Gaylen: We repair and sell equipment and have seen the problems when
the wrong size motor is used.
Size matters depending on the amount of pressure you apply to the
wheel. Ideally you do not want to press hard on the wheel. But heavy
handers will find a 1/2 HP motor will live longer.
The motors have a start winding and a run winding. The start winding
is only used to get the motor up to a specified rpm. If the rpms slow
down below this then the start winding is again placed in the
circuit. If this happens repeatedly the start winding will burn out.
Then the motor will have to be replaced. If you are heavy handed and
the motor slows down when you buff then you need to lighten up or
will want the extra power from a 1/2 HP motor.
I hope I have explained this well enough for everyone to understand.
If you have any questions let me know. We repair the tools jewlers
use. -- Ken Kotoski MPG Repair www.mpgrepair.com 1-877-262-2185
Members of MJSA, Jewelry Dealers Network(JDN) and Polygon. Polygon ID
83941 JDN ID mpgken Authorized Ney Repair Center.
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