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Forum topic by Matt posted 07-21-2016 03:08 PM 456 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-21-2016 03:08 PM

So I’m selling a old treadmill that was acquired for cheap on the sight unseen category, when my wife finally ran the life out of her old one. After setting it up and her “using it” it’s not going to work, and I don’t imagine it’ll work for anything more than a lazy person’s dog walker. So that being said – it’s for sale, make an offer. The motor is a “2hp” (quotes are used loosely) and the speed control is an analog knob. I don’t see myself ever turning the motor in to some form of WW tool, so I figured I’d offer it up here and see if it can help someone else out, I don’t imagine it’ll be a good purchase as a treadmill, however. Make an offer, don’t worry you won’t hurt my feelings with that “low” offer.

I’m in Damascus, MD.

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#1 posted 07-21-2016 03:36 PM

Hey Matt,
A lot of DIY wind power folks will be interested in the motor to generate their own electricity. Find a “wind energy” forum on the web and go from there.


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#3 posted 07-21-2016 07:06 PM

If it has a speed control knob (as opposed to being a digital readout and up/down buttons), then it most likely has a fairly standard MC60 or similar controller… which means it’s a complete plug-n-play setup ready to use. Pretty desirable for uses like a lathe, belt/disc sander, drill press, etc… anything where variable speed is an advantage. I’ve seen people selling them on e-bay for a few beans, but it’s a hard sell given that you can pick up used treadmills all day long for dirt cheap or free.

As an added bonus, besides the power supply, speed control and motor, there is a ton of other stuff on those treadmills you can use for other purposes. The decks in particular make great router and table saw extension tables. The rollers can be re-used for support roller stands. The frame can be cut up and re-used for all manor of things if you have any metal working ability. The walking belt can be cut up and used as a non-slip surface for lots of things. You also wind up with a few pounds of misc. hardware – nuts, bolts, washers, bushings, spacers, caster wheels, t-nuts, bumpers, etc… there is a treasure trove of stuff in those machines just waiting to be used :)


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#4 posted 08-11-2016 06:38 PM

Thanks Brad for the reply. I figured that someone else would want to come and get it to do all the things that you suggested, and their offer would be “I’ll pick it up…..” and I’d say sold…. but I guess since I have to take it apart to get out of the house, I might as well stop being lazy and cannibalize it myself. I guess it’s now sold. :P

-- My "projects" always look better with beer goggles.

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