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    Moving a Deckel FP3L

    I may be purchasing a Deckel FP3L. From a conversation with the seller, it doesn’t sound like the machine location, especially the door the mill needs to go thru, will allow for picking the machine...
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    Deckel FP3L questions

    I may be looking at an older, grey, FP3L. The serial number is 1741. About how old would it be.

    The machine doesn’t include an overarm bracket or arbor for horizontal milling. Are these hard...
  3. Bringing a Taft Peirce 1 Grinder back to life

    In the next few weeks I will be bringing a “barn find” Taft Peirce 1 home. It was retired by Parker Hannifan several years ago and followed an engineer home and has sat in his unconditioned barn...
  4. Rigging and trailering a Taft Peirce 1 Grinder

    Is there anything special I need to pay attention to or do in order to move this model grinder? I will be moving it about 20 miles on a tilt deck trailer.
  5. Idler, I wish it was the starting capability.

    Idler, I wish it was the starting capability.
  6. If I still had both that would be a good idea. ...

    If I still had both that would be a good idea. Unfortunately for me, I gave the 15 to my son to keep in the farm shop.
  7. American Rotary ADX 25 converter and 20hp Powerturn

    One month ago I upgraded from a 15hp to 25hp American Rotary ADX phase converter. I upgraded to accommodate a 10hp planer that I will be running in tandem with a 7.5hp dust collector.

    I don’t...
  8. Looking for recommendations on skates and toe jacks

    I'm in the process of relocating and purchasing some new to me equipment for my shop and am interested in getting some toe jacks and skates to better position the machines. The largest machine I...
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    Kearney and Trecker 205 S12

    I’m planning to look at one in a few days that is coming from a closed shop.

    Are there any known weak spots that I should check for?

    This one has the vertical head that was used on the mills...
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    Weight of 20x54 Lodge & Shipley Powerturn

    I purchased a 20x54 Powerturn SN 44117 w/taper attachment today. In preparation for rigging it into my shop I’d like to verify it’s weight. The seller is guesstimating 9500 lbs based on how their...
  11. Question on Harrison AA/Harrison VS330TR variable speed drive

    I may be looking at one of the squared off newer style Harrison AA lathes. I've seen mention in a few threads that the variable speed drives in the older, more streamlined design lathes (the ones...
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    Moving a Lodge & Shipley Powerturn Lathe

    When you're picking up a Powerturn Lathe, do you generally use slings through the webbing on the bed, or are there other points that are designated as pick points? If it matters, it is a 20" machine...
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    Soft starter question

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    Soft starter question

    I just purchased an American Rotary ADX 25hp phase converter for my shop.

    Right now the largest motor in the shop is a 10hp motor on a planer, followed by 7.5hp motors on a dust collector and...
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    I don't have any experience with Oneida and would...

    I don't have any experience with Oneida and would be happy to use them if they are good and fairly priced. I am at the fishing for ideas on vendors stage and my previous experience with vendors that...
  16. Thanks to everyone for their thoughtful...

    Thanks to everyone for their thoughtful responses. I ended up purchasing the dust collector and hope to install it next month once construction of my new shop building is complete.
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    What are Good sources for Spiral Duct?

    I bit the bullet this week and purchased a used Delta 7.5hp dust collector for my new shop and will be installing a duct system to my stationary machines as well as two floor sweeps. What are good...
  18. Consensus seemed to be that I should call...

    Consensus seemed to be that I should call American Rotary Tech Support. I did that this afternoon. Their recommendation is an ADX25 rather than the AD20 because the dust collector is considered a...
  19. I understand this for a single motor load. This...

    I understand this for a single motor load. This is how I ended up with sizing a 20hp converter. Where I get confused is with the second motor. One seller is recommending a 20hp and another seller...
  20. Phase Converter Sizing - Is there any reason a 20hp won't work for this application?

    I'm building a new shop. I will have a 10hp planer on the wood side and am currently shopping for a dust collector. One that I have found has a 7 1/2 hp motor. Assuming the motors start...
  21. Ineed a larger dust collector. How large is too large

    I've recently purchased a Powermatic 221 20", 10hp planer. The 3/4 hp 2 stage roll around Delta dust collector I've used for the last 25 years is too small to keep up with it. So, I need to find a...
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    I put my Diacro equivalent notcher on a small...

    I put my Diacro equivalent notcher on a small rollaround tool box and took the wheels off the toolbox. It has worked out well.
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    Regarding salary, figure out what a fair, to you,...

    Regarding salary, figure out what a fair, to you, bump is. I'd be thinking in the neighborhood of 10-15% with an agreed on evaluation after xx months. It will be important to set clear expectations...
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    Low Ball, but in the ballpark for that type...

    Low Ball, but in the ballpark for that type machine is OK but if I get a ridiculous Low Ball offer I'm hanging up. I don't want to waste my time with someone who isn't serious or is just being a...
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    The kid crane in the first post is neat. ...

    The kid crane in the first post is neat.

    There is another YouTube video showing it in use and on powered tracks. That dad sure knows how to build fun toys for his kids.

    Load testing -...
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