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12-14-2017 10:01 PM

Hammond Glider G44B w/Sliding Table, New Blade - 0 replies

Tentatively sold, waiting for buyer pickup. Very nice Hammond Glider for $375. Table slides on ball bearings. Motor and speed set up for wood cutting. Includes a new 7” blade that cost me $140, the best blade you can buy for this saw. Also includes belt guard, blade guard and new arbor bearings. Nice 3 phase Baldor 2 hp motor. Includes caster...

12-04-2017 01:18 AM

RBI 226VS Ultra Value? - 5 replies

I found a 2001 RBI 226VS Ultra Hawk for sale . Haven’t seen it, but the guy says it was used very little. What is a fair price for one in good, excellent or mint condition?

06-28-2017 05:15 PM

Rethinking the Need for Pulley Steps with VFD on Drill Press - 0 replies

I have a couple drill presses that I am going to convert to VFD. I NEVER considered having one belt step acceptable. But I am rethinking that now for my applications. On my 15” drill press, I can get a spindle rpm range of 6-1 using a 2 hp 1750 rpm motor and still have 1/2 hp at the minimum speed. I can accomplish the 6-1 ratio by overspeed...

06-24-2017 07:36 PM

Alternative to Caster Bases for Machines - 8 replies

I made this base for my planer so that I could move it with a mini pallet jack. It only raises the planer 2.75” and makes it effortless to move. I like to use pallet style bases for some machines that are not moved often, like the drill press, air compressor, etc. I made some torsion box bases with feet spaced apart so that the mini jac...

06-20-2017 09:39 PM

Clamping Beam - 4 replies

I made this clamping beam with an 8” x 8’ H-beam mounted on some old Oliver lathe legs. So handy. An H-beam, unlike an I-beam, is flat on top like a plate and fairly common, so works very well for clamping. In the photo, I drilled alignment holes for nails and then removed the nails 10 minutes later. Makes it easier to keep things aligned ...

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