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Blog series by magaoitin updated 07-03-2017 05:15 PM 3 parts 5519 reads 5 comments total

Part 1: Powermatic 60 8” Joiner

01-23-2017 11:38 PM by magaoitin | 5 comments »

Over the last 18 months I have been finding some great deals (and some not so great deals…) on equipment to fill my new shop. Like quite a few woodworkers on LJ’s, I have a couple pieces of 3 phase equipment I have picked up at auctions, relatively inexpensively. And now need to run them on single phase power.When I moved, I had done some research, and planned on getting 3 phase service to my new shop, and just be able to just plug it in and Shazam! As with most things in my shop build-...

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Part 2: Rockwell 28-3x0 Bandsaw w/3 phase motor

07-03-2017 04:34 PM by magaoitin | 0 comments »

The next auction purchase I made was a Rockwell 28-3X0 20” wood and nonferrous metal bandsaw. The X stands for X-Treme…no, no it doesn’t. I have read that the X series was specifically sold to government agencies, school districts, and technical colleges. And obviously that applies to this saw. There are stickers for a local School District and a Technical college.Nearly every auction I have purchased a major tool from in the last 18 months has been done sight unseen through on...

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Part 3: The Search for Unifence

07-03-2017 05:15 PM by magaoitin | 0 comments »

This was a busy weekend for me to fix tools. I have needed a new Unifence from the day I bought my cabinet Unisaw. Being an auction junkie, I picked up a Delta Unisaw 34-802 Type 1 with the 52” Unifence, at an online auction a while back for $200. I did not get a chance to go down and view the saw before I bid, and there was only a single photo for the online auction. With an actual dedicated shop that has room for big equipment, I figured it was time. It was a gamble but all the parts lo...

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