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Posted on Need opinion on Craftsman 12" bandsaw w/tilting table

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#1 posted 09-26-2014 10:22 PM

6” isn’t the question for the resaw, the problem would be how much power the motor has to be able to do the work.
A lot of the bandsaw and tablesaw mfg’s had a tendency to be overly optimistic about HP.

I’ve seen some of the the 12” saws that were under 1/5th HP. Look at the motor plate. How many watts?
How many amps does it draw?
Volts X amps = watts. Check to see it matches with the name plate.
HP is basically 746 watts, give or take 100 or less for losses.

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