well i am faced with a dellemia. i want to replace the three phase 1 1/2 hp nema 184 motor on my lathe. as i have no three phase power to my house this is also being where my shop is. and i do not care for static converter and a rotary converter is to pricey for me. so i have a fellow that can sell me a 1 1/2 hp singel phase 184t motor for 200.00 or a 3 hp 180vdc motor and driver with a speed control in a nema 180 for the same price. so this is my question which one? this might help as well my lathe is a 1960s 2557 vh logan the one with the expandbal and colapsibal pully for speed change. so tell me all about it.