I got this Unisaw 34-804 after a 4.5 hour drive across the bridge/tunnel and up the eastern shore of Virginia and Maryland. Having Spent $600.00 for the saw. It also came with a biesemeyer T-square rip fence and a overarm blade guard. It unfortunately had a 3 phase Motor. Not having 3 phase in my house I went on the hunt for a single phase motor. So many things I did not know about motors. Searching for info was tedious, so many woodworking sites try to help but when you don’t know what to ask all answers are good. Well assured I had found the info I needed I ordered a motor it was delivered and of course had to be sent back as it was damaged in shipping and would not have worked as the Unisaw needs a different brace. When removing the old motor I saw that it had no ground wire hooked up (green wire wrapped around the other wires in the junction box) so I assumed this saw was not working when taken out of service. Dam I was going to use the money from its sale to help pay for the new motor. I cannot sale something knowing its not right so I find a motor shop near by that will fix it. They tell me that they can start work on the motor in an hour. Well 3 days later they call and say that the motor works fine and I can come get it. It had nothing wrong with it the green wire is not needed for this type of motor. Again the more you think you know. They did not charge me for testing showed me it working on one of their benches and apologized for the time it took can’t beet that and now I can sale it confident that it works.So that motor is good but I still don’t have 3 phase. I here about these VFD that can run a 3 phrase motor from single phases line. They are way too expensive for a 3hp motor. So the line to use to find a motor 3450(rpm for most table saws) TEFC (totally enclosed fan cooled for cabinet saws because the sawdust will fall right on the motor should be used on contractor saws as well but not as important as the motor on them is more out of the way) Single phase ( most of us don’t have 3 phase) 3hp (or the horse power rating your looking for) 56C ( this is the shape of the motor or the way the base bracket is oriented )
So (3450 tefc single 3hp 56C) if you use this as a search line you would get a grope of motors that will be good for a cabinet saw. Now if they are in your price range is up to you. Don’t be surprised if the prices vary widely. I’m talking $49.00 all the way up to $1800.00 and I cant tell what makes them different I was looking for a used motor thinking it would be cheaper but nope, You will find used ones that must use silver wire or something I don’t get it. I don’t have a motor as of today.
-- "Ya but what does he know anyhow?"