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Leeson Reversible Electric Motor - 1/3 HP, 1725 RPM

  1. Jan 21, 2012 #1
    hi .i am new here
    i like to know if this motor cant reversed using a switch from turning right to left .
    i am a knifes maker [was] and my motor have to turn clock wise and counter clock .
    thank you .
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  3. Jan 21, 2012 #2
    More info please. Single phase? Capacitor start or split-phase? Do you have it in your posession or are you considering purchase? Do you have a diagram?
  4. Jan 21, 2012 #3
    115/208-230 volts 6.4/3.2 amps 60hz
    TEFC - Totally Enclosed Fan cooled - Electrically Reversible
    Manual Overload Protection - Service Factor 1.15
    NEMA 56 Frame - Flat Rigid base mount - 5/8" Diameter shaft x 1 7/8"
    Class F Insulated - Ball Bearings w/low temp grease
  5. Jan 21, 2012 #4
    Electric all purpose motor has 1/3 HP, 1725 RPM and rigid base. Also has capacitor start, 5/8in. shaft size and NEMA frame #56 for long lasting durability. 115/208-230 Volts. U.S.A.
  6. Jan 21, 2012 #5
    thank you .
    i was a knifes maker from 1993 to 2007
    all i know is i did buy the same motor but a 1/2 .
    the place that i got the motor did set up all wiring for me to connect it to my switch .
    but because of my age and i had to move from my place i had to sell all my knifes making tools .
    but i still have a few of my knifes to do the handle on them .
    i need to reverse when i put the cutting on them .
    i use a 6 inch stick on sand papper .
    i use 6 because i have to up to 1200 gritt .you only get 1200 with the 6 inch sand papper .body shop supply
  7. Jan 21, 2012 #6
    the motor i had the switch was a on-off-on .
    now i do have some here .
    no i did not buy the motor yet .
    150.00 from amazon.com .192.00 at my door .not bad at all .
    this is the best set up to but back a hedge on your knife if you know how to use wheel [6 ]800 grits]but after doing at least 1000 knifes you know how to use it .
    i live in ontario canada .
  8. Jan 21, 2012 #7
    My bold and italicized. I guess I don't understand what the question is. It says it is reversible, so are you simply wondering how to install a switch or convenient method of reversing?
  9. Jan 21, 2012 #8
    thank you .
    yes i am looking at a good wiring diagram .i did find a fews of them on google .
    like i said i do have a few brand new switch .on-off-on .
    if i cant not do it i guess i will have get the motor to a electric motor shop or get a good electrician .
    right now i was working on my new grainder .
    now i have 2= 6 solid wheel .one on the right and one on the left .the wheel are made of aluminum then i use 6 stick on sand paper .this is really fast at changing the sand paper .
    if you have a good wiring diagram for me i take a look at it and see if i understand it .
    sorry .my spelling is bad .
  10. Jan 21, 2012 #9
    is this the way to fix the wires on the switch

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  11. Jan 21, 2012 #10
    this is what i like to do .but 6 inch and reversable

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  12. Jan 21, 2012 #11
    You need to look at the wiring diagram for the motor and isolate the differences between CW and CCW. From there it should be reasonably easy to come up with switch wiring. IF the motor wiring is how I think it is then the back side of the switch you show in your attachment is probably right IF the terminals on the switch are how I think they are. It is not a matter of simply reversing the power leads. It involves changing the start winding leads relative to the run winding leads.
  13. Jan 22, 2012 #12

    jim hardy

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    Amazon gave its number as Leeson 102931, if i found the same one

    here's link for the Leeson connection diagram for that motor,
    looks pretty standard

    and its datasheet


    does that look like right motor?

    reversing wires T5 and T8 will reverse the motor,
    but it is not clear to me from that drawing exactly what terminals you will need. Maybe ring lugs, maybe push-on blades....

    is this any help?

    lastly - might a washing machine motor do as well? One can get them free at most trashpiles.
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2012
  14. Jan 22, 2012 #13
    thank .but i cant not open any of the 2 link you gave me .
  15. Jan 22, 2012 #14
    has for a washing machine motor .
    no .i need a motor with a fan at back because i am grainding steel .stainless steel .etc.etc .no wood what so ever .
    only steel
  16. Jan 22, 2012 #15

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    they both open for me this morning

    i got to them by going to
    and entering that motor number in their quick search by number bar.
  17. Jan 22, 2012 #16
    thank .that one did open .
    here is a few knifes pictures that i have left here .
    all my blades knifes are mirror polishe .and i do all my knifes cases .
    a knife cust me about 55.00 material and i sell them 125.00 .
    so there is not much money here .it take 5 hrs from the start to finish .complite ready to go

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