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Old 02-08-2012, 03:44 AM   #11
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someone on here used a low gear high torque drill from harbor freight. He stripped it down to basically the motor. Other than that find a scrap yard (metal scrap) and they get hundreds of motors a week. You will just have to rummage through them to find a good one.
I bought this one also, 500 rpm high torque. Has a dial for rpms but I added an external router control.


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Old 02-08-2012, 05:30 AM   #12
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I bought this one also, 500 rpm high torque. Has a dial for rpms but I added an external router control.
Could you PM me more info on your build?


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Old 02-09-2012, 10:41 PM   #13
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My grain mill is currently under construction. Rollers knurled, main frame built, still lots of the parts need final machining and assembly. With my tools and machines in the garage and freezing temperatures here, I'll be waiting at least few weeks to continue on the project. Anyhow, I plan to use a motor I pulled from a food processor. Probably in the 1/3-1/2HP range, it's a decent speed (not 1100/1700rpm), has a built in on/off/pulse switch and power cord etc... I think the $60-$80 food processor was on sale for $29. Thankfully it jammed on us a few weeks after we bought it, the main worm gear was completely stripped, so I salvaged the motor without ever knowing what I'd use it for. Thanks to Chinese manufacturing, you may be able to find a suitable motor fully equipped for less or a comparable price to buying one from a surplus center or ebay, etc..
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:15 PM   #14
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I've been in the same boat. I have a 1/2" drill which is extremely hard to control the speed on. Way too easy to blow through the grain with a minute change of the trigger. I've been looking everywhere for a gear drive motor that would be slow enough. However.. I did just get a sale flyer via email and this guy was in there. It's variable speed, and you could just remove the attachments and stones. 30.00 on sale.
http://www.harborfreight.com/bench-g...aft-43533.html

Would this have enough HP however?
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Craigslist I paid $15 for the motor I used on my BC.
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I know this probly doesn't help you but i've never seen a motor for the mills. [...]
You must've missed this thread...

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You must've missed this thread...

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Indeed I did... but really I just want a link to an inexpensive motor


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