phase rotation

rootboy

Joined Jan 4, 2007
13
I remember a punch press shearing its (rather large) bolts off and flinging them across the room because the rotation wasn't correct. It was rather dramatic...

Like beenthere says, it depends on what you are trying to run backwards.

However it certainly shouldn't hurt the motor itself to be run in a different direction.
 

Papabravo

Joined Feb 24, 2006
12,767
And there was a time when I forgot to engage a magnetic clamp on a surface grinder and flung my project 40 feet through the air and embedded it into a cinder block wall.
 

beenthere

Joined Apr 20, 2004
15,819
Hi,

I won't mention the time I left a vsr drill in reverse and still made the hole through a piece of steel. The bit was a real pretty blue.
 
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