> Must be something I'm missing here. If you're going to buy the motor
I have one already sitting around that turns clockwise looking straight
on at the shaft. I didn't purchase it so I have no idea what the deal is
there - whether it was special because of it rotation, whether it's
Got a nameplate? You're sitting in front of a search engine. Ability to
reverse is usually ascertainable by looking under the wiring plate.
http://www.engin.umich.edu/labs/csdl/ME350/motors/ac/ Will help identify
http://www.metalwebnews.com/howto/elec-mtr/elec-mtr.html May suffice if
there isn't a wiring diagram under the plate.
Unless they are using a special motor, the belt rotates in the usual
direction. I have seen this machine (but sold elsewhere) and know that it
rotates in the usual direction. BTW, this machine is popular with
I always sharpen my knives by honing into the edge. Same thing when I
sharpen my chisels and my plane irons. For those I use sandpaper, but I
hone into the edge. If I had to hit it with a belt sander to get it down to
a workable edge, I'd be fine with hitting it from either direction. It does
not take any real amount of effort or concentration to keep the edge from
digging in. Sometimes you can worry too much about these things, and it's
better to just do them. BTW, I keep a coarse wheel and a wire wheel on my
grinder so I don't put my edges against my grinder wheels - it would be
Some AC motors can be reversed by changing the brush position, but not all.
No - reversing the hot and the neutral will not reverse the motor direction.
In fact, depending on the motor, that can be quite a hair raising
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