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    The 130 and 160 use the same panel and yes it is...

    The 130 and 160 use the same panel and yes it is small - the 9130 dual display and rotary know that scrolls through the parameters is much nicer to use.
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    On most of my VFDs I never bothered to adjust the...

    On most of my VFDs I never bothered to adjust the parameter settings for the voltages, They seem to just output the same or close to the same V as the input.


    I usually add my own remote speed...
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    An old timer at work used "MTx" for plugs (males)...

    An old timer at work used "MTx" for plugs (males) and "xMT" for the sockets (female) - or was it the other way around - can't remember.
    I once held up an MT2 female to MT3 male adapter in front of...
  4. Thread: Chop Saw Stand?

    by BobL
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    Many workshops (especially smaller home workshop)...

    Many workshops (especially smaller home workshop) don't have room for long infeed or outfeed tables so they typically have a few sets of rollers that they employ. Once the job is done the rollers...
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    I have not yet seen a manual for the 150, or the...

    I have not yet seen a manual for the 150, or the 240V 500's as I have only seen the manual for the 3P I/O 500 models.

    The low power 130s and 160's model range are physically smaller so have small...
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    The $28 ones have plastic bases - I reckon the...

    The $28 ones have plastic bases - I reckon the ones with a cast iron base are much more stable.
    The other thing really worth having a fine height adjustment thumbscrew.
    Something else to watch out...
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    is it actually used inside a compressed air line?

    is it actually used inside a compressed air line?
  8. Thread: Mandrel bracket

    by BobL
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    I agree with what has been said so far, plus if...

    I agree with what has been said so far, plus if you hold it really firmly while welding each pass you can immediately followup with heat to relax the weld.
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    That sounds like it could be a bit of a night...

    That sounds like it could be a bit of a night mare to use.
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    All kitty litter is made primarily to absorb and...

    All kitty litter is made primarily to absorb and neutralise odours rather that absorb water. As it starts to absorb water silica gel swells and can go mushy and clump together and could seriously...
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    The blue and white stuff is being phased as the...

    The blue and white stuff is being phased as the cobalt is not good for humans.

    Its probably relatively safe in the silica beads but they can break or even shatter during handling and the resulting...
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    I've been using desiccant in my compressed air...

    I've been using desiccant in my compressed air lines for about 4 months and there's no doubt about it producing super dry air.
    However I also have been using a finned cooling coil , water trap and 3...
  13. Thread: Paint stripper

    by BobL
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    Polystrippa still contains 90% methylene chloride...

    Polystrippa still contains 90% methylene chloride (see here https://msds.orica.com/pdf/shess-en-cds-020-000703277501.pdf) so it has not been banned.

    According to the MSDS
  14. Thread: Squirt bottles

    by BobL
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    Interesting that your should ask. I ordered...

    Interesting that your should ask.

    I ordered some PE squirt bottles via Ebay but they never arrived. In the interim I was using a "Sard detergent" spray bottle and it finally crapped out on me in...
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    No - your mill/lathe

    No - your mill/lathe
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    Rust? A $20 bathroom fan and a length of...

    Rust?

    A $20 bathroom fan and a length of aluminised coated plastic ducting like this from bunnings should go a long way to solving this problem.
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    Conon are a reasonable company. I have one of...

    Conon are a reasonable company. I have one of their motors and installed a couple of others for mates.
    If you shop around you can do better on VFDs.
  18. Thread: Graham. Michael.

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    Also covered by 3.6 and 3.10.

    Also covered by 3.6 and 3.10.
  19. Thread: Graham. Michael.

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    It is a general forum but there's no room here...

    It is a general forum but there's no room here for this sort of thing go post it somewhere else.
    How do you know my best friends are not muslims or for that matter I am not a muslim and have taken...
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    Are you aware that the VFD is a 3P to 3P unit ie...

    Are you aware that the VFD is a 3P to 3P unit ie cannot run that from 240V?
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    There are many things in metal shops that are...

    There are many things in metal shops that are unhealthy but untangling these from domestic and other factors have only become possible in recent times. Plain old dust was recently raised from the 8th...
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    Some interesting electrical specs???? 379960

    Some interesting electrical specs????
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    Yes but they are of course MT4. This smaller...

    Yes but they are of course MT4.
    This smaller MNT3 subset are good value
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BH5Q7GM/ref=dp_cerb_1


    Unfortunately it doesn't look like Ausee has them in imperials.
    ...
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    If you would like to have a few imperials on hand...

    If you would like to have a few imperials on hand consider getting MT collets instead of ERs. When I got my mill I already had ER32 metrics for my lathe so Anorak Bob gave me a few MT collets. 1/4,...
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    I think it was bound to come whether trump was in...

    I think it was bound to come whether trump was in or not. I think that they fInally have woken up as to what REAL freight cost. Prior to that USPS was subsidising so much cheap OS parcel post there...
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    A typical MSDS for ATF says the follow; The...

    A typical MSDS for ATF says the follow;


    The recommended OHS exposure is 5ppm over an 8 hour period. I've been to a few mechanical workshops that use a lot of ATF and have never seen anything...
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    One of the things I've noticed with using small...

    One of the things I've noticed with using small ATF flows is how little of it is flung around the place and even though it comes out of the nozzle as a mist it immediately forms a film on what it...
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    On my mill have flood and mist coolant and have...

    On my mill have flood and mist coolant and have used the flood coolant for about 30 seconds because it made such a mess I haven't used it since. I've since been using a "$20 ebay special" mister...
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    Back in 2007 I purchased a total of 23kg of good...

    Back in 2007 I purchased a total of 23kg of good quality tool steel from a mob in the US called Enco (unfortunately no longer exist).

    One 18kg lot was part of group buy and the rest I bought for...
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    I got my set of metric ER32 collets from CTC...

    I got my set of metric ER32 collets from CTC tools back in 2012 (before their shipping prices went from bad to worse) and I am very happy with them.
    Recently I bought their CTC ER16 precision set as...
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    Yeah, not very inspirational.

    Yeah, not very inspirational.
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    Motor says its 900W but I would presume that's...

    Motor says its 900W but I would presume that's input - maybe 600W output? - should be enough though.
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    Can't see any spring loaded tensioning/loosening...

    Can't see any spring loaded tensioning/loosening mechanism which is a plus for the multitool linisher.
    I'd be modifying the rollers rather that cutting the belts, a 50 mm wide belt is a very useful...
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    All done. Well enough to be able to use it...

    All done. Well enough to be able to use it anyway.
    Still deciding what to do about the potter interlock and the pressure switch up/down. Kinda like the quirky nature of how they are - might leave...
  35. Thread: Machining speeds

    by BobL
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    Motor should still deliver same power so it...

    Motor should still deliver same power so it should be able to do the same work.
    Lets say RPMs double and torque halves, but work rate (HP) stays the same
    This means it will only be able to make...
  36. Thread: Machining speeds

    by BobL
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    Sure, once you put one on you'll wonder why you...

    Sure, once you put one on you'll wonder why you didn't do it earlier. :D
  37. Thread: Machining speeds

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    Davo, this is where a VFD is very useful. I...

    Davo, this is where a VFD is very useful.

    I tropical operate my plain bearing Hercus at the regular max speed of 1050rpm.
    However to perform a couple light finishing cuts on a job I top up the...
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    Here is the first of the interlocks. Stainless...

    Here is the first of the interlocks.

    Stainless steel push rod (pr) is attached by a thread to the toggle handle that locks the table to the DP column.
    MI - Mains in
    MO = Mains out
    MS - Main...
  39. Thread: Wish me luck!

    by BobL
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    Cobalt drill bit?

    Cobalt drill bit?
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    Some pics would be good.

    Some pics would be good.
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    Hummmmm . . . . small radial arm drills are...

    Hummmmm . . . . small radial arm drills are notorious for not drill hard stuff straight. Maybe have a practice run is something say 50 mm thick first?
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    Yeah didn't even list the cord and plug which are...

    Yeah didn't even list the cord and plug which are a nice HD one.
    I often find its its cheaper to buy an extension cord and cut the female end of.

    About 5 years ago when my son was working as a...
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    What ID tolerance is required. Can you mark out...

    What ID tolerance is required.
    Can you mark out and drill from both ends?
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    The other day I pulled apart a 3 year old...

    The other day I pulled apart a 3 year old electrical heater that my son was chucking out and I was surprised how much good stuff there was in there.

    The heater element was burnt out but there was...
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    Not really.

    Not really.
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    Different folks will have different sensitivities...

    Different folks will have different sensitivities to smells and petroleum oil is one examples. My wife for instance finds ANYTHING petroleum smells rotten and makes her sick, so much so she finds it...
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    That recipe involves mixing Shell Tellus (ISO32)...

    That recipe involves mixing Shell Tellus (ISO32) and chainsaw bar and chain oil (ISO125). You can then change the stickiness of your oil by changing the ratio of the two. His assumption that chainsaw...
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    It doesn't have to be dual voltage but your...

    It doesn't have to be dual voltage but your chances of finding a 240V 3P only motor here in OZ are very small.
    These motors are used in the US but for many years most motor manufacturers have...
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    His also work with momentary switches - they are...

    His also work with momentary switches - they are just wired differently. It took me a while to realise this.
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    Too slow - it takes about 20s to travel its full...

    Too slow - it takes about 20s to travel its full length. Plus I have several 24V shorter stroke actuators that would suit.
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