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08-22-2012 01:20 AM

So my motor decided to die already after being abused for to long. Looking for a motor let me to tractor supply co. And their 1hp shop duty motor. But after long looking I found grizzly sold motors at a way cheaper price then tsc. Has anyone bought a replacement motor from grizzly and what were your experiences?


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#1 posted 08-22-2012 02:00 AM

I think you’ll find that Grizzly stands behind their products just about as well as anybody else…

Have you looked into having your existing motor repaired/rewound?

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#2 posted 08-22-2012 02:07 AM

HF sells motors also.
a NEMA 56 frame 3hp 3450RPM
Weighs 41 lbs
Capacitor start, capacitor run
SKU # 68302
$159.00
They have a no questions asked return policy.

It is probably good for 2 HP, but that’s still a good price, but beware its not TEFC.
TEFC, if you don’t know, stands for “totally enclosed fan cooled”. Most ofthe Grizzly motors are TEFC.

The HF motor is Open, drip proof. Means it needs to be installed out in the open where it can breath and not get full of saw dust. They work well enough on contractor saws for instance, but I wouldn’t put one in an enclosed cabinet type saw.

I’m going to use the 3 hp on the 16” band saw I’m building.

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#3 posted 08-22-2012 02:09 AM

For the price difference ill just pay out for a grizzly

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#4 posted 08-22-2012 02:33 AM

It only offers a 90 day return vs 1 year

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#5 posted 08-22-2012 02:54 AM

Depending on where you live, you may be able to find a motor shop that will rewind and rebuild the motor you already have. A few years back I was turned on to a guy in my area that was the dude who rebuilt all the motors and alternators in that area that were being sold as rebuilt items. Going that route you may have to wait a week or so while they rebuild your original core but it’s a lot cheaper than buying a new or rebuilt and you can honestly say that you’ve retained the original motor.

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#6 posted 08-22-2012 03:20 AM

It’s my old craftsman motor 3/4 hp and she is worn

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#7 posted 08-22-2012 03:34 AM

HF sells motors also.
a NEMA 56 frame 3hp 3450RPM

That motor won’t work for the OP.. it is the wrong RPM and is only rated as ‘compressor’ duty.. they DO sell one that is a match, #68288, which is on sale now for $149. It’s the correct 1HP, 1725RPM, rated as ‘farm’ duty (ie: continuous) and is TEFC in a NEMA 56 frame. However, I would not buy a HF motor unless it was my only choice and had a dire immediate need. I have no idea who makes the Grizzly motors, but the ones at Tractor Supply are Marathon Electric and made by GE. They are good solid motors that should last many years. Before purchasing though, you may want to tear the old motor apart and see if it can be fixed.. unless you let the magic smoke out of it, most are pretty easy to repair since there isn’t really a lot to them.

Cheers,
Brad

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#8 posted 08-22-2012 03:59 AM

”It’s the correct 1HP, 1725RPM
Really. How do you know that?
I can’t see where the OP said he needed 1725 RPM.
My table saw has a 3450 RPM motor.
All table saws I have seen are 3450 RPM.

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#9 posted 08-22-2012 04:45 AM

Really. How do you know that?

Based on the fact that Tractor Supply only sells two 1HP motors (which what was specified by the OP) and both are 1725 RPM and continuous duty :)

Cheers,
Brad

PS: My craftsman TS does not use a 3450RPM motor!

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#10 posted 08-22-2012 05:06 AM

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#11 posted 08-22-2012 05:28 AM

My bad. If you do replace your 3/4HP with a 1 1/2HP, just make sure your outlet can handle it.. the 3/4 HP can get away on a 15A circuit, while that 1 1/2 will need a 20A. Just out of curiosity, what is wrong with the existing motor? Unless you have a shorted coil, they are really simple to repair. Might just be something super simple like a bad capacitor or carbon buildup on a centrifugal switch.

Cheers,
Brad

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#12 posted 08-22-2012 04:06 PM

Back on topic I want the grizzly 1hp had anyone bought one and had good results with it

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#13 posted 08-22-2012 07:28 PM

Baldor.com and Leeson.com are good choices too.

If you can spring just a few dollars more you can buy an electric motor that is made in America and supports one more job that America desperately needs, just think, it could be a job one of your family needs.

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