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Gadgets, Gizmos, and Dohickeys => Fixing, Modifying and Refurbishing your Lapidary Equipment => Topic started by: MurphyStone on June 13, 2018, 05:53:52 AM

Title: Motor Upgrade
Post by: MurphyStone on June 13, 2018, 05:53:52 AM
Finally tired of burning out 1/3HP motors (sourced used) probably near 7 of them in the last 4 years.  So I grabbed some wood and set it back a couple inches to avoid the autofeed and hung a new 1HP on it.  Hopefully this will solve the motor problems, some of them were from a bad bearing causing some pinch and excessive load on it.  I replaced both bearings and have new split nut pieces on the way.  It should run like a champ soon.

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