need a motor for a 11 inch band saw

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Forum topic by Eric posted 05-28-2010 05:52 AM 917 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-28-2010 05:52 AM

I recently bought a band saw for a pretty good price. however there was one catch…no motor. im sure some of you know how to rig one up and was wondering if you can lend me some advice. i was wondering how much horsepower i would need cause i plan on resawing some wood. i currently have only a 115 volt that i could plug it into so hopefully i can get atleast 1hp or more. ill keep my fingers crossed though. if anyone has a favorite brand that they like please let me know.

im not really familiar with wiring a whole lot, but i have done some in the past. obviously i havent killed myself yet, but if anyone can give some advice about wiring that would be helpful to. thank you all, i look foward to your comments

-- Eric

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#1 posted 05-28-2010 06:03 AM

1 hp should run on a 120 volt 20 amp circuit without any problem.

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#2 posted 05-28-2010 06:09 AM

I think Bobs right.

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#3 posted 05-28-2010 07:23 AM

What size band saw is it? What size material do you plan on re-sawing? If you are sawing 12 inch stuff, you will need at least 1 1/2 hp. Rand

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