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    Rewiring a 3 phase motor to Delta

    Can anybody suggest a solution for a new switch? I would still like the saw to switch off once a cut is finished.
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    Rewiring a 3 phase motor to Delta

    Success! The motor is running! Hoover motor first run I just used my existing inverter to quickly test. Now it is time to get another inverter and get some sort of switch on the machine as the current switch is 400v only. I need some sort of a switch because the saw turns itself off when the...
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    Rewiring a 3 phase motor to Delta

    Thanks for your help. I am learning slowly. I have read your posts and think I understand it now. However, in practice it is pretty difficult to follow with the wires so tightly packed/hidden under each other/hidden under insulation. I have a Bosch Rexroth EFC3600 VFD (which I use for my...
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    Rewiring a 3 phase motor to Delta

    Thanks all for your help. I think I have found it on my first try! Woohooo!!
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    Rewiring a 3 phase motor to Delta

    I am on it! Back in 20 minutes or so. I am afraid I don't understand completely what you mean (my fault, not yours), but I will try Fitzroy's suggestion and see what the result is.
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    Rewiring a 3 phase motor to Delta

    Ok! After staring at the motor for a long while the only place that looked like it had 3 wires going to it that was possibly joined was at the opposite side of the motor to the three existing wires that comes out of the motor and goes to the connection plate (other side of the motor of the...
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    Rewiring a 3 phase motor to Delta

    Thanks. Does it make any more complicated or difficult because it is a 6 pole motor? I really want to have a go at this (recognising that I could mess the motor up, but hopefully not). I know of no motor rewinders near me and google does not produce anything either. Hence me wanting to have a...
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    Rewiring a 3 phase motor to Delta

    Hi all, I recently got a three phase motor with a machine that is 950RPM (uncommon) but unfortunately it is only wired for 380/440v. I am looking to rewire it so that I can use a VFD @ ~240v. Would anybody be able to offer advice/guidance on where to look for the star point from a photo of...
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    I made an oil drum barbecue

    I bought a welder a few years ago but never got the chance/time to use it apart from making one machine trolley, basically just 4 pieces of metal welded together. I finally got around to make the BBQ I always wanted. Full album: http://imgur.com/a/PUvAJ From To The full album...
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    Lidl Heads up 29th June

    I see someone is already listing one on ebay for £120 :shock:
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    Lidl Heads up 29th June

    I got some spray paint this morning and the track saw. Not used either but the saw seems to be good quality for the money.
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    Railway sleeper mirror frame

    Yes I did try with a chainsaw but, you lose allot of wood with the thickness of the chainsaw and because the sleepers are full of grit etc the blades dull quickly. I then tried on my underpowered bandsaw, I think it is 1.5kw it was very slow going and again the blades dull fairly quickly. TCT...
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    Railway sleeper mirror frame

    I cut them myself on my table saw. I can get 100mm max depth of cut and by cutting from both sides I can get 200mm wide planks. It is not ideal and the cuts never line up 100% because the sleepers are never 100% square. I wish I had a big heavy duty saw with a massive blade. It would make...
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    Railway sleeper mirror frame

    Thank you. You might like my previous railway sleeper furniture too. http://imgur.com/a/lFK6c and http://imgur.com/a/W7btF
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    Railway sleeper mirror frame

    Thanks. The finish I used is briwax and goold old kiwi tan shoe polish :)
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