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Posted on 12 inch table saw 220 volt now needs to be 120 volt help!!!

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#1 posted 11-13-2012 11:21 AM

Dito, how big is the motor?
How many amps does it draw?
It might be too much to run on 110Volts especially if your circuit is only 15 amps.
Is the motor made to run on 110Volts? If yes you should have a schematic on the the connection box on how to wire it. It probably also can be wire to run in one direction or the other direction.
Running this motor on 110 volts might also cause you to loose some power as the wire in the wall might be “too small ” to carry the full necessary current.
In the worse case scenario, the wires being to small a gauge would get very hot and cause a fire to start.( imagine an electric heater in your walls) Then you also have to check your circuit breaker for the correct amp

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