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Post meetup, AC motors versus DC motors on a lathe


ersatz engineer
Some of us were talking about using DC motors with a speed controller on a small lathe versus AC motors with VFD. Quinn Dunki, a youtube machinist (and Canadian, too - username Blondihacks) did a very good video on 'Import Lathe Buying Guide' that includes a great discussion on AC versus DC motors.



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Very good video, I've came to the many of the same conclusions/opinions now that I've owned a very similar lathe for several years. Seeing this video earlier on in the game would have been good for me. I did however learn more about AC and DC motors! Thanks for the link.