Motor expert for C&P

Hello, all,

The gentleman who was going to hook up the motor that came with my 7x11 C&P is unfortunately very ill and won’t be able to do it. So, I’m looking for someone else in the Mpls.-St. Paul area to do it.

No use suggesting I read old posts and do it myself. I am so un-handy, I almost need assistance to change a lightbulb. The idea of me installing a motor would be laughable if it weren’t so potentially gory.

If no one specific comes to mind…what sort of person could I call who would have skills that could be adapted to installing an old press motor? Electrician? Magician?

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It’s a very easy job for a licensed electrician. Shouldn’t take much time at all.


Thank you, Brad…I wonder if an electrician also would be able to figure out how to set up the belt?

(I’ve ordered both my kids to marry people who are handy. Our gene pool is in dire need.)

Yes. An electrician should be able to belt the motor to the press. Tell the electrician that the flywheel should turn away from the operator.

Is this a variable speed motor with a controller?


I am not sure, actually. The original guy has the motor—was going to work on it in his shop, and then became ill.

Thanks again for the info!