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Posted on Help me to know what motor I have here and if it is a good one.

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#1 posted 12-15-2015 03:25 AM

The original motor for a 34-444 table saw is a 1.5 hp motor when connected for 120 volts, but when you connect this motor for 240 volts it is a 2 hp motor. Delta had the motor specially made this way so it could be used on a 15 amp 120 volt circuit on a job in the field, but could produce the full 2 horsepower when in the shop and connected to a 240 volt circuit. Most motors are designed to produce the same horsepower at either voltage, but not this one.

The Baldor motor in the picture is rated for 1725 rpm and is a 1.5 hp motor. The original motor for the saw is rated for 3450 rpm and when connected to 240 volt power it will produce 2 hp.
You will not be able to use this motor on your saw because it doesn’t turn fast enough. You will be much better off using the original motor wired for and connected to 240 volts, unless there is something wrong with it. If that is the case, get the original motor repaired.


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