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  • 220 advantages?

    Without getting into electrical engineering, just what do I gain and lose by re-wiring my tablesaw to 220? How will I see these gains and losses as I work with wood?

    Zip
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    You can use lighter gauge wire and lighter breakers or fuses to wire the saw to 220v, but no other gains you would notice. Providing it was wired correctly before. (correct gauge wire for amp draw on 120v)

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    • #3
      Zip,

      The gains you will see will be a cooler running more efficient motor, faster spool ups and longer motor life. The reason is that with the lower amp draw of the 220v system there is much less voltage loss in the line to the saw. 220v will not create more horsepower or lower your power usage.

      Jake

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      • #4
        Good rule of thumb---- Amps is money
        Less amps less money

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        • #5
          I'm afraid you are mistaken there. Power is billed by wattage, volts times amps. Half the amps, double the volts.

          If I could buy power by the amp, I'd invest in a 10K volt transformer. Pay for itself pretty quickly.

          Dave

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          • #6
            Your right Dave.... I stand corrected.
            Rick

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