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  1. Sean Jones

    Grinder motor died. In a quandary which direction to go, VFD or?

    I would never tell her I got it off of Craigslist. It came from e-bay :rolleyes: And if she had any idea how much all the tools I have are worth, I'd be living in the shed.
  2. Sean Jones

    Grinder motor died. In a quandary which direction to go, VFD or?

    We only talked price in general terms :D She knows, I think. Like most of my purchases involving guns and knives she has absolutely no interest in what I'm doing.
  3. Sean Jones

    Congratulations John Doyle!!

    Cool! Way to go!
  4. Sean Jones

    A few finished up and some firsts

    That is really nice! I love the way you contoured it
  5. Sean Jones

    Grinder motor died. In a quandary which direction to go, VFD or?

    Everyone who has contributed here has been very helpful. I'll update this when I get the VFD and motor in next week and let you guys know how it goes. Thanks!
  6. Sean Jones

    Grinder motor died. In a quandary which direction to go, VFD or?

    OK...that's what I thought. Thanks for your help
  7. Sean Jones

    Grinder motor died. In a quandary which direction to go, VFD or?

    The motor I bought is a this one. The VFD I bought is this one. I hope I got this right. If not I'll send the VFD back and get a different one. I'm thinking it could be beneficial to have a 2 HP VFD coupled to the 1 1/2 HP motor. I understood that part correctly (I think). But I see what you...
  8. Sean Jones

    Grinder motor died. In a quandary which direction to go, VFD or?

    OK I bit the bullet and ordered the KBAC-27D and an Iron Horse motor.o_O Both will be here Monday. Now I just need to tell the wife
  9. Sean Jones

    Trying An Arrowhead

    That's cool. Never thought about arrowheads. Nice job.
  10. Sean Jones

    Grinder motor died. In a quandary which direction to go, VFD or?

    I'm convinced that the KBAC VFD is the way to go for a VFD. I'm still mulling over a motor, but most likely will get an Iron Horse. I figure if I get a 1 1/2 HP motor now and upgrade to 220 later I can use the 1 1/2 for a disc grinder, which I've been wanting.
  11. Sean Jones

    Grinder motor died. In a quandary which direction to go, VFD or?

    Thanks Wayne. I'm going to think all of this over today and may contact you. I'll let you know.
  12. Sean Jones

    Grinder motor died. In a quandary which direction to go, VFD or?

    Thanks Bill. That looks very promising. The VFD and motor together is not much more than the KBAC alone. Still mulling things over as the KBAC does seem to be the standard. But darn they're expensive.
  13. Sean Jones

    Grinder motor died. In a quandary which direction to go, VFD or?

    Daniel I'll check out Iron Horse motors thanks!
  14. Sean Jones

    Grinder motor died. In a quandary which direction to go, VFD or?

    No...I've never felt like I've pushed the limit of the motor at all. For the most part I grind fairly slowly and lightly . Hmm I didn't know you could do that with the KBAC...the jumper that is. That's a good idea. I think I'll look at a 3ph 1.5hp motor and the VFD. That sounds much simpler.
  15. Sean Jones

    Doc Holiday WIP

    That's looking really good!
  16. Sean Jones

    Grinder motor died. In a quandary which direction to go, VFD or?

    Earlier this week the 1 1/2 HP motor on my grinder died. I thought at first a bearing had gone out, so I took it partially apart and the bearings looked OK. So I took the motor down to a local repair shop and they found a short in the winding's. They quoted me $400.00 to rewind the motor...
  17. Sean Jones

    Press fitting a guard video

    Nice video. I appreciate the effort put into it. It is very informative and helpful. Thanks!
  18. Sean Jones

    A few finished up and some firsts

    Beautiful knife. Impressive!
  19. Sean Jones

    The start of a CNC'd knife

    Cool stuff. I've played with AutoCAD LT a bit...but not enough to really do much with it. Plus I can't afford a personal copy. Fusion 360 is a good tool from everything I've seen. Your work with it is very good.
  20. Sean Jones

    Damasteel Bushbaby Slip joint

    Very nice!
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