|Forum topic by 13o13||posted 03-23-2016 04:16 PM||508 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
03-23-2016 04:16 PM
New guy here… moving from lurking/learning to my first post!
I am very new to woodworking, and have recently acquired a 10” Rockwell 28-113 BS for a very low price. In addition to the 3/8 blade, it also came with a brand new Olson 1/2” blade. It’s powered by a 1/3 HP motor. I’ve had a lot of fun learning on it, and of course am now wishing for a much larger BS.
A couple of weekends ago, at an estate sale, I picked up a few decent size osage orange logs. They are quite old/seasoned. Everything that I’ve read about resawing recommends having, in addition to a bigger BS, which, sadly, is not an option for me right now, at least a 1 HP motor to handle bigger/more dense wood.
I have a line on a 1 HP, 10amp/90 volt DC motor, for a reasonable price. I have read on various forums that DC motors and an electronic speed controller are great for converting a wood BS to a metal BS. I have zero interest in using my BS to cut metal, therefore reducing the speed is not an issue for me.
My question is simple… hopefully the answer is, too. Will I be able to simply swap the 1/3 HP AC motor with the 1 HP DC motor, or are there additional steps or equipment I would need to take care of, as well?
Any help/insight you all can provide is greatly appreciated!