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Posted on Yes, one more person seeking help on selecting a table saw...

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#1 posted 07-24-2012 05:41 PM

Hey Ralph, couple of things. If the line to the garage is 12ga you might be able to increase it to a 20A circuit, if it’s 14ga you’re stuck with 15A. And just an FYI, when I first got my 3HP Unisaw I was curious how much current it drew so I measured it. No load it was in the 3A range, cutting some hardwood like oak it jumped all the way up into the 4, 5A range. :-) I have no idea what I’d have to be cutting for it to draw the 13A the nameplate states. So you might have some leeway.

You might want to consider used too, might get more bang for your buck. I’ve gotten some good old iron that way, made better and sometimes something I might not have bought new because of the price like my 12” Delta RAS. But I like to restore stuff too.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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