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Hey guys. I'm new to the forum and new to having a shopsmith. I was hoping to ask some experts (basically anyone that knows anything more than I do... Which isn't all that much) about replacing the motor on my shopsmith.
This 10ER was inherited from my grandpa (original owner) and really hasn't been used all that much... But the motor is apparently locked up on it. Instead of looking at fixing the current motor or replacing it with another 1/2hp motor, I was considering replacing it with a slightly larger motor... Such as the one pictured below.
Is there any reason that this motor wouldn't work? It's the same RPM and same size output shaft.
I'm rebuilding the bench below the 10ER, so the size of the new motor won't be an issue.

Any info would be really appreciated!
 

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Is there any reason that this motor wouldn't work? It's the same RPM and same size output shaft.
I'm rebuilding the bench below the 10ER, so the size of the new motor won't be an issue.

Any info would be really appreciated!
I expect your present 1/2HP motor is 120V and single phase.

The one in Craigs List is 220V and 3 phase.

http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f12/3-ph-single-phase-what-difference-54615/

You can purchase equipment to run 3 phase motor on a single phase power supply, but expensive for such a small motor.

This thread has a link to an article on motor types.

http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f12/psa-information-ac-motors-48497/

Another consideration is whether the motor has a standard or special mount/baseplate. Look carefully at the present motor.
 

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Thank you for the links!! That's very helpful. I googled quite a bit, but I ended up more confused after reading some of the stuff out there.
I'll keep looking for a different motor.
 
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