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This may seem a little silly, but I'm genuinely curious.

I make a large smoothie for my wife and I every morning. After burning up 3 blenders from a local kitchen wares store, I bought a $500 Vita-Mix blender to handle the job. It hasn't died yet, and has a 7-year warranty, so I am reasonably happy with it.

However, the motor's overheat protection kicks in each morning, and stops the motor. Most times, I am happy with the consistency of the blend, so I simply stop there anyways, but sometimes, there are still chunks, and I have to wait 1 minute before I can start the motor again to finish blending.

Anyone ever hear of someone rigging up a router table to do blending?

The Vita-Mix motor is 11 amps. I have a 11.5 amp Hitachi M12VC, though I think I would buy a 15amp Porter cable off craigslist for this. The bottom of the container has a star-pattern female coupling that fits into the base that spins the blade. I could theoretically make a "bit" that fits into my router, that could spin the blade.

My biggest concern would be that the blade/container may not be designed for the speed that a 15amp router can provide. I could keep the RPM low with a variable control. What I'm really after is not speed anyways, it is power, and the ability to work through a container full of breakfast ingredients without too much of a sweat.

What say you wise ones?
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Eesh, how would you chuck up a blender blade to a router? You should make yourself a bicycle powered blender (do a search for it, they exist!) Don't burn out your motor though.
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I would have to advise against it.

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Hi

They do make a blender that has a 15 amp.router motor in it but I don't recall the name off the top of my head, but it will blend up cell phones, so to say no need to reinvent the wheel it's been done..

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This may seem a little silly, but I'm genuinely curious.

I make a large smoothie for my wife and I every morning. After burning up 3 blenders from a local kitchen wares store, I bought a $500 Vita-Mix blender to handle the job. It hasn't died yet, and has a 7-year warranty, so I am reasonably happy with it.

However, the motor's overheat protection kicks in each morning, and stops the motor. Most times, I am happy with the consistency of the blend, so I simply stop there anyways, but sometimes, there are still chunks, and I have to wait 1 minute before I can start the motor again to finish blending.

Anyone ever hear of someone rigging up a router table to do blending?

The Vita-Mix motor is 11 amps. I have a 11.5 amp Hitachi M12VC, though I think I would buy a 15amp Porter cable off craigslist for this. The bottom of the container has a star-pattern female coupling that fits into the base that spins the blade. I could theoretically make a "bit" that fits into my router, that could spin the blade.

My biggest concern would be that the blade/container may not be designed for the speed that a 15amp router can provide. I could keep the RPM low with a variable control. What I'm really after is not speed anyways, it is power, and the ability to work through a container full of breakfast ingredients without too much of a sweat.

What say you wise ones?



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Surely an industrial induction motor would be the way to. I believe GE make them up to 2500 HP..........
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Hi

Now this is a blender

YouTube - ‪Uropa - Dynamic Heavy-Duty Stick Blender/Ricer (CF250/CF251/CF252/CF253/CF254)‬‏

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Surely an industrial induction motor would be the way to. I believe GE make them up to 2500 HP..........



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Wonder how that would work as a trolling motor

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Hi John

Great for jumping carp, one tool for both jobs...in the can in one jump

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I think the one below is the one used to blend up the cell phones...
http://www.discountjuicers.com/champblender.html

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Wonder how that would work as a trolling motor



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Didn't Binford Tools make a blender with a 10hp Briggs & Stratton engine?

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