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johnnybwood

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2628 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: electric motors

My ancient lathe motor (c. 1941) has given up the ghost. if anyone has a 115v single phase 1.0 1.5 HP motor to sell or trade, I’m open minded to a reasonable deal. I’ll look forward to any offers. Thanks in advance.

-- JWB


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Karson

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#1 posted 2628 days ago

See if you can find a motor rebuilding shop. The price might surprise you , because you already have most of the parts.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#2 posted 2628 days ago

I’m also guesing it might be nice to keep the original motor with the lathe.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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johnnybwood

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#3 posted 2618 days ago

Thanks, Karson and Wayne. Both ideas are good and I’m following up on them. Sorry for the delay on the “thanks.” I’ve been under the weather. I’ll let you know how things pan out. In the meantime, if either of you run into a motor, give a yell. I’m open to a reasonable deal. Of course, I’ll probably be open to a less-than-reasonable deal in the near future but I hope I’ll have a motor by then.

-- JWB

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WayneC

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#4 posted 2617 days ago

Hopefully your feeling better now.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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johnnybwood

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#5 posted 2616 days ago

Thanks. It’s sort of a day to day thing at this point, but we’ll get there in a bit.

-- JWB

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WaywardHoosier

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#6 posted 2612 days ago

With a 115v, 1HP motor typical RPM’s are 1050,1550,3000 RPM. The footprint and mounting for most standard motors have not changed over the years. I would recommend looking at www.Grainger.com to get started with finding a similar match. You can go to Baldor.com for Baldor motor listings as well. Once you have a model number you can cross reference for price comparison. A 115v, 1HP motor will cost around $150 new.

If you are looking for cheap, there are many resale websites that sell used equipment

-- WaywardHoosier - Behind schedule and over budget, but who's counting? Well of course she is!

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johnnybwood

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#7 posted 2612 days ago

Well, Wayward, I kind of prefer to think of it as “inexpensive” rather than cheap. I am, in actuality, frugal, although my wife has occasionally thrown the “C” word at me. Your idea about Grainger is a very good one. I got an outstanding deal on a fully submersible sump pump from Grainger last year. They have a good choices at about the price range you indicated.

Anyway, not to diverge too much, could you recommend a reliable web reseller? If so, I’ll give them a try. I’ve yet to find any bad advice from anyone I’ve ever talked to on this site. It’s been good guys (stay calm ladies, “guys” is a generic term) all the way.

Please let me know what you think. Thanks in advance for the ideas.

-- JWB

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WaywardHoosier

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#8 posted 2611 days ago

Johnnybwood,

I understand the cost factor. I am always waying the cost of the tool and performance. I will get back to you on some suggestions. Honestly, it has been a while since I have looked at the used electrical sites. I had to go that route to find old equipment for an old company at inexpensive prices. It was a challenge.

Another excellent source of everything is McMaster-Carr. They have great prices and service and have been around a long time. www.mcmaster.com. They supply anything industrial from tiny to huge.

-- WaywardHoosier - Behind schedule and over budget, but who's counting? Well of course she is!

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johnnybwood

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#9 posted 2611 days ago

Hey, guys -

whilst trolling along on eBay I spotted a seller in Kansas just dripping with new GE motors. I grabbed a 3/4HP, 3450 RPM, 10.2 amp, 115V number for less than $45!! True, I wanted more juice, but this looks like a very astute purchase (I hope). Thanks for all of the ideas and input. I actually file all of these away and use them when I can – when I can remember, that is. I’ll be sure to let you all know how good a deal I actually got.

Thanks to all again.

-- JWB

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WayneC

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#10 posted 2611 days ago

Cool. Good luck with it.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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