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Forum topic by Austons_Garage posted 11-02-2013 08:22 PM 949 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-02-2013 08:22 PM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw powermatic 66

And not the typical kind.
I bought a newish Powermatic 66 at an liquidation sale earlier today. At the sale it was marked “3 phase” on the ticket but the machine and the motor are both marked 1 phase. For the price I wasn’t being picky either way. Well now it’s home and I’m trying to press the Easy button a little.
The actual question:

Is it possible to rewire a 1 phase motor to 3 phase?

I feel like I already know the answer but I need a little common sense validation.

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#1 posted 11-02-2013 08:26 PM

A single phase motor is a single phase motor. The end.
If all you have is a 3 phase circuit you can run it with 2 of the 3 phases.

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#2 posted 11-02-2013 08:44 PM

That’s what I figured but I needed to hear it.

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#3 posted 11-03-2013 02:06 AM

But….you can still operate the single phase as a single phase. You are able to do that and it sounds as if you have a single phase set up on that saw. It was mismarked…...??

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