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Forum topic by kwblack posted 05-17-2011 01:00 AM 1197 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-17-2011 01:00 AM

I’m restoring a Delta Homecraft bandsaw. I’m starting to look for a 1/3 to 1/2 hp 1725 rpm motor. Made in the USA and vintage. Bandsaw dates to 1949-50, so I’m looking for an age appropriate motor. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 05-17-2011 01:18 AM

I have a 1/3 hp dunlap motor from a 10” powerkraft bandsaw. It needs wiring help, But it did work.

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#2 posted 05-17-2011 01:44 AM

I have some old repulsion motors. That’s what you’d be looking for I think.

They’re real heavy so shipping them is not something I would do, but
they are not uncommon to find on old beat-up machinery. They have
a lot of mass in the windings and heavy bodies. Most have oil fittings
of some sort. They don’t have capacitors on the outside, so the lack
of a capacitor housing on a big, old, comparitively low-horsepower motor
is the giveaway.

Old “washing machine” motors are sometimes repulsion type. Usually
they are 1/4-1/3 HP. They are a bit more powerful, in my opinion,
at the rated horsepower than the modern capacitor start motors.

I’ll give you a big 1HP one if you want to come pick it up in Whittier,

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#3 posted 05-25-2011 11:45 PM

I have a Delta 1/2hp, 110v, 3450rpm double shaft if you’re interested.

-- A TOOL JUNKIE- There, I just admited it to myself...

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