I have an old Dayton 1/3 HP 1725 RPM capacitor start 120V motor that I am trying to put into use as a bench grinder/buffer.
I would like to be able to control the speed of the motor through use of a rheostat without significant loss of power.
I had thought about using a ceiling fan speed control, but I don't think those motors are usually capacitor start
Can any of you motor experts out there tell me if this is possible; and if so, what kind of rheostat (or other device) I should use?
BTW, thanks to those who helped me with the starting problem on this motor. It was a loose capacitor connection.