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post #21 of 23 Old 07-28-2019, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by woodnthings View Post
The motor repair shop I took it to was capable of wiring a 100 HP motor, but they refused to open it up just like Steve said.
Emerson was pretty smart to make the RAS motors and the 12" table saw motors pretty much identical. The 12" table saws had induction motors unlike most of the 10" light weight aluminum top saws. The radial arm saws were also induction motors and they were epoxied together. I used a Dremel to saw all the way around the seam, breaking the epoxy bond as shown in this thread:
In hind sight if I had taken the motor apart myself before I took it to the motor shop they probably would have worked on it. Whether they could still do it is unknown, that was 19 years ago and the motor was discontinued then. More than likely the internal parts were proprietary and have long since disappeared from the world.
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post #22 of 23 Old 08-15-2019, 03:34 PM
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I am new to woodworking. I am looking for some opinions on table saws. I am looking to purchase my first table saw ( budget $400-480 ).

I found a general 350 table saw but it is a bit more expensive, a bit of a drive to get it though. Have read they are a quality table saw even if they are 20 years old?

But I am also set up in my garage so not a lot of space so maybe a portable table saw would be a better buy.

Any other table saws that you would recommend? Have looked at bunnings table saws but would prefer a better quality used saw between $300-400.
Any feedback will be appreciated

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post #23 of 23 Old 08-15-2019, 04:07 PM
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My last was a Ridgid R4512. Have since sold that and am planning to pick up a lightly used ShopFox W1819 this weekend. I was overall pretty happy with the Ridgid, like that it has a built-in mobile base. The Dewalt DW745 gets a lot of praise for a portable saw.

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