The USA equipment runs on 110v/60 hertz, in AUS, Asia and parts of Europe ,they run on 230-240v/50 hertz..a 60 Hz machine regardless of voltage will not run happily or for very long on a supply of 50 Hz.Keen Ken said:Just be careful guys, It is unsafe to operate a bench grinder with water where the motor is not seperate from the grinding wheels.
This is because of the possibility of water entering the motor and causing electric shock.
The USA machines directly attached to the motor run on a much lower 110 volts.
I think it is Illegal to sell such a machine in Australia.
I run all my lapidary equipment via a belt drive, seperate from the saw, grinding or sanding unit.