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Venting a WM bms250
« on: December 02, 2018, 10:33:22 PM »
I am in the process of getting my sharpening equipment set up and was wondering about venting the sharpener.

Can I just run a flex hose out the wall or do I need to incorporate a fan into the exhaust line?

What have others used?
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Re: Venting a WM bms250
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2018, 11:36:03 PM »
So I had come up with an idea using a foolish number of PVC elbows, a fan vent, a catch, drain, etc then I came across the video below and decided to copy his set up and give it a try.  I did add on a brush to the band inlet and outlet as well.  Before this at night with a back light you could see oil mist coming from all around the machine with the chimney taped over, now there is nothing.  Simple and works very well.  Also - don't try to use your 120V setter on a GFCI protected outlet - you will pull out your hair trying to figure out why it won't work, but the two are not compatible as the setter has a built  in variable frequency drive.  

 
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Re: Venting a WM bms250
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2018, 12:07:30 AM »
If that Fan/filter combo works, let us know as I quit with that poisonous oil and switched to hydraulic oil. No mist to speak of with it. Just takes forever to start pumping when its cold.
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Re: Venting a WM bms250
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2018, 04:37:04 AM »
Please post the Amazon links to that fan and filter if anyone finds them.  That looks like a good setup. 
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2018, 04:46:26 AM »
Please post the Amazon links to that fan and filter if anyone finds them.  That looks like a good setup.
The links are on his comments below the video. Got them in my cart already.
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2018, 07:44:39 PM »
Thanks Southside. And thanks for the tip on the GFCI. I would have been going crazy here in a couple days cause I have all the power to my shed on a GFCI
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2018, 08:47:47 PM »
I would have been going crazy here in a couple days cause I have all the power to my shed on a GFCI


Yup - I had the same set up, now I have one non- GFCI outlet that is dedicated to the setter and is on its own breaker.  On a good note if you ever need to know anything about the wiring or other internal operation of this machine I am a simple phone call away....
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Re: Venting a WM bms250
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2018, 04:03:56 PM »
I just ordered the vent stuff too.  Sort of wondering how it will hold up or whether it will be saturated quickly with oil. Will find out.  Any improvement is good. 
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Re: Venting a WM bms250
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2018, 06:59:10 PM »
Percy, how long have you been running hydraulic oil? I considered switching to it after paying for 3 pails of WM oil.
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« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2018, 08:11:29 PM »
I just ordered the fan. I'm not going into a filter though. I'm just gonna vent out the wall and see how it works. I got mineral oil from cuttingedge. And a cbn wheel. 
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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2018, 08:38:10 PM »
I'd put a little pitch in the vent pipe back to the sharpener. Might as well recover as much oil as possible.
You will like it. I just sawed some maple beams with a blade I've run through the sharpener/setter a couple times. I was ready to switch to a factory blade for a smoother cut and didn't need to. It couldn't have been any better.
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Re: Venting a WM bms250
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2018, 11:03:08 PM »
I'm interested also... 
So mineral oil or hydraulic fluid works?  How do they affect wheel life?  I much dislike the WM fluid.
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Re: Venting a WM bms250
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2018, 02:30:29 PM »
I currently use the WM fluid and would love to switch to something less smelly
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« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2018, 06:04:45 PM »
Richard told me that he uses mineral oil and many others. I'll give it a try and see how it works. 

I plan to run the vent hose high on the wall and down on an angle back to the sharpener to hopefully recapture any oil that makes it out.
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Re: Venting a WM bms250
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2018, 12:51:35 AM »
Percy, how long have you been running hydraulic oil? I considered switching to it after paying for 3 pails of WM oil.


I'm interested also...
So mineral oil or hydraulic fluid works?  How do they affect wheel life?  I much dislike the WM fluid.
I been using hydraulic oil for a long time. The mill shack is clean and has no smell. I havenít noticed any problem with the cbn wheels. The problem with it is if you are in a colder climate, it takes a while to start pumping and if you donít  keep at it all day, the oil will thicken and the process starts again. Iíve since installed a wood stove in my mill shack so that alleviates the condition. Iím interested in how well this filter works 

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« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2018, 02:04:16 AM »
  Those of you that are looking for an alternative to the smelly WM oil, convert to mineral oil. The WM oil is nothing more than a industrial base light cutting oil. I have been using mineral oil for over 3 years now. Prior to changing to mineral oil I used the WM oil for many years. Will not even consider going back to the WM oil.  Do not be concerned with overall wheel life using mineral oil. Not a factor when using a quality CBN wheel. There are no strong noxious fumes directly related to the oil. After all, mineral oil basically equates to using a large  amount of baby oil in your grinder lube tray.  

  PAmizerman, I also purchase my mineral oil and CBN wheels from Cutting Edge. You will be happy with the performance of both these Kasco branded products.      
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Re: Venting a WM bms250
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2018, 05:11:29 AM »
Great thread!! I am wandering through the weeds with my WM sharpener and setter.

That vent/filter thing is a nice idea. Check out his other videos on YouTube...dude is a mad scientist and had more toys than Santa's workshop! Anyone know if he's a member here?

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« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2018, 06:25:30 AM »
Just a fyi, my clamp came adjusted too tight from the factory. It caused the roll pin on the motor that advances the blade to work its way out after a couple blades. I backed it off to what seemed reasonable and has been fine.
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Re: Venting a WM bms250
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2019, 04:26:15 PM »
I set up the fan/filter setup as mentioned in the above posts.   After using it for a half dozen hours of sharpening I am not sure whether it works or not. 

Two conflicting observations.  

With the filter off, I held a white piece of printer paper over the fan output opening while the sharpener was running for a minute or two.  I could not detect any discoloration of the paper which would indicate that oil is escaping in the fan exhaust.   This seemed to be a very positive test. 

However, in the dark, with the sharpener running and the filter in place,  when I held a flashlight at the right angle on the outside of the filter, I could easily see a cloud of what looked like escaping oil mist leaving the filter. 

So I am not sure that this really works as opposed to looking like it does.  It is hard to understand how effective this fan is at extracting oil mist.   I think it would be better to duct it to the outside or use the sharpener in a breezy open area. 
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« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2019, 08:09:51 PM »
My observations were also at night with a back light and I could see a greatly reduced amount of mist with the filter on, still some, but a lot less.  The other day I picked up some of the blue forced air furnace filter media and am going to make a second in line filter and see if that makes a difference.   
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« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2019, 08:21:52 PM »
I got mine hooked up and vented it outside. I haven't ran any tests yet. I'll have to get some pics
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Re: Venting a WM bms250
« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2019, 07:38:20 PM »
Here's how I set mine up. The fan seems like it should help. I still need to put a brush on the infeed side. I'm going to add some form of scrapers on the outfeed side. 


 

 the hose needs to be taken off to load and unload. 
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