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Forum topic by Chris posted 02-14-2010 12:43 AM 1680 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-14-2010 12:43 AM

I am looking for help with changing my band saw to 220v. I just bought a used WBS-14 factory wired for 110v. I am aware that the manual for the JWBS-14CS on Jet’s site is an equivalent. The manual is fine for mechanical issues with the saw, but the motor does not match up with the modern motors Jet uses. I have six leads instead of four. The motor has no markings or a schematic sticker. Hear is how it is wired now. The leads are numbered and have a color.

Hot/Blk is spliced to 1/brn, 3/blu, 5/red
Nutral/wht is spliced to 2/yel, 4/blk, 8/red

I think the third pair is a starter winding with the capacitor in series but I can’t say for sure.
If anyone has a similar motor setup up I would appreciate any information you have.
Thanks.


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#1 posted 02-14-2010 03:21 AM

Jet Tech Support cpuld probably give you the info you need. Are you certain that your motor can be rewired for 220v?

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#2 posted 02-14-2010 03:46 AM

Does the name plate say 120/240 or 115/230? Is the motor reversible?

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#3 posted 02-14-2010 03:50 AM

and is the single speed? The motor rpm should be 1725 or 3450 if single speed, not 1725/3450 that would be 2 speed.

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#4 posted 02-14-2010 03:53 PM

The motor has no markings. I assume it is singe speed and do not know if it is reversible. The cord has a factory tag that says pre-wired for 110 so I can only assume it can be 220v. Also the switch is double pole which is used in 220 applications.

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#5 posted 02-14-2010 03:58 PM

Also I did email Jet. Maybe they will respond with the schematic.

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#6 posted 02-14-2010 04:12 PM

There should be a schematic inside the peckerhead(where the wires enter the motor)

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#7 posted 02-14-2010 04:27 PM

No it’s blank. Nothing inside the cover and nothing under the capacitor cover. No model number or UL number anywhere. The whole thing is just flat black. Very frustrating.

I lied. There is a small sticker under the mounting plate. “XY 120/240V 60Hz”
At least I know for sure is can be 220.

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#8 posted 02-18-2010 04:01 PM

This is resolved. I have not heard from Jet so I just opened the motor and traced the leads out. It is running fine at 220v now.

FYI if someone else needs this. This may not apply to your motor, but this is how mine is wired. 220v CCW rotation. Black and White position does not matter. Switch 5 & 8 to change rotation direction.

BLK – 5 & 1
WHT – 4
2 & 3 & 8 tied together.

I guess we can’t post attachments? I made a pdf of the wiring.

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