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Forum topic by Gavs posted 01-29-2010 06:45 AM 774 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-29-2010 06:45 AM

As you may know from my previous posts I am in the market for some woodworking machinery, including bandsaw, drum sander, drill press and belt/disc sander. Thank you for to everyone who responded you made my selection process far easier!

Now, the only problem standing between me and buying the equipment is that where I live we work off 220v 50hz electrical supply. The machines in the US, as you know, work off 110v/220v 60hz motors and as such aint going to work over here. My question therfore is how easy is it to change out the stock motors to one that will configure to my electrical requirements. I accept that doing so will void warranties etc.

Thanks, G

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#1 posted 08-17-2010 05:12 AM

How did you make out with this? I would think that getting locally acceptable motors is possible, expensive but possible!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 08-17-2010 05:28 AM

Here ya go. Here”s an option. A British four cylinder. Lots of power for the application and isn’t effected by electrical power outages.

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