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    new motor on the way!!!!

    the ups truck showed up yesterday a little after 2 pm. got them to the garage and realized this is gonna be a more than 1 day project the legs for the base for the bandsaw didn't have any tabs at the bottom, so my plan for the mobile base went out the door. i wound up building a new bench for the both of them. going to work on assembling the new toys today. hopefully i can use them by this afternoon. pic later today.
    Last edited by Dan Noren; 12-09-2009 at 02:34 PM.
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    waiting for them pics. Shame poor mobile base.
    cheers

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    Great......... will look forward to the pics!
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    the good news is that everything arrived safe and sound yesterday, and the new bench got built, in spite of advice from my dad and nephew. with the help of that same nephew (that drill press has a heavy headstock), the new tools were assembled today. i only needed his help with the headstock, since we put the only heavy part of the bandsaw on the bench yesterday. well, got everything together, and got a move on with the tealight holders. the bandsaw worked like a champ. the drill press turned out to be a problem child. now this is the heavy duty drill press, and should stand up to more than a handfull of holes (1 7/8 x 1/2" deep with a forstner bit taking shallow hits). well, to make a long story short, it didn't. the motor overheated badly. i spoke with the grizzly people when i got home, and they are having me do some checking of the motor tomorrow morning, after it has cooled down. it could be a number of things, up to and including a bad motor. they said once we figure out the nature of the problem, they could have the motor out to me in 5 business days. good customer service on thier part. darned shame that it would have to happen on it's first go-round, but, better to catch a bad motor right away. oh well, here are pics of the new toys in all thier glory before i put them to work.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails this morning's start.JPG   drill press assembled.JPG   bandsaw assembled.JPG   bandsaw drill press new bench.JPG  
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    Nice tool Haul Dan!
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    Those will be nice additions to the mix. Bummer about the hot motor, but I suspect the Grizzly folks will get you taken care of quickly.

    In the future if you decide you want to mount the saw on its own base, it should be pretty easy with just a little platform on wheels...

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    save for the raised lip vaughn, that's what i had, didn't think of the raised lip though. oh well, tomorrow, once the motor is completely cooled down. i'll be checking the capacitor, see if it's bleeding oil or not. then see if the motor will run without a load, and not trip the ground fault in the process. if it runs, listen for bad bearings. then hook the belts up, and see if it heats up again. what a fun thing to have happen with a craft show around the corner....
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    The most interesting experience I've had with a capacitor is when the 'run' capacitor on my delta dust collector gave up the ghost and caught fire. Basically, the motor switch wouldn't shut it off anymore and the garage rapidly filled with smoke. Pulling the plug and hitting it with a fire extinguisher kept the house from going up.

    The interesting thing was I was able to just replace the capacitor and clean up the motor and every thing works fine. The only difference is that now I keep the dust collector where I can push it out of the garage in a hurry....

    So, The moral of the story is this kind of stuff can happen to any brand of tools!

    See what I did there? I took off on a total tangent and brought it right back into the point of the thread...
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    Hi Dan

    I like your practical approach to problem solving. Congrats on the nice new tools too. I am sure you will get over the infant mortality issues with your motor. I really like the look of that Dp.

    Now a few thoughts for you to think about. I know you put your cart/benchs out in the driveway and that you get to work the tools from any side you wish.

    You might want to think about rotating your Dp 90 degrees clockwise and being able to work it from the end of the workbench. That way you will have 180 free range either side of the Dp allowing you to drill any long piece of anything without it interfering with the bandsaw.

    As for the Bandsaw i would rethink putting it on your cart with a raised lip.

    Not trying to be critical just giving you some thoughts to think about.
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    cheers

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    another thing to keep in mind dan is leverage, you are puttin force against something high and yu dont want these to tip over..make sure your base is sufficient to counter the forces coming toward it. and that the rollers are locking well enough to stop it from moving when you dont want it to go anywhere. glad you got your new toys and good luck on your next sale
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