I think you should factor in some more loot from your very generous friend Joe, and buy all the solar gear fit it to the roof of your new workshop and then run three phase it around the workshop and then another supply lead back to Joes place so he has some return on the investment.
If only I lived near you guys I would haul everything free of charge just to be able to see it all running!
Especially that sander!
Here in Aust I cannot even buy a moulder as neither Woodstock or W&H have agents here for their gear
So owning a W1812 or 206 is not going to happen for me.
And if you are still drooling the sander operating facts
at 240 VAC:.....standby,
the machine at start up would draw about 250 Amps
and run at about 62 Amps dependent on loading
and if the main motor failed you would need to hit Joe up for about $4k for another main motor!
I dont think I could even afford to buy a belt, let alone run it, though it would be fun watching the neighbours lights dim as it started!
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