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  0 Thread: 1.5HP canister DC (Bay Area) (Price reduced)
Post: RE: 1.5HP canister DC (Bay Area)

Dropping to $200. Come on, someone get it out of my shop... please?
abernat Tool Swap N' Sell 4 413 10-22-2021, 09:24 AM
  0 Thread: Smoke alarm replacement - yellow is now red?
Post: RE: Smoke alarm replacement - yellow is now red?

Pull the harness out and see what the wire nuts connect to? I have seen red to black connections before.
abernat Home Improvement 4 337 10-14-2021, 02:57 PM
  0 Thread: LED shop lighting recommendations?
Post: RE: LED shop lighting recommendations?

mound Wrote: (10-12-2021, 02:41 PM) -- which type specifically were so prone to failure? -- They didn't fail, the boxes were crushed so the fixtures were bent. One had a pull chain ripped out. It w...
abernat Home Improvement 14 876 10-12-2021, 11:14 PM
  0 Thread: LED shop lighting recommendations?
Post: RE: LED shop lighting recommendations?

I ordered several 6-packs of 4' LED lights from Amazon. Got the boxes, one or two in each box was dead (of course). Amazon just wanted the whole box back, so I ordered several more boxes and cobbled u...
abernat Home Improvement 14 876 10-12-2021, 10:55 AM
  0 Thread: 1.5HP canister DC (Bay Area) (Price reduced)
Post: RE: 1.5HP canister DC (Bay Area)

iclark Wrote: (10-11-2021, 06:24 PM) -- That is a great deal on a good DC that gets even better if you do the vortex plate upgrade (assuming it does not already have it). I have that setup and I w...
abernat Tool Swap N' Sell 4 413 10-11-2021, 09:10 PM
  0 Thread: 1.5HP canister DC (Bay Area) (Price reduced)
Post: 1.5HP canister DC (Bay Area) (Price reduced)

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/tls/d/mountain-view-15hp-canister-dust/7392398218.html $200 for a Woodnetter. Use the Craigslist contact though in case I don’t check PMs.
abernat Tool Swap N' Sell 4 413 10-10-2021, 08:07 PM
  0 Thread: Track saw question
Post: RE: Track saw question

I've plunged before and it's not that hard. I place the saw in roughly the right place (specifically farther forward from the back of the plunge than necessary), start the saw, and slowly lower it. I'...
abernat Woodworking Power Tools 9 1,232 09-16-2021, 06:39 PM
  0 Thread: Is a torsion box the best solution?
Post: RE: Is a torsion box the best solution?

iublue Wrote: (09-12-2021, 08:36 PM) -- I don't know if they make a hinge for the weight that this door will be. -- I used three on a 75 pound door, no worries at all. The gas struts take the weigh...
abernat Woodworking 31 2,093 09-12-2021, 08:44 PM
  0 Thread: Is a torsion box the best solution?
Post: RE: Is a torsion box the best solution?

Soss hinges - they're totally invisible once installed, no visible knuckle. https://www.soss.com/invisible-hinge-product-overview/
abernat Woodworking 31 2,093 09-12-2021, 11:31 AM
  0 Thread: Is a torsion box the best solution?
Post: RE: Is a torsion box the best solution?

Vinyl's not going to add any stiffness, so yeah - just a sheet of plywood won't do it.  In that case, I'd lean towards a 1/2" top skin and a 1/4" bottom skin. You really only need 1/4" to actually ...
abernat Woodworking 31 2,093 09-06-2021, 01:06 PM
  0 Thread: Is a torsion box the best solution?
Post: RE: Is a torsion box the best solution?

I take it back - I found a note that said my hatch was 75 pounds, so you'd be in the 100 range.  I think a 3/8" skin would work fine if you've got a decent floor on top (see Fred's comment about da...
abernat Woodworking 31 2,093 09-05-2021, 01:43 PM
  0 Thread: Is a torsion box the best solution?
Post: RE: Is a torsion box the best solution?

I think you're overthinking this ;) I have a similar basement access. It's 5' by 3' and hinged on the 3' side. The hatch itself is just a sheet of 3/4" plywood with 3/4" maple on top and has no fle...
abernat Woodworking 31 2,093 09-05-2021, 11:42 AM
  0 Thread: 1975 Delta 28-3CO
Post: RE: 1975 Delta 28-3CO

I just put a 2HP motor on a similar saw.
abernat Woodworking Power Tools 10 1,215 08-04-2021, 04:56 PM
  0 Thread: Two motor questions
Post: RE: Two motor questions

TDKPE Wrote: (07-19-2021, 06:57 AM) -- Oh, sorry.  I thought it just went to the motor from the control.  Not thinking (or reading) clearly.   :crazy: -- No worries! This is the first power tool I'...
abernat Woodworking Power Tools 19 2,138 07-19-2021, 09:47 AM
  0 Thread: Two motor questions
Post: RE: Two motor questions

Interesting... I took a look at the table and it talks about 2 or 3 current carrying conductors. This is one cable that goes up to the switch and back down (plus ground) - so wouldn't that be four cur...
abernat Woodworking Power Tools 19 2,138 07-18-2021, 11:07 PM
  0 Thread: Two motor questions
Post: RE: Two motor questions

Nothing is on fire at least. The new motor is larger (who knew!) so the frame cover is getting left off.  I am going to redo the wiring though - the power cord is 14/3, but the design uses a length...
abernat Woodworking Power Tools 19 2,138 07-18-2021, 11:13 AM
  0 Thread: Two motor questions
Post: RE: Two motor questions

TDKPE Wrote: (07-15-2021, 09:46 AM) -- Is this the one?  TEFC, NEMA 56 frame, 1725 rpm?  Should bolt right in if so.   :cool: Motor 2 HP Single-Phase 1725 RPM TEFC 110V/220V at Grizzly.com (https...
abernat Woodworking Power Tools 19 2,138 07-15-2021, 03:45 PM
  0 Thread: Two motor questions
Post: RE: Two motor questions

Update: I ordered a 2HP motor from Grizzly and it'll be here tomorrow. And a resaw blade.
abernat Woodworking Power Tools 19 2,138 07-15-2021, 09:37 AM
  0 Thread: Two motor questions
Post: RE: Two motor questions

TDKPE Wrote: (07-12-2021, 09:19 AM) -- Edit: Almost forgot - as already suggested, do try 240V connection first.  If the tool is at the end of a long wire run, voltage drop can make it seem weaker th...
abernat Woodworking Power Tools 19 2,138 07-12-2021, 12:48 PM
  0 Thread: Two motor questions
Post: RE: Two motor questions

it … it even says so. In text. On the label.  Sigh… So 2HP upgrade it is. The wiring appears to be 14ga, and if the switch (2 pole single throw) works for 1HP at 120V it should work for 2HP at ...
abernat Woodworking Power Tools 19 2,138 07-11-2021, 06:22 PM

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