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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.
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.
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!
John E. Adams<br /><a href=\"http://www.woodys-workshop.com\" target=\"_blank\">www.woodys-workshop.com</a>