I found myself in the same position when I moved several years ago. I
just changed the the 4-prong receptacle in the dryer outlet to a 3-prong
20 amp style. Worked like a champ. When I moved, I put the 4-prong
receptacle back in the box. As I remember, the circuit was rated at 30
Typically a dryer will draw more amperage than a table saw.
Checking the wiring is a good odea, but 8 G and 40 amps to support an
electric dryer would not be uncommon.
Since we don't know the table saw specs it makes speculation a little more
difficult. My contractors saw is 220 and draws about 12 amps over 10 gauge
with a 20 Amp breaker...more than sufficient. Even if he has 10 G wiring
and 30 amp breaker which should be minimal at best for an electric dryer,
this should support any common cabinet saw.
I have no problem wiring, but given the situation, I'd hire an electrician
to add the circuit. Chances are the panel is in or near the garage - should
be an easy run.
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