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by Richard_W
Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Rotary or static converter?
Replies: 23
Views: 4830

Re: Rotary or static converter?

I have kept that in mind. I am running 8 Gage wire. I run the lathe and welder from the same cord, since being one person there is no danger of running both machines at once. 8 AWG is too small for the current you are pulling. Depends on the insulation. If it's in a raceway and THHN (or equivalent)...
by Richard_W
Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Rotary or static converter?
Replies: 23
Views: 4830

Re: Rotary or static converter?

I have a lincoln Idealarc Tig 300 That draws 100 amps at full power. I have 4 gage wire to the outlet but have only a 60 amp breaker in the box as that was all I had. I have never tripped the breaker but then I have never used it at full power :roll: . Maybe someday when I feel rich I will upgrade ...
by Richard_W
Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Rotary or static converter?
Replies: 23
Views: 4830

Re: Rotary or static converter?

Richard, Keep in mind, the breaker's purpose is to protect the wiring to the receptacle. If you replace the breaker and the wire isn't upgraded, you may find that the wire runs hot when you're drawing a heavy load. Switching to a larger breaker may not be a good idea. H I have kept that in mind. I ...
by Richard_W
Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling Through Holes on the Mill
Replies: 12
Views: 4860

Re: Drilling Through Holes on the Mill

I bought a set of theses 1/32 thick parallels. They work for me. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-32-ultra-thin-precision-steel-parallel-set-20-pairs-set-0-0002-703-132/164526431185?hash=item264e8a1bd1:g:uoMAAOSwZUNfuBIL Thanks, Richard. I just ordered a set. Having specialized in small work, having para...
by Richard_W
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling Through Holes on the Mill
Replies: 12
Views: 4860

Re: Drilling Through Holes on the Mill

I bought a set of theses 1/32 thick parallels. They work for me.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-32-ultra-thi ... SwZUNfuBIL
by Richard_W
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Rotary or static converter?
Replies: 23
Views: 4830

Re: Rotary or static converter?

I used a static converter on a Jet mill with a step head 2 speed motor. It worked fine because there wasn't a lot of mass to start moving. On another note, I had a 14" Jet lathe that was a gear head with a 2 hp motor in it. The same static converter would only run the lathe at lathe below 500 RPM. I...
by Richard_W
Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Chuck
Replies: 8
Views: 1739

Re: Chuck

This one is a better size at 6" and its new.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/6-3-JAW-SELF-C ... SwoydWlnce

I bought a 5" chuck from them with bolt on tops for my index head. I am happy with it.
by Richard_W
Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Chuck
Replies: 8
Views: 1739

Re: Chuck

This one might be a little big, but its new.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/8-3-JAW-SELF-C ... SwJkJWln48
by Richard_W
Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: motor size
Replies: 13
Views: 3610

Re: motor size

I ran a Le Blond that had a 10 hp high torque motor in it that only ran at 800 rpm. My model 16 Pratt & Whitney has a 7 1/2 hp motor. I would think that 3 hp would be under powered. This isn't one of those Le Blond slide bed lathes that came off an airplane is it? As I recall they had small motors t...
by Richard_W
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice Shaper
Replies: 5
Views: 3001

Re: Nice Shaper

This is on face book and this is really a nice shaper. Hmmm. Have you seen the machine, Richard? H I haven't looked at it. But I have used a 24" just like it. Its hydraulic and has rapid traverse on it. If you don't bolt it to the floor the machine slides back and forth when the ram changes directi...
by Richard_W
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice Shaper
Replies: 5
Views: 3001

Re: Nice Shaper

This is on face book and this is really a nice shaper.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... =undefined

28" Rockford

Richard W.
by Richard_W
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old brazed on carbide facemill inserts?
Replies: 7
Views: 3505

Re: Old brazed on carbide facemill inserts?

Looks like the face mill that comes with a new mill/drill. I threw mine away, waste of time and money. When it gets dull you need a tool and cutter grinder to sharpen it correctly. Do you really want to pay the price to have it sharpened and wait days or weeks to get it back?

Richard W.