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    Any idea where it came from? Maybe a continent...

    Any idea where it came from? Maybe a continent at least.
    Bill D
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    The battery needs a maintainer to hold up not...

    The battery needs a maintainer to hold up not just a trickle charger. For your use a few truck batteries will probably be enough since it only needs to run for 30 minutes or less between charges. ...
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    In the last 40 years builders in California have...

    In the last 40 years builders in California have only built slab floor houses. Even here they are cold in winter but people do not know there is a better choice that costs more and the builders do...
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    I had the machine at Lowers make one a few years...

    I had the machine at Lowers make one a few years ago. It does wire brush the cut key before it spits it out the slot. It did work for me. There are no locksmith shops in this town of 200,000. ...
  5. You were lucky nothing caught on fire. I...

    You were lucky nothing caught on fire. I remember going down highway fifty from lake Tahoe with hay truck ahead of us by 1/2 mile or more we could smell the hay smoldering for miles. Eventually...
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    Here in modesto it has been around 110 for the...

    Here in modesto it has been around 110 for the last week. Home depot has free coolers of water in the front when it gets over 105? or so. They have signs posted by the pallets of water, coolers,...
  7. I think they say it is rainproof in about one...

    I think they say it is rainproof in about one hour or less. To me that means it will not wash off or rub off if touched.
    Bill D.
  8. My similar looking saw I put a piece of plastic...

    My similar looking saw I put a piece of plastic split wire loom over the blade slot on the left. This helps reduce dust thrown up into the air with or without dust collection.
    Bil lD.
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    That rope start test is probably a good thing to...

    That rope start test is probably a good thing to do before you commit to that motor and buy the needed capacitors, make a custom mount etc. There is only so much that a megger can tell you about a...
  10. Sounds like you are measuring wrong. A hex is...

    Sounds like you are measuring wrong. A hex is measured across the flats, the 11/16 measurement is not used.
    Bill D.
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    300 foot run is 600 feet on most tables so you...

    300 foot run is 600 feet on most tables so you will need to upsize the cable. How is your existing voltage and is the service drop able to handle another 200 amps? If your are in the country can...
  12. I bet the chuck or drill is actually metric and...

    I bet the chuck or drill is actually metric and they chose a common fraction close to the real size.
    Bill D.
  13. I have read that 3 seconds or more is the...

    I have read that 3 seconds or more is the recommended stop time. Any faster and you risk unscrewing the arbor nut etc. Any thing like a lathe that has a lot of rotating mass needs even longer or...
  14. I always wonder when I buy something like that...

    I always wonder when I buy something like that from the bay if the ratings are inflated. Is it really 14k lumens or is that like sears compressor horsepower? It is 14K lumens for 1/2 second before...
  15. I have found that the LED's last forever but the...

    I have found that the LED's last forever but the power supplies fail quickly. So the 4' led replacement tubes only last a year or two then they no longer light up. best is to get separate power...
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    I meant that a VFD for every machine will cost...

    I meant that a VFD for every machine will cost more in the end then one big rotary converter. But a vfd can offer features that a RPC can never offer. Such as soft start, dynamic braking, variable...
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    General Metalworking Rail is sized based on weight per yard. Do the...

    Rail is sized based on weight per yard. Do the math and figure out how much three feet of your rail would weigh. that weight, in pounds, is the size of your rail. I would guess 110-150 pounds per...
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    Good company. Get RS bearings not shielded for a...

    Good company. Get RS bearings not shielded for a woodshop.
    Bil lD.
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    I can just remember two mail deliveries so it...

    I can just remember two mail deliveries so it ended around 1965 for me. I do not think it happened everyday?
    In the Sherlock Holmes stories he got mail three times a day. But no phone service and...
  20. Took me years to realize this but if the paint is...

    Took me years to realize this but if the paint is hard to remove it is sticking to the substrate and should be left alone as a primer. Now if you want a dead level finish you have to remove the good...
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    How many horsepower? Up to 3hp a vfd is the way...

    How many horsepower? Up to 3hp a vfd is the way to go. Full power to the motor and variable speed. You do not need reverse or dynamic braking for a belt sander.
    Above 3hp a rotary starts to seem...
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    If the tool is made of hard steel the collet will...

    If the tool is made of hard steel the collet will hold it better. A solid carbide bit will slip in a chuck under load. Drill bits are long enough to be tempered softer at the bottom. Router bits...
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    My dad used t sing a little song about .... red...

    My dad used t sing a little song about .... red headed matches two for a nickel three for a dime.
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    I wonder if most used jointers are sold with...

    I wonder if most used jointers are sold with wornout knives. New happy buyer uses it a little for new hobby. After a few years blades get dull and he does not realize it. Gets loud and hard to get...
  25. I would run line from each gate to the dc. Any...

    I would run line from each gate to the dc. Any small gauge wire is fine. Probably run 24 volts control. #16 is fine. Irrigation wire is probably cheapest and easy to find. I have a box of fire...
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