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Forum topic by traupmann posted 11-01-2010 05:37 PM 904 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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traupmann

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11-01-2010 05:37 PM

Topic tags/keywords: upgrade table saw 3 hp

Has anyone upped the power of a table saw from 1 1/2 hp to 3 hp? I have found that a higher HP on my router gets cleaner cuts, I am thinking that the same may be true by upgrading my Table Saw. (I want a 3hp Stop Saw, but the treasurer won’t allow it in the budget).

-- chas -- looking for Serta sponsorship to go Pro...


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Gene Howe

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#1 posted 11-01-2010 07:21 PM

If you can get it mounted and the RPM is the same and the start capacitor isn’t a separately mounted unit, I can’t see a problem.
Some folks advocate using an 8” blade, as a cheaper alternative. Haven’t tried it …..yet.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 11-01-2010 07:33 PM

Have you try changing to a Thin Blade? I have hear this can help??? I found that the saw dose work better, but I don’t push my table saw.

-- Chris, Summerland BC

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#3 posted 11-01-2010 08:14 PM

Given adequate power, the motor size really shouldn’t matter to cut quality much. Things like precision of the parts, runout, belts, bearings, setup, and blade selection are the big contributors.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#4 posted 11-01-2010 08:14 PM

Given adequate power, the motor size really shouldn’t matter to cut quality much. Things like precision of the parts, runout, belts, bearings, setup, and blade selection are the big contributors.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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