Hi, I am wondering if any one has used the inexpensive DC Permanent magnet motors from a treadmill on machine tools. If you buy the speed control and heat sink and optional reversing switch it seems to be too expensive. Is there a cheap way to rectify the AC power? For my application on a wood lathe I would like to be able to reverse it along with the variable speed. Also would the wood dust bother one of these motors. They seem to be pretty well protected in the use they were designed for. One other question, do they set up Radio frequencys that bother TV or computers. Thanks to all and any that might have knowledge of this subject.
18 years ago