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brainy19

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I am currently designing a tool that would be used to make the body tube out of fiberglass. The only component I am researching is the motor. I looked into stepper motors but those are typically used with Arduinos and that is more complex than I care to get into. I just want a motor that I can plug in and have a switch. I thought about getting BBQ Rotisserie motors, but is there a cheaper alternative?
 

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You are not going to find a gearmotor much less expensive than a discount store rotisserie part. Those can be had for on the order of $15. About the only other thing you can do is find something at a yard sale you can tear apart to get the motor out of. Be aware that most of those motors are shaded pole and have no particular rotation direction.
 
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Is that what you are trying to do?

[video=youtube;czCtrogZ3sw]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czCtrogZ3sw[/video]

If so, it's a lot more than just a motor.....

http://www.xwinder.com/ is where you can get a lot more info.
 
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