Would this work for the shredder?
I have an old Craftsman Electric Edger. I am wondering if this would work in building the shredder. I will list the information from the edger below. I believe it is too fast as it is but it is what I have available to me at this time.
Cycle 60 AC
Develops Over 1.0 HP
I have very little experience in this department but eager to get started with the cause!
What is the rated rpm that it is developing over 1hp?
My guess is that would be a 3600 RPM motor. For the shredders here most use a gear reduction in the 30-60 RPM range. I don’t think you’d have good results trying to use that, for this application you really need low speed/high torque, not high speed/low torque in the case of a motor like you described.
I am having troubles finding what a suitable motor might come in? I am trying to keep cost low and find something that might a suitable motor in it to pull from. In St. Louis, MO I cannot just walk through a junk yard and most of the are auto specific.
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