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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 06:07 PM

My guess is that the amount of money and effort required to make that conversion, if possible, would be more difficult than running 220v. My 3hp Unisaw pulls 13 amp at 220v. Some 220v motors pull 22 amps or more. Either one of those, if possible, would require special 110v circuits with 10 gauge wire and bigger breakers…neither of which your current building will have.

The exception is if the motor is less horsepower and its switchable between voltages, whereas its been wired for 220v and just needs to be switched to 110v. That’s very likely in your case.

Still, I’d build a splitter or second outlet myself to piggyback off the dryer outlet…and/or run a long extension, just plugging/unplugging as you need them. Regardless, youd likely still need the extension. This can be done DIY, but it can get a little pricey. But it does keep the motor at 220v.

You need to know the motor first. Otherwise, it’s just speculation.

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