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Re: Gas engine for planer?
« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2021, 06:29:27 AM »
I checked out your ad looks like a nice heavy planer. Although I have a nice phase converter it's only rated for 5hp.  I have decided to scrap the one I have. The motor on a scale weighs 450. 

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« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2021, 07:37:48 AM »
I checked out your ad looks like a nice heavy planer. Although I have a nice phase converter it's only rated for 5hp.  I have decided to scrap the one I have. The motor on a scale weighs 450.
The motor should bring a higher price then scrap. So if off sell separate.

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Re: Gas engine for planer?
« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2021, 08:41:25 AM »
That Rockwell is a nice shop planer, I've run a bunch through one just like it, early 80's. Is your old motor up to being a phase converter?
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Re: Gas engine for planer?
« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2021, 11:59:00 AM »
There's always again making a phase converter and using a 3 phase motor which could be another option .
On the subject in an old pattern shop owned by a guy who made patterns for Sherman tank castings  in WW2 he had a Oliver 24" planer and it was 5 HP with a massive motor , three phase .The guy who bought it had to hire a rigger to move it .heavy duty Judy .He also bought a 20" Crescent shaper which was 10 HP with no power feed .Widow maker if I ever saw one . That guy who has passed away since wanted me to half-fast wire them up ,I walked away from that.
I did buy some large lathe tool holders, live centers and what not for large metal lathes which I have used .Including a radius cutter which I could turn a trailer ball if I wanted to .--thus goes the life of a junk yard dawg .

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Re: Gas engine for planer?
« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2021, 05:32:34 PM »
My square head planer did the same thing, threw the thick slotted knife. Breaking the bottom table. :o

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« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2021, 05:38:43 PM »
The more I dig into this the more it's looking like it's heading to the scrap man. 

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« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2021, 07:31:10 PM »
Most convertors are made to run an 1800 rpm motor if thinking of saving for that.

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« Reply #27 on: February 24, 2021, 06:34:43 AM »
Motor is not usable. Broke it down for scrap armature is 200# windings are 150#. I think for a short term planer solution I'm going to buy an inserted planer head for the dewalt I have. My immediate need is to plane 400 pcs 2x 6" ash 8 feet long. 1/16 per side. Will serve as floor and ceiling.

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« Reply #28 on: February 24, 2021, 09:06:42 AM »
Most convertors are made to run an 1800 rpm motor if thinking of saving for that.
I'm not sure it makes  any difference .I've made 15 or 20 convertors and have used 3450 RPM motors as well as 1750 and they all worked . 6 of one half dozen of another . ;)

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« Reply #29 on: February 24, 2021, 02:02:24 PM »
Got $77.50 scrap price. Not much copper in motor mostly steel.

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« Reply #30 on: February 24, 2021, 03:54:15 PM »
So what was the price per pound. I have a bunch of bad motors I need to take in.

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« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2021, 05:27:32 PM »
.14 # for motor I  removed armature and windings they didn't want to pay for the iron. Was kind of scary deal was nobody around when I pulled up at scrap yard, then pick-up shows up with two guys and pistols in their hands which they quickly stuffed back in thair pockets when they saw I was bringing scrap. Looked like I walked into a drug deal? I was glad to get my money and be on my way.

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« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2021, 06:24:02 PM »
Thanks for the info. They came out with guns in their hands!!!!! Man your scrapyards are rough. :o


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