|Forum topic by TelescopeMaker||posted 02-17-2010 09:28 PM||1144 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
02-17-2010 09:28 PM
Can anyone chime in on whether or not you can swap out the 3/4 hp motor for a 1 or 1.5 hp motor to the Ridgid BS1400 (the old tan colored one, not the new orange one)?
If you are familiar with this machine, the motor is mounted behind the saw rather than below the saw. The makes the whole machine stick out into my small 11’ x 19’ beginner’s shed/shop.
Has anyone tried mounting the motor below the saw on a smaller stand instead of behind the saw in order to get the whole machine closer to the wall? (I’ve got limited space in my shed). Was it stable? Did it cause vibration or take it away?
-- Telescope Maker, Woodworker, Brewer, Gizmologist, Gardner, Lawn Mower