Hey guys. Need some help with a project.
I have a Grizzly 9x49 milling machine I bought new 12 or 13 years ago. The only problem, for me, is it is a 220 volt 2 hp single phase belt drive. Every time I change speed I have to move the belts around. I can no longer raise my arms or extend my arms because of shoulder damage. What I want to do is change out the single phase motor for a 3 phase motor with VFD. I read a quick post on another site of a guy doing exactly this but he doesn't return messages.
Has anybody done this?
What would help is information on where to get a motor , VFD, and any other parts. I have been all over the internet looking for things. The VFD doesn't seem to be a problem. But the only motors are old well used take offs. I also don't want to spend $1000 for just a motor.
Grizzly discontinued this model several years ago.
Any ideas would be welcome.