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    Sparkplug extension at plug wire end

    Would a 3D printed insulator work ?
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    DoAll Bandsaw for Brian

    If you are going to change the motor anyway why not just change it for a 120 volt single phase and forget the VFD. A used 1 HP singled phase should not cost any more than what you paid for the VFD.
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    Getting in Trouble for Metal Chips in the House

    I don't have one of those in my shop. My wife objected to a calendar I had so I doubt whether she would approve a worker like that.
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    A new look at Opposed Twin I.C. Engine

    This is interesting because I built the Upshur version of this engine and never got it to run properly. I just got it back off the shelf last week to try again. I believe that the biggest problem with this version of the engine is the valve timing. It uses only two cams so that the intake of...
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    T head engine by Brian

    Try putting some lube on the valve stems to see if that works before making new parts. If the valves are sticking in the guides some penetrating oil should fix the problem for at least a short time.
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    Leveling casters

    I just purchased and installed some leveling casters on my DoAll band saw. I was dubious but I have to say that these work quite well. I would not want to move it across the shop but it allows me to move it away from the wall so that I can get at the back of it. I am seriously thinking about...
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    Getting in Trouble for Metal Chips in the House

    My main problem is with chips caught in my clothes and in my pockets. I can take my shoes off at the back door but chips get caught in my clothes and even get into my pockets. Chips also get caught in my hair and my beard.
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    DoAll Bandsaw for Brian

    Brian: Just FYI I just looked at my saw and the motor has been changed. It is a 3/4 HP 120 volt motor. I have never had a problem with it stalling or even slowing the motor. I would think that as long as you are going to be only running it at low speed you would not have a problem with a similar...
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    DoAll Bandsaw for Brian

    I have always used 14 tooth. Anything with fewer teeth ends up ripping out teeth when I cut anything thin. Rule is at least three teeth in the part during the cut. I have never used the bimetal blades. You may want to just use a straight blade to try it out. They are much cheaper and the problem...
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    DoAll Bandsaw for Brian

    Brian: I blame you for all of my wasted time. My DoAll saw was just fine until you started looking at yours. I discovered that my blade guides were wrong and have been wrong for the last 10 years. I had guides for a 3/8 wide blade and I always use a 1/2" blade. Obviously once I discovered that I...
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    T head engine by Brian

    Just like every one I have built. Right down to the end and it will not run until you discover one minor adjustment that you missed and then everything is good. Congratulations on a job well done.
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    DoAll Bandsaw for Brian

    I am sure that your electrical friend has checked but the motor has to be connected internally for 220 volts. Most industrial equipment is wired for 440 volt so the motor has to be changed also.
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    DoAll Bandsaw for Brian

    Mine is a 1/4 ID x 3/4 OD cartridge bearing and the axle is a press fit in the bearing and the housing. Originally there is a cap over the face of the bearing. Your saw is quite a bit newer than mine so yours may be different.
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    DoAll Bandsaw for Brian

    The rear wheel does not move. the guides are just different thickness. As far as I can determine the guide thickness for 1/4=.165 thk; 5/16=.235 thk; 3/8=.265 thk; ; 1/2=.375 thk; 5/8=.510 thk; 3/4=.620 thk. Profile is the same for all of them. They are just hardened tool steel. I doubt that a...
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    DoAll Bandsaw for Brian

    I suppose that if it comes down to the saw or the wife you probably are better off sticking with the wife. If your wife is like mine it would be difficult to find another one who would put up with metal shavings tracked into the house. holes burned in your clothes and permanently stained hands...
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