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    I purchased a 6” diameter one from FS Tools (made...

    I purchased a 6” diameter one from FS Tools (made in Canada) and had it bored to 30mm to fit my shaper. They’ll grind it to the exact width you want….Rod
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    Most of the battery banks I’ve worked with get to...

    Most of the battery banks I’ve worked with get to 80% capacity around 14 years of age, for flooded lead acid.

    Large VRLA cells last almost as long…..Rod.
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    You can definitely have more than one receptacle...

    You can definitely have more than one receptacle per circuit, your local electrical code will specify the maximum number…

    A 50 ampere feed is more than large enough for a hobby shop…….Regards, Rod.
  4. I upgraded from a General 8” jointer and General...

    I upgraded from a General 8” jointer and General planer 13 years ago to a Hammer A3-31, second best decision I ever made. (best was getting rid of my General shaper and cabinet saw for a custom built...
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    Not any different than me having to plug in the...

    Not any different than me having to plug in the jacket water heater on my vehicle when I get home, or unplugging it when I use the vehicle….Rod
  6. Check your local code, where I live a...

    Check your local code, where I live a refrigerator requires a separate circuit……Regards, Rod.
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    Exactly, I’m always lost with the imperial system.

    Exactly, I’m always lost with the imperial system.
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    Same here, we use metric for volume, mass,...

    Same here, we use metric for volume, mass, distance, temperature and pressure, yet pipe is still Imperial, as is the length and width of plywood, but not the thickness.

    Weird mix of systems……Rod.
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    One Newton per square metre is easy to remember,...

    One Newton per square metre is easy to remember, however it’s a small unit hence the Kilopascal.

    It’s sort of like when someone asks how much something weighs and then gives a figure in Kg….Should...
  10. My mother in law came over for Thanksgiving and...

    My mother in law came over for Thanksgiving and we had a great time.

    I glazed the two doors for the book box in the front garden, that’s another career I have no aptitude for:D

    Tonight is our...
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    I have a very thin kerf 6” blade I ordered for...

    I have a very thin kerf 6” blade I ordered for use in my shaper, if I remember correctly it’s 0.060”

    It is very handy…..Rod
  12. Huge house, about 25,000 square feet plus a hobby...

    Huge house, about 25,000 square feet plus a hobby shop.

    Backup is a 100Kw Cat diesel with hospital grade silencing, he has lots of money….Rod
  13. Good point Mike, thanks. Our two low voltage 3...

    Good point Mike, thanks.

    Our two low voltage 3 phase systems are 600/347 and 208/120 volts.

    The 208 volt system can also be used in a dwelling, Inhave a friend with a 208v 3 phase service at...
  14. Hi Doug, commercial locations are not restricted...

    Hi Doug, commercial locations are not restricted to 150 volts to ground.

    All electrical equipment requires a Canadian electrical approval for sale or use in Canada…….Regards, Rod
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    No a motor cannot be used as an alternator as it...

    No a motor cannot be used as an alternator as it does not have a rotating magnet as the rotor.

    Regards, Rod.
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    Sticky: I moved my A3-31 down the stairs myself, then...

    I moved my A3-31 down the stairs myself, then moved my B3 Winner downstairs myself.

    I winched both down the stairs and it went well.

    If you want photographs please PM me your email address and...
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    Where I live we pay about 18 cents per kilowatt...

    Where I live we pay about 18 cents per kilowatt hour.

    That works out to 20 cents an hour for my cyclone……Rod.
  18. Neither machine will have a Canadian Electrical...

    Neither machine will have a Canadian Electrical Approval, that’s issue one.

    Second issue is voltage, in Canada you can’t distribute voltages higher than 150 volts to ground in a residential...
  19. The cordless drill could draw approximately 24...

    The cordless drill could draw approximately 24 watts of power for 2 hours from the battery. That wouldn’t be enough energy to drill itself out of a wet paper bag.

    The AC powered drill, if it’s a...
  20. I’ve never seen a poly-ribbed link belt….Rod.

    I’ve never seen a poly-ribbed link belt….Rod.
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    The shaft out back is to support the...

    The shaft out back is to support the guard/splitter.

    It shouldn't be loose, probably a setscrew needs tightening. The rod rotates with the trunion tilt so the guard/splitter tilts.

    Regards, Rod.
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    Yes, a 1.5 HP motor from 40 years ago is much...

    Yes, a 1.5 HP motor from 40 years ago is much different than a quality new 1.5 HP motor.

    The new motor will have higher power factor and efficiency, it's a better motor.

    A riving knife is nice,...
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    I have a 12 inch j/p and have only once wanted a...

    I have a 12 inch j/p and have only once wanted a wider jointer.

    I glue up large pieces and do the finishing with a scraping plane, normally don’t need more than a few strokes to get a decent glue...
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    I have all my machines on semi-live skid design...

    I have all my machines on semi-live skid design bases with a tow bar, works much better than casters in my opinion and most machines don't need a base, just a couple of holes drilled for a 1/2" axle...
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    Hi, I have been using Thompson's Timber Oil,...

    Hi, I have been using Thompson's Timber Oil, pecan colour on red cedar wood.

    I'm happy with it...............Rod.
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