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#1 posted 10-18-2015 03:31 AM

I had a saw just like that and stock it was 3/4 hp. I replaced the motor with a 1 1/2 hp and an upgrade fence and was happy with it for a long time.

Are there any issues with replacing the existing table saw motor with a heavier duty one? I have a Jet table saw with a 1 1/2 HP motor on it currently. I wondered about putting a 2 or 2 1/2 HP motor on it. Would that cause any problems with the saw operating properly?

Sorry to slightly derail the OP s thread, but this question might help him as well.

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I don’t know what the current prices are, but 6 years ago or so, a Jet 1-1/2HP replacement motor was over $300. If you’re replacing a motor on a contractor saw (as opposed to a cabinet saw), a 2- or 2-1/2HP will be even more; that’s an awfully big chunk of change to put into it.

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