Difference between pages "Horizontal Band Saw" and "Tool Fund"

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ENTS members have decided to band together to buy tools for the space. Hov's brainchild is the Tool Fund, where member contribute money ideally monthly, but one-off contributions are accepted as well. The idea is the for every $25 donated, the donor receives 1 vote. Voting happens monthly and donors can either vote to buy tool/s, supplies or to keep the fund for another month, either to save more or to wait for a better purchase need to appear.  
== Specifications ==
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* Capacity: 4" x 6" rectangular or 4 1/2" round<br>
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* Speed: 80, 120, 200 FPM via belt/pulley change<br>
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* Motor: 1/3 HP, 120V, single-phase 1750 RPM<br>
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* Blade size: 64 1/2" x 1/2" x .025" or .020"<br>
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* Auto shut off<br>
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== Usage ==
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This is a metal-only bandsaw that will cut just about any non-hardened steel, brass, or aluminum. Although it does feature an automatic shutoff when the cut is complete, please do not leave the saw unattended during operation.<br>
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The saw can cut any angle between 0 and 45 degrees by adjusting the stationary jaw of the vise. Please return the vise jaw to the standard 0 degree position after use.<br>
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Q: What will the money be used for?<br>
 
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A: Primarily tools and the maintenance of tools. It's impossible to say with certainty, since donors decide what will be purchased. The idea at inception was that bigger ticket items be the primary goal and some smaller ticket items. <br>
Use of cutting fluid is generally not required, but will certainly reduce heat buildup and wear on the blade, especially when cutting steel. If you decide to use cutting fluid, please clean up the mess afterwards, as it will surely puddle on the floor beneath the cut.<br>
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Q: Who decides what to buy?<br>
Proper tensioning of the blade is essential to prevent cracking and breakage of the blade. The tension knob is on the end of the swingarm, and should only be just tight enough to prevent slippage of the blade on the drive wheel. Making it tighter than this will not improve cutting performance and will in fact degrade blade life. Similarly, downfeed pressure must be carefully adjusted via the straight handle next to the vise wheel so that it's not heavy enough to bend/bow the blade, nor light enough that the teeth simply skim over the workpiece. Excessive feed pressure can break the blade, insufficient feed pressure dulls the blade quickly.<br>
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A: Donors will, those who have invested in the fund get a say in how the money is spent.<br>  
 
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When cutting material in the saw, always present the smallest cross-section of stock to the blade, while ensuring that at least 3 blade teeth will always be in contact with the material when cutting. Fewer than 3 teeth contacting the material can result in tooth breakage. Too many teeth engaged in the workpiece will prevent satisafactory sawing rate and frequently produce dished cuts or cuts which are neither square nor parallel.<br>
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Q: Is a group buy right? Will members own a portion of what is bought?<br>
 
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A: No. ENTS will own anything purchased from the tool fund. Money donated to the tool fund is exactly that, a donation. <br>
Blade speed is selectable via the belt/pully arrangement between the motor and gearbox. Belt tension must be relaxed to change the belt on the pulleys. Proper belt tension is obtained when there is approximately 1/4" deflection of the belt using light finger pressure at the center span of the pulleys. When the belt is on the largest motor pulley and smallest gearbox pulley, the speed is 200 feet per minute. When the belt is in the middle of each pulley, the speed is 120 FPM, and when the belt is on the smallest motor pulley and largest gearbox pulley, the speed is 80 FPM. Slower speeds should be used for harder materials, i.e. 80 FPM should be used for tool steel, stainless steel, alloy steels, and hard bronze. 120 FPM should be used for mild steel, hard brass, and medium bronze, and 200 FPM should be used for soft brass, aluminum, and other similar materials.
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Q: How will the tools and equipment be maintained once purchased?<br>
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A: This will also be a portion of the Tool Fund's responsibility. <br>
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Q: How are purchase decisions made?<br>
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A: There will be monthly threads in the forums to discuss what donors want to see done with the funds. Votes are decided by a 50+1 majority. <br>
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Q: How will the membership know of the Tool Fund's Health? <br>
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A: The Tool Fund's balance and recent decisions will be reported on at monthly meetings. Tool Fund discussions will happen separately, this is to ensure that the monthly meetings stay on topic. Donors will meet otherwise to decide how to administer the Tool Fund. <br>
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Q: What about training and all that other stuff?<br>
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A: Depending on the tool/item we'll figure that out. Some won't need any and some will need a lot.<br>
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Q: You're going to buy nothing but Garage Stuff or Electronics Stuff or or or right?<br>
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A: No. The idea would be to spend the money on things for the garage and things for electronics or prototyping or computers or software or or or. We'll be trying to spread the money around and get the biggest bang for the buck.<br>
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Q: Who is in charge of the Tool Fund?<br>
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A: Grelli will be taking care of the accounting and bookkeeping. Hov will be organizing/moderating the forums and such. Depending on the purchases there will be others involved for specific items.<br>
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Q: Does all the money need to be spent when purchases are made? <br>
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A: No, if the donors decide to spend a portion of the fund, the remainder will stay in the fund for future purchases.<br>
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Latest revision as of 14:27, 25 October 2013

ENTS members have decided to band together to buy tools for the space. Hov's brainchild is the Tool Fund, where member contribute money ideally monthly, but one-off contributions are accepted as well. The idea is the for every $25 donated, the donor receives 1 vote. Voting happens monthly and donors can either vote to buy tool/s, supplies or to keep the fund for another month, either to save more or to wait for a better purchase need to appear.

Q: What will the money be used for?
A: Primarily tools and the maintenance of tools. It's impossible to say with certainty, since donors decide what will be purchased. The idea at inception was that bigger ticket items be the primary goal and some smaller ticket items.

Q: Who decides what to buy?
A: Donors will, those who have invested in the fund get a say in how the money is spent.

Q: Is a group buy right? Will members own a portion of what is bought?
A: No. ENTS will own anything purchased from the tool fund. Money donated to the tool fund is exactly that, a donation.

Q: How will the tools and equipment be maintained once purchased?
A: This will also be a portion of the Tool Fund's responsibility.

Q: How are purchase decisions made?
A: There will be monthly threads in the forums to discuss what donors want to see done with the funds. Votes are decided by a 50+1 majority.

Q: How will the membership know of the Tool Fund's Health?
A: The Tool Fund's balance and recent decisions will be reported on at monthly meetings. Tool Fund discussions will happen separately, this is to ensure that the monthly meetings stay on topic. Donors will meet otherwise to decide how to administer the Tool Fund.

Q: What about training and all that other stuff?
A: Depending on the tool/item we'll figure that out. Some won't need any and some will need a lot.

Q: You're going to buy nothing but Garage Stuff or Electronics Stuff or or or right?
A: No. The idea would be to spend the money on things for the garage and things for electronics or prototyping or computers or software or or or. We'll be trying to spread the money around and get the biggest bang for the buck.

Q: Who is in charge of the Tool Fund?
A: Grelli will be taking care of the accounting and bookkeeping. Hov will be organizing/moderating the forums and such. Depending on the purchases there will be others involved for specific items.

Q: Does all the money need to be spent when purchases are made?
A: No, if the donors decide to spend a portion of the fund, the remainder will stay in the fund for future purchases.

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