I am a newbie to the forum (and woodworking in general). I have recently scored a grizzly dust collector that no longer has the 3 HP motor, but does have everything else. I have a line on a 8 gallon air compressor with a 220v 5hp 3450 rpm 7/8” shaft magnetek motor that I think will work. It is more powerful, but other than that the specs line up. I am just wondering if the impeller will be too heavy (it mounts on the motor shaft), or if there are any other differences between an air compressor motor and a dust collector motor, or having the bigger motor will cause any problems with the unit.
I should add that I am a weekend warrior, and that this dust collector will not get the amount of hours that it would in a pro shop. And I have not wired it yet so I could obviously use the correct wire and breaker size for a 5 hp motor.
Thanks for the advice!