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Forum topic by MikeOB posted 1656 days ago 1157 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MikeOB

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1656 days ago

Got a sweet deal on craigslist for a 36-978 for $200. Best $200 I ever spent….great shape, little use…long story short I need to rewire it for 240 volt. The manual doesn’t say much. I have the correct plug and the electric taken care of in the garage. Has anyone done this? is there any better pictures or description of how to rewire the motor?

any help would be great thanks

-- Mike, Portage, WI


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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 1656 days ago

Look inside the connection plate on teh motor, there should be a diagram there.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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GaryK

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#2 posted 1656 days ago

I agree with TopamaxSurvivor.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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MikeOB

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#3 posted 1656 days ago

thanks…feel kinda stupid I never thought about that

-- Mike, Portage, WI

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knotscott

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#4 posted 1656 days ago

It’s a pretty simple rewire too Mike. You’ll be done in 5 minutes.

Congrats on the saw deal….get it setup well, and find a good deal on a nice blade.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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PurpLev

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#5 posted 1656 days ago

congrats on the find… looks like a good saw for a great price!

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MikeOB

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#6 posted 1656 days ago

got the Ridgid multi-purpose blade that was highly recommended…can’t remember the # off hand

There is nothing like a divorce to help find used tools! That is how I got mine.

-- Mike, Portage, WI

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knotscott

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#7 posted 1656 days ago

got the Ridgid multi-purpose blade that was highly recommended…can’t remember the # off hand

That should narrow it to the Ridgid Titanium R1050C (made by Freud)...? (LOL…can’t imagine one of their stock blades being ”highly recommended”!)

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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MikeOB

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#8 posted 1656 days ago

I should refrase..my friend highly recommended it. I have used it and I love it so far.

-- Mike, Portage, WI

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MikeOB

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#9 posted 1656 days ago

knotscott – that is it

-- Mike, Portage, WI

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MikeOB

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#10 posted 1656 days ago

Here is a review on it.

http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/955

-- Mike, Portage, WI

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