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.