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Where to find a 2 HP Electric Motor? Answered

I am looking to build a belt grinder.  Anyone know where I could salvage a 2 HP Electric Motor?  I initially thought treadmill as you can get them next to nothing on kijiji but depending on if its AC or DC I guess you need a bunch of other things to go along with it.


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steveastrouk (author)2016-03-28

Treadmills are great sources, just make sure you get the driver card that comes with it.

2HP motors can be had from Harbor Freight in an emergency....

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rickharris (author)2016-03-28

1. No idea where you live.

2. Any machine / DIY store should carry small HP motors. Google may be your best helper.

2 Hp is quite powerful for a belt grinder mine has around a 1/4 Hp motor.

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