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Model 7

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:02 am
by dannyshamoon
Dumb question, is there anything i would use a new digital motor for other than lathe work for slower speeds and reverse operation?

Re: Model 7

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:35 am
by rjent
No dumb questions LOL

10000 RPM for routing/shaping
menu driven speed (con in my opinion)
Powerful and high torque across the RPM band.

Pay for support

To name a few :)

Re: Model 7

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:10 am
by garys
rjent pretty much covered it. The higher and lower speeds would be very useful as well as more power. I personally don't think I would ever use the reverse feature, but if I had it, I might some day.

Re: Model 7

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:40 am
by chapmanruss
I do use the reverse on mine with the Strip Sander for sharpening lathe chisels.

Re: Model 7

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:19 pm
by Spooner
I don't know a lot but I read it ramps up to speed drawing lower amps and thus not popping your breaker. I also read that it sense if it needs more power to maintain speed thus giving you a more consistent cut. It won't bog down. Less burning.

Re: Model 7

Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:09 am
by dannyshamoon
Thanks guys. I have a hand router that does 10k rpm. Instead of spending $1,600 for the upgrade I thought I would buy a digital motor lathe for $600. It reverses, has speeds from 400 to 3,900. I figured it would work fine for my pen and bottle stoppers and I can an extension bed for doing longer turns.