Tannewitz GH 36" Bandsaw

Tilting table 35-1/2" X 37" auxillary table, 16-1/2" X19" underneath guide, 7-1/2 ph 3 ph mptor, automatic brake, serial # 6068.
Can this tool's motor be changed for 220 (home shop) usage? I may be able to get this saw for less than $500.
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On Wed, 20 Dec 2006 19:02:23 -0800, Sonny wrote:

That saw stands about ten feet tall and weighs a ton and a half or so. Are you _sure_ you want it?
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Thanks for the feedback, John.
My shop can handle a 10' , ton & a half tool. There are 2 of these saws available. There are two Tannewitz RHS 42" Cap. bandsaws available, as well, nearly as cheaply. I do have my own logs milled and, at times, I would like to re-saw some of the timbers I have. I often times think I need a larger bandsaw. I had wondered if these saws could be set up to accommodate my not-so-normal cutting. I suspect these saws may not operate at their best if I remove the 3 phase motor and install a 220 motor, if they are adaptable that way. My shop is for hobby work, ie., at home, not an industrial setting, so I would need to convert the electricals.
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The best you could hope for is 5hp on a single phase motor at 220. I suspect that would work fine but are you aware of the blade cost for a 36" saw ???
You could screw around with a rotary phase converter also...
Go over to http://www.owwm.org and ask around.
I suspect that has already been done(several times) by some of the guys over there....
Tannewitz is deluxe old iron and treasured by many folks.
That's a $7,000 table saw....
http://www.tannewitz.com/tannwood/PowerSeries.asp
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On Thu, 21 Dec 2006 15:47:50 +0000, Pat Barber wrote:

FWIW, there's a 7.5 HP single phase Baldor on ebay right now--draws more than 30 amps IIRC. Leeson also lists single-phase motors with up to 10 horsepower.
How difficult they would be to fit to the Tannewitz I have no idea, but given access to a machine shop and a good stock of scrap just about anything can be cobbled.

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Sonny wrote:

If you really have work of the size to justify this saw, you'll be far better off investing in the rotary phase converter than in a single-phase motor (and probably not a lot of difference in cost.)
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"motor be changed for 220"
I've seen a device that converts "household" 220VAC to drive a 3PH motor. As I real, it was some sort of motor itself. The client got rid of it when we got her new shop - cannot recall why.
Suspect the converter might cost you as much as the saw in this case - google "three phase converter"

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