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bonesbr549

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03-24-2017 11:08 PM

Hey I’m pulling the trigger on the 209hh this weekend and was reading the manual and it indicates it 5hp 27amps. they recommend a 40A circuit for it. Thats a big honking wire (8). I can run it but its a lot of money.

I went by woodcraft and looked at their local 209hh in their shop and appeared to be in a 30A circiuit.

I could do a 3 phase version of the planer no problem and got the circuit already there with my RPC.

Do you have one in single phase and are you running it 30A or 40A?

feedback appreciated. Hey Charles Neil how do you have yours?

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#1 posted 03-25-2017 11:55 AM

I don’t have that planer, so you might want to just skip reading my reply. But I find it interesting that some vendors recommend 40 amp circuits for their 5 HP tools. Check NEMA charts and you won’t find outlets for 40 amps (they go from to 50 from 30), so I guess you would also have to hard wire those tools that need 40 amps. What I do have is 3 tools that have 5 HP motors, including a DC and a table saw…and they all run on 30 amp circuits just fine.

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#2 posted 03-25-2017 01:08 PM



I don t have that planer, so you might want to just skip reading my reply. But I find it interesting that some vendors recommend 40 amp circuits for their 5 HP tools. Check NEMA charts and you won t find outlets for 40 amps (they go from to 50 from 30), so I guess you would also have to hard wire those tools that need 40 amps. What I do have is 3 tools that have 5 HP motors, including a DC and a table saw…and they all run on 30 amp circuits just fine.

- Fred Hargis

Thats what I’m thinking. I know my 5hp sawstop only needs a 30A circuit.

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#3 posted 03-25-2017 10:55 PM

Thanks for all the advice and the pm’s. I ordered my 209hh today and now just have to wait on delivery.

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#4 posted 03-26-2017 05:33 AM

I don’t have one, just a worn out electrician. It depends on the brand of circuit breaker. Unfortunately, many hold loads they should not.

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#5 posted 03-26-2017 07:09 AM

40a

Load x 1.25

N xt standard siz
Drunks

sorry

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