I have an old Beaver/Rockwell TS motor (1HP) that is just lying
around. I do not know the RPM it turns at. Any of you folks know of
a good use for such a motor? I remember my dad buying a metal
circular disc and making a sander; your ideas would be a appreciated.
I think you just hit on a great idea yourself. I picked up a copy of Peter
Lloyd's 'Making Heirloom Boxes' at the library a couple of days ago. In the
front end he describes tools needed for his trade and describes a disk
sander he made from an old pump motor. This immediately got me thinking
about a 2HP blower motor that has been sitting on the shelf in my garage for
several years. It is a 3,400 RPM, single-shaft motor and it runs as quiet
as a mouse. It runs opposite of most power tool motors and is not
reversible, but who really cares with a sander?
All I have to do is figure out how to mount an arbor or other disk
attachment device to the shaft instead of a pulley. Most sanding disks are
driven directly. Some also have a pulley that runs a dust collection blower
or impeller in the cabinet. If you have a double-shafter you could probably
run a drum from the other end.
Any body out there have hardware adaptation ideas or experience?
Nope, if the blower was included it would have been put into use. This
motor has been sitting in garages for about 10 years. A fomer neighbor gave
it to me years ago after he swapped electic for a gas furnace. He knew the
electric furnace motor had been replaced a couple of years previous and gave
it to me. It is 12-14 years old but has about 2 years of use.
I used a furnace blower, on a plywood platform, as a fan to cool my garage
shop. It kept you cool but would darned near blow your hair off.
I do the same thing. I have one with a belt driven cage that has
rubber feet on the blower case. Its pretty cool. (Literally) I have
another in a shop made ambient air cleaner and several others stored
up in the rafters. I have never seen one that came from a home furnace
with 2hp. That would rock. Most of them are fractional and usually
less than 1/2hp.
It sounds like it would be great for a grinder or sander. Some kind of
Put er to work.
Ron.. My home made disk sander is belt driven... not the best way to
do it, but at least it gives you power/speed choices..
Mine runs off the motor on my rusty, dusty sears benchtop saw with
"permanent" dado blade in it..
How about a high-torque electric toothbrush? Just the thing for that
troublesome plaque buildup.
Or perhaps, as someone else on the newsgroup mentioned in the last couple of
days, a high-speed rotisserie for the barbie? Turbo garage door opener?
Replacement blender motor that will crush ice, rocks, and small rodents?
You'll no doubt do well if you sell it on eBay, considering a recent post here
on the quality of those old motors, "Oder unisaw motor potential problemo"
And from what I have seen on eBay. They go for a lot!
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