|Forum topic by Loren||posted 10-09-2012 04:24 AM||906 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
10-09-2012 04:24 AM
Here’s one I recently put together. It works great. The panel was about $140 shipped and the motor another $120, both on ebay. I could have found a motor cheaper if I had wanted to wait or drive to buy a used one locally but with fuel costs going up I’m really getting into mail ordering everything. It’s a Baldor and in good shape so I reckon it was a good buy anyway.
The motor is 5 hp and the panel rated for 5 hp. In terms of usable 3 phase power I doubt it would be appropriate for a 5hp table saw or shaper, but for my double motor boring machine it’s fine.
Putting it together wasn’t hard at all. I already had a circuit with 10 gauge wires I was able to modify to supply the needed 30 amps at 220 volts, single phase.
After I was sure it was working I cut the idler motor shaft down to about a 1” nub.