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Forum topic by Bugnurd posted 01-22-2015 04:29 PM 532 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-22-2015 04:29 PM

Hey all,
I can get this motor for free from my local CL. I was wondering what I might be able to use it for. I was thinking maybe a shop made disc or drum sander. Any ideas? Is it a decent motor? What would you do with it if someone dropped it in your lap? As far as I know, it is in working order and is a 1HP motor.

-- Marc -- Worcester, MA

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#1 posted 01-22-2015 05:14 PM

I personally, would put it on my C’man 315 TS, that is currently motorless.
I bought the 315 to use as a motor donor, for my C’man 113 TS.

Yes, it is a good motor. Dayton is a good manufacturer….
3450 RPM is (obviously) good for a TS. The RPM would possibly need to be “geared down”, with the proper pulleys, for other various uses.

A disc sander does sound possible…. so does….
a drum/thickness sander….
a Sand Flea style surface sander….

That & if it is FREE….. I could always turn around and SELL it on CL!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 01-22-2015 05:39 PM

Uses for that motor are endless.. but as already suggested over at owwm, if you wait, it will be gone. Get it and then figure out what you want to do with it.


-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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