@Skogsgurra, @itsmoked, @jraef, and others.
A question from a friend.
Will this run a 5HP, 3PH lathe from single phase?
Yes, but it may have more features than you need.
Let me ask some experts.
Do you have any suggestions for a more economical drive that will be dependable?
Any options other than a VFD?
For hobby use can he use a smaller drive and current limit to about 2.5HP or 3 HP?