I'm building a cabinet for my Griz 1022 this summer and will take that
opportunity to install a PALS kit. I'm also considering In-Line's
performance package. What I'm wondering about is this, from their
important information page:
"To provide a more efficient all-around blade speed. We have found
that a blade speed around 3800 RPM gives plenty of power for cutting
thick hardwoods, but also gives a much smoother cut on sheet goods and
Most Contractor saws use 3450 RPM motors. By using a pulley on the
arbor shaft that is 1û4" smaller than the pulley on the motor, blade
speed is very close to 3800 RPM. The pulleys provided with our
"standard" kits will provide this speed."
My Griz 1022 spins at 4700. I wouldn't mind dropping the speed. I've
got an Avenger dado set that I used twice before I found it was rated
for only 4500. It suits me just fine otherwise and I'd rather not get
rid of it. I haven't checked yet to make sure those pulleys will fit
my saw but I expect they will.
So what problems, if any, might I encounter by dropping my speed to
about 3800. Maybe I should opt for a slightly higher speed, like 4310.
That's only a little slower. Anybody got any thoughts?