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by toddalin
Tue May 18, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Smithy Granite 1324-I MX Help
Replies: 34
Views: 6565

Re: Smithy Granite 1324-I MX Help

Blowing the breaker may not be the motor or controller at all. On my ShopTask Tri-Power (may even be the same 2 HP motor), the bearings on the quill got tight and the extra resistance was enough to blow the wall breaker every time I would turn on the mill. I had the bearings replaced and it fixed th...
by toddalin
Mon May 10, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Museums, Factories, Etc.
Topic: Verde Canyon Railroad
Replies: 2
Views: 3557

Re: Verde Canyon Railroad

We've done this several times, including their monthly full moon, moonlight trek. Some of the nicest scenery for any railroad.
by toddalin
Thu Mar 18, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: New G9729 - Some early issues.
Replies: 24
Views: 9162

Re: New G9729 - Some early issues.

Doing selective hand fitting of parts like this until you find something that works at the factory during assembly still seems like a strange way to run any production line though. Interchangeable parts by properly controlling the manufacturing tolerances was one of the reasons that idea was invent...
by toddalin
Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: New G9729 - Some early issues.
Replies: 24
Views: 9162

Re: New G9729 - Some early issues.

Somewhere out there, a sister to your machine has a gib with a .072" taper and a table with a .052" taper... Lol, I was thinking that too! Someone on this board once said "When you buy a Chinese lathe, you are buying a lathe kit." There is some truth to that. Glad to hear Grizzly is working with yo...
by toddalin
Fri Mar 12, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: New G9729 - Some early issues.
Replies: 24
Views: 9162

Re: New G9729 - Some early issues.

No problem running the ShopTask models with the doors/hatches open as there are no electrical "interlocks." I did make and add table limit switches after the first time I used the power feed and it snapped the spline shaft when the scale on the table hit +4-1/2" even though the table has 11" of trav...
by toddalin
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling Through Holes on the Mill
Replies: 12
Views: 6428

Re: Drilling Through Holes on the Mill

I just milled a through slot in a piece of copper strap. I first milled a piece of scrap wood to the same thickness as the width of the strap. Then I used double sided tape to secure the strap to the wood and placed the whole thing into the milling vice, (below the jaws) and milled down into the woo...
by toddalin
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: What size milling vise for my Lathe/ Mill?
Replies: 8
Views: 3335

Re: What size milling vise for my Lathe/ Mill?

I use a 4" Shars. I paid $100. It is no KURT. There is a very slight difference in tightness from one side to the other (annoying), but perhaps a bit of sand paper tugged between the jaws could fix this.
by toddalin
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: VFD to 2 motors
Replies: 27
Views: 10030

Re: VFD to 2 motors

SteveM wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:33 pm
If the original poster isn't interested in the VFD, I would be.

Steve
Piece was spoken for and shipped.
by toddalin
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: VFD to 2 motors
Replies: 27
Views: 10030

Re: VFD to 2 motors

If the original poster isn't interested in the VFD, I would be. Steve I got a TECO JNEV-101-H1 brand new when I got my machine. But it doesn't have the capacity for my machine and has been on the shelf ever since. Is this something you could use? (1HP/750 Watt) Just like this one: https://dealersel...
by toddalin
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: VFD to 2 motors
Replies: 27
Views: 10030

Re: VFD to 2 motors

I got a TECO JNEV-101-H1 brand new when I got my machine. But it doesn't have the capacity for my machine and has been on the shelf ever since. Is this something you could use? (1HP/750 Watt) Just like this one: https://dealerselectric.com/JNEV-101-H1.asp https://dealerselectric.com/images/products/...
by toddalin
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: VFD to 2 motors
Replies: 27
Views: 10030

Re: VFD to 2 motors

Should only need two contactors. Go on ebay and look for three pole contactors. Chinese pieces are <$10 each. American quality may cost a few dollars more. I can't imagine that you would need to switch more than 20 amps, but you can easily find them that can handle over twice this current. These are...
by toddalin
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: VFD to 2 motors
Replies: 27
Views: 10030

Re: VFD to 2 motors

After a bit of thought..., cheapest and easiest way to go with no concerns for power handling, because you can get big-azz contactors fairly cheap. Use two three pole contactors. They can be low voltage with a wall wart, or full 120 or 240 volt. Use a dpdt center off toggle switch to send power to w...