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Offline Jim Dobson

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Salvaging Useful Parts from Printers
« on: June 05, 2019, 06:34:26 PM »
There's a lot of handy things to salvage from inside the common printer.



Offline hermetic

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Re: Salvaging Useful Parts from Printers
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2019, 09:57:36 AM »
totally agree, also microwave ovens for timers, microswitches and the ubiquitous MOT. also electric showers for microswitches and copper.. the eccentric out of an orbital sander makes an ideal base for a vibratory polisher even if the sander motor has failed. pop round your local computer shopfor a supply of scrap printers!

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Re: Salvaging Useful Parts from Printers
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2019, 04:56:15 AM »
If you are wanting an mot or 2 I would be looking to salvage soon.
They seem to be heading towards inverters.
Which may also be useful, some one has produced an induction furnace from one..

Russ


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Re: Salvaging Useful Parts from Printers
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2019, 11:16:33 AM »
mot

So what has the Ministry of Transport to do with printers :lol: :doh:

Offline tom osselton

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Re: Salvaging Useful Parts from Printers
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2019, 06:41:07 PM »
Because if they are indeed changing to inverters its
Hit the road Jack

Offline Jim Dobson

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Re: Salvaging Useful Parts from Printers
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2019, 08:10:59 PM »
Just think how much a 3 pin electric plug and 1.8m of flex costs from the hardware store.

Offline tom osselton

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Re: Salvaging Useful Parts from Printers
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2019, 08:31:45 PM »
I saw one being disassembled the other day it had some neat magnifying lenses in it about 3/4 x6 in maybe 8 and I thought they would cut down nicely for lathes with small dials, verniers,ect.

Offline Fergus OMore

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Re: Salvaging Useful Parts from Printers
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2019, 03:14:20 AM »
mot

So what has the Ministry of Transport to do with printers :lol: :doh:


 Is there another word for mot? :poke: Eh Bien? :loco:

Offline nrml

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Re: Salvaging Useful Parts from Printers
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2019, 02:22:24 PM »
I think he means the transformer.

Offline russ57

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Re: Salvaging Useful Parts from Printers
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2019, 12:14:10 AM »
I think he means the transformer.
Sorry all
Microwave Oven Transformer

Russ