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cstrang

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01-23-2010 01:48 AM

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Hey guys, I am building a sander like the one pictured below, the plans recommend a ¾HP but after reading some reviews people say if they had their time back they would go with a 1HP so that is what I am going to do. My question is how much should I pay for a used 1HP motor in good condition? I am going to place a want ad on Kijiji later on and I want to know a ball park figure. Also if anyone out there in Lj land has a 1HP motor they want to get rid of I would be more than happy to take it off your hands. Thanks guys.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.


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Jeison

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#1 posted 01-23-2010 01:53 AM

Oooo thats cool, where did you get the plans from? (sorry I know nothing of motors)

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cstrang

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#2 posted 01-23-2010 01:56 AM

I got the plans from plansnow they were $10 but if you enter the cupon code “BUILD” you can get 20% off

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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GMman

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#3 posted 01-23-2010 02:01 AM

You’re a young man get a new motor, unless you get one at a very good price and have a chance to get it checked, but I still say a new one.

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#4 posted 01-23-2010 02:09 AM

Shop Notes #37 has the same plans.

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#5 posted 01-23-2010 02:30 AM

Try these guys, the prices are right and they have good support.
http://www.grizzly.com/products/category.aspx?key=275020

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cstrang

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#6 posted 01-23-2010 02:34 AM

Grizzly would be my first choice for everything but only one minor issue… they don’t ship to Canada, I think I might get a cheap dust collector and strip it down for the motor, I saw a Craftex for $150

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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MedicKen

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#7 posted 01-23-2010 02:43 AM

You might look at CL for an old contractors saw or other machine you can strip the motor from. I would say a running 1hp, might need bearings, would run about $75-$100.

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BreakingBoardom

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#8 posted 01-23-2010 02:45 AM

Is that thing made entirely from wood, or does it have like an aluminum or sheet metal frame? Couldn’t tell what the green painted pieces were made of.

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cstrang

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#9 posted 01-23-2010 02:47 AM

It is almost all wood, the green parts are 3/4” MDF, there is a metal c channel going through the center, bearings and some steel rod but thats about it for the metal pieces.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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BreakingBoardom

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#10 posted 01-23-2010 02:57 AM

Besides the motor, have you priced out the rest of the materials? Do you know about how much it would cost? I may try building one of these. When I bought my table saw I got an extra 1 1/2 HP motor as a back up with it. May put it to use with something like this.

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cstrang

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#11 posted 01-23-2010 03:03 AM

Not including the motor I think its going to cost around $100, thats just the metal pieces, I have all the MDF and hardwood around the shop, it needs one and a half sheets of 3/4” MDF, about 20BF of hardwood and some pulys, bearings, threaded rod that will run me about $60.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#12 posted 01-23-2010 03:08 AM

Looks pretty cool.. I need/want a side stroke sander to.The question i have is can you make it direct drive
and make sure you have a graphite backer. As far as the motor goes Try Busy Bee or General.You might also be able to get one from a local motor electrical shop. Good Luck. Keep us informed on your progress.

-- Dave

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lew

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#13 posted 01-23-2010 03:09 AM

Chris,

Check the phone book for an electric motor repair shop. They may have some good rebuilt ones for a reasonable price.

Lew

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cstrang

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#14 posted 01-23-2010 03:34 AM

I think I am going to call a few motor shops on monday, see if they have a good deal.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#15 posted 01-27-2010 09:22 PM

Not sure about your area, but around here, there are shops that rebuild and sell electric motors pretty cheap… I think $100.00 U.S. for a 1.5 HP 110V motor…

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