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#1 posted 01-10-2013 08:32 PM

Do not switch out the breaker for 30amp unless calculations are done to verify the motor load and if the wiring on the load side of the breaker is sufficient. Are their any other loads fed from the breaker (lights, other appliances, etc)? I assume that the panel is located near the saw so voltage drop shouldn’t be an issue. I would suspect that the starter might be bad or the breaker in the panel is not correct for the load. The breaker trip analysis may be needed or a motor switch installed in the panel with a local fused disconnect switch at the equipment. Motor switch is a breaker that doesn’t trip, acts like a switch only, thus requiring a fused disconnect at the equipment with a dedicated receptacle to only be used by the saw. I would suggest maybe a licensed electrician is needed for this, someone with a meter and knowledge in sizing electrical motor circuits. Electricity is something that shouldn’t be played around with using trial and error.

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