table saw motor upgrade?

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Forum topic by kooldecker posted 03-02-2015 01:20 AM 527 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-02-2015 01:20 AM

Hey guys,
I have a quick question. I have a table saw project coming up. im going to blog it so for now I wont want to say too much mainly because everything is still in the “spitball” phase of planning. My question is this. I have a g1022 im going to rebuild and restore, got it for a song. its 110, which is all my little bitch-ass shed can accommodate right now, but I have a baldor 110 2hp motor sitting around collecting dust. the stock motor is only 1 1/2 hp. the question is if you were going to take the plunge and invest some time into this saw, not so much money,,,,but time, would you swap out the motor while you were doing it? or should I save the baldor for something perhaps more worthy. I know this is not a cabinet saw, and may not be my last saw by any means. but with what I have scavenged, and what I actually have out of pocket, I think I can have a pretty decent saw. any thoughts?

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#1 posted 03-02-2015 01:25 AM

If the original motor works fine, I’d just slap new bearings in it and use it. The 2HP motor may or may not be an easy swap depending on shaft size, mounting arrangement, speed, etc.. (you don’t say, so hard to tell). And 2HP on 110v is getting pretty close to the upper limit of what you would want to run on 110v. I don’t think you will notice much difference between the two except when pushing to it’s limits.


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#2 posted 03-02-2015 02:16 AM

The G1022 motor is pretty stout, but if the Baldor is a direct bolt on that’s got the right specs, heck yes…it’s 33% hp gain. Brads’ concern about your supply circuit and the amp draw of the Baldor are valid….check it out. If it’s not doable, a good thin kerf blade can do wonders for the saw.

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#3 posted 03-02-2015 02:18 AM

Yep I’d do it.

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