What Does That Treadmill Motor Coil Do?

I made a video that discusses the coil that is present in the circuit for treadmill motors. I perform some tests to demonstrate the behavior of the motor with the coil vs. without the coil. Watch the video to see what effect that coil has on the operation of the motor. This is a response to a question that a viewer posted in my previous video that showed the replacement of the treadmill controls with a 10K potentiometer. Previous Treadmill Motor Video: Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=UCYrXvMdKbXYtONur3rnRHcg

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Variable Speed Treadmill Motor Electrical Conversion

I made this video to show how I salvaged the motor and speed control from a used treadmill. With a small modification, I was able to simplify the electronics for later use as a variable speed conversion for a fixed speed motor power tool. I removed the bulky control interface and replaced it with a 10K ohm potentiometer. I also show how you can reverse the direction of the motor and also stop and start the motor without having to constantly adjust the potentiometer.

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Rockler Quick Release Bench Vise Repair

I had a problem with my Rockler 7” Quick Release Workbench Vise not engaging. In this video, I show how I took it apart and got it working again. This seems to be a common problem with some varieties of Quick Release vises, so hopefully someone else will be able to see what I did and get theirs working again as well.

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Repairing a Compressor Pressure Switch

In this video, I show how I replaced a defective Pressure Switch on my Air Compressor. Since a direct replacement wasn’t available, I used an “upgraded” model, which required me to re-route some of the plumbing. I also replaced the motor cord which was damaged when the switch failed. Be careful if you work on your compressor. High pressures and electricity can be dangerous, so know what you’re doing before you attempt any repairs.

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Hammer Handle Replacement

A while back, the handle broke on one of my framing hammers. Although it would be easier to just get another one, I decided to repair it by making a new handle. The wood is white oak, from the firewood pile. The specific piece was a casualty of last year’s ice storm. It seems like everything is disposable these days. I like the idea of fixing things instead of constantly acquiring new stuff and putting the old stuff in the landfill. Cheap or Lazy? Cheap.

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