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    A while back I bought an old myford planer and it had this motor attached.

    I know nothing about electric motors but this one looked like one of the more easier motors I have to try working on.

    It runs perfectly nice and quiet so it will be more of a refurbishment that a restoration project ( unless I come across a problem I guess )

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    Re: British Thompson Houston 3/4 HP AC motor

    The nameplate says 1/3 HP, which would be kind of low for a planer.
    Happiness is a new blade!

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      Re: British Thompson Houston 3/4 HP AC motor

      I took a few bits apart this evening, so far nothing complicated.

      I do apologize for the amount of pictures it is mainly for my benefit.

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        Re: British Thompson Houston 3/4 HP AC motor

        Originally posted by guylavoie
        The nameplate says 1/3 HP, which would be kind of low for a planer.
        I did use it and had more than enough power although the Myford ml8 is only a small table top planer.

        Mine is in storage but here is one I saw on ebay

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          Re: British Thompson Houston 3/4 HP AC motor

          Oh ok...what we call a jointer on this side of the pond ;-) For a really small one it could work, yes. My 6 inch jointer had a 1/2 HP and that was barely enough to use with oak.
          Happiness is a new blade!

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            Re: British Thompson Houston 3/4 HP AC motor

            Originally posted by guylavoie View Post
            Oh ok...what we call a jointer on this side of the pond ;-) ...
            Or a "buzzer" across the other puddle (Australia & New Zealand).

            But, being made in UK, I guess it's officially a "surface planer" .

            Cheers, Vann.

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              Re: British Thompson Houston 3/4 HP AC motor

              nice little motor, should be just fine on your surface planer or jointer as we call them
              its odd (to us anyway) to see a small motor that just runs on 240 V, most of ours can be run on 120 or 240, but then we have that crazy 120/240 household wiring system over here instead of your more sensible(imho) 240 system
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                Re: British Thompson Houston 3/4 HP AC motor

                This was interesting, for me anyway.

                There are no bearings, rather oil soaked felt that keeps the shaft lubricated.

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