I have an old Craftsman saw that does OK for me except when I start ripping 8/4 hardwoods like Walnut, Hard Maple or Jatoba. I’m thinking I could just up-size the motor. This wouldn’t be a big job at all (assuming I can find a motor at a decent price).
My question; is there anything to look out for that I’m not thinking about? (OK, I know to get the same speed motor and to get a single phase 110/220v motor.) Will the increased horsepower cause any problems with other parts of the saw?
Thanks in advance for any valuable input you could provide.
-- Kevin May "Making wood useful and fun!" www.kevinmaywoodworks.com