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Old 03-21-2018, 05:12 AM
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Felder final report:

I have been remiss about posting lately, so now that I have the Felder up and running here goes.

A buddy of mine who is good at electrical work helped me get my American Rotary 3 Phase converter installed. I think I have about 300.00 in parts and gas/lunch money in the install including the 116.00 permit.

To place the phase converter in service we had to install a 50 amp 240 single phase circuit to supply the converter. This circuit just came out of the bottom of the service panel and ended in a welder plug. The Phase converter is then an appliance and does not need a permit or inspection. While the #6 wire is a pain to work with things were pretty straight forward. The big snag came when I first pluged the phase converter into the welding outlet. My good buddy who installed the plug on the phase converter managed to cut the insulation on the ground wire on one leg of the hot service. When the hot leg came into contact with the outlet it sent quiet a big flash and bang. After regaining my composure, I took the plug apart and discovered the problem. I can tell you 50 amps of 120 direct to ground makes a big flash. Ruined the plug, outlet and wire. another 54 bucks to replace the parts.

The phase converter required a 3 phase 20 amp breaker and outlet for the KF700. and a plug for the saw.

With all the electrical work done, the saw ran fine and I even got the legs correct the first time and it ran the correct direction! I am really surprised how quiet the phase converter and saw are, both together are much quieter than the old Bosch Table Saw.

The set up on the saw was nearly perfect out of the box and required very little adjustment on my part. This maybe because it was on the showroom floor,I do not know.

I have built a couple small shop projects to learn about use of the saw and checking square ect, I am very happy with it to this point. It is amazing to clamp an full sheet of 3/4 tot he table stand at the end of the slider and push it through the saw as fast as one dares.

One project I have done required cutting 2 pieces of 18mm Baltic Birch at the same odd angle. After pondering how best to do this I clamped both pieces to the slider and cut them at the same time. 36 mm of Baltic Birch cuts like shearing paper. It really should but still surprised me.

Tomorrow I am going to process some 10/4 Madrone. This evening I put the slab on the outrigger getting it set up for tomorrow and it is amazing how you can just lay a slab 7 1/2 feet long 8-10" wide and 2 1/2" thick on the slider and crosscut.

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Mark
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Old 03-21-2018, 05:15 PM
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Old 03-21-2018, 11:09 PM
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Here are a few. I deleted the electrical problem photos. This show the saw in the shop with the converter on the wall, everything in red. I wanted the idler up off the floor to keep it claen and out of the way.

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Nice! How deep of a cut can you make?
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Old 03-22-2018, 07:11 PM
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The saw will take a 350mm blade, which it is not certified for because it will not retract below the table surface. With that blade it will cut about 4 7/8".

Normally I have a 300 mm blade installed and it will cut 3 3/4". It is certified for a 315mm blade but you must remove the scoring blade to use it so I have not bought one of those. I bought a Tenru 300ATB blade for everyday service and a Leitz that was custom ground to make a true flat bottom cut for cutting joinery. The 350 is a Tenru 32 tooth that I bought for big cutting. A 100mm scoring blade from Popular tools is adjusted with shims. A little more than 5 bills to get cutting.

I am really surprised how quiet the thing is, that being said I have not run the 350mm blade yet it may be loud due to tip speed.

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Old 03-22-2018, 09:08 PM
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Wow, Mark! That saw is bigger than my whole shop!!! It looks amazing, and I'm seriously envious. It looks like it would be difficult to do serious damage to yourself with it, which is appealing.

What's your first big project?
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A couple more Hal Taylor rockers.
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