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by chucketn
Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:14 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Left hand thread cutting?
Replies: 19
Views: 12027

Re: Left hand thread cutting?

A 3-in-one machine can't reverse the lead screw separately from reversing the chuck rotation?

Chuck
by chucketn
Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice on Making Fan/Pulley for Treadmill Motor
Replies: 43
Views: 2808

Re: Advice on Making Fan/Pulley for Treadmill Motor

I had a 12vdc auto accessory fan that I bought years ago to use in an old pickup that didn't have a working fan. I pulled the plastic fan blade off that and made an adaptor to fit the armature shaft. The treadmill motor that I used on my mill has about 1/2" of the armature shaft sticking out of the ...
by chucketn
Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help me Comprehend my MC-60 Controller
Replies: 50
Views: 5637

Re: Help me Comprehend my MC-60 Controller

I got the flywheels off like Dickybird described. Some of the treadmill motors Ive collected have shafts that stick out of the bell on the other end from the flywheel end. I have used vice grips on those types, with a piece of soda can to protect the armature and followed Dickybirds method to apply ...
by chucketn
Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help me Comprehend my MC-60 Controller
Replies: 50
Views: 5637

Re: Help me Comprehend my MC-60 Controller

Steve, The pulley is threaded onto the motor shaft. It is LEFT hand thread. Be careful trying to get it off. I had a buddy that wanted the flywheel to make a large pulley and he twisted the armature in half before I could stop him trying to unscrew it. I have gotten all the flywheels off my treadmil...
by chucketn
Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help me Comprehend my MC-60 Controller
Replies: 50
Views: 5637

Re: Help me Comprehend my MC-60 Controller

I used my 4x6 bandsaw to remove the hub part of a flywheel like you are talking about. It has the LEFT hand threads to screw onto the motor. I turned a v grove in that part and put it back. My X2 came with a belt drive. I did have to make taller spacers to get the motor to line up with the spindle p...
by chucketn
Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help me Comprehend my MC-60 Controller
Replies: 50
Views: 5637

Re: Help me Comprehend my MC-60 Controller

Found my pics on photobucket. Pic shows AC, Motor, and pot connections.

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss15 ... /mill1.jpg

Chuck
by chucketn
Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help me Comprehend my MC-60 Controller
Replies: 50
Views: 5637

Re: Help me Comprehend my MC-60 Controller

I found one picture of my MC-60 setup. The motor leads are at the top, pot leads at the bottom. I will get a better picture in a bit.

Chuck

Edit: I guess the pic was too big, won't appear. I'll get some better ones and post them somewhere.
by chucketn
Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help me Comprehend my MC-60 Controller
Replies: 50
Views: 5637

Re: Help me Comprehend my MC-60 Controller

Steve, yes you want a linear 5K pot. You only need the board marked MC-60 The incline power supply is not needed. I will take a picture of my setup for you. I had taken some, but darned if I can find them... There are 2 spade connections on the board for AC input, 2 for the motor out, and 3 for the ...
by chucketn
Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Color Code for Treadmill Motor Wires?
Replies: 15
Views: 1314

Re: Color Code for Treadmill Motor Wires?

Steve, you won't be sorry.

Chuck
by chucketn
Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Color Code for Treadmill Motor Wires?
Replies: 15
Views: 1314

Re: Color Code for Treadmill Motor Wires?

Dennis is correct. The blue wires are to a overtemp switch.
What type of controller did you get? I'm partial to the MC-60 series treadmill controllers. I have 3. One powers my X2 mill with a 2.5 hp motor, one is on my sand muller, and one is waiting on installation in my 7x lathe.

Chuck
by chucketn
Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Get me up to Speed on DC Motors
Replies: 50
Views: 3889

Re: Get me up to Speed on DC Motors

The MC-60 and motor combo on the mill came from the same treadmill. Give me a minute or two and I'll go to the shop and check the motor info plate. I think it's more than 90 volts, and 2.5 HP, brushed. I did play with the controller and several different PM treadmill motors, and they all work fine w...
by chucketn
Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Get me up to Speed on DC Motors
Replies: 50
Views: 3889

Re: Get me up to Speed on DC Motors

The best treadmill controller I have found is the MC-60, used on many brands. I lucked out and got 2 treadmills off the local Freecycle that had these controllers and nice 2.5HP motors. I have one powering my X2 mill, and one on my homemade sand muller. I needed another, but the Freecycle source has...