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    It'd be really nice to be able to get a more powerful motor to bolt up to the TS3612. It'd most likely have to be 240 volt but the option would be great.

    3 Horsepower Anyone ?

  • #2
    How about a bit larger motor for the bandsaw too? I'm going to get on in the next 3-6 months and the Grizzly G0555 is getting the nod because of a larger motor and a few nice additional features. I'd love to stay with Ridgid becuase I really like the tools (3612, planer, jointer, miter saw, flip top stands) I have.



    • #3
      I found some motors in the grizzly catalog. They're made by emerson too. There's a price associated with power. If I needed the power I should've just bought a more power one to start. Just 2hp starts at 200.


      • #4
        Right, with power comes cost.
        I think one of the reasons Emerson is a little conservitive on motor size is to keep the cost down, plus, Emerson puts out a well made motor!
        I've seen 2hp by other brands that isn't as strong as the 1.5 hp on my 2424.
        Personally, I look at it this way. I love the Ridgid equipment. If I burn out a motor, and I'm sure too somewheres down the road, I'll just call Emerson and order a motor of larger size that will fit the application.
        I see a bigger one for the bandsaw and table saw for sure!
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