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John Davies 1304/02/2020 18:33:12
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Hi guys does anyone know where I can buy a new or used 3/4 hp single phase 4 pole electric motor for my clarke cl500 metalworker lathe from.tried machine mart but they are coming back with over £400 which I thought pricey any help appreciated john.

Mark P.04/02/2020 19:02:57
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John, have a look on ebay, loads there and I think

that Machine Mart sell motors cheaper than £400.

Mark P.

John Davies 1304/02/2020 20:48:15
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M mart £377 plus vat.none on ebay to suit .ie 16mm shaft.

martin perman04/02/2020 20:52:12
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For less than £400 Transwave will supply you with a 3/4 hp 3ph motor, remote control and VFD.

Martin P

Martin Connelly04/02/2020 21:03:11
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Search ebay for 16mm shaft motors and see if one suits. Note a 3 phase motor and VFD is well below £400 so don't dismiss this as an option.

Martin C

fizzy04/02/2020 21:11:09
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For less than £100 delivered you can get this - just bore the pulley and file the keyway and its done **LINK**

Martin Connelly04/02/2020 21:13:03
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I have just seen the other thread regarding this lathe. I wonder if you have bought a machine that has had a three phase motor fitted already. The standard stop start wiring would be disconnected if this was the case. Single phase motors tend to be defined by rpm and 3 phase by poles.

Martin C

martin perman04/02/2020 21:15:00
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I now have a question, I was told by MM that the shaft was 15 mm can somebody confirm that it is 16 mm, my new 3ph motor is 14 and I have to make a sleeve.

Martin P

Bill Dawes04/02/2020 21:59:20
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Hi John, I used to have a clarke lathe/mill, I changed the motor for a 3 phase to use with an inverter, as far as I know still have the old motor which you are welcome to have, will have a look tomorrow and let you know.

Bill D.

Bill Dawes04/02/2020 22:01:44
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I should add that working in the industrial fan industry we use a huge amount of motors, mainly 3 phase, but 400 quid for such a small motor is scandalous.

Bill D.

old mart05/02/2020 22:30:52
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You can buy motors with a 19mm shaft for a fraction of the price, can the pulley bore be enlarged?

Neil Wyatt05/02/2020 23:00:17
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Machine mart sell this one for £96 if you can find a way to get the pulley bored out (assuming it meets the duty cycle requirement).

Size 0.75 HP
No. of Poles 4
Shaft Speed 1500 rpm
Frame Size 80
Shaft Dia. 19 mm
Starter Required Amps 4-6.3
Steviegtr05/02/2020 23:45:54
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I have this if you are interested. I took it off my myford to fit a 3 ph motor, it's in perfect condition & is wired up with a reversing switch & stop start station, 3/4hp 240v ac. All ready to go. Only needs a plug fitting. Can be seen working. I'm in Leeds so pick up only. £130 would snap my arm off.

Steve.single ph motor

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