Turning Archive 2007

Subject:
DC Motor question...

dwr
>... I just got burned on EBay big time. Lame seller sold a Baldor DC Motor that had sucked up a bunch of hydraulic fluid from somewhere... scorched and pitted the armature and magnets... no recourse to collect a refund.

In any event, I am upgrading the motor on my 1939 Powercraft lathe and have a DC Controller in hand with FWD/REV/BRK etc. Works great. I am considering a 2.5 HP DC Treadmill Motor... Has anyone used one of these? If so, what is your opinion... What brand motor did you use?

This will be a short term install (longer if it works well...) The lathe will not see a lot of duty... spindle only and some private lessons.

Thanks in advance,

Dave

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