Can Ridgid R4510 Portable Table Saw be wired for 220V?

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Forum topic by javalavva posted 06-29-2016 09:06 PM 817 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-29-2016 09:06 PM

Hello All—

I currently use a Ridgid R4510 contractor table saw in a small basement shop. I have easy access to 220V power and I’m wondering if possible to rewire this saw for 220V. It currently runs ok on a 15 amp 110V circuit but I can’t run anything else (like shop vac, or if the air compressor kicks on)

I know this isn’t a typical choice for a portable saw and I can’t find anything online or in manual for this option. From what I can find, it has a brushed universal motor (not induction).

I know many shop tools can go either 110/220, but wondering if it applies to this type of motor/saw as well.

Many thanks,

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#1 posted 11-01-2016 08:40 PM

Nope. The Ridgid R4510 is jobsite saw with a universal motor and cant be switched to 220v (it’d try to run twice as fast and would fry in a heartbeat). The Ridgid R4512 is a contractor saw with a switchable induction motor and can be wired for either.

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#2 posted 11-01-2016 08:44 PM

You have a wiring issue I think. I had a shop
with real old wiring and the air compressor
would blow the circuit if there was air in
it already – pulling more amps because the
pump was pushing against already-pressurized

You might check the fuse box and see if there’s
any feasibility to upgrading the breaker.

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#3 posted 11-01-2016 08:46 PM

I seriously doubt it… those little plastic portable saws have pseudo-direct drive universal brush type screamer motors. And according to the manual (page 7):

This product is powered by a precision built electric motor. It should be connected to a power supply that is 120 V, AC only (normal household current), 60 Hz.
(I love that “precision built electric motor” blurb – just gotta laugh :)

When in doubt, check the motors data plate… or in the case of those plastic motors, the data sticker:

A dedicated circuit for the saw is your solution.


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#4 posted 11-01-2016 11:52 PM

Thanks all. That’s what I figured.


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#5 posted 11-13-2016 05:38 AM

Australia and Europe, amongst others, have 240 v. only, and they obviously have tools with universal motors. But I don’t know how they do it.

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#6 posted 11-13-2016 05:46 AM

Wire the motors differently. That’s all. 240v is their standard voltage. So it stands to reason their general use tools would be manufactured according to those standards. Kinda like they pretty much have everything we have as far as household appliances go, but it’s just configured for a different standard voltage. Would be my guess.

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