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Posted on Need to find a new motor for my Delta drillpress

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#1 posted 03-26-2008 02:58 PM

If as I suspect, your drill press is powered with a universal type electric motor, repair and replacement is a big problem. Universal motors are not a good choice for stationary power tools. They have brushes, are very noisy, and have a much shorter life than the Induction type motor. Universal motors are not standardized, greatly complicating replacement. Induction motors are standardized by NEMA and virtually any electric motor repair shop can repair or replace the motor.

When shopping for tools, it is a good idea to take the type of motor into strong consideration.

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