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Old 08-04-2010, 05:53 PM   #21
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I prefer a motor. I may be dragging this thing back and forth between homes, and I like all my pieces in one place. That's just how I am. I would probably end up leaving the harbor freight drill at home.

I've been hearing alot of good things about that drill, though...
If that's the case, then by all means do it the hard and expensive way and have a much heavier and bulkier piece of equipment to drag back and forth.
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:45 PM   #22
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What's the different between the gear driven option and the non-gear? Also, what are the benefits of having case hardened rollers?
The gear drive option is a set gears that are case hardened and make both rollers spin. Most mills when you turn the crank only turn the roller that it is connected to. This option gives the mill a bit more power to push grain through. Case hardened rollers just make the metal stronger. It makes the knurling last longer. Recommended to me since I will be using this mill commercially.
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:48 PM   #23
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How would these motors work? Or these? Or this?
I would go with the first one. It has a more manageable RPM. The other two might make it hard to find the right sheave combination to get the RPM you want.
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Old 08-05-2010, 02:52 PM   #24
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Does that first mill have enough torque?

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Old 08-05-2010, 08:29 PM   #25
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you think this motor is good enough?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Leeson-1-4HP-Sin...e#ht_500wt_928

or will it over heat while milling...

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Old 08-05-2010, 08:42 PM   #26
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1/4hp is a little on the light side, I'd go with a 1/3hp or better yet, a 1/2hp just to be sure (I got mine for about the same price that this one's going for)

Have a look at this one, it's just $5 more (if nobody bids): http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=330457720453

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I like that motor, but their shipping is almost as much as the motor itself.
Did you try the UPS ground rate instead of priority mail?
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Did you try the UPS ground rate instead of priority mail?
One thing to bear in mind, I was actually looking at that exact motor for myself (I wanted to avoid sheaves and belts) but was told by several folks (including Fred at Monster Mill) that it didn't have enough torque, saying you need at LEAST 50 in-lbs, preferably more.
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But by slowing down the RPMs (pulleys, wheels, etc), doesn't this increase your torque?

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But by slowing down the RPMs (pulleys, wheels, etc), doesn't this increase your torque?
Yes it does and in nearly direct proportion to the speed recuduction. I say nearly, as there is some variation due to frictional losses etc. It will be a very minor difference though and for all practical purposes you can ignore it. The speed reduction and the increase in torque is essentially the ratio of the diameter of the sheaves (pulleys). ie a 2 inch sheave to a 10 inch would give you a 5 to 1 speed reduction and a 5 to 1 increase in torque or very nearly so.
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