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Posted on Motor differences between Circular saws(120v/2.3hp) vs Table saw (120/1.5hp)?

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#1 posted 11-04-2011 03:07 PM

I don’t know about the horsepower thing but I do find that using a fence on a table saw can slow things down if the wood isn’t straight. I make sure my jointer has given me a straight edge to put into the table saw. If there is a slight bow the blade might not bind but it groans a little. You usually don’t have a fence with a circular saw and even if you did the saw is short enough for it not to be noticable.

Also, The mechanical advantage. I have an older delta/rockwell 10” contractors table saw. Sometimes if I have a lot of hard wood that isn’t too thick I’ll put in a 7 1/4” blade made for a circular saw. The smaller blade is like changing the pulley size on the saw. More torque. but it still appears to spin as fast because of the reduced size… I think.

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