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    16" Walker Turner Bandsaw in NJ

    Hey:

    A guy has listed a 16" Walker Turner Band Saw in Paterson NJ.

    It's a 3 phase model and he's looking for $450.

    I'm passing since I'm not prepared for 3 phase and I'd need to add a motor to the saw.

    I left him a low ball offer if no one makes a decent offer.

    Cheers

    Jim

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    Jim,
    You can get a 1 phase to 3 Phase inverter fairly cheap. It would even give you variable speed and soft start.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    Don:

    For future reference - what do you consider fairly cheap?

    I offered them a $250 "if nothing else works out for you" offer for the saw but he's got and offer for $300. While I'd be getting an awesome band saw, it would need the converter to get it running and an unknown amount of TLC. I don't have time for much woodworking, I'd have less time to rebuild a band saw right now.

    There is a decent amount of industrial equipment trickling onto CL over time. I'll have to research phase converters. I'm assuming you can hook up multiple machines to a single converter, as long as you don't exceed it's capacity at any one time.

    Cheers

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Mattheiss View Post
    Don:

    For future reference - what do you consider fairly cheap?
    There is a decent amount of industrial equipment trickling onto CL over time. I'll have to research phase converters. I'm assuming you can hook up multiple machines to a single converter, as long as you don't exceed it's capacity at any one time.

    Cheers

    Jim
    Jim,
    you can get an inverter and use it as a phase converter but also get variable speed out of it if you want. 115V ones are less then $200. you can only run one machine at a time off of it. A 5 hp rotory inverter will run on 220V and cost about $325.00 and can run multiple machine at once. Hope this helps.
    Don
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    Don:

    That's exactly the type of info I was looking for.

    I just need to factor those costs into my plans of the first 3-phase tool.

    Jim

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    You can also build a static phase converter for less than $75. That's what I did for my knee mill... only (because I used mostly surplus parts) mine only cost me about $30.

    Chances are also excellent you could bolt a single-phase 1HP (or larger) motor onto that saw & it'd be happy all day long. Then you could sell off the 3-phase motor to recoup a little of the cost of the new single-phase one.
    -- Tim --

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    I would just pass on it and wait for some thing right to turn up.
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
    Stupid hurts.

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    Jim,
    Here's a link to one source. if you qoogle Phase converters you find thousand of hits.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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