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Offline rand17

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Static??
« on: May 06, 2017, 01:42 AM »
Ok I will set the scene....

I was using my TS55 with it attached to the CT26....I had a 4x8pc of baltic birch set on top of a piece of hard foam insulation which was set up on saw horses.... I had began to rip the sheet and got about 12" in and the saw cut out for a split second ....almost like the was a disruption in the city power.....I continued the cut and several more times this same event happened but found I was receiving a ZAP!!! I was getting the ZAP on my side where the anti static hose was riding on me.... I finish the cut.....the several ZAPs where pretty intense!....now mind you I am not worry about me! I am more worry that my equipment is functioning ok and not needing service....after this event I did cross cut several pieces back on the MFT without any problems....saw and vac are about 6 months old.... thanks! (FYI I have made this same cut in the past without any problems)

also more info...I DO have a 2" diameter pc of ABS pipe (about 6')  from the vac to the garage ceiling connecting to the anti static hose going to the saw... and a grounded 12ga extension cord zip tied to the ABS pipe

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Online Bohdan

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Re: Static??
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2017, 03:13 AM »
Your plastic pipe is breaking your antistatic circuit and allowing the static generated by the saw to discharge into you via the antistatic hose.

The antistatic electrical circuit must be continuous from the saw right thru the vac into the wall socket. You have to run a length of wire to join the two antistatic components on each side of the plastic pipe. Just any wire, bare or insulated, will do as long as the bare ends are connected to the vac and the antistatic hose. You can just jam the wire end under the hose connector and the vac input.

Online rdr

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Re: Static??
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2017, 04:37 AM »
I would raise a case with FETSOOL  for advice, if your getting a significant zap from static after a few seconds of cutting the charge could be coming form elsewhere. Maybe remove the pipe and see if it still does it just to rule it out.

On a side note I have been looking at extending my AS hose and am a bit confused as to how it actually works. When I test the hose, fittings and CT MIDI components with a continuity meter I cannot detect an electrical circuit anywhere. I'm beginning to think the hose acts as a non conductor to stop static traveling from the tool through it into the vac. Im no expert though so I could be entirely wrong !

Offline rand17

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Re: Static??
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2017, 11:07 AM »
Your plastic pipe is breaking your antistatic circuit and allowing the static generated by the saw to discharge into you via the antistatic hose.

The antistatic electrical circuit must be continuous from the saw right thru the vac into the wall socket. You have to run a length of wire to join the two antistatic components on each side of the plastic pipe. Just any wire, bare or insulated, will do as long as the bare ends are connected to the vac and the antistatic hose. You can just jam the wire end under the hose connector and the vac input.

AWESOME MATE! I will give that a try....I kinda had that in the back of my head but I guess wanted to hear it from a fellow craftsman I wasn't entirely sure... Thanks!!

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Re: Static??
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2017, 12:32 AM »
Your plastic pipe is breaking your antistatic circuit and allowing the static generated by the saw to discharge into you via the antistatic hose.

The antistatic electrical circuit must be continuous from the saw right thru the vac into the wall socket. You have to run a length of wire to join the two antistatic components on each side of the plastic pipe. Just any wire, bare or insulated, will do as long as the bare ends are connected to the vac and the antistatic hose. You can just jam the wire end under the hose connector and the vac input.

AWESOME MATE! I will give that a try....I kinda had that in the back of my head but I guess wanted to hear it from a fellow craftsman I wasn't entirely sure... Thanks!!


What bohdan said. Even though you have made the cut before without a problem (with foam?) maybe it wasn't as dry or maybe the hose wasn't hitting you? 

Also I would consider that the power cutting out could be due to the plug-it not being fully engaged.

Seth

Offline rand17

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Re: Static??
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2017, 12:41 AM »
Your plastic pipe is breaking your antistatic circuit and allowing the static generated by the saw to discharge into you via the antistatic hose.

The antistatic electrical circuit must be continuous from the saw right thru the vac into the wall socket. You have to run a length of wire to join the two antistatic components on each side of the plastic pipe. Just any wire, bare or insulated, will do as long as the bare ends are connected to the vac and the antistatic hose. You can just jam the wire end under the hose connector and the vac input.

AWESOME MATE! I will give that a try....I kinda had that in the back of my head but I guess wanted to hear it from a fellow craftsman I wasn't entirely sure... Thanks!!


What bohdan said. Even though you have made the cut before without a problem (with foam?) maybe it wasn't as dry or maybe the hose wasn't hitting you? 

Also I would consider that the power cutting out could be due to the plug-it not being fully engaged.

Seth

Well I am confidante the plug it was seated well....I also am pretty certain the static event and power cutting out was related.... still need to run a jumper wire....