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Speed control


#1

A simple device to control you motor speed is to purchase a dimmer
switch with a knob contol on it from a hardware store or Lowes or
Home Depot. Wire this unit in between your outlet and the motor
plug. It is a simple wiring job. Be sure to put the switch in a
approved electrical box. These units are very cheap.


#2
   A simple device to control you motor speed is to purchase a
dimmer switch with a knob contol on it from a hardware store  or
Lowes or Home Depot.  Wire this unit in between your outlet and the
motor plug.  It is a simple wiring job.  Be sure to put the switch
in a approved electrical box. These units are very cheap. 

Will this set-up work with a 1.5hp polishing motor?

Jeff Herman


#3

Jeff; The light rheostat is not enough amperage to use with a
buffer, there are other controls available in the heavy duty wiring
section would go to radio shack or the likes and try for at least 30
amps. Ringman


#4
  The light rheostat is not enough amperage to use with a buffer,
there are other controls available in the heavy duty wiring section
would go to radio shack or the likes and try for at least 30 amps.

Also, keep in mind that most buffing motors are brushless induction
motors. that type of motor generally wants to run at a set speed
determined by the way the motor is wired. they’re not usually well
suited to speed controls of any sort. If the motor has brushes and a
commutator, then it’s controllable.

Peter