Okay, this is probably going to be way below your pay grade, but bear with me because I know nothing about electric motors except that you plug them in, turn the switch, and they work. I've seen some instances where people have taken DC motors from treadmills and used them to power lathes and other equipment via PWM. It just so happens I have a PMDC motor from a treadmill that I'd like to use on my lathe. The motor has 4 wires (two are blue and according to the wiring diagram they are for a thermal protection circuit) and the specs from the motor plate are as follows: 2.6HP 21.4 Amps, 1.5 HP continuous duty at 95VDC. I've been told this motor can't be used because the amperage is too high for a controller. Not sure what that means, but it doesn't make sense since it was used with a controller in the treadmill. I have the motor control board from the treadmill but no speed control. I attached everything and plugged it in but nothing happens, as I assumed it would. Can anyone please help and tell me exactly what I need to make this work? Please don't be too technical, just give it to me in layman's terms.