The Quiet Twin Compressor

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  1. Fadi Zeidan

    Fadi Zeidan

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    I'm going to contact service department first, but I made the mistake of throwing away the box before I tried the compressor so cannot return it.
     
  2. Fadi Zeidan

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    Quick update, called California Air, they suspect it is a motor failure. They will look at it as part of the warranty but I have to ship it to them (they pay for shipping).

    For those interested, I was going to go with NSK Presto but bill showed me how to hookup a cheaper dental handpiece (under $50). This is giving me a chance to try and see if I will like it before I spend too much money on something and not use.

    The switch was the most problematic thing for me. I ordered 3 till I got everything with the right connection (got it from profitable hobbies).
     
  3. odie

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    Can anyone here give me the practical application differences between the 1/16" shaft carbide, diamond, and green stone wood shaping bits?

    Are the metal piercing tips the only useful bit for this purpose?
     
  4. Bill Boehme

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    The tips used in piercing are dental drills and run at about 400,000 RPM. While the shank is 1.6 mm (1/16"), the bur itself is much smaller. Here is an example of a carbide bur. The shank is 1.6 mm and the bur is about half that size or smaller. The tip on the FG170L bur is 0.6 mm.

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    There are other types of larger burs that are used in dental labs and for things like polishing crowns before they fitted onto the tooth, but they are used on low speed handpieces in most cases I believe. I don't think that a stone would last very long at 400,000 RPM. Also, the piece that is being pierced needs to be very thin ... in the vicinity of 1/16" to 3/32". If you tried piercing something much thicker you would either break a lot of burs or set the wood on fire. :eek: I suppose that with practice you could also sign your name with a dental handpiece. For wood piercing I think that you would want to use carbide burs. If you want to try some DIY dentistry then you might want to get some diamond burs. :D
     
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  5. Fadi Zeidan

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    Just quick update, I got my replacement compressor from California Air. They sent me return slip free of charge and shipped me a replacement the next day.
     

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