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Forum topic by John Mills posted 11-18-2016 06:44 AM 604 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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John Mills

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11-18-2016 06:44 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw upgrade

I’m back again with more stupid questions. I purchased the G0715P at Grizzly tent sale in September. The 2HP is way underpowered and barely cuts through 4/4 maple. I’m running it on 220 VAC, but it bogs down immediately in hardwoods. Is it possible to upgrade the motor to a 3HP unit? I know the G0960 uses a 3HP motor and wanted to know if it is compatible? The saw itself is a huge upgrade from my old 3HP contractor saw, but the old saw cut maple easily, while the new one can only feed in 1” every 7-10 seconds. Before you ask, the blades are new and sharp and the blade deviation between front and back is .004”, so there is no binding.

-- John M. - Iowa "If the women don't find you handsome, at least they'll find you handy"


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#1 posted 11-18-2016 10:32 AM

It sounds like something is wrong. That saw should cut pretty well. Not all blades are created equal….even a sharp new blade can be the wrong choice, or can be defective. What brand and model blades are you using?

Can’t hurt to check the capacitors on the motor. Double check the motor wiring. Double check the 220v supply.

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#2 posted 11-18-2016 11:51 AM

Yes, the first question is what blade are you using. A thin kerf rip blade should have no problem. Even a sharp blade of the wrong kind could have problems.

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#3 posted 11-18-2016 01:55 PM

I’m using Freud Diablo ripping and another Freud 60 tip combo.

-- John M. - Iowa "If the women don't find you handsome, at least they'll find you handy"

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#4 posted 11-18-2016 02:45 PM

Check the motor wiring and belt tension. My G0715P cuts jatoba easily.

M

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#5 posted 11-18-2016 02:47 PM

Is it possible that the belt(s) are slipping?

-- Tony, Sullivan IL

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#6 posted 11-18-2016 02:55 PM

I called technical support and they thought it was a wiring problem, but that was checked twice. They suggested the same thing Madmark2 said, check the belt and pulleys. I had the dickens of a time getting to the pulley and it was improperly installed (cross threaded), took the bolt out, re-tapped the threads, recut the bolt and put it all back together. The flange for belt tensioning was also stuck, so I pried the motor into position and tightened it down.

I made the ASSumption that it was tensioned properly for the tent sale and would only need the trunnions tweaked following the 6 hour drive home. It cuts like butter now.

Thanks everyone for the advice. BTW, the motor mounts for the 715P are totally different than the 3HP 960. I checked.

-- John M. - Iowa "If the women don't find you handsome, at least they'll find you handy"

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