HELP Interchanging Table Saw motor

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Forum topic by Seth89 posted 04-17-2013 09:41 AM 1075 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-17-2013 09:41 AM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw broken help interchanging motor

Hello everyone, I am a new member. I just bought Craftsman table saw used, it died so it seems. I think it just wasn’t strong enough. I just want to know if there is any chance that I can put the motor from my B&D Firestorm motor in the Craftsman. There are many reasons I just want to change the motor such as the B&D doesn’t have a rip fence or any original components, table length, etc.
I am not very good with motors, I just want to know if it can be done… feasibly. Any help would be appreciated.

Model: E37845
Volts: 120
RPM: 3450
Amps: 12
HZ: 60

B&D Firestorm
Model: FS210LS
Volts: 120
RPM: 5000
Amps: 15
HZ: 60

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#1 posted 04-17-2013 09:54 AM

I doubt that it’s a direct plug and play fit. If it is…try it, but otherwise, it’s just not worth the effort it would take IMO, and you’d still end up with a fairly humble saw.

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#2 posted 04-17-2013 11:39 AM

I looked the B&D up, it’s a direct drive saw. I agree with Scott…’re asking for more work than the potential reward merits. I’d suggest you watch for a good used contractor’s saw.

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#3 posted 04-17-2013 01:22 PM

I think only you can answer that by taking the B&D apart and checking the fit to the Sears. You also might try pulling the table off the B&D and seeing if it would fit the Sears or could be made to fit.

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#4 posted 04-17-2013 05:43 PM

If it physically fits (which sounds very unlikely), it will be fine as there are no other electrical components (other than the switch I guess). BTW, direct drive is a poor way to go with a TS as, if the saw jambs, the motor stops dead (no belt to allow slippage) and if you are slow to react it could fry the motor.

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#5 posted 04-23-2013 02:12 AM

Thanks a lot guys, I think yall are right, doesn’t look like it will fit and will most likely be too much work. I will see if I can just change the table like dhazleton said but if that doesn’t work it seems I must stop the wood business for now, I am out of money. And it is hard to make money doing this. I am an amature.

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