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Wanted - 120v Motor for Brass Project

I'm thinking about building a wet tumbling system to clean brass, and I need some sort of an old clunker motor like from a power tool, table saw or something.

Anyone have something like this they can part with Free or Cheap?

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I'm thinking about building a wet tumbling system to clean brass, and I need some sort of an old clunker motor like from a power tool, table saw or something.

Anyone have something like this they can part with Free or Cheap?
how about a blower motor from a furnace?




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how about a blower motor from a furnace?
Is that 3600 RPM?

Eric, what RPM are you looking for?

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No idea what RPM it is. Just happen to have an extra one laying around from a furnace I installed last week.




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Is that 3600 RPM?

Eric, what RPM are you looking for?
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No idea what RPM it is. Just happen to have an extra one laying around from a furnace I installed last week.
I'm honestly not sure what RPMs I need. I figured I'd just change pulley diameters to change the speed to suit the project.

Tony, that fan might work, and I'll take it to try it, but only if you don't need it.

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A quick google shows that the high end Thumbler tumblers have an RPM of 3000 at the motor, but 40 RPM at the drum.

So that's about what I'm shooting for.


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it will be headed to the dump if you don't take it. I scrap most of the old stuff. I never use used equipment in customers homes. its all yours, i'll grab it from my shop for ya. and your right, a couple pulleys will give you whatever speed you need.




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it will be headed to the dump if you don't take it. I scrap most of the old stuff. I never use used equipment in customers homes. its all yours, i'll grab it from my shop for ya. and your right, a couple pulleys will give you whatever speed you need.
Thanks! PM me when I can swing by and pick it up!

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Thanks! PM me when I can swing by and pick it up!
10/4 plan on swinging by this weekend.




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add a dimmer switch also to control the current.



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add a dimmer switch also to control the current.
I don't like throwing away electrical energy as heat. Designing it as best as I can with the parts on hand comes first, then if I have to, dumping current to a dimmer switch.

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I don't like throwing away electrical energy as heat. Designing it as best as I can with the parts on hand comes first, then if I have to, dumping current to a dimmer switch.
I think it was a replacement motor, so it should have selectable speed taps as well. which means if you really want to get all nerdy, you could wire up a switch or two and have selectable speeds.




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I think it was a replacement motor, so it should have selectable speed taps as well. which means if you really want to get all nerdy, you could wire up a switch or two and have selectable speeds.

I'm so there!


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I have at least one or two 3450 RPM motors. 120V or maybe 120/240V selectable, IDK.
I don't know the condition, as they were dropped on me by my brother a while back.

Free. just come and pick them up.

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Craig, I'll probably take you up on those just in case Tony's motor is unsuitable. I'll PM you later about it.

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I've seen a naughty website where a couple chicks used a machine like that...

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I got a crappy drill press from harbor freight has a nice motor in the back....
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