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#1 posted 12-01-2020 08:16 PM

I’m rehabbing two my grandfather’s old woodshop power tools; a jigsaw and a combo belt/disk sander. Both were externally powered by small electric motors/belts. One was a reclaimed refrigerator motor… and that’s all I know since I made the mistake of throwing them away. I have modest experience in woodworking but don’t know anything about electric motors… and shops I’ve checked with regarding new motors need more specific info re the tools. Obviously I’m not sure how to proceed, hence this question on how to find/match suitable motors. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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#2 posted 12-02-2020 04:57 PM


Profile posts don’t show up in main page like new forum post, so folks don’t see it. Create a forum topic for best exposure to questions.

If you can find the mfg and model number information, old US made tool information is easy to find on Vintage Machinery site. There were many mfg who made combo machines and/or single machines where the a single motor was mounted below work bench and tools on bench shared the belt to run.

Best Luck.

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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