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Forum topic by Captain2693 posted 02-24-2018 04:11 PM 523 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-24-2018 04:11 PM

I was just wondering if anyone has upgraded their 1.75hp Sawstop saw to a 3hp themselves with an aftermarket motor ? . i have ordered the 1.75 and should be here in about 2 weeks but just wanted the option of doing it later possibly


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#1 posted 02-24-2018 04:54 PM

I don’t think it is a very good idea to second guess the design engineer. Components and materials are chosen specifically for their intended application. I think you will find 1.75 horsepower quite adequate without taking that risk.

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#2 posted 02-24-2018 04:55 PM

I don’t have a SS, so I’m not an authority here, but I thought I had seen people saying you could upgrade the saw by ordering the 3HP motor from SS themselves.

I’m not sure you would really save any money buying a reputable aftermarket motor versus buying from SS directly if you consider customer service for the swap and potential warranty on the part in the value equation.

I woud call SS and just ask them.

Mike

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#3 posted 02-24-2018 04:56 PM

SawStop offers an upgrade to 3HP if you need to in the future. Just not sure on Aftermarket motors.

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#4 posted 02-24-2018 05:18 PM

You may well find that an OEM 3 HP is very cost competitive with an aftermarket. I had asked them about this a ayear or so ago and was told it was $300 (plus shipping from OR). You may need to change the contactor in the unit as well. SS CS is excellent for helping you with this.

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#5 posted 02-24-2018 05:19 PM

I have the 1.75hp SS and I do like it I also thought of upgrading the motor, I called and spoke with tech support and they told me it was about $500.00 upgrade. The 1.75hp motor works fine for everything I run through it, I would only upgrade if my motor blew. I bought my saw before I had 220 volt in the shop. If I had 220 already I would’ve went with the 3hp motor and you do get the better blade guard with the 3hp model, the one that came with my saw was a POS.

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#6 posted 02-24-2018 05:21 PM

I just looked on the Sawstop website and found that they offer either motor on their cheaper cabinet saws. I thought you were referring to the contractor saw. $400 doesn’t seem terribly high for the upgrade.

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#7 posted 02-24-2018 05:49 PM

I’ve done it and documented the process here:
http://lumberjocks.com/Manitario/blog/40229

Very simple to do and the 3hp is awesome.

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#8 posted 02-25-2018 01:44 AM



I don t think it is a very good idea to second guess the design engineer. Components and materials are chosen specifically for their intended application. I think you will find 1.75 horsepower quite adequate without taking that risk.

- ArtMann

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Rick

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#9 posted 02-25-2018 03:46 AM

thank you all for the replies but as others have said there is no difference structurally or any other components that between the 1.75 and 3hp saws at least on the 36”one except the larger motor the pinion and all other parts are the same. i was going to buy the 3hp but since i live in Hawaii the woodcraft store here wanted $1000 more for the 3hp than the 1.75. hope to post some projects when my saw gets here. i am hopeful the 1.75 will be enough saw but like my post said just wanted to know IF it had been done or not THX and ALOHA !!!!

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