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recirculating pump for slab saw

...ATTENTION WARD ....

Have a Mohave 24" saw that I built from a kit..It has performed great since I started using out 20 or more years ago. The feed speed control works with a torque arm/counterweight (on the end of the feed rod, that causes the activation of a rhoeostat that controls the small feed screw motor through an equally small gearbox)

The slab faces come out with about a 220 grit finish... ANYWAY..thats not what I want to query...I was using a splash system for blade coolant ..but thats 15 gallons of (very expensive in Jamaica) oil...So I bought some Beckitt (1/70 hp, 200 gph) recirculating pumps, (also want to set up the HP 16' slabber)..and I am wondering how much finesse is needed to make an external "sump" for the oil/pump, from which the returning oil may be pumped back (to the blade) from ??

Does one just get a five gallon oil pail., cut a hole in the top for the pump, connect a drain from the saw box into the pail, connect up power..and let 'er rip ? There must be other stuff ..like baffling, etc Would like comments, please

From tony goffe - November 19, 2012 at 00:48:44
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