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MrUnix

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#1 posted 08-17-2017 05:59 PM

JCamp, can the motor changed out to say, a universal one?
- therest

No. And you certainly would not want to do so even if you could. It can be swapped out with another induction motor fairly easily though.

There is nothing wrong with the motors. Manufacturers do not make the motors, they buy them from a company that does, such as Marathon, Leeson, Baldor, etc… The exception is many of the current imports (Grizzly in particular) are using motors made overseas with cheap parts (ie: bearings).

An induction motor, properly maintained, will last several lifetimes. The problem is that very few actually take the time or effort to take care of them. Also, a lot of the lower end Craftsman table saws used motors with sleeve bearings instead of ball bearings – which are marginally cheaper to produce. The good news is that a sleeve bearing will actually last a lot longer (almost indefinitely) than ball bearings – as long as you take care of them properly, which involves putting some oil in there at proper intervals. Otherwise, sleeve bearings will self destruct much faster than a ball bearing.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable


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