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#1 posted 03-25-2017 06:02 PM

Well, I have a few thoughts on 1, 2 and 3

#1: My first thoughts would be to just sell the motor you have and swap in a single phase motor. My gut feel that at 1HP a phase converter is probably going to cost you the same as a 1HP motor. You might find a LJ who’ll do a swap with you? If it had been 3HP or more then the relative cost of the motor would be worth looking at the converter. Take note that as mentioned above you’ll need to do some wiring as you won’t need the existing starter circuit.

#2: Do you like to tinker and take things apart? If the answer to that is yes, then go for it. As long as you don’t lose any parts I doubt you could really mess anything up. And when you’re done you’ll know it backwards and forwards. You can find the exploded diagram on ereplacementparts or other similar web sites and that should be a good guide for disassembly. In the days of cell phone cameras, when I do any work like this I take a lot of pictures so I can remind myself days (weeks…months….ok ok a year) later when I need to put it back together. Additionally, I use ziploc bags and sticky notes to group sets of small parts. So for example all the bolts, nuts, etc for the cutterhead would go in a ziplock bag with a sticky note labeled ‘cutterhead bolts’. This strategy has saved me many times and allows you to stay very organized as you can line the bags up in order you’ll need them and not have to sort through a pile of parts.

#3: Try wicking in some penetrating oil if you can. Leave it overnight and try again. Sometimes it helps to give the offending bolt a sharp rap with a big punch from the top to help break it loose. Worse comes to worse, get new bolts and grind the heads off. Remove the bearing block then use a combination of penetrating oil, heat gun and vise grips to work the old bolts out. Absolute worst case is you have to drill it out and clean up the threads.

I personally love to tinker and see how things are assembled, so this would be fun for me…..

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