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    There were a couple to choose from on Ebay last...

    There were a couple to choose from on Ebay last time I was looking around.
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    Thanks for the details on what kind of motor to...

    Thanks for the details on what kind of motor to look at. I will check it out but I have pretty thick skin on shipping costs so that's why I try to make darn sure it's the best choice for me and then...
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    Oh here is the motor tag... 266013

    Oh here is the motor tag...

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    I have a question about wiring the RPC. My lathe...

    I have a question about wiring the RPC. My lathe was last in use in a shop that had 3 Phase power with a 30 Amp circuit breaker and has a long power chord with a 30 Amp rated 4 prong twist plug. I am...
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    Yeah that was everything I had crammed regarding...

    Yeah that was everything I had crammed regarding the phaseperfect product. I thought it was a static converter. People that have them sure seem to like them and all the negatives I mentioned were...
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    Ah shoot! I have these same questions so...

    Ah shoot! I have these same questions so apparently my research is not complete! Feel free to fill in the correct pluses and minuses for a static converter if you have the time. It would be...
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    Is static converter like a PhasePerfect? Are...

    Is static converter like a PhasePerfect?

    Are the pluses and minuses like this?

    Static Converter -
    Pluses
    1 Very quiet
    2.Close to same quality of power as city supplied 3 phase
    3.Nearly...
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    Rotary Phase Converter Questions

    I have some threads going where I have been asking about VFD's. A couple people suggested them in my lathe specific thread too but I am taking a pause and considering a RPC. It may cost more but that...
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    Thanks for the feedback. I am not the electrical...

    Thanks for the feedback. I am not the electrical guy who will make the tie in connections but I wanted to plan the thing out and learn a bit along the way. I can do basic wiring and conduit routing...
  10. Yes this is me too! I just need to figure out how...

    Yes this is me too! I just need to figure out how to get to 80 Watts output from an ipad with a 3.5mm headphone jack or maybe bluetooth!

    Thinking about trying one of these for 30 bucks!

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    More food for thought from the manual. Do you...

    More food for thought from the manual. Do you guys put all this stuff in your circuits?

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    I have some questions about these...

    I am assuming the molded circuit breaker is my Fuse panel...
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    Mounting VFD and Wiring Questions

    I have not read all the fine print in my TECO L510 manual but from what I gather the VFD needs to be wired directly to the motor. This is different than what I had planned. I wanted to run the lathe...
  13. Oh yeah, workshop audio! I keep putting this on...

    Oh yeah, workshop audio! I keep putting this on the back burner but have a lot of interest in "one day" having some better sounds in there. I have an old ipad that I use to access pandora or spotify...
  14. That is a cool product I didn't know existed!

    That is a cool product I didn't know existed!
  15. After I have razored most of it away I have used...

    After I have razored most of it away I have used a magic rub eraser to get it off. At least that's how I remember it! May have been the white one for velom.
  16. Post some pictures to feed the appetites around...

    Post some pictures to feed the appetites around here. It will be much easier to help if folks know what you are dealing with and how yours is setup. If you want to learn how to use the incredible...
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    Thanks so much for all the feedback guys! I...

    Thanks so much for all the feedback guys! I ordered the Teco 510. I really liked this video too that shows me pretty much what I will be doing.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQKPtf7stiw
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    That looks like a super nice machine! You are...

    That looks like a super nice machine! You are lucky that you have a lot of locally available machines for sale on your Craigslist to get a feel for value. This one being a toolroom lathe leaves not...
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    Do you mean this?

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    I never got the shaft removed so IDK how long it is in it's stock form.
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    What are you saying? You are going to be there...

    What are you saying? You are going to be there for me when I screw it up, if I get the Teco? LOL

    I am totally on board with buying quality! I am of the cry once mentality and am used to paying a...
  21. Some tedious and delicate work to get the paint...

    Some tedious and delicate work to get the paint off of these!

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  22. I have some info and questions going in the VFD...

    I have some info and questions going in the VFD forum so maybe some updated pics are in order while I figure that out?

    Found some original scrape marks under the headstock!

    Really nice work...
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    Quite a few views and no one is challenging your...

    Quite a few views and no one is challenging your suggestions so I guess they are solid! I have been looking them over and I see that no one sells direct so there is a middle man involved, not what I...
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    Do you think this is a big concern if I select...

    Do you think this is a big concern if I select one that has a "ramp" up and down feature?
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    VFD brands I should consider?

    I have been working to refresh/service a 1941 South Bend Lathe and I am starting to look at the electrical requirements to power it from my single phase 220. I am impressed with what I have read...
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