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12-02-2013 01:43 PM

Just built new shop 28×24, am running wire. I will be getting a new cabinet saw soon, 3hp 230 volt. What size breaker will I need for power?

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#1 posted 12-02-2013 06:19 PM

For all the power. or just for that cabinet saw.?

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#2 posted 12-02-2013 06:29 PM

20 A probably

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#3 posted 12-02-2013 06:29 PM

20amp, double-pole. A better question would be, what sized wiring do I need to run… You can easily change the circuit breakers, but undersized wiring will be difficult to replace and dangerous if not the right specification.

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#4 posted 12-02-2013 06:32 PM

30 amp; #10 wire

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#5 posted 12-03-2013 01:27 AM

I ‘ve got it figured out. I was confused about running 12/3 to a 3 prong plug. I found out 12/2 was the right choice. So I,m good to go. Thanks for advice. Now all I’ve got to decide is which saw to buy. Grizzley, Shop Fox and Jet are my choices. Any comments will be appreciated.

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#6 posted 12-03-2013 01:39 AM

I have a Jet JTAS-10XL, bought it a few years ago at an estate sale. I’ve had zero problems with it. I’ve ripped 8/4 hard maple with no issues and it stays in alignment so I’d recommend it to anyone.

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