How big a motor for a tablesaw ?

I have a big old cast-iron Wadkin 10" cabinet saw. It's more like a PM66 than a Unisaw, but a fair chunk of iron whatever.
Sadly though, it was built as 3 phase and converted to single phase by swapping the motor. And the motor that went on is a pathetic little thing.
So, if I swap for a new and suitably sized (still single phase) motor, what size should I go for ? What's a reasonable rating for a saw of this ilk ? The mounts are pretty standard, so I should have a fairly free hand in what I go for.
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1.5HP used to be the standard for 10" saws, 3HP is better. Anything in there should be all right.
GTO(John)

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1 phase or 3 phase? 5 hp is about the largest 240 volt 1 phase

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On Tue, 13 Jan 2004 00:10:16 +0000, Andy Dingley

my powermatic has 3 HP. I haven't felt a need for more. 10" cabinet saws come with IIRC up to 5HP motors on them     Bridger
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I have 3HP single phase on my 10" cabinet saw. Has never talked back to me once :) Has handled everything I have thrown at it so far.
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Andy Dingley asks:

Basic PM 66 and Unisaw (and General 350 and most others) have 3 HP motors. For heavy duty use, there's a 5 HP option. Either should be fine.
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