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    I am with Jim and Ken on this one.I have a couple...

    I am with Jim and Ken on this one.I have a couple of these customers as clients,love working for and with them. When I first started out a veteran contractor told me I would live or die on my...
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    (We're a 100% Subaru family now) Sorry to here...

    (We're a 100% Subaru family now) Sorry to here that Jim !:D I have a brother that drives Subaru as well. Our driveway has a Nissan pickup,Old Honda Oddessey and a Toyota Corolla. I obviously like...
  3. learning all about pressing bearings here. That...

    learning all about pressing bearings here. That is how I messed up the one the other day. You need to look at what you are doing and figure out where the pressure is "safe" for the bearing. On my...
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    My air compressor at the shop is a 60 gallon...

    My air compressor at the shop is a 60 gallon vertical Ingersoll-Rand. I have it set up on a mezzanine. I wanted to install an auto drain but the one I purchased did not fit. I went to a local parts...
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    Larry my bet is the ceiling run with PVC will...

    Larry my bet is the ceiling run with PVC will have less loss than a floor run of flex hose. Just guessing the lengths you are talking about are close to the same... like not 90 feet versus 30.
  6. Jim I have a Grizzly 5 hp cyclone . I set up a...

    Jim I have a Grizzly 5 hp cyclone . I set up a floor sweep drop and put a y fitting and additional blast gate on it for the hose -floor sweep setup. It is a four inch fitting and for some reason I...
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    If you are using PL400 construction adhesive...

    If you are using PL400 construction adhesive under these treads then the finish nails are just holding the treads in place until the adhesive cures. If you have never used construction adhesive you...
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    Ralph it may be cheaper to fix. However if you...

    Ralph it may be cheaper to fix. However if you put a new motor on then you can go bigger (hp). I have run a contractors saw for the last 10-12 years as a carpenter,it rides in my tool trailer full...
  9. Mike thanks for that tip. My brother in law has...

    Mike thanks for that tip. My brother in law has an old "toaster oven" on the farm that they use for bearings, was going to look for one of those but the light bulb idea sounds far easier.
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    Missed the $80 bucks part first time. yes that is...

    Missed the $80 bucks part first time. yes that is a score....
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    I would rather have that than a 14''Delta. ( I...

    I would rather have that than a 14''Delta. ( I have a Delta) I use it a lot as my "small saw " and as such it works real good so no need to replace. That Rikon would be a better first saw though. Do...
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    Good looking machine.About the only thing that...

    Good looking machine.About the only thing that can go wrong with jointers is cutter head bearings or electricals (motor,switch ,etc). Like that base,looks way easier to work around than the original...
  13. I picked up and installed my shaper motor...

    I picked up and installed my shaper motor bearings today. Reassembled the motor and installed it. Runs good,no issues. However I may have to pull my shaper spindle cartridge again. When I pressed the...
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    Malcolm I like what you did there. I used to own...

    Malcolm I like what you did there. I used to own a Steel City 18'' with a tension lever and once switched it on without tension as well.
  15. So here I am reading the thread after the work is...

    So here I am reading the thread after the work is done. I had a post about a week ago about my shaper and vibrations,so replaced the bearings in the spindle today. After putting it back together I...
  16. Replacing bearings in single phase motors

    How difficult of a job is this ? I know three phase motors are real straight forward, are single phase the same ?
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    I'm with mark on this one,,,

    I'm with mark on this one,,,
  18. I have a 2 1/2'' hose on a floor sweep set-up....

    I have a 2 1/2'' hose on a floor sweep set-up. It does not work very well and i will be replacing it with a 4'' hose soon.
  19. Thread: laguna 18bx

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    Mike,build a new fence for the Powermatic from an...

    Mike,build a new fence for the Powermatic from an old Unifence. You have two good saws,not sure the BX would be better than the 20" Powermatic in any way. I would at least try to examine the Laguna...
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    I have used an auto part store several times that...

    I have used an auto part store several times that mixes colors to match in spray cans, it costs me about $25 a can but works very well and matches original color exactly.
  21. Hi David. I use a byrd type cutterhead and rub...

    Hi David. I use a byrd type cutterhead and rub bearing with a tenoning hood on my Minimax shaper when I set up to do pattern work. Mine is factory because It came with in the deal when I bought my...
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    Good deal. Enjoy it.

    Good deal. Enjoy it.
  23. Terrance I walked somewhat the same road as you...

    Terrance I walked somewhat the same road as you are now on. I had an Excalibur on a Unisaw,then moved to a Minimax Sc2 slider (Older used machine).I think that what you want to try may work somewhat....
  24. Jay I know how hard it is to figure out what you...

    Jay I know how hard it is to figure out what you need in a shop. After 25 years of buying and selling and upgrading I have some experience in this . I like what you are doing with your purchases so...
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    Byrd makes smaller heads with 3/4'' bores. I have...

    Byrd makes smaller heads with 3/4'' bores. I have one,I think it is 2.5'' in diameter.
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