Originally posted by ActLtd:
As a new member this is my first post.First,hello all, my name is Dennis, my friends call me DM.I suppose I'm addicted to wood and tools as you all are. Here is my question. I recently purchased a Ridgid BS and find it OK except I think it can use some additional HP. Has anyone upgraded the motor to a full horse or bigger? I noticed the next size Ridgid almost doubled the RPM's. I don't know how this would effect the tools operation. All in all I think it't a reasonable tool
considering the amount paid ($379.00). I'm thinking I might go to 1 horse and upgrade the pully, belt and fence. I,m still not convinced the Carter setup for me would be worth the additional cost but I'm all ears.Thanks for your time.