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Forum topic by pariswoodworking posted 08-26-2011 05:25 AM 719 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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pariswoodworking

381 posts in 1948 days


08-26-2011 05:25 AM

I have been wanting to build a thickness sander ever since I saw higtron’s thread only, insted of mounting it on a lathe, I want to get a motor just for it. My question is where can I get a engine with at least 1 hp that can spin at 1500-2000 rpm? Are there old, worn out tools that I can buy and get the motor off of or is there a place I can buy them from? I have seen some for sale but they are brand new and cost about $200. I was wanting to spend less than $50 for the motor if possible. Can anyone help?

-- Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -- Albert Einstein


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higtron

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#1 posted 08-26-2011 05:36 AM

Thats why I went with a lathe powered thickness sander. Couldn’t find a used motor for $50 either, but harbor frieght has 1 horse new for $139 that was the best I found. Good luck.

-- A friend will help you move, a good friend will help you move a body

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pariswoodworking

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#2 posted 08-26-2011 05:43 AM

Thanks for the advice. I probably would have gone with the lathe idea too but I don’t have a full sized lathe, just a mini lathe.

-- Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -- Albert Einstein

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Don W

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#3 posted 08-26-2011 02:24 PM

I usually look for older tools from flea markets and yard sales. I will usualy pick up any $50 piece of machinery if the motor runs, brcause I know someday I’ll want/need the motor.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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pariswoodworking

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#4 posted 08-26-2011 05:39 PM

Thanks for the advice. I’ll try a few garage sales and the flea market to see if there is anything that will work.

-- Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -- Albert Einstein

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IrreverentJack

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#5 posted 08-26-2011 06:15 PM

Check out Craigs List too. Don’s got the right idea. You might save having to buy pulleys, switches, stand, cords, plugs, etc.. -Jack

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