Well, I got the 1 1/2 hp old heavy GE motor installed in the new jointer
stand for the craftsman 6"
I put a new cord in the motor - Stan or my old man had used small terminal
bolts (?) to secure the leads, that'n electrical tape. The ground was
unconnected, it was only a two wire hookup
Getting the dual pole switch wired was a bit of a trick - deep standard box,
but hard to work.
Anyway, I did a test run and doggone it, the jointer head runs backwards!
There was a faint arrow indicating direction, and I *thought*
that it was
properly wired. So, I'll have to switch two wires.
The motor diagram shows which two wires to switch to change the rotation.
Would reversing the black and white leads do the same thing? Solly if
that's a dumbass question... Oh, and in switching wires (now that I've run
the motor) am I in any danger of getting ZAPPED by either of those freshly
charged, vitamin bottle sized capacitors I can see lurking under the motor?
Or.... I could leave it as is and mebbie have the world's first high speed
rotary scraper. How does the Binford Transpower Rotary Finisher sound?
I only ran the jointer for about 30 seconds, tops, but was impressed with
just how much quieter it ran from the original 1/2 horse...
I think I may put a tennis ball or something springy underneath the motor
carriage to take up some of the weight.
Look forward to your remarks about motor direction and safety issues...