The mains induction motor on my bandsaw exploded, with fire, yesterday -
the magic smoke literally drove me from the room - and so the bandsaw
needs a new motor.
The original motor was marked as follows:
1/3 HP 225W
240v 50 Hz
I have a motor of similar size (from a £25 Aldi bench drill) which is
500W / S2 - 30 mins
230v 50 Hz
Safety class 1
Now I frequently cut rather large things with the saw, which can take
longer than the 30 minutes the S2-30 min rating allows.
It will be derated to whatever the saw uses - the original motor didn't
struggle, so presumably somewhere around 200 W - but will probably be
used for an hour or so at a time.
Is it okay to use this motor in this way? Looking at eBay,the prices of
new S1 motors are quite ferocious, so it would be good if it can be used.
-- Peter Fairbrother
10 years ago