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  1. I think the dust bin sensors I have seen marketed...

    I think the dust bin sensors I have seen marketed to 'wood shop' users are all photo-optical sensors of some kind: through-beam, retro-reflective, etc. The iVac certainly looks to be a...
  2. Previous life involved a lot of automation...

    Previous life involved a lot of automation projects in food & beverage industries. For a huge variety of products, the economies of scale far outweigh most other considerations. Something like 80%...
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    I was told, but never tired, to wrap an article...

    I was told, but never tired, to wrap an article of clothing around your off hand to minimize damage (assumes something IS going to get damaged). 'Feed' that hand to the dog. Dog will be...
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    Don’t have this lathe - or get to this forum...

    Don’t have this lathe - or get to this forum often - but if it helps…

    99%* of VFDs I’ve commissioned, worked on, and/or seen …all have a active display as soon as the VFD receives power. What is...
  5. Well done. There is some basic electrical...

    Well done.

    There is some basic electrical knowledge required to execute the controls you picture/describe, but it can all be low voltage. And in most cases, if a user so desires, the VFD can be...
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    One more.... I realized it has been a long...

    One more....

    I realized it has been a long time since I have done anything with soft-starts, so I've been reading - - call it professional development.;)

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    ^ The right hand of the...
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    Link to the 'electronic' style soft-starts I...

    Link to the 'electronic' style soft-starts I referenced. Never spec'd, installed, used one of the 'flex' versions - available for 240VAC power.
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    Some links for info, if you need such:...

    Some links for info, if you need such:
    https://www.rockwellautomation.com/en-us/company/news/blogs/why-choose-a-soft-starter-instead-of-an-ac-drive-.html
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    What is your operating voltage? Safe to assume...

    What is your operating voltage?
    Safe to assume you already have 3-ph power available? (manufactured or grid?)

    Allen-Bradley is my go-to for all MCC gear, but Telemechanique is 2nd.
    ...
  10. First time I needed to add air to a Chebby 2500 I...

    First time I needed to add air to a Chebby 2500 I drive in the field, I whipped into the nearest gas/grub emporium - - and started airing up the low tire. It took a few seconds to realize my tire...
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    I don't pretend to know the 'chemistry' involved,...

    I don't pretend to know the 'chemistry' involved, nor why a UV light would not work, but I too have placed projects in the sun to good effect. Never tried a light.

    But also consider that I have...
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    ^+1 For a slightly more rigorous solution - - I...

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    For a slightly more rigorous solution - - I think Mr. Cohen may call it a 'drawer blade', Mr. Becker called it a 'cross frame' above, and I see some case-piece plans call it a 'drawer support'*,...
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    Perhaps you've already considered and dismissed...

    Perhaps you've already considered and dismissed this, but just in case ... Can you easily remove the jointer fence? Does that give you enough clearance for TS work to clear the jointer bed? Could...
  14. I spend a good bit of time around compressors,...

    I spend a good bit of time around compressors, but not the above, so take this for what its worth…
    I suspect they design these to cover as many vehicle tire pressures as possible, even a semi...
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    This flip flop is the only thing that has bitten...

    This flip flop is the only thing that has bitten me. Please let us know how your testing goes.
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    We run hundreds of miles of single-mode, mostly...

    We run hundreds of miles of single-mode, mostly overhead, but some underground, and it lands in a fiber patch panel at our respective facilities. I rely on the big brain guys to hang & terminate...
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    Sounds like you have a solution, but when faced...

    Sounds like you have a solution, but when faced with a similar aggravation, The Boss bought a mesh network for our house. Problem. Solved.
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    I am not a pro in the IT space (I 'live' in the...

    I am not a pro in the IT space (I 'live' in the L2, just wink at the L3 thru a firewall, and can't spell L4), so I won't die on a Cat7 hill. It was/is the only standard I was aware of that supported...
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    I considered suggesting fiber, but as you allude...

    I considered suggesting fiber, but as you allude to, terminations exceed the average IT-civilian's DIY capability. I land a lot of Ethernet cables, and for fiber I call the pros.
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    I am not the best IT guru, but I would lean...

    I am not the best IT guru, but I would lean toward future-proofing - - and probably run Cat7 cable from the shop to house. It will cost a bit more, but give you gigabit capability between the 2...
  21. This is the eMylo I used...

    This is the eMylo I used - - I think; the webpage does not list the part number, but I physically verified #R122A on the (my) label before posting earlier. …It certainly looks the same and please...
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    Some recent related discussion here >>>...

    Some recent related discussion here >>> https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?298686-Dust-Collector-VFD-selection-and-speed-questions
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    The blowers and motors must all be identical in...

    The blowers and motors must all be identical in any parallel system. Even the resulting headers, both suction and discharge, must be exactly identical in terms of performance loss, pressure drop,...
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    My wife. .

    My wife. .
  25. Your friend and I may have had (at one time) the...

    Your friend and I may have had (at one time) the same customer.... I drove 3hrs on emergency billing rates - in the middle of the night, only to point at a red LED (blown fuse indicator). And...
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