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Would an electric scooter motor be suitable for creating a ball mill?

I want to make a ball mill and founda pretty good deal on a 24 volt motor. Will this die over time? Light on fire? Asplode? Anything else I should know?

i own 3 of the motors 2 120w and 1 100 watt all from electric scooters they are verry HARD wareing however they do go quite quick you will need gears of some sort or just under volt it they almost never go wrong you should of seen some of the things ive done with them but why not go on ebay and get a mains voltage one?