- 21 Feb 2015
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I have a 1hp motor 'salvaged' from a (not at all) old lathe (Record Power DML320) which I was hoping to use it in a shop made dust extractor. As the lathe itself plugged straight into a regular 3-pin socket, I fitted a 13a plug to test the motor. It runs but it does get hot very quickly. Quick google search suggests it's because it is drawing too many volts. As the lathe was variable speed, do I need to include some form of resistor to allow it to run without burning out? If so, what should I be looking at?