Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Speed controller for RBI Hawk 220-2

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Speed controller for RBI Hawk 220-2

    Hello all,
    I just picked up an older RBI Hawk 220-2... it does not have a variable speed unit on it. Can I use a basic "router" type speed controller on this? I believe these have a DC motor so do I need a special type of controller?

    This does have two speeds via the pulley under the machine but I am hoping to have a dial on top!

    Thanks! I am new to it all.

  • #2
    I also have an older Hawk with the belt set-up, but mine is a 3 speed. Nope, do not use any kind of speed controller on it. You will damage the motor. Hawk does sell a new variable speed motor for it, but it's over $300. Eventually I am going to check with Grainger or places that carry electrical motors to price anything else compatable.
    Paul
    www.flicker.com/photos/woodworks44224

    Comment

    Unconfigured Ad Widget

    Collapse

    Latest Topics

    Collapse

    • Gary beasley
      Reply to Cutting guide for straight cut on a scroolsaw
      by Gary beasley
      Cutting a straight line I get it started then plant my thumb at the side of the piece and use that to stabilize the cutting path, a bit like the pin you would use on a bandsaw when resawing old style.
      Yesterday, 02:34 PM
    • will8989
      Wood supply
      by will8989
      We went to Groff & Groff yesterday. Purple Heart wood is stuck on a boat somewhere. They said imported exotic and hardwoods are stuck on boats. So if you see a wood you need, grab it while you can.
      Yesterday, 09:58 AM
    • will8989
      Reply to My beauties
      by will8989
      He has 4 of the long ones, but we have other sizes that he uses for clamping up his cheese board slicers, another good seller. They go for $35, left over wood from dough board. On late shift yesterday because I took a 2 hour nap around 7. Off to the saw! I have 8 days of shows in 2 weekends! And one...
      Yesterday, 09:49 AM
    • RJweb
      Reply to My beauties
      by RJweb
      The boards and baskets are beautiful, but maybe buy Bruce some more clamps, also I see you are on the night shift again, RJ...
      Yesterday, 09:28 AM
    • will8989
      Reply to My beauties
      by will8989
      What Carole said. The lips are 1 1/2”, holds the board to the counter and keeps the flour from going off the back. After gluing them to the board, he drilled stainless screws through the lip into the board and made plugs to fill the holes. The board is 3/4” thick. Since he only has 4 large Bessy...
      Yesterday, 01:20 AM
    Working...
    X