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#1 posted 08-22-2011 12:57 AM


I realize this is an old thread, but how did this work out? I came a cross one for $500 next town over from me, and it might be worth it but it’s wired for 3p/480V. Some questions not answered by the manual (

1) 12’5” to 12’7” blades…do you make your own?
2) what HP and A is your motor rated at 220V?
3) Did you keep it 3 phase or put in a new motor? (what converter / step-up transformer?)
4) How does the saw perform with re-sawing / 1” blade? I’ve read that spring tension mechanisms are touchy/ inadequate for creating the necessary blade tension.
5) Best cut / are you happy?


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