Again, the saw manual warns against wiring for 240 volts, however, I do not know if it is the original motor. The manual warns against using motors that are the wrong rpm, so it looks like I have quite a bit more investigation to do. (And here I thought I would just have to replace the blade)
My shop is currently split between the pump house and the barn. I laid wires to have 240 volts to the barn's sub panel, but the electrician that hooked things up did something that resulted in only 120 volts to the barn. The barn is 125 feet from the main panel. I remember the underground 4 wire was gosh awful expensive, 8 ga perhaps. The pump house has 240 volt service but is cramped at only 8 x 13 ft. so when I am done investigaing the motor, I may have to switch the saw to the pump house.
When I have the motor figured out, I suppose it is time to correct the problem with the wiring to the barn as well.
and all I wanted to do was cut some wood!
Last edited by holtzdreher; 08-08-2016 at 07:18 AM.