dusty wrote:I sure wish I could put my hands on the machine(s) that you had and didn't like.
If I didn't know a little bit about electronics, I might buy into your theory of "the motor not being able to run in reverse". The fact that the only difference is the polarity of a magnetic field that makes it run one way or the other makes your theory hard to buy.
But, who knows. I haven't gotten this "hunk of junk" to run yet.
Count on it, Charlese - I will. If when I do get it running, it just hums at me - I will find out why.
I sure wish I could put my hands on the motor(s) that you had.
Dusty - Believe me - you wouldn't be happy with them for long. Unless you enjoy electronics more than woodworking.
I had TWO machines, TWO MOTORS! Kept each one until they wouldn't work any more. I Got a replacement for the first CS, and the BRAND NEW replacement worked the same (as badly) as the first one.
There was NO REPORT from Shopsmith to indicate the problem. They had me check out my electric power, in my newly constructed house and garage. They thought the voltage may be low. It turned out to be 114 VAC at 60 CPS.
Actually, I was able to use it and turned out several projects, but got very tired of "cranking" it to get it to run the SPTs. Both CSs shouldn't have worked that way! Enough was Enough for me!:(
BTW - My military MOS was 1384 Weather Equipment Maintenance. This included radio direction finders, their radio recieving and recording equip, drive motors and selson tracking motors. I was assigned as an enlisted instructor in this maintenance. (also helped out the boys over in the radar section) Even though I understand a little about motors, I could not see spending my time to try to fix something (two machines) that should work when new.
Octogenarian's have an earned right to be a curmudgeon.
Chuck in Lancaster, CA