|Forum topic by Keith Kelly||posted 05-27-2016 05:03 PM||398 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
05-27-2016 05:03 PM
Last year, Grizzly had a pile of 50 or so motors for $25-75 (marked down from $200-400).
I primarily use my lathe as a freehand slowish-speed soft disc sander (faceplate + plywood + mousepad + sandpaper). I’m thinking it may be nice to have a standalone device for this purpose, so perhaps a basic rotating motor may be good.
For this use, what kind of specs should I look for? My assumption is a slower one, like 1750 RPM so I don’t have to reduce it as much with pulleys, and that 1/3hp or lower would be ideal.
(heck, I might just look for another benchtop lathe…this one came from last year’s tent for $65)
Is there anything in particular I ought to look for in the pile of motors for this sort of purpose?
-- Keith - Bolivar, Missouri, http://www.SquareOneWoodworks.com