I have this compressor
and this hourmeter
I would like to make a rectangular opening in the mounting base for the motor and pump, so that the hour meter would be facing the same direction as the pressure gauge, and look nicely, like it was mounted by the manufacturer. I would prefer that to making some stupid little enclosure for this meter or mounting it in odd places.
For this, I would need to make about 3/4" by 1/5" (that's a guess) opening in the mouting base, which looks to be like it is 3/16" mild steel.
The question is, can this be done sensibly with, say, a jigsaw and bimetal blades.
Another question is, can such a meter take some vibration. It is not bad, as such, and I suppose that these Stewart-Warner hourmeters are made to withstand some vibration.i