Replacement motor for joiner

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Forum topic by Rick posted 03-17-2009 10:13 PM 1078 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-17-2009 10:13 PM

The 1/2 hp 3450 rpm motor in my ancient joiner burned out. I’m getting a 1hp replacement. Choices are Marathon, Weg or Packard. Anybody know about brands?

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#1 posted 03-17-2009 10:16 PM

Baldor is the best, but that’s not on your list.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 03-17-2009 11:17 PM

Marathon makes a good motor. I didn’t know WEG made motors. I have a VFD they make and its pretty nice.

Pakard is an old motor, it was bought by GM in the late 30’s early 40’s and is now called Delphi. I have a little 1/3 HP packard and it is the quietest motor I have ever used.

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#3 posted 03-18-2009 12:50 AM

Look for motors on craigslist. As long as it has the same mounts, you should be fine.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#4 posted 03-18-2009 01:16 AM

Isn’t this a wonderful website? I absolutely love it. One of my favorite activities is just browsing through the awesome projects some of you have done. Everyone one is so helpful & friendly & knowledgeable. Thanks for the replies. I got a motor new $15 – through eBay – after a lot of frustration had it tested, it was defective, but the company is bending over backwards to make it right, hence the 3 brands. Some day I’ll get up the courage & post some things I’ve made in my hi tech workshop, which my wife insists on calling the floor of our garage…..

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#5 posted 03-18-2009 11:00 AM

I’d be inclined to go with the Marathon of those 3.

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