This is an excellent time to upgrade to 3 HP! <G>
I've actually found my best motor deals, get this... LOCALLY.
Check your local Yellow Pages under "Electric Motor". I've bought
machine motors, spa pump motors, etc... at very reasonable prices.
For CT residents, I've had excellent experience with a motor shop on
Hartford Turnpike in Wallingford, just south of the Oakdale Theatre.
I honestly can't remember the name of the place. He usually needs a
day or two to get the exact fit, but he usually tests the old motor to
see if he can simply replace starters or brushes, before selling me a
new motor. <G>
Grainger is another source, but the little local guy killed Grainger
prices, and Grainger won't test what you've got.
I just replaced a 2hp 3 phase with a 3hp 1phase on a Unisaw that I picked
up. I could not find a motor locally at a good price and bought one online
from Plaza Machinery, from Bethel, VT. He has quite a few parts for
woodworking and metalworking equipment. I wanted a motor with a good
reputation for being balanced and vibration free, so I went with a Baldor. I
know that there are cheaper brands that might work just fine, but I'm very
happy with the Baldor. I think I paid $375.00 shipped for it.
Joe's website is http://plazamachinery.com /
Fort Loramie, Ohio
I don't think you can buy a replacement 1-1/2 HP anywhere. I think
you can get three HP Marathons or Baldors from Woodworkers supply.
You can get a Delta Service motor and I think they are less or about
the same as WW supply. The last I heard, even though original
equipment on Unisaws is now WEG, there is still service stock of
Marathons. Doubt you can specify which but you might get the
Marathon. Go on the Deltawoodworking servicenet and look it up. I
just tried, but alas, I have forgotten my password. Must be old age.
Unfortunately, you just can't go to a motor supplier and get a
standard motor because of the special mount. Unless those old units
had a different mount, but I don't think so.
Unless you no longer have the motor or it is physically wrecked, you might
consider having it rebuilt rather than replacing it ... especially if 1-1/2
HP is sufficient for your needs.
You didn't mention why you need to replace the old motor ... and I'm not
good at guessing!!! :)
how close are ya to N.C. and is this 3 ph or 1 ph? i have a 3 ph
unisaw motor that was running fine when i got the saw and put a new
baldor 3 hp 1 ph motor on it. i am not doing anything with the old
motor. it is a 1740 rpm motor and i also have the pulley for it. hp
unknown. prolly 1 or 2 hp. so mike or anyone else interested ping me.
we can talk .
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