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#1 posted 07-12-2012 08:09 PM

The highr horsepower rating won’t necessarily change the speed. A motor is designed to turn at a rated speed at the rated voltage and avaible amperage. The horsepower rating is a measurement of strength. One horsepower is the amount of force exerted by an standard horse (what ever breed/size that is?). If you can make a cut without the motor bogging down, you are ok. If the Motor boggs down during a cut, you need a stronger (higher horsepower) motor.

-- Doug, Bakersfield, CA - I measured twice, cut it twice, and it is still too short!

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