I have had oppertunities to pick up a few motors over the years. Mostly from
doing service work for the companies I work for. I don't bother with
anything under 1 HP anymore, got more than I will ever use! Passed up a
couple of 25 HP motors the other day, we just tossed them in the dumpster!
I have two Variable frequency Drives too, but the darn things are 480 volt,
one 5 HP, one 10 HP rated.
You are probably right! It has a cast aluminum frame, and plastic blade
cover, at least it has a cast iron table. It really suprised me for the $25
I spent for it it has been a good saw!
On Wed, 31 Mar 2004 11:37:35 -0800, GTO69RA4 bought forth from the
Davey Ironmonger: I nominate this for inclusion in the FAQ!
In Christianity, neither morality nor religion comes into contact
with reality at any point. --FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE
- http://diversify.com Comprehensive Website Development -
Actually using a thinner is sometimes better than using a thicker
blade. A thinner blade will flex backwards through a thick cut before
it will bend sideways...a thicker blade will tend to bend sideways
before ever flexing backwards.
Using thick blades is not a problem with bigger BSs as they have more
robust tensioning mechanisms and the bigger motors can power through
cuts. Using thicker blades with smaller BSs that have under powered
motors tend to cause bowing when resawing. The smaller motor can not
handle the cut and psychologically one tends to feed the stock too
quickly causing bowing. Feeding the stock slower or using a thinner
blade can alleviate bowing. In fact, on a 14" BS a 3 tpi 1/2" blade is
about right for resawing.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.