|Forum topic by jasoncarpentry||posted 03-08-2013 07:44 PM||900 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
03-08-2013 07:44 PM
Yeah, yeah, I know this site is full of threads which discuss table saws, including a very long and very helpful essay by Scott (?), but I still can’t find the answer to my question.
I have a 15-year-old Jet contractor’s saw (which, BTW, I’d like to sell, so let me know if anyone out there is interested). It has an outboard motor which sits on a hinged plate; the weight of the motor provides the belt tension. What this means is that when I tilt the blade, the whole shebang tilts, and I lose some (most?) of the belt tension, and hence the blade torque is reduced.
So I’m seriously looking at hybrid saws, and I’m reading all about “inboard” and “outboard” motors, trunnion details, etc. But what I want to know is: Does an “inboard” motor on a hybrid TS have the same drawback as my contractor’s saw, or are the trunnions & belts such that I won’t lose torque when the blade is tilted?
Thanks in advance for your help.
-- Jim in Tennessee