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    Treadmill

    Will a treadmill motor & control work to power a lathe?
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    The short answer? probably - if it's a good enough treadmill that is truly variable speed.

    Some folks have done it. I have the guts of one laying around but I'm still looking for a new controller (burnt mine up, dagnabbit!). I may use it to add VS to my jet mini oneday
    Jason Beam
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    I'd think it would work. It's may be DC powered, if so you'd need a DC controller or the treadmill's controller.
    Darren

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Beam View Post
    I have the guts of one laying around but I'm still looking for a new controller (burnt mine up, dagnabbit!). I may use it to add VS to my jet mini oneday
    I had to replace the controller on our treadmill. Found a place on the web that sells them. It was $200 bucks to fix our sears unit

    PS. treadmilldoctor.com was the place. Sold virtually anything you need for treadmills.
    Last edited by Royall Clark; 01-24-2009 at 05:17 PM.
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    I have two treadmills (now stripped to boxes of parts) that I hope to re-purpose. The issue I have is with the control boards and panels.

    There are so many options and extra features 'built-in' the boards. How do I isolate to just on/off, variable speed, and is it possible to reverse direction? Different board? From where?

    All that printed circuitry is a mystery to me.

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