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    Confused by motor spec plate

    Hi- I’m confused by the crappy overpainted ID plate on this motor. It appears to be a dual voltage motor, the motor is physically large, but the amperage and hp “feel” low to me. I fear I’m misreading this due to wear and overpaint and will buy the wrong VFD. Does this say 1.8 hp 5.6 amp...
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    What did I buy? F.E. Reed

    Hi- I’ve been searching craigslist for a cheap lathe to experiment with, and found my next door neighbor was selling one. For $220 including a ride across the field to my barn on the forks of his John Deere included, I didn’t give it much thought. There’s a motor that hangs off the back and...