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  1. #1
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    Best Place To Buy Used 3PH Motor???

    Hi,
    I'm looking for an American Made 3PH TEFC 3 HP motor.

    Looking for a good deal wondering where people here buy this type motor?

    Shipping is a deal breaker it seems???

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    Re: Best Place To Buy Used 3PH Motor???

    Quote Originally Posted by seagiant View Post
    Hi,
    I'm looking for an American Made 3PH TEFC 3 HP motor.

    Looking for a good deal wondering where people here buy this type motor?

    Shipping is a deal breaker it seems???
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    try the junk yard. scrap metal places usually have piles of them

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    Re: Best Place To Buy Used 3PH Motor???

    A dozen or so have passed through my hands in my life. Only industrial customers have power supplies to run them. As machines pass into obsolescence from industrial to homeowner they must be either repowered, or phase converted. It's a matter of being in the right place at the right time. Check motor shops, salvage yards, Craigslist, EBay, and anyone you know who has old industrial machines.

    Industrial electricians are often in possession of them.

    Willie
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    Re: Best Place To Buy Used 3PH Motor???

    Shipping a 3hp motor shouldn't be too bad.
    Almost all 3 phase motors can be wired for 240 or 480v. You can get a Variable frequency drive powered by single phase power to run the motor once it's wired for 240 operation.
    That's what I did.
    old Miller spectrum 625
    Lincoln SP-135 T, CO2+0.025 wire
    Miller model 250 (dialarc) stick AC/DC and WP-18V torch
    Craftsman 100amp AC/DC and WP-17V torch
    Century 115-004 HF arc stabilizer, now with foot switch!!
    Home made DR44G alternator welder

  5. #5
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    Re: Best Place To Buy Used 3PH Motor???

    Mention a few details such as desired voltage, rpm, shaft, mount, and of course destination.

    Someone may chime in right here.
    Last edited by denrep; 03-20-2017 at 12:45 AM.

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    Re: Best Place To Buy Used 3PH Motor???

    As stated if you have craigslist in your location, try there. Check under farm, tools, and business. You could also post in the wanted section. There have been some 5HP listed in my area. It depends too on shaft size , RPM, mounting , and if physical dimensions is a issue..

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    Re: Best Place To Buy Used 3PH Motor???

    I buy them on ebay. Haven't ever paid more than $75-125 shipped.

  8. #8
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    Re: Best Place To Buy Used 3PH Motor???

    Hi,
    Thanks fellas!

    I want this to run a 2x72 Belt Grinder I'm building.

    Yes, I want to get one of the TECO FM-50 VFD's to give me speed control.

    I'm looking actually for a 2 or 3 HP 3PH at about 1800 RPM with a 3/4 or 7/8 shaft size!

    Thanks again!
    Last edited by seagiant; 03-20-2017 at 09:27 AM.

  9. #9
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    Re: Best Place To Buy Used 3PH Motor???

    We run three phase 2hp on our belt grinders and use a nema 4x vfd to convert..ebay is not bad on three phase motors often because of the requirements to run one..People pass on the to get single phase.

  10. #10
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    Re: Best Place To Buy Used 3PH Motor???

    Hi,
    This is the best I could find on the Bay.

    Shipping is $50 bucks which is no doubt honest, but.........

    I hate payin that if I can find something local?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/BALDOR-MOTOR...EAAOSwNRdX4UTG

  11. #11
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    Re: Best Place To Buy Used 3PH Motor???

    That's not too bad for a baldor, you might get lucky and find one cheaper on the bay. I don't know your area but you might checks machine shops, motor shops and salvage yards locally and save on shipping. A lot of machine shop equipment is run on three phase.

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    Re: Best Place To Buy Used 3PH Motor???

    Where you located?

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    Re: Best Place To Buy Used 3PH Motor???

    Chances are a 2 or 3 horse power 4 pole 3 phase motor is going to at least have a 3/4 inch shaft. They are not difficult at all to find.
    old Miller spectrum 625
    Lincoln SP-135 T, CO2+0.025 wire
    Miller model 250 (dialarc) stick AC/DC and WP-18V torch
    Craftsman 100amp AC/DC and WP-17V torch
    Century 115-004 HF arc stabilizer, now with foot switch!!
    Home made DR44G alternator welder

  14. #14
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    Re: Best Place To Buy Used 3PH Motor???

    Hi,
    I work in Charleston, SC and live outside Orlando!

    I bought a brand new Chinese 7.5 HP 3PH motor for my Rotary Phase Converter.

    It was still in the crate and cost $50!

    Admittedly it has run great for years but wanted a US made for the grinder!

    Thanks, Fellas!

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