Anyone operating Grizzly G0513X2 on 110V?

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Forum topic by smyrnian posted 07-20-2012 10:10 PM 1670 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-20-2012 10:10 PM

Considering purchase of the Grizzly G0513X2 band saw. As I understand specs, this saw can operate on either 110v or 220v. Comes prewired for 220v, but manual details how to re-wire for 110v.

I would appreciate comments from anyone about running this saw on 110v. If 220v is really much better, I will have shop re-wire done as needed, but if the tool runs fine on 110v, that would be even better.


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#1 posted 07-20-2012 11:03 PM

Actually there no difference. The thing is power draw if you draw xx amps through 110 v line 100 feet long the cost of wire is more costly because for safety you must use heavier Gage wire to run the saw.
If your power is close you can use 110/220 economically.

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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#2 posted 07-21-2012 12:08 AM

i’ve got the g0513p and run mine on 110v. i figured i’d try it, and if i had problems switch it over to 220v. so far, i’ve not had any issues. i’ve even resawn 11” hard maple on it with no problems.

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#3 posted 07-21-2012 04:13 AM

I tried to run mine on 110 but every time it started, the breaker popped. So Inrun it on 220 with no issues.

-- Ryan

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#4 posted 07-21-2012 04:15 AM

My point being that you will trip 110v circuit breakers because the wire is not rated for the machine load.

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#5 posted 07-21-2012 06:46 AM

That saw pulls 20 amps at 120V. Check your panel, as many 120V circuits are on a 15A breaker. If you have a 20A breaker with the appropriate wire gauge you should be fine.

-- John, BC, Canada

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#6 posted 07-22-2012 01:44 AM

20 amp breaker and some 12-2…. You will be fine

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#7 posted 07-25-2012 01:08 AM

Couldn’t have said it better!

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