It’s been a while since I started my Shredder project but didn’t have the time to actually finish it, but I can now say that my shredder is 99% complete (I say 99% because I have not attached the power cable yet, but I already have it)
Here are a few tips:
*Don’t use a motor that is less than 2hp. I purchased a 1/2HP motor and it does shred plastic, but the threaded part of the bottles makes the motor halt. A 2HP or more motor should not have this problem, and if possible, get a triphase one.
*I did not want to buy a perforated sheet of metal because I only needed a small square piece and the hardware store would not sell the amount I needed, so I grabbed a perforated metal sheet I found in an old speaker and it worked just fine (see pictures below)
*On my Shredder’s frame I soldered 4 small pieces of square tube that I can use to put a piece of wood, that will serve as a base for a trash can that will collect all the shredder plastic
*Get a DPDT rocker switch, that will allow you to reverse your shredder motor if the shredder gets jammed
Here are a few pictures:
I have a motor with similar specifications to the one you used in your build however on the gear reducer tag it says max output hp is .75 and the torque is around 560 lbs/in with an rpm of 68. I am curious if this sets my motor apart from yours? Unfortunately I have already purchased it and am hoping I didn’t waste money on something that won’t work. Any input you can offer is appreciated!
work the shredder with 1450rpm?
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