|Forum topic by ckorkyrun89||posted 08-19-2013 02:59 PM||1506 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
08-19-2013 02:59 PM
I just inherited my Grandad’s older Craftsman tablesaw. At some point he upgraded the motor to a 2 hp motor also from Craftsman. He had it wired for 220 but at my apartment garage I only have access to 110. The motor can be wired for 110 but has a big warning sticker saying it needs a 30 amp circuit to work.
Oddly enough there is a 1 pole 60 amp breaker in the panel but I can’t imagine that the circuit is wired to handle that much. I know which outlet in my garage is connected with that circuit. I also read that I need a minimum of 10 gauge wire to make the 30 amp circuit safe. If I find that it is wired with 10 gauge wire is there anything else I need to look for before trying this?
Also, 30 amps seems high for 2 hp. Is the 30 amp requirement just for startup so the circuit does not blow everytime?
I am pretty excited about the saw. Although it is a contractors saw it seems much heavier compared to my dad’s 80’s craftsman saw. I will probably have more questions regarding alignment of the saw but for now I need to make sure I can get it running first.
Thanks for any help.