A friend acquired an old Craftsman (1940's) drill press but it appears
the motor may be shot. Where can I find replacement motors? I'd even
like to get one or two to use as a buffer, sander or grinder. I'd
prefer not to buy a preset grinder only to remove the wheels and all.
I've done some google searching but so far everything is too big.
If an electric motor repair shop can't fix it for a reasonable price, then
I'd try Harbor Fright, Grizzly, McMaster, and Grainger.
If that fails, go to http://www.baldor.com and find the model you need then
check "where to buy" for a distributer.
Warning--you can probably get a new drill press for the price of a Baldor
The smoke in the motor on my Delta BOSS oscillating spindle sander just
escaped so I'm looking for a replacement myself. The replacement
motor(discontinued)on Delta's service website, a 1/4HP single phase,
retails for US$195 ... the BOSS has a retail price of $279 (for anyone
wanting to take the chance on a 21st century Delta product), so I'm in a
quandry ... what to do?
When the motor on my Delta 14" bandsaw rolled over on its back with its
little feet in the air, I did a fair amount of research and ended up
with a Grizzly model based mainly on price and my satisfaction with the
company. Wired it up for 240 and replaced the plug. I have but a few
months of sporadic use on it, but so far I am happy.
Delta 14" band saw ended up with a Grizzly model based
I would appreciate knowing more about the motor you got from Grizzly
(Adams? ;) as I am looking to replace the one on my Delta 14" Band
What HP did you get? I am thinking to go with a 1-1.5 HP replacement.
What Model number did you choose, please. And was it a direct bolt up
PS a reply to author would be appreciated.
See http://www.grizzly.com/products/g2532. This is a 1HP model although
they have larger HP models of the same type. It is a NEMA 56 frame
which is very common (same frame as the original motor). It is
essentially a bolt up with some minor fiddling and a minimum number of
bad words used.
Free advice and worth every penny but I am happy with it.
Get specs from motor:
Frame size, RPM, Voltage, TEFC or DP, Split Phase or cap start, etc,
then get price from local Grainger.
If replacement motor cost is 60+% of new machine, then hello new
machine and donate remains to Goodwill.
Man, I do NOT want to hear that. I have one also, bought when the
local dealers dropped Delta during the B&D assimilation - for $125
w/the drum kit. Am generally satisfied with it, but thought that the
osc mech would be the first to give it up. As for parts being
discontinued, WTF, I just saw it being sold online. Those Chinese
motors/switches/pot metal/bearings/etc just ain't holding up...
$62 with shipping is worth a shot. Gotta get my paypal account
replenished today and I'm going to go for it.
My BOSS, a gift from SWMBO from a garage sale a few years back, has been
one of those tools that when you need it there is nothing else that
will work as well, and I do a lot of curved aprons and rails, where it
really shines for making the necessary jigs.
Thanks again, Greg ... that's a helluva ebay seller for Delta owners
needing parts ... wonders never cease.
It IS a handy little bugger, and the induction motor is fairly quiet.
Wish the top tilted, but for what it cost on closeout, I'm not
Curious what were you doing with it when it failed, so that I can
avoid that scenario? Decent induction motors aren't supposed to
flame-out for no reason. Was it the actual motor windings or the cap?
They probably bought all the Delta parts stock dumped by B&D. After
all, you can't sell new imported red crap while people are still
fixing the old blue imported crap. One of the reasons I bought Delta
at all was that you could call and get a part for a 20 year old
machine. Now I'm worried...
Actually, it turned out more like $56 with shipping.
The motor arrived this afternoon via UPS. Brand new, General Electric,
from all appearances it had been in the box a loooong time (newspaper
wrapping dated June 2000).
Took a couple of hours to get that puppy up and purring, and only one
trip to the hardware store (two plastic machine screws used to space a
shaft in a housing disintegrated upon removal ... luckily I found the
thread match in a nylon machine screw at the hardware store that will
hopefully server the same purpose over the long haul)
If you could have heard the noise it made before the heart surgery, you
wouldn't believe the difference. Check it out:
On Tue, 17 Nov 2009 19:09:23 -0600, the infamous Swingman
www.HarborFreight.com is always there. I had only a single loss of
one of the Chiwanese motors, and it -wasn't- from HF. You can replace
the whole sander for less than half the price of a Baldor.
http://fwd4.me/4q5 for the Boss-sized grubber, or http://fwd4.me/4q2
for the larger model.
!he bonus is that all products are now made in China, so you won't be
downgrading by going with something other than Delat, er, Deltuh!
When we are planning for posterity,
we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.
-- Thomas Paine
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