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Forum topic by A. Michael Wilson posted 04-22-2010 05:02 PM 945 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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A. Michael Wilson

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04-22-2010 05:02 PM

Long story short, I have an extra pool pump with a cracked skimmer basket. It looks like the whole thing has been left outside for years, but the motor still works fine. My thoughts were to build a bench grinder with the motor. Seems straight forward enough.

Has anyone used a pool pump motor to run wood working stuff? Does anyone know any reason why it would be a bad idea?


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#1 posted 04-22-2010 07:31 PM

Pump motors tend to have different shaft types than regular C frame motors because of the way they attach the impellers, also the mounting might be different. If you can make fit, mount it, and put a pully on it securely, I don’t see why you couldn’t use it to power a grinding wheel on an arbor or a lathe or whatever.

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.

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#2 posted 04-22-2010 07:32 PM

not as long as you make it secure. no wheel flying around ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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