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    Wiring up a SteelCity 18" BS

    OK, so I have a new bandsaw and need to connect it to a source of high octane electrons. The 18" BS is intended for 220v so I want to connect it to my pre-existing 220v lead that is currently in use for my MM combo. That lead has a NEMA L6-30 socket on the end, which has found connections. The BS has a rather odd looking three pin plug of a sort previously unknown to me
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    What I need to know is how I should connect the wires from the BS to a suitable L6-30 plug.

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    I'm a little confused; is the typo "has found connections" supposed to read "has four connections"? The NEMA L6-30 spec



    is for a 2 pole 3 wire device. The pin with the right angle jog in it is your ground. The other two are your hot leads.

    Again I may be guessing wrong but I think the pin pattern your showing is this NEMA 6-15 (?)



    which is a 220v 15a.


    My 2HP Griz runs this NEMA 6-20 (looks like a 5-20 except for voltage rating, 220v 20a):

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    Tim,

    Ditto what glenn said...

    Is the plug/socket on your cable to the MM similar to this?

    Attachment 16979

    And the plug on your SCT BS like this?

    Attachment 16978

    I would probably change the plug on the BS to match the locking one.
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    Oh how embarrassing. Not only a stupid typo but I actually made myself look like a botanist[1].
    Yes, it's an L6-30 with THREE pins, one bent L-shaped. And yes the one currently on the BS is like those pictured. So if the L-pin is ground on the L6 and the middle pin on the current plug then it should be simple to rewire.

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    Tim....



    Not to worry, just let us know how you do on the "re-wire" and how the BS works for ya!

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    Well it turned out no more difficult than fitting a UK 240v plug. Everything works, the BS whirrs to life smoothly and appears to cut with no discernable drift, no tracking problem, nada. Excellent!
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    Congrats, Tim.

    But....pics are a requirement here.....

    No, not just the plug.....that cool Steel City BS!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Cook View Post
    But....pics are a requirement here.....

    OK already! Here's a couple of shots from my first quick resaw this afternoon; I needed to reduce some VG fir from 6/4 to 4/4 for a base moulding on a little dovetail box/faceframe bookcase I'm making. Hand cut dovetails to match the larger case I made a month ago, painted back panel ditto, etc etc.

    Despite just using the provided blade (rather too many tpi for a resaw) it did a fine job, no wandering not explainable as my own fault for dithering, and it cleaned up with a couple of passes under the planer.

    So far so good I think. Quite an impressive saw for $1500 (including a mobile base the dealer threw in gratis).
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