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  1. Hi Jeff, the three phase motor will only be a few...

    Hi Jeff, the three phase motor will only be a few percent more efficient, however the motor heat rejection isn’t the issue.

    A good motor will only reject about 10% of the cyclone energy through...
  2. Haha, great pun Prashun…….Regards, Rod

    Haha, great pun Prashun…….Regards, Rod
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    Good suggestions Brent, my only comment is the...

    Good suggestions Brent, my only comment is the adjustable groover have hogging and scoring cutters, leaving a much cleaner exterior which can be required if the edge is visible such as in frame and...
  4. Hi Jim, I don’t know, check the MSDS for the...

    Hi Jim, I don’t know, check the MSDS for the brand you bought. My brother who was a chemist for a petroleum company warned me about the hazard…..Rod
  5. Bill, naphtha is a very dangerous material to use...

    Bill, naphtha is a very dangerous material to use as a thinner or cleaning agent.

    Naphtha has a flashpoint around 0 degrees F, compared to mineral spirits of around 110 degrees F…….Regards, Rod.
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    Hi Mike are you sure that you can’t run a scoring...

    Hi Mike are you sure that you can’t run a scoring blade with a 315mm main blade?

    I don’t remember the 700 series having an issue with that…..Regards, Rod
  7. The issue with portable tools is that are wound...

    The issue with portable tools is that are wound rotor motors with brushes.

    It is the arcing at the brush/commutator that produces the high frequency waveforms that the AFCI breakers respond to, it...
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    Add a 240 to 120 control transformer to your...

    Add a 240 to 120 control transformer to your installation or change to a 3 wire circuit…..Regards, Rod
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    Thanks Rob, my daughter has one of those...

    Thanks Rob, my daughter has one of those saws….Regards, Rod
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    Hi Joseph, We set the scoring saw blade 0.1mm...

    Hi Joseph, We set the scoring saw blade 0.1mm wider than the main blade, and centered on the main blade. Buy the split scoring saw that’s adjusted by shims, do not buy the conical blade as the kerf...
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    Hi Warren, yes I used it’s name and gave it...

    Hi Warren, yes I used it’s name and gave it several commands, it was like it was some other unknown dog.

    Kevin, the shop owner came immediately when I phoned him, took me to the ER, drove me home...
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    I never seem to have a donkey when I need one�� ...

    I never seem to have a donkey when I need one��

    A long time ago I was working, welding up conveyor sections on overtime.

    The shop guard dog who had been friends with me attacked while I was...
  13. Hi Tom, I have the set portion of the blade...

    Hi Tom, I have the set portion of the blade overhanging the tire...........Regards, Rod.
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    A concavity on a table is not intentional. A...

    A concavity on a table is not intentional.

    A concavity on the completed workpiece can be.

    The jointers are normally set with the end of the infeed table furthest from the cutter a couple of...
  15. I am building a window for the shed, lots of...

    I am building a window for the shed, lots of shaper work… safe arcs, Rod
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    Yes Mark, time can be very valuable so rapid...

    Yes Mark, time can be very valuable so rapid reset to parameters you keep track of can be very useful.

    Regards, Rod
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    If you wanted you could use a contact from the...

    If you wanted you could use a contact from the starter to operate the run input on the VFD.

    I’ve done this on several machines using a control relay and multiple start and stop push...
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    Hi Mark, I was just making some sash a couple of...

    Hi Mark, I was just making some sash a couple of days ago, tilted the spindle a few degrees, made a clearance bevel for the sash to swing.

    Earlier I used the tilting spindle to bevel the window...
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    I use braking on my band saw mill via the VFD ...

    I use braking on my band saw mill via the VFD

    Works fine as long as you don’t exceed the VFD rating.

    Regards, Rod
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    Hi Len, how about a semi- live skid design? ...

    Hi Len, how about a semi- live skid design?

    Mini-Max will sell a wheel kit and tow bar for it, or you can make one yourself….Regards, Rod
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    Makes sense Mark, you’re probably going to find...

    Makes sense Mark, you’re probably going to find that with the inertia of the saw you won’t need soft start……Regards, Rod
  22. I vote this comment of the week, humourous, and...

    I vote this comment of the week, humourous, and yet sadly reflective of an actual problem…..Regards, Rod
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    I did actually have a shift electrician with me,...

    I did actually have a shift electrician with me, however he let me change the lamp.

    We were in the battery charging room, and he was busy smoking, I was concentrating on getting out ASAP and I...
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    Hi Mark, why would you want to soft start a motor...

    Hi Mark, why would you want to soft start a motor that small?

    Regards, Rod.
  25. Haha, good one Warren, yet I still like cats and...

    Haha, good one Warren, yet I still like cats and dogs.

    Goodwin, sorry to hear about your accident, hope you heal well.

    I do insertion moulding on a shaper using stops bolted to the table, and...
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