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Author Topic: Powermatic pm-221 planer repower?  (Read 1044 times)

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Re: Powermatic pm-221 planer repower?
« Reply #20 on: June 03, 2021, 11:33:12 AM »
You guys were correct the feed motor is 3 phase so Iím just going ahead with building the phase converter and putting a 7.5 hp electric motor on it. Has anyone ever flipped the motor and put it under the base on a planer like this? It would sure shrink up the foot print and clean it up. Is heat from the motor something to worry about being under there?
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Re: Powermatic pm-221 planer repower?
« Reply #21 on: June 03, 2021, 12:05:27 PM »
I had a 16 or 18 before and mounted it on the back side. Simple, easy and less waste of space. Not sure why PM did not build them that way.

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« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2021, 12:07:40 PM »
Looks like there is plenty of room under the main body to mount it in there would have to drill a new hole for the motor but I think it would mount underneath really nicely. 
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« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2021, 08:30:55 PM »
Does this have the big cast base?

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« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2021, 11:46:17 PM »
Yes
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« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2021, 11:51:36 PM »
 

 

 
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Re: Powermatic pm-221 planer repower?
« Reply #26 on: June 04, 2021, 01:03:07 AM »
Now that is a motor!!!!! 8)

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« Reply #27 on: June 04, 2021, 08:16:05 AM »
Yes, that motor needs to go bye-bye. Sold some a couple weeks ago for .32 cents a pound. Came home with a 10hp single phase that an Amish guy scraped. Paid .50 a pound for it at 192 lbs, and it runs fine.  

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« Reply #28 on: June 04, 2021, 10:06:49 AM »
Yeah itís a beast. I didnít realize single phase went to 10hp thought I read they topped out at 7.5hp. $100 for that motor is a deal!
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« Reply #29 on: June 04, 2021, 10:29:43 AM »
Yeah itís a beast. I didnít realize single phase went to 10hp thought I read they topped out at 7.5hp. $100 for that motor is a deal!
Yes I did well on that one, win some lose some. Had a large gen I tried to sell paid 700 ended up selling head for 400. Lost some on that idea. The 10hp is a Leeson TEFC so it was a deal at $96


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