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    Sounds like a plan. :)

    Sounds like a plan. :)
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    Angle grinder gearbox W.A. FREE

    The motor is U.S. but the gearbox is in good nic, as it is a replacement, not the original.

    Every marking is worn off, however, I am 99.9% sure it is a Hitachi. The gearbox will fit the earliest...
  3. Thread: Bs-5s

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    Passed the acid test with flying colours :D:D:D ...

    Passed the acid test with flying colours :D:D:D

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    The issue of a total lack of "outboard" support...

    The issue of a total lack of "outboard" support on this particular bandsaw design has now been addressed.
    Length of 50mm X 10mm flat bar, two 30mm lengths of M6 high tensile all-thread, and 4 nuts....
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    I can't tell from that photo if there is a spacer...

    I can't tell from that photo if there is a spacer or not, my eyes are not what they used to be :wink:
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    I have just finished cutting the flat bar for the...

    I have just finished cutting the flat bar for the extended jaws, and happy to say that the cuts are dead square and straight as an arrow :D:D:D
    Very poor design in not having any form of outboard...
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    No can do, because when it gets to near vertical,...

    No can do, because when it gets to near vertical, it kicks a few mm to the side for some reason.
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    I spent some time setting the guide wheels up to...

    I spent some time setting the guide wheels up to get the blade dead square, so I will see how it cuts in the horizontal position once I organise some way to hold the short lengths & need to cut.
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    Thanks Ray, much appreciated. I have got ...

    Thanks Ray, much appreciated.

    I have got spacer fitted to the main pivot shaft now.

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    and also spaced the motor back by 1 nut width, which gives clearance when vertical.
    While I...
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    Yes indeed. The manufacturing cost difference...

    Yes indeed. The manufacturing cost difference between a product that is excellent, and one which is in need of modification is negligible usually, often a case of just changing the way they do it,...
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    Thanks Bob, I will get that remedied a.s.a.p. now...

    Thanks Bob, I will get that remedied a.s.a.p. now I know it isn't right the way it is :)
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    Oh how lucky you are to have a gap John,....all I...

    Oh how lucky you are to have a gap John,....all I have is an angled drop-off to the base of the saw, and to top it off, the blade is 30mm from the edge of the vice.
    Not a lot of thought went into...
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    As requested John:- 384733384734

    As requested John:-

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    Unfortunately Grahame,,I bought it secondhand, so...

    Unfortunately Grahame,,I bought it secondhand, so it is my problem, not theirs.
    The previous owner hardly used it, so probably was unaware of these issues.
    I just wanted confirmation that the shaft...
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    Bs-5s

    Can someone who has this model Hafco bandsaw tell me if the power head is supposed to have 10-12mm of shaft float where it attaches to the swivel bracket on the baseplate?
    Also is it normal for the...
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    Hope you get some use out of it,...there is a TON...

    Hope you get some use out of it,...there is a TON of support, both video and a full instruction manual in pdf, but I doubt you will need it given you are experienced with 3D.
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    LibreCAD is also totally free open source...

    LibreCAD is also totally free open source software, undergoing development at all times. It is also local on your machine only.
    I have found it pretty easy to learn from scratch, and more than...
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    It's not going to neatly print out a top down...

    It's not going to neatly print out a top down view of what you're doing with measurements on it or anything like that, though. I purely use it to design 3D objects and have no need to output a...
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    I went with this one because it was developed in...

    I went with this one because it was developed in 2D for mechanical parts designing.
    I might go for a 3D in the future if need be. How do you find Blender?
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    LibreCAD

    Is anyone on here using LibreCAD, specifically on a Mac?
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    Thanks for that link. I hope I won't need it...

    Thanks for that link. I hope I won't need it though.
    I'll go up to Perth next week and let the guy inspect it. Hope he is forthcoming with a replacement that doesn't have the same issue.
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    That looks like an option if I don't get a...

    That looks like an option if I don't get a satisfactory result from the supplier. Cheers.
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    Frank, you were right on the money. I am in...

    Frank, you were right on the money.
    I am in negotiations with the supplier now.


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    That is a very strong possibility Frank. I'll try...

    That is a very strong possibility Frank. I'll try to confirm that tomorrow.
    Thanks Frank.
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    Maybe I wasn't clear. Mount a bar in the chuck...

    Maybe I wasn't clear. Mount a bar in the chuck firmly, and only the very inner part of the jaws make contact, so the outer end of the bar can move in every direction.
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    Chinese unit from a machinery supplier in Perth.

    Chinese unit from a machinery supplier in Perth.
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    Brand new John. Or at least it was when I bought...

    Brand new John. Or at least it was when I bought it in December last year
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    There is no wear as it is a new chuck John.

    There is no wear as it is a new chuck John.
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    Yep, they are digging in at the rear, and the...

    Yep, they are digging in at the rear, and the outer end of a bar has movement, not insignificant either.
    I will take the jaws out and see if my small try square shows where the problem lies.
    They...
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    I don't as yet have a tool post grinder, and lack...

    I don't as yet have a tool post grinder, and lack the skill to do this job I think.
    What exactly is Gang Ground?
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    Chuck jaws

    The 200mm 4-jaw I recently fitted to my lathe has been giving me a bit of grief, and it turns out that the jaw surfaces used for gripping pipe/bar (the full length jaw surfaces) are meeting at the...
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    Reasonably rigid but who knows if sufficient...

    Reasonably rigid but who knows if sufficient until tried.

    On the shopping list I have made for when the lotto win comes through :wink:

    I can set the slide towards the centre of the cross slide...
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    Bob, I can lock the carriage for each pass, and...

    Bob, I can lock the carriage for each pass, and the cross slide is pretty good if run a bit tight.
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    The slide is 125 X 100. The weight is an unknown...

    The slide is 125 X 100.
    The weight is an unknown quantity, because the same seller quotes the same vice as 5.5kg on his ebay listing.
    I could go for the next size down (Precision tool vices...
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    Holding workpiece for milling

    First up, I have not as yet done any milling, but will soon be on a vertical milling slide on my lathe.
    The pieces I want to mill will be 85mm square by 52.5mm thick.
    The milling will be performed...
  37. This is the setup, and the post & nut I hope to...

    This is the setup, and the post & nut I hope to use.
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  38. John, the existing tool post T nut sits up above...

    John, the existing tool post T nut sits up above the top face of the cross slide, by about 5mm, and the buttom of the tool post has a slot cut in the left and right bottom edge into which the T nut...
  39. I need the new tool post to have a large...

    I need the new tool post to have a large footprint, similar to the original in area, because it cannot be fixed to the cross slide due to the fact that I need to be able to turn from the rear (in...
  40. Norman Patent tool post. Advice needed please

    Inspired by Barron John's build of the Norman Patent QCTP, I have commenced a build of my own.
    Because my lathe has a rather large distance between the top of the cross slide and the centreline of...
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    Will do :H

    Will do :H
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    No Bob, the belt is not too tight, not enough to...

    No Bob, the belt is not too tight, not enough to make any difference. I thought that yesterday so tried a loose start, but still wouldn't.
    The belt is tensioned by a spring which is not very...
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    Thanks for the detailed explanation MalB. I have...

    Thanks for the detailed explanation MalB.
    I have ordered a cap. online, and the local Jaycar have a suitable momentary switch.
    Given that all I need is the get this thing rolling from stationary,...
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    The capacitor checks out as O.K. Bob. I am...

    The capacitor checks out as O.K. Bob.
    I am thinking that a momentary switch with a 100u/f 450V start cap might be the go.
    I can hold the button for a couple of seconds while it spins up, then...
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    Indeed. The project was to re-purpose the A.& A....

    Indeed. The project was to re-purpose the A.& A. grinder. Buying a new motor would be nice, but it isn't going to happen.

    There is indeed a capacitor in the motor Mal, and I think it might be a...
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    Really?? That would be very handy.....I'll check...

    Really?? That would be very handy.....I'll check it out, Cheers Bob.
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    Adding a start capacitor do-able??

    The new belt grinder attachment must present a fair bit more starting load on the 600 watt bench grinder motor, than the std wheels did, so a rolling start is now required to get it rolling.
    Is it...
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    Thanks to Bobs suggestion, which resulted in the...

    Thanks to Bobs suggestion, which resulted in the need of fresh underwear when the electrical tape let go at 5000+ RPM, I have it sorted.
    The tracking wheel now has a barely descernable crown and is...
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    The tracking is done on this one radially. It is...

    The tracking is done on this one radially. It is based on the Kalamazoo model.
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    To dummy up what I was going to do, but keep it...

    To dummy up what I was going to do, but keep it reversible?
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