|Forum topic by bbc557ci||posted 08-22-2013 07:32 PM||1634 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
08-22-2013 07:32 PM
Few days ago I came accross a Sears compressor, belt driven, that looks like new. A neighbor had it at the end of his driveway with a For Sale sign on it. I knocked on the door and asked how much, and he said I could have it for $25.00. Neighbor said he bought it at a garage sale and could not use it, because it’s 220V. I looked and sure enough, the plug was for 220. So I said/asked if he was SURE he wanted only $25.00 for it, and he said $25 and get it out’a here. I brought it home and plugged it in, and it seems to work/run just fine!!
Now for the questions… It’s a Sears model 919.176850 and tagged as a 5 HP motor, but I don’t think it is actually 5 HP, but I just don’t know. Motor is 15 amp at 240 Volts and 3450 RPM’s. Seems like it would be closer to 2 HP ?? What do you all think?
Also, tag on the GE motor itself says “Compressor Duty”. What is the difference between compressor duty, and say a motor with similar specs, but for the type motor used on a table saw ?
Thanks in advance for your input.
-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"