I’m just using the Sincere motor in combination with a counter shaft. It’s not anything that I bought called a “Merlin Combo” – that’s just my ignorant naming convention. 😳
While I do have a rheostat inline, I’m mainly using it as an ON/OFF switch. I got it cheap on eBay (I think about $5.00) and it has a fuse in it as well. The rheostat side doesn’t work with the motor as it just cranks up to full speed anyway. It just takes a few seconds. I figure that’s probably not good on the motor, so I haven’t been using it… Depending on what I’m turning, I just chage the pully combinations to suit (per your earlier recommendations).
Here’s a shot of my “rig”…
Thanks for taking the time to help. I really appreciate it.