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Forum topic by Gregn posted 10-22-2011 08:21 PM 977 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-22-2011 08:21 PM

Topic tags/keywords: electric motors

Can’t believe how lucky a day can be sometimes. Today I went to see a friend an give him some advice on some home repairs he was doing. When I got there he was cleaning out his garage and off to the side he had started a scrap metal pile to be hauled off this afternoon.
I asked him if I could look in his pile to see what I could find. The joy to find these two beauties was almost to good to be true.

They are Dayton dual voltage motors one a 1/2 HP. the other a 3/4 HP. Both run smooth and quiet and appear to be almost new and hardly used at that. Just goes to show one man’s junk is another man’s treasure.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#1 posted 10-22-2011 08:27 PM

Nice find… Have any plans for them yet?

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#2 posted 10-22-2011 08:39 PM

I have a old Craftsman Builders saw I plan to restore that I think the 3/4 HP. will fit on for light duty cutting. As for the 1/2 HP. I’m not sure what shop built project I will make yet.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#3 posted 10-22-2011 09:08 PM

congrat´s Greg :-) .... nice score
you can use the ½ hp for a small Bs , disksander, drumsander ,small lathe ,etc…....:-)

look forward to see what you come up with

take care

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