I'm running my 3 phase Oliver on a variable frequency drive. My lathe was single phase, but I swapped the motor out and added a 3 phase motor and a vfd to give me easy speed control, forward and reverse and braking. The braking function is handy on the Oliver too. The blade spins down in a few seconds. That would be handy on a big bandsaw as I imagine it takes a while for the wheels/blade to come to a stop.