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Forum topic by Tricorn posted 02-26-2017 03:04 PM 629 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-26-2017 03:04 PM

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While thumbing through the latest woodworking catalog, I noticed that most table saws are limited to a few horsepower, as determined by the electrical system.

What would happen if a table saw ran off of a 300hp gasoline engine @ 6,000rpm? Assume that all components of the saw are capable of handling the stresses of such an engine.


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#1 posted 02-26-2017 03:13 PM

You need coffee…

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#2 posted 02-26-2017 04:05 PM

First the blade on table saws are limited to about 5000RPM so you have to throttle back down to 5000RPM or less and that would be about it. You’d have a saw that wouldn’t bog down when cutting thick stock. And it could probably on a kick back shoot a board through a brick wall.

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#3 posted 02-26-2017 04:08 PM



First the blade on table saws are limited to about 5000RPM so you have to throttle back down to 5000RPM or less and that would be about it. You d have a saw that wouldn t bog down when cutting thick stock. And it could probably on a kick back shoot a board through a brick wall.

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#4 posted 02-26-2017 04:12 PM

Do you want to use a table saw somewhere that you don’t have electricity? A generator would make more sense.

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#5 posted 02-26-2017 04:19 PM

I believe something along those lines has been done…

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#6 posted 02-26-2017 04:20 PM

You would have a bad azz table saw.
Once it ran off the gasoline engine, I would have it run off my x-wife :>/

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#7 posted 02-26-2017 04:21 PM

I am picturing a 350 Chevy small block with headers sticking out the side of a cabinet saw. sounds like a tripping and burn hazard to me.

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#8 posted 02-26-2017 04:24 PM

You would have a very difficult time loading such an engine to extract that level of power on even a very large table saw. Is this purely theoretical or are you in need of more power and looking for a creative way to achieve it?

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#9 posted 02-26-2017 04:42 PM

A 429 DOHC Ford engine would be more reasonable, then you could really blow through ! ;-)

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#10 posted 02-26-2017 05:15 PM

I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t bog down when ripping thick hardwood.

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#11 posted 02-26-2017 06:06 PM

Seems to work for a chainsaw…
V8 chainsaw

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