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  • streetcore
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    Thanks for the suggestions about gear oil. I sent a couple questions to Williams & Hussey and got some very helpful advice directly from the CEO. Regarding gear oil he said: "You should be okay with 80 weight. If you can get 90 all the better. Nothing less than 80 or gear box will really heat up."

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  • Beaverfever1988
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    30 bucks! I would've taken a bakers dozen at that price. Looks like an awesome machine. I would think something like 80w gear oil should be fine for the gears. I always like it when i can use a cheaper oil, not afraid to do oil changes often then.

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  • Bob in Weyburn
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    An 80 weight gear oils should be more than adequate.
    BW

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  • streetcore
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    The new bearings arrived this week and I'm hoping to get the machine back together this weekend. If anyone has any recommendations regarding gearbox oil, please let me know. I can order the 600XP 460 from W&H, but it's about $16US plus $30US for shipping. That's pretty expensive stuff and I'm wondering if I could get away with something else for light duty use and/or initial testing of the machine.

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  • stevem
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    Originally posted by Brian @ Muir View Post
    They come with a 3 hp and know a couple of guys that run 5 hp.
    i guess you would need that much if running it as a moulder, 3hp seems a lot though for just planer use

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  • streetcore
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    What are you guys using for gear box oil? I see W&H sells there own and new ones ship with "Mineral Gear Oil, 600XP 460". That seems pretty hard to find and only in 5 gallon buckets, but I read somewhere that 90W gear oil should be fine too.

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  • streetcore
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    Here's a pic of the cutter head with chain drive to both rollers.

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  • Brian @ Muir
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    Looks like it does. It is a newer model than mine. That was a steal. You can also buy another set of gears that give you more cuts per inch. I would like to have a variable speed drive that covers all the basis.

    Brian
    Last edited by Brian @ Muir; 10-14-2019, 05:16 PM.

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  • iamtooler
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    does it have powered rollers? They can be added later.

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  • streetcore
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    Originally posted by stevem View Post

    followed you home huh? LOL
    is it operational?
    It was just the machine, no motor or stand. It was a bit rusty and the bearings felt a bit gritty, but otherwise seems okay. I've got it torn apart and I'm giving it a good cleaning this weekend.

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  • ytsawman
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    I'll give 60.00!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Brian @ Muir
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    They come with a 3 hp and know a couple of guys that run 5 hp.

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  • stevem
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    Originally posted by streetcore View Post
    It came home with me on Friday Steve. I hate to gloat, but it was only $30. So even though I didn't know much about it there was no way I was leaving without it.
    followed you home huh? LOL
    is it operational?
    i dont know about power requirements but i would think at least 1hp, cutterhead speed around 4000 likely

    http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/900/12586.pdf
    Last edited by stevem; 10-14-2019, 01:59 PM.

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  • streetcore
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    It came home with me on Friday Steve. I hate to gloat, but it was only $30. So even though I didn't know much about it there was no way I was leaving without it.

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  • stevem
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    sarnia habitat store? what are they asking for it?

    im not interested, just curious!

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