools 7 6,215 10-21-2015, 07:01 PM
  0 Thread: Harbor Freight 60 gallon compressor vs...
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I'm not sure who makes the HF. The others all look the same except for color and have identical specs. The most recent discussion I could find for the HF was from 2012, when the tank was USA made, the...
berone Woodworking Power Tools 7 6,215 10-21-2015, 05:05 PM
  0 Thread: Harbor Freight 60 gallon compressor vs...
Post: Harbor Freight 60 gallon compressor vs...

I'm looking for a 60 or 80 gallon compressor with a minimum of 11.5 cfm @ 90psi.I'm using it for glass etching with a blast cabinet. Unfortunately budget, as ever, is an issue. So I'm looking at units...
berone Woodworking Power Tools 7 6,215 10-21-2015, 03:30 PM
  0 Thread: Air compressor auto drain
Post: Re: Air compressor auto drain

I'm researching for a larger compressor and came across a method for a drain that doesn't require the tank to be decompressed. It's basically the same as shown above, but with two ball valves, separat...
berone Woodworking Power Tools 8 5,173 10-21-2015, 02:55 PM
  0 Thread: Last Reindeer post till next Christmas.....I swear!! (Pic heavy)
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I was thinking about what small scraps were lying around the shop, and I have a bunch of strips of baltic birch headed for the trash. So I made one using that. [br]/ssl_proxy.php?url=http://i103.photo...
berone Woodworking 134 63,991 12-01-2011, 03:59 PM

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