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by paulmcohen
Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: homemade arbors
Replies: 15
Views: 11571

Re: homemade arbors

I found 304 Stainless Steel Tube/Pipe with a 5/8" ID and 1" OD @ $33 per ft.. Would this work? I also found Cold-Rolled steel tube with a 1" OD and .188" walls @$10 per ft. which yields an ID of .644 vs. .625" is this close enough? Generally what kind of steel should I be lo...
by paulmcohen
Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: Morse Taper for Drive End
Replies: 10
Views: 6026

Does anyone know if someone makes a Morse Taper adapter for the Drive End of the Shopsmith. Rich What are you looking to do with it? There are a lot of adapters available and there are people that will make you custom ones. A Morse Taper one would need to be very large and it would not have the hol...
by paulmcohen
Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:40 am
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: New Power Pro coming!
Replies: 76
Views: 21445

I'm told that the cardboard box was intact. I hope that the Shopsmith can handle at least as much heat as cardboard. Time will tell... Cardboard burns at 451F, electronic circuits don't do well at 212F unless they are mil. spec and even then I don't know many that will stank up to 400F. Have you ev...
by paulmcohen
Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:03 am
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: New Power Pro coming!
Replies: 76
Views: 21445

As I am sure that you will! I find the PP to be very reliable and quiet. Now, if they would give users a software update to eliminate the need to "CONFIRM" the chosen speed it would be a blessing for those who have gotten sort of used to the PP. Ah! but the lawyers would never agree. Forr...
by paulmcohen
Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:55 am
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Can I convert my headstock to 220VAC?
Replies: 39
Views: 9717

stephen_a._draper wrote:Shopsmith no longer offers item #513968 which is a 240 V 50/60 Hz motor so the only option now is the Power Pro.

I will repeat what I said 2 years ago, the only way to go it the PowerPro because with the extra voltage you do get significantly more power and it still runs on 120 if you need it to.
by paulmcohen
Sat May 11, 2013 12:40 am
Forum: Community
Topic: Poll - Do you have the PowerPro upgrade?
Replies: 86
Views: 12294

I would agree re the speed increasor, but not the speed reducer. The speed increaser has a top speed limit(attained with a stock Mark 5/V that is equaled by the power pro). The speed reducer does not have a minimum speed limit. Unless you are winding coils reducing the minimum speed from 250 to 35 ...
by paulmcohen
Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:05 am
Forum: Community
Topic: Health Insurance Premiums Going Up
Replies: 58
Views: 9456

joshh wrote:I got a refund check from Aetna for almost $200 because Obamacare decided they made too much profit last year.
Since ObamaCare passed my premiums have gone from $750 to $1,350 per month the $200 annual refund does not cover 1 weeks increase.
by paulmcohen
Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:00 am
Forum: Community
Topic: Health Insurance Premiums Going Up
Replies: 58
Views: 9456

pennview wrote:Actually, companies pay their taxes and then pay dividends out what remains.
Not if they paid extra dividends in 2012 to avoid the 2013 tax increases. And many companies did it.
by paulmcohen
Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:05 am
Forum: Community
Topic: Health Insurance Premiums Going Up
Replies: 58
Views: 9456

As I have said many times here before, let's see how things look in 4 years. I have a feeling things will look much better. I suggested the stock market was going to break 14,000 sometime this year, which is an indicator of the health of businesses. I would have never guessed that it would hit 15,0...
by paulmcohen
Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:02 am
Forum: Community
Topic: Health Insurance Premiums Going Up
Replies: 58
Views: 9456

I'll agree with all of that. My concern is when any family has to choose between getting destroyed by an illness vs. getting destroyed by medical bills. The current system works well for a lot of people, but it also doesn't work for a lot of people who have done exactly what they were supposed to. ...