dewalt amf gwi RAS with rockwell motor?

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Forum topic by steveman posted 724 days ago 964 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve come across a dewalt AMF GWI RAS on craigslist for $150. It is in great shape. It also has the saber saw attachment, which is a bit of a novelty. I was a bit surprised to see a Rockwell motor on it (14/7 amps, continuous duty). Is this a red flag? It looks like a motor from a delta/rockwell turret RAS. I didn’t see any immediate problem with the setup. Does anybody know if these motors are generally interchangeable?

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#1 posted 724 days ago

Just a bit more info. From the pictures I have, the Rockwell motor looks like one from a Delta Rockwell Super 990 or 10 Plus RAS. Again, this Rockwell motor is installed on a Dewalt AMF GWI RAS.

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#2 posted 724 days ago

If it works right and is accurate after some test cuts it likely is fine. The price seems fair.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio,

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#3 posted 723 days ago

I decided against it after inspecting it. The motor actually mounted quite well to the carriage. The only issue was that the GWI guard poorly fit the rockwell motor. This meant the guard was tilted and off, making it pretty impossible to use a dado stack. Whoever made this combo should have kept the rockwell guard, even though it did not match the rest of the saw. Oh well. Somebody with no plans to dado could certainly make use of it.

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#4 posted 722 days ago

I’ve never seen that, and was unaware the motors would interchange….very interesting. It was probably good to pass, the Dewalt GWI motor was a Frame 245, which some think is the best 1.5 HP motor ever put on an RAS. Replacing it with the Delta (which I think is a smaller motor, HP wise) likely would have been a step backward.

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