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Posted on New Jet 708100 -- Lights Dim When I Turn It On

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#1 posted 11-15-2007 02:04 AM

Check the spec plate on the saw itself. It will give you the electrical data you will need. As others have said, there will be a higher voltage at startup. Dimming the lights is a sure sign that your circuit is overloaded. Machines and lights and whatever else is on that circuit don’t mix well. You would be well advised to find a way to get a separate circuit for just the saw, nothing else. If other machines are on the same circuit, don’t get them running at the same time. Continuous voltage drops like this will cause your motor to fail. After 18 years in the electrical trade, I can assure you that you don’t want to push it. Better to be safer and get machines on different circuits than lighting.

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