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Forum topic by ToddK posted 08-27-2017 06:03 PM 328 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ToddK

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08-27-2017 06:03 PM

Hi All,
I am looking for a new table saw. I would like one that takes a standard off the shelf induction motor with a standard motor foot. Standard off the shelf bearings would also be nice.
Does such a thing exist?


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Loren

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#1 posted 08-27-2017 06:57 PM

Contractor saws take a motor mounted on
a common base. I forget what the base style
is called but it’s common on farm-duty and
other motors. Look for a saw with the motor
hanging out the back.

These days a lot of saws have the motor
mounted under the arbor, like in a cabinet
saw. I don’t know what style of motor mount
these newer saws use.

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#2 posted 08-28-2017 11:34 PM

I think the most common motor mounting geometry is called a NEMA 56 frame or something like that. The contractor saws I have owned or used have this same mounting pattern. As Loren said, more and more saws are using a hybrid configuration with the motor enclosed but I bet they still use that same mounting pattern.

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#3 posted 08-29-2017 12:17 AM

56 has a variety of configurations with extra holes and whatnot.

Even if something has oddball bearings they aren’t hard to get.

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#4 posted 08-29-2017 12:33 AM

Yup… there is no ‘standard’ mount, although the NEMA 56 variations are by far the most common. Most all contractor saws with the motor hanging out the back use them. And I haven’t seen a motor yet that didn’t have standard off the shelf ball bearings, even motors that are 70+ years old. And if it has bronze sleeve bearings, they are typically pretty standard as well and can usually even be found at your local ACE hardware store :)

Cheers,
Brad

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#5 posted 08-29-2017 07:46 PM

Thanks guys, I have only had delta table saws and they have all had a sort of proprietary base. I am considering selling what I have and getting something new, and was hoping to get something that did not lock me into a specific vendors parts supply. Black and Decker really screwed us Delta owners over with they destroyed much of Deltas parts inventory.

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