Sourcing 220Volt Router motors in the USA

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Forum topic by Hatch posted 01-28-2013 08:50 AM 3266 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-28-2013 08:50 AM

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Hi all,

I live in Australia and have purchased a duplicating machine from Dakota Arms in Sturgis, South Dakota. The duplicator machine is sold with 110 Volt Milwaukee router motors, which obviously aren’t compatible to our standard 220-240 Volt power in Australia. I also want to steer clear from having to use them with a stepdown transformer. To enable them to test run and prove the machine properly prior to shipping it, i would prefer if they use the motors which I will be using. To save shipping 220volt ones from Aus, I am looking to purchase them in the US and have them sent to Dakota.

I beleive in the past the Bosch and Milwaukee 2 1/4HP Router motors could be purchased over there in both 110 and 220 Volt, but I cant for the life of me find a source in the USA for the 220Volt ones. Is anyone aware where to purchase these in the US?

Cheers, Cameron.

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#1 posted 01-28-2013 08:21 PM

USA/Canada are backwaters when it comes to 220V (sadly). The average weekend warrior runs everything, including high demand stuff like a TS, on 110V. Real shops run on 220V or higher, including 3 phase.

I have a couple of big Porter Cable routers (they claim 3.25 hp which is ridiculous as they run on a 15A 110V circuit which can yield at most about 1.5-1.75 hp) that I am pretty sure are switchable to 220V. Getting a straight 220V is highly unlikely IMO.

And, as Rick L points out, make sure the 50 Hz vs 60 Hz is not a problem . . .

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#2 posted 01-28-2013 10:28 PM

Hatch – You should easily be able to find the correct 50hz 220v motor, though you may have to order it yourself then ship it to South Dakota as some manufacturers like to protect themselves and will only ship to the countries they are useable in(especially when it comes to electricity). The problem herein lies you may not be able get them to test it for you unless they have access to a large enough frequency converter.

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#3 posted 01-30-2013 05:32 AM

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