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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:33 pm 
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Hi users of this forum!

I need your help in selecting the type of motor for the table saw.
What is the most important thing to consider. I have in mind these brands: baldor, Weg and leeson.
The preferred characteristics are here:
Single HP
1725 or 1800 RPM
Three Phase
TEFC preferred

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 4:18 pm 
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:confused: Are you sure that you have three phase? That usually is for industrial use. The power co. just converted to three phase past my transformer but the conversion to 3 phase to my house is very expensive so I decided I don't need it.
What brand is your saw and how big( saw size)?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 4:54 pm 
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Leeson makes good motors. I replaced the factory motor on my TS with one a few years ago. Baldor is also excellent, but much more expensive.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:49 pm 
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Hey Harmondreamer,

First, welcome aboard!

Second, I agree with Gene that Leeson is good. Baldor is better, but as with most things, you get what you pay for. Shipping can be a consideration, depending on where you are, the cost difference between Baldor and Leeson is greater or smaller.

I also have the same question as Frank, are you sure you want a 3Ø motor? Your shop would need to be wired for 3Ø, which is usually industrial or commercial buildings. Given that you only want a 1Hp motor, that suggests hobby usage, not an industrial use. Also, a 1725 motor would be a 1Ø motor, more likely to be a home shop situation.

Lastly, why only 1HP? Most table saws use at least 1 1/2 Hp, and 3250 rpm. Most of the better saws have at least 2Hp.

Just my 2¢,
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 6:51 am 
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tms wrote:
Hey Harmondreamer,

First, welcome aboard!

Second, I agree with Gene that Leeson is good. Baldor is better, but as with most things, you get what you pay for. Shipping can be a consideration, depending on where you are, the cost difference between Baldor and Leeson is greater or smaller.

I also have the same question as Frank, are you sure you want a 3Ø motor? Your shop would need to be wired for 3Ø, which is usually industrial or commercial buildings. Given that you only want a 1Hp motor, that suggests hobby usage, not an industrial use. Also, a 1725 motor would be a 1Ø motor, more likely to be a home shop situation.

Lastly, why only 1HP? Most table saws use at least 1 1/2 Hp, and 3250 rpm. Most of the better saws have at least 2Hp.

Just my 2¢,
Tom


PS: A little more info on the one I bought.

Leeson model # M6C34FB8J . Put in on a 14 yo Craftsman contractor saw. Price has gone up a lot since I bought mine on sale in 2012. TEFC, & can be wired for 220VAC. It's rated @1.5hp @115VAC, but doing the numbers it's closer to 2hp, and the performance bears that out. Very smooth running, fast spool up.

I also installed forged pulley's and link belt.

Here's the motor specs:
http://www.leeson.com/leeson/searchprod ... oductType=

I suggest you speak to them on the phone if you decide to go with Leeson, since their woodworking motors come in several different bases, etc.

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Actually, I’m in confusion regarding the technical specifications. I’m, still not sure in it.
I own a bosch table saw.
Three-phase power is available.
Found this leeson motor https://www.mrosupply.com/motors/ac-mot ... 00_leeson/
The price suits me, but I hesitate now about the supplier.
Local shops have a very poor assortment., so I have to ship it.


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harmondreamer wrote:
Actually, I’m in confusion regarding the technical specifications. I’m, still not sure in it.
I own a bosch table saw.
Three-phase power is available.
Found this leeson motor https://www.mrosupply.com/motors/ac-mot ... 00_leeson/
The price suits me, but I hesitate now about the supplier.
Local shops have a very poor assortment., so I have to ship it.


That's only 1/2hp. Don't know what model Bosch you have, but I'm guessing one of the small table top models. 1/2 hp is pretty small for any power tool. You need to call Leeson, and tell them what model Bosch you have. They will tell you what motor you need. I don't know anything about MROSupply.

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Go to the Bosch website. type in your model number. you will then know the specifics of your saw.

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