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Forum topic by jsepe123 posted 11-29-2009 04:20 PM 3889 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-29-2009 04:20 PM

I recently purchased a Craftsman 10” Contractor Table Saw and wanted to convert it to 220V. The diagram in the manual lists the way by using L1, L2, L3 and L4, however in the motor the terminals are not labeled. There is a red, white, blue and black wire going into the motor. Originally the red and white were jumpered together and the blue and black were jumpered together. Anyone know what the 220V configuration is? I tried jumpering the white and blue, but the saw still doesnt have quite enough power to cut a 2×4…


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#1 posted 11-29-2009 04:41 PM

There should also be a diagram inside the wire junction box that might have color labels.

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#2 posted 11-29-2009 06:28 PM

When I switched my saw over there was a diagram in the junction box.

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#3 posted 11-30-2009 01:51 AM

Found it…thanks a lot! Saw works great now. Works even better after I tightened the drive belt!!!

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#4 posted 11-30-2009 03:06 AM

Hey jsepe,
What are the benefits of the conversion?

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#5 posted 11-30-2009 04:59 AM

I wanted to be able to move my saw around my garage and would have to use a lengthy extension cord. In order to not under power the saw I switched it to 220V. It uses half the amperage in 220V and seems to have more power.

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#6 posted 12-01-2009 12:38 AM

Roger that. Thanks!

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#7 posted 12-01-2009 12:52 AM

Another reason for a convertion to 220v is that it limits you friends and neighors from borrowing you tools.
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