planer/jointer – electric motor problem
I needed to replace the 1/2 hp electric motor on my old Craftsman planer/jointer. The motor is attached to one of the two columns beneath the planer table. Fortunately I had good spare motor as a replacement.
Unfortunately, the motor which is virtually identical to the old one, rotates in a direction opposite the old motor! In other words the planer knives are rotating in a direction opposite that necessary to cut.
I could detach the motor from the column and flip it upside-down, but then the starter switch would be beneath the motor. Is there a way I can reverse the direction of the rotation?
Thanks for any help, Tenderfoot Bob