I have an old Craftsman mono-tube lathe. Can I use a router speed
controller to add varible speed to it? It has a 1/2 horse motor, I'm
not sure if its a universal or some other type. Has anyone tried
this? I don't want to damage the motor.
That would be an induction motor, and, no, I don't think that's going to work.
But really... that's not exactly a high-end lathe, you know. Is there some
reason that the four speeds it already has is not enough for you?
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
On Feb 26, 9:26 am, email@example.com (Doug Miller) wrote:
It might mean less belt changing. I want to upgrade and was looking
at the VS jet mini but that would be more of a sideways step and not
an upgrade. This mod would get me a little more versitility.
Don't think you'll damage the motor, but you may blow your speed control to
kingdom come if it's the wrong type. As I found out when I used a speed control
for drills on an induction motor by mistake: Poof!
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