|Forum topic by jetguy19||posted 02-24-2013 10:26 AM||1057 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
02-24-2013 10:26 AM
I’ve been following alot of various posts on this site for quite a while now and I figured I’d finally join. For my first thread I pose a little thought experiment. I hear alot of good things about the G0555 bandsaw, and even better things about the G0555LX with its cast iron wheels, and even better things still about the G0555X with its 1.5hp motor. The only downside to the X compared with the original 555 is the price, at $280 more.
If the only major differences are the price and the motor, what stops people from buying the G0555, and then just buying a 1.5hp induction motor from the internet and retrofitting it in? I found several 1.5hp motors with 1800rpm output, keyed shafts for $160. It seems to me that upgrading the motor and selling the original would be a quick way to get the power of the 555X with the price of the 0555. Even better still, the 555LX has the same iron wheels as the more powerfull and expensive X, plus a rack-and-pinion adjustment for the guide post as well as a T-shape fence, and it’s still the same price as the G0555. I say that would be the one to modify…
Am I missing something?