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Forum topic by tbone74 posted 12-01-2011 07:31 AM 1356 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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tbone74

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12-01-2011 07:31 AM

I was wondering if powermatic made an 8” jointer that was 115 volts? I have been looking on the internet and I can only seem to find 230 volt. I have found one for sale and they say its 115 but it’s quite a distance and I really don’t want to waste a trip..

Thanks for any input

-- Tony


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Loren

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#1 posted 12-01-2011 07:54 AM

Not inconceivable. Voltage has to do with amperage. Maximum amps
for 110 volts is about 18 on a normal household circuit, so the horsepower
of the motor would be 1.5 – which is fine for an 8” jointer.

If you’ve got a 2hp motor chances are it’s going to pull 22 or 24 amps
on a 110 volt circuit, which is too much for a standard circuit. Thus,
the load is split and it becomes an 11 or 12 amp load on a 220 volt
circuit.

If the seller claims it’s 110 volt have him check the amperage on the motor
plate to be sure.

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doordude

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#2 posted 12-01-2011 08:26 AM

i don’t think an 8” jointer is going to run on 110 volt circuit. thats a lot blade to run for fine cuts on 110 volts. you can get 6” that will run on 110. don’t you have a electric dryer? you could make up a 8 gauge extension cord to run the 220 volt jointer. just a thought.

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tbone74

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#3 posted 12-01-2011 09:07 AM

Gas dryer, no room in the pannel for a 220v breaker. I emailed the guy asking for the specs of the motor and the model of the jointer….we will see

-- Tony

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ChuckV

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#4 posted 12-01-2011 03:26 PM

My Delta 8” jointer is 1.5HP and can be wired for either 110 or 220. I have never felt that it was underpowered, even when face jointing an 8” wide board.

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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Bertha

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#5 posted 12-01-2011 04:07 PM

I’ve got the 6” PM at 110V for what that’s worth. It feels adequately powered but I hate the wing adjustment. I will say that it’s remarkably quiet when idling. Like shockingly quiet.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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