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    Some Rockwell rebuilds

    I am new to the forum but I thought I would share some old iron I have rebuilt. Attached at a Rockwell unisaw, lathe that I converted to electronic variable speed and a disc/belt sander.
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    Wow, all three look top-notch, Rick. What size of motor did you end up with in the lathe?
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    I pulled out a 3/4 HP and replaced it with a 1HP motor.

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    Looks really nice Rick. How did they look before you fixed them up?

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    Rick, what did the motor and control cost you? I've got a similar lathe and just curious.

    Nice job too!
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    I used a Marathon inverter duty motor 1HP 3PH that I purchased on ebay for $70 delivered. The drive I purchased from the following dealer 110v 1PH in and up to 1HP 3PH 220v to the motor
    http://dealerselectric.com/item.asp?cID=28&PID=428

    Than I added separate controls on the lathe with a pilot light, emergency stop, variable speed and forward/stop/reverse. The drive was installed in a 8"x8" metal enclosure with a primary on and off switch.

    Here are some pics of the lathe and sander prior to refurb and another shot of the sander with the same profile after the refurb.
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    Excellent work. Are those Rockler switches; if not what are they, and how do you like?

    Ray Gerdes

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    Ray, the switches are not from Rockler although I am not sure which machine you are referring to

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    hi rick!
    nice work!
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