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John Dirks Jr

Crappy drill press

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This drill press was free and I hoard junk so you know the story. 

Its motor is 110v and really weak.  Is it possible to rewire this motor to run 240v and get some more power?

 

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Wind thread on bobbins.

Power an ice cream maker.

Use it as a bearing press. 

Use it as a mouse trap. (If you have to ask, your sensibilities are too fine.) 

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Google the brand and model. Maybe a stronger motor can be installed. How about a lawnmower engine?

Play with the pulleys for a faster drill speed.

Hook it up to a stationary bike so you can pedal it, or maybe peddle it.  😎

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I know a motor repair place nearby that can wire a motor to a wide variety of specs.  Wiring it for 240 shouldn't be an issue, just double the turns on the stator with a thinner wire and upgrade the capacitor to 240 V.  A different value of capacitance will be needed and I'm not sure it'll still fit into the same can.  Look around for a motor repair place.

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A heavier motor on a machine like that will just highlight its other weaknesses: poor bearings, sloppy tolerances, and weak gears and springs. You can't turn a Yugo into an Accura by adding a new engine. 

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