chris, the motor on a hussey is an option, just like the stand, feeder and switch....but mine is 3-phase `cause 3-phase motors are much cheaper than single phase and last longer.....i found the 2hp motor to really work hard if you run big stuff, i ran a 3 on one several years ago and it seemed to do well but i really believe in overkill......it depends on what you`re able to find for the money? early on in w&h existance they ran 1-1/2hp from the factory...
the elipitical jig i use is one i built, you`ll see it hanging sideways on the belt side of the machine, it`s based on the bonnyman jig in that it uses air cylinders to apply pressure to the template....elipitical jigs are kinda mystery `till you see one then you`ll say " i coulda built that!" .....they`re good for running gooseneck stuff as well as elipses but you`ll find that circles-n-segments of circles generally comprise most of your work and disposable jigs like you see set up just plain make sence.
if you`re lookin` seriously at one of these machines do yourself a favor and spend some time on the phone with cg schmidt before you cut a check. they have a few usefull accys. such as different durometer feed rollers, variable speed units and fairly priced knifes-n-steel......if i can help or offer assistance feel free to ask .....tod
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