Hi fellow woodworkers need advice on used Radial arm saw l bought and kicking breakers off?

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Forum topic by Jim Reeves posted 06-06-2010 06:59 PM 1237 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim Reeves

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06-06-2010 06:59 PM

Hi every one hope can get some advice on a few things .
I bought on kijiji a used radial arm saw cheap price it is a Dewalt 770 10 ’’ Deluxe Powershop made by blackdecker l think.
Looked much newer better than craftsman l had still have.
My thought was could get nwer model better saw keeps throwing breaker when cutting test pc of a 2’’ x 3’’.

I emailed blackdecker guy emailed me back said was no good is why they sold home hobby division.
So not sure if l should get rid of it or not, my plan was to sell mastercraft RAS which still works and then would maybe come out even with newer better RAS.
The power issue not sure why a few of my power tools do this table saw, RAS do l need to run a high amp wire from panel for justn power tools and if so what amp do l need?
Any idea’s be greatful.

-- jim

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#1 posted 06-06-2010 08:21 PM

Read the data plate on the motor to see the amperage rating. Make sure you’re on a circuit that can handle the amperage needed.

Usually with electric motors, bad brushes cause a lower amperage draw, bad bearings will cause a higher amperage draw.

If you’re using a long extension cord, that might do it.

I had a Delta 10” RAS on a 20 amp 110 volt circuit. I wish now that I had kept it, I sold it to free up some room.

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#2 posted 06-06-2010 09:24 PM

Thanks Hairy, l will check out for sure may be my problem.

-- jim

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