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Author Topic: DIY Cresting Machine Motor Question for Electrically inclined  (Read 330 times)

Online NinjaVanish

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I bought a cheap sewing machine motor off of Amazon and in theory it works, but it spins way too fast and uncontrollably. Is there a way I could hook up a dimmer switch to it to slow it down? Any advice is appreciated. Attached a pic for reference of what I’ve got.

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Re: DIY Cresting Machine Motor Question for Electrically inclined
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2022, 05:54:23 PM »
That foot pedal should control the speed.
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Re: DIY Cresting Machine Motor Question for Electrically inclined
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2022, 06:10:46 PM »
It does but not well. Really tough to throttle it down and keep consistent.

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Re: DIY Cresting Machine Motor Question for Electrically inclined
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2022, 07:02:40 PM »
...if that is an ac/dc universal type motor (it will have brush caps if it is), I would suggest a "router speed controller"...
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Re: DIY Cresting Machine Motor Question for Electrically inclined
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2022, 08:14:29 PM »
Thanks for the rec. I’m gonna give that a try.

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Re: DIY Cresting Machine Motor Question for Electrically inclined
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2022, 12:00:44 AM »
Wonder if you could rig a bolt coming up through the foot peddle with a wing nut on top to set the speed. 

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Re: DIY Cresting Machine Motor Question for Electrically inclined
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2022, 01:10:16 AM »
Check out Utube there’s several videos showing exactly how to do it. There’s also DIY creating machine builds including the motor setup.

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Re: DIY Cresting Machine Motor Question for Electrically inclined
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2022, 08:49:18 AM »
Wonder if you could rig a bolt coming up through the foot peddle with a wing nut on top to set the speed.

This was the first thing I tried. The pedal just kinda sucks. Didn’t work well. It’s either all or nothing with no in between despite being a “variable speed.”

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Re: DIY Cresting Machine Motor Question for Electrically inclined
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2022, 10:18:37 AM »
I am no genius or electrical wizard, I just bought a small desk fan at Walmart for $11.  Cut the cord to the fan and installed a dimmer switch.  Works like a charm!!  I would suggest doing that same thing and take the foot pedal right out of the equation.

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Re: DIY Cresting Machine Motor Question for Electrically inclined
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2022, 07:44:18 PM »
If your really electrically challenged they make and sell an actual dimmer switch plug, no wiring needed just plug it in the wall plug the lamp, crester or whatever into the plug and the dial will dim it or slow it down.

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