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by garys
Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: A detective job for Saturday
Replies: 30
Views: 630

Re: A detective job for Saturday

It seems to me that the original post was looking for suggestions on getting the machine running again. How did we get so lost in stray discussion?

CHECK THE SWITCH.
by garys
Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: A detective job for Saturday
Replies: 30
Views: 630

Re: A detective job for Saturday

Not sure what switching the power pro power on/off effect occurs. Likely less 'kick' than an induction motor. Having spent my entire career as an Electronics Tech, I've torn down and repaired more electronic/mechanical devices than most people have ever seen the insides of. I haven't seen a schemat...
by garys
Fri Jul 16, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: A detective job for Saturday
Replies: 30
Views: 630

Re: A detective job for Saturday

Start at the switch. They are prone to failure after enough years of use and on-off cycles. It is easy to check the switch, and it will tell you if the problem is there or farther inside.
by garys
Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: ios experts, we need help
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: ios experts, we need help

The link says that to add photos to the album, you need to use Apple devices. That is how Apple has always been. They do about everything they can to limit your use of their system, hoping that you will use only their product. That is the agreement you accept when you buy or use Apple equipment. Bac...
by garys
Sat Jul 03, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: How to Evaluate Air Flow w/o Instrumentation
Replies: 31
Views: 729

Re: How to Evaluate Air Flow w/o Instrumentation

Your own subjective evaluation is likely what matters. If it works better for you after the upgrade, you win. Airflow has different characteristics. You have volume, you have pressure/vacuum, and probably more things to consider. If you change your dust chute from 2.5" to 4", you should ge...
by garys
Tue Jun 29, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: New rain barrel platform design
Replies: 21
Views: 868

Re: New rain barrel platform design

It looks like a good design. I always wanted to have a rain barrel or two, but around here, about 1 year in 10, it rains like the rain forest and we can't handle any more water so the rain barrel would be just something to have to drain out to get rid of the water. Worse yet, the other 9 of 10 years...
by garys
Mon Jun 28, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Router Table Mounted on SS
Replies: 34
Views: 34509

Re: Router Table Mounted on SS

When I bought a big router to table mount, I considered making a mount for it up on my Shopsmith. But, the router is heavy, and adding a table to it makes it even more heavy. My old back doesn't appreciated moving heavy things around so instead of mounting it on the Shopsmith, I pulled out an old Hi...
by garys
Sun Jun 27, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: New Shopsmith DC-6000 Dust Collector
Replies: 227
Views: 13642

Re: New Shopsmith DC-6000 Dust Collector

There should be laws against advertising electric motors using peak HP. Peak HP is the HP that theoretically produces when enough load is supplied to stall the motor just before it burns up. That number is useless to everybody. The only number that matters to the user is the HP produced when running...
by garys
Sat Jun 26, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Johnsons Paste Wax Fire Starter
Replies: 9
Views: 6888

Re: Johnsons Paste Wax Fire Starter

I tend to agree with Dusty. Does it need to be creamy? I'm using a 30+ year old can of Trewax. It was fairly solid when I bought it and it is still that way. When I use some, I simply rub a rag across it to pick up enough wax to do the job, and rub it onto the surface that needs it. When rubbed on p...
by garys
Sat Jun 26, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: New Shopsmith DC-6000 Dust Collector
Replies: 227
Views: 13642

Re: New Shopsmith DC-6000 Dust Collector

Likely the only correct answer here needs to come directly from Shopsmith. Their engineer should be able to say if replacing the motor and motor housing is also getting a different impeller or impeller housing to increase air flow. I suggest trying to email Shopsmith and get information from the &qu...