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post #41 of 42 Old 09-14-2012, 12:33 PM
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It sounds like you really should talk to an electricion. In advance, I would check the circuits to the lights, doors and saw. Are they all on one or are they separate. You can do this just by shuting the breaker and checking what is working and what is not. If you are using the garage as a dedicated woekshop then you really should look into placing a submain in the garage, maybe for a 60 amp service then you would have enough power as you grow. In my shop I have a 100 amp submain and have no problem with any dimming.

In addition, if your saw is capable of 240v then by all means convert it is better and you will be spreading the power draw and be more efficent. Its is also better for the motor may even reduce heat.

Working with electricity is not a big problem, but if you are not farmiliar with codes and basic wiring you could be in trouble. Yes, it can be expensive to hire an electricion, but you can't put a price on safety and piece of mind.

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I've posted this in a different thread but:
I've had this problem.
Go read up on 240v service, buy the wire, run it yourself.
There's a bunch of info on the net about wiring 240.
Wire the outlet box, run the wire to your main electric box and -
Have an electrician (friend or hired) check out your work and connect it to box. If you do the dirty work yourself it should definitely help with expense (mine cost me a 12 pack with a friend).

Absolutely switch the wiring in your saw motor to receive the 240! The instructions are usually inside the cover of most modern saws.

And then enjoy a wonderful sawing experience. My saw was like a completely different machine... instant start up, no dimming lights, etc...

Hope it helps -
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