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The motor is ready to die. The fan already exploded.
Looking for suggestions on a replacement motor.
Doesn't have to be an exact fit.
 

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The fan already exploded.
I'm not too sure what that means, but I am curious, were you doing super heavy cuts and it started to go all of a sudden?

It should not be too hard for us to find a replacement motor option for your 7x10, but I am wondering which model you have.

This may be what you are looking for though...

https://littlemachineshop.com/products/product_view.php?ProductID=1311&category=

You can always go for the cheap route, or take this opportunity to upgrade to a brushless system.
 
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How does the motor mount. Would a industrial sewing machine motor adapt to it.. there variable speed reversing , even brushless models too. And there not costly .
 

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I don't want to replace it with another of the same kind.
It will only blow again.
How heavy duty are sewing machine motors????
 
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Going by the ones I've seen and used they're reliable and run strong , speeds can be set to what you want . Most have dial in or push button style controls. With the lathe type set up I'm sure it'll work just great , compared to the picture of the replacement . Ck them out on eBay some are up to 1HP and speeds 5,000 rpms and more , the new brushless models are more compact. I know if I ever need one that's where ill look first. Most cost $100. - $300. At most .
 

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I checked on the LMS web site.
Their motor is a 250W 110V. $186.95:oops:
Little to expensive for me.
What is 250W compared to HP?????
Most motors I see on ebay, are listed in HP and not watts.
 

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1HP is about 750 watts. But you won't get a real 1-horse output from a 750 watt motor because they aren't 100% efficient. You won't see any machines in this class sporting horsepower specs. It's all about what looks better to the average consumer, 250 watts or (at most) 1/3HP ....
 

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Thank you all for the info
I will be looking for a motor with a little more power than 250W / 1/3HP.
Mounting is not a concern. I will make it fit some how.
It's a spare machine that a friend was using.
Don't really need it, but good to have a small lathe around.
 

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Mounting is not a concern. I will make it fit some how.
It's a spare machine that a friend was using.
Don't really need it, but good to have a small lathe around.
Is it possible to connect the lathe to a bigger induction motor via pulleys?something like the older Logan ,Craftsman,SB ? just thinking out loud.
 

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check out Steve Jordan on u tube.
He's god a lot of nice mods. for mini lathes. G'luck
 

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Interesting, but a little over kill for me.
I do have some DC treadmill motors.
I'll how I might fit one of them.
 

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It does look a little overkill but it's doable ,I would use whatever motor I have available that has a pulley, the direct OEM replacement motor for the lathe would be ideal but if the lathe is not worth the extra expense, this looks like a great solution.
 
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