I want to get the maximum power from my electric chainsaw. If it was
a gas model, I'd simply replace the gas engine with something like a
Chevy 350 V8. But this is an electric saw. I considered replacing
the motor with a 5HP 240volt motor, but I found that I need 3 phase
power in my house and the motor shaft is too thick to fit the pulley.
To simplify this whole procedure, I was wondering what would happen if
I just ran 240v to the 120v motor? I'd think that would double the
A real man can never have enough power. I dont know why they cant
just make these things with a voltage selector that reads something
like this: Power Level 1. Woman (low power) 2. Average Man (medium
power for the office working man) 3. Lumberjack (full power for the
man driven by pure testosterone).
I would not mess with modifying a chainsaw. They do a lot of testing and
research to be sure the saws are as safe as can be - as designed.
I have an electric chainsaw that I would let anyone use. But I also have a
32" bar professional chainsaw which I would only let a pro use who has been
trained in safe use of these saws and who wears protective gear like chaps,
helmet, face shield, ear plugs, etc.
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