So I recently got carried away at a local auction bringing home a whole bunch of tools. One of the machines that I have been wanting for ages is a State oscillating spindle sander, and I got one! I tried plugging it in, and all I heard was a hum, so I quickly unplugged it. I took it all apart, which was necessary to get the motor assemble off cuz everything is so dang heavy. (Bunny trail....Holy cow is the machining on the oscillating mechanism beautiful! I swear I had a spiritual moment when I opened that thing up.) Anywho, I had a really crappy original switch, and I am currently in the process of trying to get it to run without ruining it. I thought I had a multimeter, but can't find it, so I will be purchasing one. But just to start off, is it possible I simply got the hot and neutral wire reversed when I was doing the wiring? Even though it had an old plug for 115v, could it have been jury rigged to run on 230v? It's a capacitor start motor, and I am quite confident it is in working condition, I just need to figure out what is going on electrically. Once I get the multimeter I will start by making sure the poles aren't reversed. After that it will be a careful process forward seeing as the motor housing/design is proprietary to this machine. Don't want to screw it up! Any thoughts/suggestions?