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    Chris, with all due respect, every EU...

    Chris, with all due respect, every EU manufacturer actually has to conform to and identify exact data as far as chip extraction, CFM needed, etc. Now, that being said, the design of dust extraction...
  2. Just my opinion, which anyone is free to accept...

    Just my opinion, which anyone is free to accept or reject as they like: Don’t overthink the dust collection situation and just buy a 1-phase extractor. 5hp is awesome but 3hp is more than adequate...
  3. Iíve used/sold MANY of both. To answer your...

    Iíve used/sold MANY of both. To answer your question, there is no real-world difference between those machines as far as dust extraction, especially with modern spiral cutterheads. The biggest...
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    This on the fast speed? Big planers that are...

    This on the fast speed? Big planers that are running fast just spit chips a lot of the time.

    Erik
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    Hi Len. As others said, I would manually cycle...

    Hi Len. As others said, I would manually cycle the wall breaker even though it doesnít appear tripped. This exact thing happened to one of our A/C units last weekend. Start with the obvious. I donít...
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    Warren, one of my ex-colleagues told me this...

    Warren, one of my ex-colleagues told me this story while I was still with Felder: He had been talking to a shop about a PCS machine. They apparently choked at the price point. Some time later, one of...
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    Males can be super-colorful. That looks like a...

    Males can be super-colorful. That looks like a pair. Nice photo.

    Erik
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    The triggering method is same as SS (electrical...

    The triggering method is same as SS (electrical circuit being created) but everything alse is different. The entire saw unit is attached to the underside of the cast iron table by pairs of...
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    Doesn’t Martin USA distribute those? Have you...

    Doesn’t Martin USA distribute those? Have you tried reaching out to them?

    Erik
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    We had one in the booth last summer in Vegas. The...

    We had one in the booth last summer in Vegas. The tech is fantastic and it works as advertised. I sold one to a TX shop but left the company before it got delivered, so never got a chance to visit it...
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    Looks like the predecessor to the Carter...

    Looks like the predecessor to the Carter “Zefyr”s, which many Italian manufacturers used on and off over the years. In for pics of the whole beast!

    Erik
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    +1 for drilling a hole, then filling crack with...

    +1 for drilling a hole, then filling crack with JB Weld. Just make sure there is ZERO wax/oil/moisture in the crack area or you will get no adhesion. I reccommend irrigating thoroughly with...
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    That has not been my experience over 20+...

    That has not been my experience over 20+ years/countless vehicles.

    Erik
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    “Yes” + apply anti-sieze paste to all threads as...

    “Yes” + apply anti-sieze paste to all threads as well as backs of wheels.

    Erik
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    Dave, the Centauro tires are pretty ďplastickyĒ,...

    Dave, the Centauro tires are pretty ďplastickyĒ, as opposed to soft rubber. They donít glaze like power feeder wheels. We kept them around the Minimax USA warehouse for years on end an never...
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    Geoff, the newest SCM bandsaws I saw in person...

    Geoff, the newest SCM bandsaws I saw in person (Vegas 2019) looked very much like ACM machines to me. “If” they were ACMs, then there are at least two other US vendors you should be able to get the...
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    ‘nuther vote for the wire brush. Actually, I’ve...

    ‘nuther vote for the wire brush. Actually, I’ve been using these cup brushes from Harbor Freight that have red synthetic bristles. A little friendlier to the hands when installing/removing.

    Erik
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    Parts Pronto that Tom shared is the correct (and...

    Parts Pronto that Tom shared is the correct (and I believe only) source. I might buy several spare tires. Centauro is no longer a supplier for SCM Group on bandsaws and there will be a finite number...
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    This was my standard advice when I was in the...

    This was my standard advice when I was in the biz:

    -If home shop, try as much as possible to keep machinery 1-phase.

    -If commercial shop, invest in the phase converter. You might not need any...
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    My suggestion: Hydraulic lifting table like the...

    My suggestion: Hydraulic lifting table like the FAT300 or Barth and glue down a piece of low-pile carpet to the lid of the planer. Why do I say this? Because thatís how we did it!

    Erik

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  21. Kevin, I donít disagree but itís worth mentioning...

    Kevin, I donít disagree but itís worth mentioning that, especially in the context of this forum, the CNCís most users are running here are nowhere near as fast as a true industrial router. Actual...
  22. No dog in this fight but if a track saw isnít...

    No dog in this fight but if a track saw isnít getting it done for you, just buy a new slider. You could get a totally capable panel-sized 1-ph. Italian or Austrian machine with scoring delivered for...
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    +1 for an aftermarket option. That one Bruce Page...

    +1 for an aftermarket option. That one Bruce Page showed actually looks sturdier than OEM.

    Erik
  24. I helped unload a 1,400 lb. CU300 combo machine,...

    I helped unload a 1,400 lb. CU300 combo machine, Egyptian-style, using el-cheapo metal tubing. No issues.

    Erik
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    Yup: Should be no problem. Erik

    Yup: Should be no problem.

    Erik
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