I rent a small workshop that has a single phase electric supply, but I want to use a vacuum pump which needs a three phase supply. I’m thinking that there are two options available. Either I get the workshop wired up by an electrian or I buy a single phase to three phase converter. The trouble is I know absolutely nothing about these converters. Is it that simple just to buy a converter and that’s it? I notice that these converters have am HP rating. e.g 5HP or 25HP. What does this mean? I’m just going to be running one piece of equipment which is a vaccum pump for my vacuum table. Would I need to buy a converter with a high HP rating. How can I work out which converter would be suitable?
I need to find a way of cutting a sheet of MDF which the dimensions 2500mm x 1250mm x 30mm, into strips 12mm wide.
The cut surfaces must be totally free from tool marks and the strips of MDF must be cut completely straight with 90 degree edges. I’ve obviously considered using a cicular saw but that would leave some saw marks on the material (importantly, it would not be possible to sand the MDF after cutting).
Is it possible to do this with a