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Review by b2rtch posted 10-27-2013 01:32 PM 2594 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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When I rebuilt my Powermatic 8 inches jointer I installed this motor in to replace the 3/4 HP the jointer came with.

http://lumberjocks.com/b2rtch/blog/31439

This motor has been working flawlessly since then.
For the ridicule price I paid for it (around $100.00), this is an excellent buy.
I strongly recommend it.

-- Bert




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#1 posted 10-27-2013 04:48 PM

Bert, I was wondering how well those motors ran, I have the HF Dc and that motor runs great. Please keep us up to date on how well the motor is working out and a video of your jointer would be great!

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#2 posted 10-27-2013 05:10 PM

I do not have the equipment to make a video.

http://lumberjocks.com/b2rtch/blog/31439

-- Bert

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#3 posted 10-27-2013 07:38 PM

Bert,

I searched the Harbor Freight website for “electric motor” and “motor” and all I get are gas engines. Do you know something I don’t know?

Planeman

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#4 posted 10-27-2013 10:15 PM

planeman40: You can find the item by searching on the item number. It is shown in the title.

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#5 posted 10-27-2013 10:53 PM

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#6 posted 10-27-2013 10:57 PM

Planeman is right though. I need a 1750 rpm motor and wanted to see what they had. They don’t come up in a search.

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#7 posted 10-28-2013 01:32 AM

If you google smith + jones motor you will find the direct link to the on harbor freight

and for ease http://www.harborfreight.com/3-horsepower-compressor-duty-motor-68302.html

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#8 posted 10-28-2013 02:53 AM

The question is not about this motor but about weather Harbor Freight sells other size motors. And if they do, how do we find them? I find it odd that they would sell only only one electric motor, and even that one is not listed in a search.

Planeman

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#9 posted 10-28-2013 09:29 AM

They sale 1/2, 1, 2 and 3 HP motor

-- Bert

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#10 posted 10-28-2013 01:22 PM

That’s good to know Bert. How would I find the price and buy one?

Planeman

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#11 posted 10-28-2013 01:30 PM

Check the website, do you Internet access?
Look on this page: http://www.harborfreight.com/3-horsepower-compressor-duty-motor-68302.html

-- Bert

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#12 posted 10-28-2013 04:28 PM

Hey Bert,

Did the PM 3/4 HP motor fail? Or did you want more HP?

3/4 HP seems somewhat enemic for an 8” jointer.

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#13 posted 10-28-2013 05:06 PM

The motor was not he original motor but a replacement.
I wanted more power.

In fact now that I think about it the motor was not 3/4 but 1 1/2 HP Baldor, I have since put ti on my band saw.
Sorry of the misinformation

-- Bert

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#14 posted 11-16-2013 12:54 AM

Regardless of the previous motor that’s still an impressive upgrade! Enjoy the power!

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