Sawstop 3hp single phase motor Brand New! Can be used on Right Tilt Unisaw

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Forum topic by Brett Gallmeyer posted 01-30-2012 07:05 PM 6053 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Brett Gallmeyer

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01-30-2012 07:05 PM

Topic tags/keywords: unisaw motor single phase modify sawstop

Hey everyone
So I recently picked up two OEM Sawstop 3hp single phase motors. They came out of brand new sawstop saws. The cabinet shop pulled them out to outfit the saw’s with hydraulic drives because its an amish shop. This motor has never been in use. I modified one slightly to work in my Delta Unisaw that I am redoing. It was almost an exact fit. So If your looking for a motor for a sawstop that isn’t 3 phase or looking for a motor for you unisaw here you go. I’m asking $350 for the motor and if you want me to “mod” it so it will work in a unisaw an extra $50. Here are some pictures of the other identical motor in my saw. The one I’m selling is brand new never used. Obviously I would prefere local pickup as this thing is heavy… but If you are willing to pay for shipping we can work something out. Located in NE indiana. I accept paypal.

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#1 posted 01-30-2012 11:43 PM

Hope that motor works out for you. Not a bad deal for someone but I am surprised. I just assumed that for the price of a sawstop they would be fitted with a baldor, Just saying.

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#2 posted 01-30-2012 11:47 PM

^Cab, the Made in Taiwan surprised me, too. Big motor/good price. I hope you find a quick buyer.

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

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#3 posted 01-30-2012 11:50 PM

ya, i was a little shocked to find out to that this “american made” saw with a huge price tag has a taiwan motor….

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#4 posted 02-13-2012 04:54 AM

Why buy a saw stop if your going to pull the motor…wouldn’t this negate the safety feature?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#5 posted 02-17-2012 06:58 AM


I don’t know what the shipping would be, but unless it’s completely out of sight, I am Seriously interested in purchasing your Sawstop motor to install in my Unisaw. While I’ve made to 50 this year without losing any part of a finger, it could be that my time is up! Seriously, I have several employees that occasionally see fit to use my table saw, and I’ve been thinking this is something I should add to my saw, in case one of these less experienced folks runs out of my luck.

I haven’t looked very hard, but do I understand that there is not yet an aftermarket upfit sawstop? If I understand your post, installing a sawstop motor is the only way to do this?

If you haven’t found a buyer yet, please let me know at I can pay through PayPal, and if you have a rough estimate of the weight, I might be able to come up with an idea of the shipping cost ( to North Carolina) – we use FedEx freight and have found it to be reasonable if time is not a factor.

I look forward to hearing from you

Stuart Page

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Brett Gallmeyer

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#6 posted 02-17-2012 03:29 PM

Stuart, This is just the motor from a sawstop saw. If you want the sawstop technology the only way to do this is buy a “sawstop. Otherwise you would need the entire trunion, arbors, pullys, electronics, exc… basicly the whole saw minus the cabinet. I just wanted to make people aware that they could use it to replace a 3 phase motor in a sawstop or it can be modified a bit to work in a delta unisaw. sorry It wasn’t what you were after. If your looking for a sawstop, check they pop up on there from time to time.
thanks, brett g.

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#7 posted 02-17-2012 03:46 PM

^Brett, I got intrigued about how the Amish shops fit these guys to a big axle. Very cool. Just out of curiosity, what could be the reason for buying a SawStop if you’re not going to use the trunion/arbor? I can’t imagine the Amish care about a glossy piano black cabinet, lol. Simply curious, nothing more:)

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

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#8 posted 02-17-2012 04:46 PM

I’m very curious about the Amish shop too. If they aren’t allowed to use electricity, they why get the SawStop? They would have to replace the switch too which would disable any sawstopping functionality. Most people don’t “test” the sawstop feature so I’d hate for the Amish workers to think that their fingers were protected when they were not.

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#9 posted 06-15-2012 12:19 PM

Does this motor work on the 3 phase sawstop ics model? If it does I would be interested. Please let me know if the motors are still available.

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