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gasman

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could someone more clever than me wrt electrics answer a couple of questions about leccy motors please?
I am looking for a 1 HP or thereabouts electric motor to build a drum sander. It seems silly to me paying £50 or upwards for a new one when there are so many lying around. I got to thinking - what about an old belt sander? They are often 800 or so watts which is 1 HP - any reason why the motor could not be adapted? What's all this about it needing to be an induction motor?
Thanks for any advice
Mark
 

flh801978

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No reason just the noise level and induction motor will be continuously rated and prob easier to mount

Ian
 

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An induction motor will me much quieter. Also, a universal (brush) motor loses power as it slows down, so pressing harder on the disk will bring it to a stop much more quickly. An induction motor will keep it's power up under load much better. I would think you'd be able to find a used 1hp induction motor without too much trouble.

Kirk
 
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