Band saw Electrical question ?????

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Forum topic by 1yeldud1 posted 07-04-2010 01:17 AM 780 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-04-2010 01:17 AM

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I have an old delta bandsaw that I just had to replace the motor on. The motor that was installed on the saw (not shure if it was the orig or not) had NO marking at all. I selected a ONE HP 110/220 motor to be the replacement. I wired up the motor as specified in the instructions to use the 110 side. It starts and runs fine – seems to have plent of power. My question is when I unplugged the cord from the wall I noticed that “prongs” on the machines cord were so warm that you could hardly leave your hand on them. I had this plugged directly into the wall outlet that is fused for 15 amps. I tried several of my other saws (table and miter) and they seemed normal – should I be concerned or should I replace the “plug” on the cord with a higher rating than the 15 amp plug now installed. The cord that runs the saw is a 12 – 3 “reallh heavy machine power cord – any suggestions or comments ?

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#1 posted 07-04-2010 04:07 AM

The plug really shouldn’t get that hot. What’s the amp rating on the motor itself?

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#2 posted 07-04-2010 07:26 AM

It is most likely the outlet getting a little loose around the prongs, it wouldn’t hurt to get a good grade outlet to replace that residential grade 15 amp cheapest is best model.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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