Why are you wanting to replace current motor? If it ain't broke, then don't fix it!Any suggestions for a replacement motor for a Parks 12" planer? The current motor is 1-1/2 HP and very large compared to modern motors. It dates to the late 40s with the planer. I'm mostly looking for opinions on HP and RPM.
Ah, letting the "magic smoke" out of it. As for repairs, last time I checked with local motor repair place, their minimum to rewind was $600. Check out Surplus Center as they may have something that will do. PM Bob Vaughn, he will know what you need.It has lost power and smells of burning. If it wasn't so old I would take it in for repairs.
Thanks. This motor is a 1" shaft. I have several other blank sheaves of the right size that can be bored to a new shaft diameter. My original question should have been, "Anyone with a 12" parks let me know what your motor looks like".A 15 A 220 motor could be well over 3 HP. Again, you main limitation is the sheave on the cutter head. Pick a motor that the v-belt manufacturer says is within spec. Maybe you can get a multi-groove or a cogged sheave and transmit more power.
A modern average efficiency motor of about 8A can be close to 2 HP.
I know I am a bit odd in that I pay attention to the laws of physics. They do call them laws, not just good ideas.
Most shafts are 1/2, or 5/8, but a few metric, so watch out. I 1/2 are likely to be 1/2. Larger likely to be 5/8.