My uncle just gave me his contractor saw. It's a nice replacement for
my older saw. But, it's wired for 240 and I need to put it on a 110
circuit. He told me that's doable but I don't see any instructions in
the user manual.
Can somebody tell me how to rewire it?
Yes, a standard 15 amp circuit may not be enough. Many of the 1.5 and 2
horse motors draw at least 20 amps on startup at 110 volts. This can be
checked at www.deltamachinery.com They have a list there somewhere under
accesories in PDF format.
I wired my saw for 220 with the help of the folks at Delta. They were
great at helping me identify which leads went on which terminals. My
saw is five years old. I don't know how old is your uncles saw, but
that should not make a big difference. If I recall, the actual process
was something on the order of 10-15 minutes. I have to admit that the
before and after was not as big a diff as I had expected.
If you cannot wire up an outlet for 220, then I don't believe you will
be giving up a lot to go back to 110. The bit about the amperage draw
is on the money, but is not an issue for a saw designed to run on 110 or
220 to begin with. Don't forget you will need to change your plug. Pay
attention to your polarity! Have fun ...
Karen Kent wrote:
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