Hi folks, I'm very new to your impressive forums but just know I've come to the right place for all the pesky questions I need answers to. For starters - Does the shape\form of a stator slot in a mono-phase, squirrel cage, A\C motor really make a difference? I believe some shapes offer better magnetic field efficiency, whilst other forms offer better torque, etc. However, despite my continuing investigation I'm still somewhat confused as I can find little data that touches exactly on the shape or form of stator slots as most of the data generalizes rather than specifying. And no, this isn't a homework question. I'm trying to make my own stator plates for an experimental 120v motor and need the advice. I really hope someone can help and maybe even supply a link or two to further information. Thanks in advance for any help offered.