Compressor motor on ts

What happens if you mount a compressor motor on a table saw? I have a salvaged 2 hp compressor motor from an old compressor. The motor is not as old as the compressor was. It is a Granger replacement..
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You get high pressure sawdust blowing all over the place.
What is important is power, frame size (that determines shaft size), voltage, rpm and rotation. It they are all the same or can be made the same, it is compatible. Motors are usually made to certain specifications, not a single use (although they do exist)
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I have a "compressor motor" that turns the wrong way and is not reversible. If your motor turns, or can be made to turn, the right way, go for it. I expect most Grainger motors are reversible. Most TS motors are 3600 RPM, I think, and the compressor motor is likely 1800, so you'll need a pulley with twice the diameter of the original. Wilson

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"As I understand it" a compressor motor is not sealed adequately to deal with the dust the TS will produce. As long as it is the right size, speed, etc. it will work; but it might not work long. If you have no other use for the motor you can see how long it lasts.

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Toller wrote:

Compressor motors are often "open drip-proof" or ODP. Better motors for shop use are "totally enclosed fan-cooled", or TEFC.
While TEFC is nice, its not strictly necessary. For a while I owned a decades-old Rockwell table saw with an ODP motor. You just need to blow the dust out periodically.
Chris
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motor, just let the dust blow right on through! If it turns the right direction, use it. Greg
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> >> "As I understand it" a compressor motor is not sealed adequately to deal >> with the dust the TS will produce. As long as it is the right size, >> speed, etc. it will work; but it might not work long. >> If you have no other use for the motor you can see how long it lasts. >> >> >Neither was the motor on my high end Delta contractors saw! Good old open >motor, just let the dust blow right on through! >If it turns the right direction, use it. >Greg > >
My Delta Contractor saw also has the original ODP motor. The saw was several years old when I bought it, about 8 years ago.
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On Sat, 10 Feb 2007 08:18:25 +0000 (UTC), snipped-for-privacy@sdf.lNoOnSePsAtMar.org (Larry) wrote:

As did almost all the Delta/Rockwell contractor saws. However, keep in mind that those motors were purchased with an engineered and tested dustproof centrifigal switch (the switch that shifts from start to run circuits and back). Without it, an ODP will constantly be a problem in a woodworking application. And not all ODP motors have them.
Frank
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Thanks guys for the response. I know what to look for now. :-)
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