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GrandpawB

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09-28-2010 09:26 PM

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New to LumberJocks ~~Question~~Does anyone here have any information on a older (don’t know how old)Craftsman 1/2hp variable speed,(500 ~ 5000 rpm) reversable motor model number 266.23450? This is a sweet motor I found at a garage sale for $90. I brought it home and of course the first thing I did was to pull it apart, clean it up, cleaned out the switches and repainted it. All back together and looks like brand new. There is absolutely NOTHING on the internet about this motor.

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#1 posted 09-28-2010 09:48 PM

http://www.owwm.com/Craftsman/manufacturers.aspx?sort=1

Not much info there either. Any chance you might be able to get some pics posted?

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#2 posted 09-28-2010 11:47 PM

Those older craftsman motors you can identify the manufacturer by the serial # on the plate. An example my 2hp craftsman badged motor has a prefix 113 ( I think ) which means it was made by Leland motors. Leland went out of business in 1951, and there is not a lot of info available on them. You said reversible motor that makes me think it is an old RI motor.( repulsion start, induction run ) These are great old motors. The above link, owwm.com maybe do a search for motor ID. There is a database ther called wiki loaded with info too. As medicken said, maybe a picture would help.
Randy

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GrandpawB

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#3 posted 09-29-2010 07:42 PM

Well, I took some photos of the older Craftsman motor I bought but I don’t know what in the Sam Hill photobucket is or how to use it. I bearly know how to post this so everyone can see it. It asks for the location of the image . My image is on the flash drive. Technology. Gotta love it. Something else I have to learn I guess.

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#4 posted 09-29-2010 07:45 PM

Well, let me go find a 10 year old kid somewhere to show me how Photobucket works and I’ll be back.

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#5 posted 09-30-2010 05:04 AM

Yeah, I scratched it already.

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#6 posted 09-30-2010 05:09 AM

-- If It's Not Broke ~ Fix It 'Till It Is!

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#7 posted 09-30-2010 05:14 AM

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