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Topic: "variable speed box" for FreshRoast 8+ (3 msgs / 51 lines)
1) From: Dennis Reeder
Scott thanks for the tips on the chaff collector.  Perhaps I will do  
a little Dremel surgery.
Where would I find a "variable speed" box?  Electrical department at  
a Home Depot/Lowes?  Do you have a wild arsed guess on the price of  
one?  I am assuming that it is somewhat similar to a variac but not  
as sophisticated.  Is it actually called a "variable speed box"?
TIA
Denny
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2) From: Matt Stegmeir
It could be sold as a "router speed control".  There's a local surplus 
store that has used router controls for ~$6 and a couple of decently 
rated used 20 amp Variacs for ~$50.  I'd imagine the new costs scale 
similarly.
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3) From: =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Scott_Kou=E9?=
Harbor Freight, Grizzly tools, Post Tools, Sears, Home Desperate, 
maybe.  There are probably a number of different names but they should 
al sound like  "Variable speed control".  They are mostly sold to slow 
down routers.  Probably any industrial supply place would also have 
them as motor controllers, but you would probably have to wire it up.  
There are in fact household dimmers that can be used for motors but 
they are specialized and expensive and you would have to wire it up.  I 
believe they are SCR or TRIAC devices with a filter to smooth the out 
put but??  Actually a lot more complicated than a Variac which is just 
a bunch of wire wound around a core (transformer) with a moveable 
center tap.
SK
On Jun 9, 2005, at 6:38 AM, Dennis Reeder wrote:
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