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Forum topic by KelleyCrafts posted 11-20-2016 07:18 PM 343 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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KelleyCrafts

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11-20-2016 07:18 PM

Hey guys/gals,

I’m hooking up the new to me saw today and wanted someone with experience to double check my work for me please. I would hate to fry something here.

With the pics included, it shows the Phase-A-Matic is installed in an ammunition box, he had this hung on a wall and direct connected to his breaker box. I don’t have that luxury so I need to use a dryer outlet for the time being until I rewire my garage. With that’s said I think I will keep the converter in it’s ammo box on the floor next to the saw. Then the plug coming off it to the saw plug they have installed. There is a breaker box mounted to the front of the saw which Phase-A-Matic says the -prefer you don’t put a fuse between the converter and the motor but this is a breaker and how the previous owner ran it. I assume this is fine.

So from here, the converter says it just needs the two posts L1 and L2 with the power running to it but it confuses me on the ground a little. The dryer plug is a three prong which doesn’t include a ground but does have a neutral and I believe you can use a neutral for ground but not the other way around so this should work as well.

Inside the ammo box are two hot wires and a ground coming out of the converter so I assume I can run the two hots to the two hots on the plug then the ground wire in the ammo box to the neutral on the dryer plug.

Does this all look good? Is it ok to set this ammo box and plug on the floor under the saw?

I hope all of this made sense.

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#1 posted 11-20-2016 07:43 PM

yeah. All you do is run the black wire to one hot
and the white to the other, green to the ground
and assuming the phase converter was set up
in such a way that it was working before you
shouldn’t have to mess with it.

Phase converter should have 2 hots and a ground
going in and 3 hots and a ground coming out.

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#2 posted 11-20-2016 10:34 PM

Thanks Loren. I was 99.9% sure but wanted to double check. Hooked it up as stated and she purrs like a kitten. Louder than my last saw but that’s expected. That 14” blade is gigantic. Now I need to clean it up, wax it, dial it in, order a few small things, and get my old saw ready for Craigslist.

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#3 posted 11-20-2016 10:37 PM

It’s the air moving. That’s most of the noise.

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#4 posted 11-20-2016 10:54 PM

It is. I don’t actually care about the nickel test so much but the thing is so solid I had to try it. I put the nickel on there and it blew it a foot further away from the blade. Was funny.

Nickel on the edge stands fine when fired up. Saw is ugly, but solid as a rock. Happy with the deal I got on this.

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