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  1. #166
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    I finally found a suitable donor for this project.

    Amazing what you find in the skip, I thought for sure one of the fitters tossed it by accident so I tracked down the owner and it was no accident, he doesn't have a charger for it, it well and truly paid for itself and he switched to Dewalt.

    I'll open it up maybe this weekend and see what can be done. I already purchased the carbide scraper insert back at the start of this thread.

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  2. #167
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    Nice score, look forward to seeing the conversion to a scraper.
    I've a Milwaukee saw as well, but it's too handy to modify to a scraper.
    Do you have a charger for it???
    Kryn
    To grow old is mandatory, growing up is optional.

  3. #168
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    Quote Originally Posted by KBs PensNmore View Post
    Do you have a charger for it???
    Kryn
    Nah I don't, I can charge the battery at work for now.

    I looked on eBay and see you can get knockoff units for <$30, hopefully they can charge the LiFe battery safely, I've heard stories about some of those cheap chargers being a hazard

  4. #169
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    I might have a spare at work for you, will have a look later today.
    Kryn
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    There is always the option to use a DC power supply that suits the motor current and make it corded....
    Cheers, Joe
    retired - less energy, more time to contemplate projects and more shed time....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhovel View Post
    There is always the option to use a DC power supply that suits the motor current and make it corded....
    That's a good idea,

    it'd be handy to be able to switch between battery and cord and have a dedicated plug fitted for connecting a power supply on the unit,

    Cheaper than buying more batteries for it.

  7. #172
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    Found one, can drop it in to you on the way through to Sydney or to Melbourne, sometime next month.
    You could modify the charger to accept wires and have a corded scraper, as Joe suggested.
    Kryn
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    Quote Originally Posted by KBs PensNmore View Post
    Found one, can drop it in to you on the way through to Sydney or to Melbourne, sometime next month.
    You could modify the charger to accept wires and have a corded scraper, as Joe suggested.
    Kryn
    Thanks Kryn that would be great,

    definitely do drop in if I'm on your route,
    I'll make sure there's a couple of cold beers in the fridge

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    PM sent re contact details.
    Kryn
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  10. #175
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    This thread sort of died out earlier this year and I am not sure how the other guys went with their scraper projects, my Milwaukee conversion was basically finished back then and is working well but still needs some additional work to refine it a bit.
    The design that I followed/copied for the Milwaukee was by Rob Renzetti in the USA, I am now working towards converting a Hitachi Reciprocating Saw which I think will be a better candidate for a home built power scraper, the idea for this one came from a You Tube video
    by CaLem in Vietnam.


    These are the parts I have made/modified so far.
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  11. #176
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    Today I finished the wobble shaft, this will allow the stroke to be adjusted from zero to about 16mm.

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    Not a lot of progress lately as I wait for Australia Post to deliver some material. This is the stroke adjustment access hole.

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    Hi all,

    A big merry Christmas (belated) and I hope the new year finds everybody safe and happy.

    My scraper project is sitting where I left it. It's waiting for me to finish it! I can't wait to get back to it but I've been working on an outdoor kitchen and pizza oven. This project has dragged on much longer than expected. Mostly made from recycled materials including solid red bricks, I have had to learn how to brick lay.

    Hopefully I'll be back in the shed soon.

    Hey Lex, that power scraper project looks great. Single sets crew stroke adjustment is much better than my design.

    Simon



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