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#1 posted 04-12-2016 02:45 AM

14 gauge wire is only rated at 15 amps and if the cord is very long it will have trouble supporting that. A 4.5 hp 22 volt motor is going to need more than 20 amps. So I would run a new cord from the sub panel to the band saw. The gauge of the wire should be determined by the full load amps of the band saw and the length of the cable.. That information should be on the motor data plate.

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