Sometimes the motor in your table saw can wear out and will need to be replaced, which is a less expensive option that purchasing a new table saw. While your owner’s manual will let you know what type of motor you are looking for, it never hurts to have additional information. Not all table saw motors are created equally, and if you do not have a quality replacement motor your table saw will never be able to give you an optimum performance.
There are two main types of motors, universal and induction. The universal motor is capable of running off of either AC or DC electrical currents and is lighter in weight than induction motors. While induction motors are heavier, there are also quieter. These types of table saw motors are normally found in stationary cabinet and professional models. To help you find the right table saw motor for your woodworking tool, we have put together a review of some of the more popular models.
Motors for Table Saws
Powermatic 6472335 Model 184C Horsepower 3450 RPM Baldor Replacement Motor for the Model 66, 72A, and 74 Table Saws, 230-Volt 1 Phase
A single phase motor that is capable of 3600 RPMs, it runs off of 230 volt electrical outlets that can be found in most commercial woodworking shops. It fits Baldor table saw models 66, 72A, and 74, and will keep your cabinet table saw running like new. Pre wired for easy installation, it is an affordable investment for your table saw.
One of the first things that you will notice about this durable Craftsman table saw motor is that it is extremely lightweight at 8.5 pounds. Designed for Craftsman portable table saws, this affordable motor will have you back working in your hobby shop in no time at all. It is pre wired for easy assembly, and is able to keep your old table saw running like new.
Manufactured in the United States, this heavy duty table saw replacement motor will give you the professional results that you need for your workshop. The motor measures 2.0 inches and fits most 10″ table saws without a problem. Capable of producing 3450 RPM in a single cycle, this motor is efficient and reliable. This enclosed motor uses 110 or 120 volts and is ideal for most portable table saws.
Before Buying a Table Saw Motor
Table saw motors can wear out, and may need to be replaced after several years. Finding the right motor does not have to be difficult, and most can be replaced in only a few days. You will want to make sure that the motor you choose is designed to work with your table saw, and is easy to attach. Many replacement motors are pre wired, for quick and easy assembly.
While horsepower is important, you also want to make sure that the voltage is compatible with your electrical outlets. Weight and noise are also considerations, along with price. Once these are taken into consideration, finding the right motor for your table saw won’t be so complicated.
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