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  1. Hi, I'm looking to get some power tools for my shop but I'm trying to keep costs as low as possible. I've been seeing WEN power tools on sites like Amazon and they usually have pretty good reviews. But before I give them a try I thought I'd see if any of you have used them and if they're decent at all. I know they're not the best tools out there but if they can get me by for a while that would be fine. The ones I'm looking at in particular are the 5" bench drill press and the 1x30 belt sander.
  2. That makes sense, I didn't even think about that. Are there some examples of stuff that uses tefc motors between 1.5-3hp that I could find on Craigslist or the like that I could take the motor out of and use? If possible, if I could find a table saw or something cheap and take the motor out of that to save me a bit on buying a new motor.
  3. Hi everyone. This is my first post, but I have been reading the forums for a while now. I want to thank the community for such great information up to this point but now I am in need of help with a specific question. I would like to build myself a 2x72 sander to keep costs low. I found a pretty good set of plans on fabricating the chassis online so I think I'm good there. Which brings me to the motor. I've read here on the forums that I will want between a 1.5-3 HP motor to power the sander. I found an unopened 3hp spa pump motor that a neighbor has for sale very cheap and was wondering if that would work. I would assume it would but before I buy it and build a chassis around it I was hoping I could get some feedback from you guys if it will work at all, work well, ECT. He also has an unused 1.5hp one as well if 3hp is more than a new hobby knifesmith like myself would need. Here is the 3hp one. https://www.spadepot.com/3-HP-Spa-Pump-2-inout-Side-Discharge-48-Frame-240V-P9406C690.aspx?zmam=55673001&zmas=1&zmac=1&zmap=BX4110-S2&gclid=CjwKCAiAnabTBRA6EiwAemvBdzkewmUfWHJPYGwSdioTXVL1_UKYyzDPX_TDWwE6NZB9bWg3_vyUVxoCb4YQAvD_BwE
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