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I forgot to mention that I run with a static converter without any problems BUT you need a converter that has switchable capacitors to get the correct setup to match the motor. The only thing a static converter cannot do is to start the motor under heavy load such as a heavy lump in the chuck and at the top end of the gear ranges. You need a rotary converter for those and they cost more than the lathe…!

I use the same converter for my other machines ranging up from a 0.1hp coolant pump to by speedhone up to the lathe.