Avoid pump or compressor duty motors,they are built to the razor thin edge of perforamce-vs-cost. Most times they will have little or no protection against dust and in the case of pump motors oddball shaft configs.
Farm duty and general purpose motors are decent for the average home shop.Me I generally look for TEFC(Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled) motors with at least a 1.15 service factor.
Last edited by wierdscience; 09-22-2008 at 10:58 PM.
I just need one more tool,just one!