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Posted on Craftsman 113 Motor Upgrade 1.5hp or 2hp

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#1 posted 08-04-2015 08:15 PM

The blade is an avanti pro 60tooth finish blade. Like I said I have no problems with the makita using the same blade.

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There’s at least part of the issue. A 60 tooth blade is for crosscutting, you need a good ripping blade. The reason the Makita was able to make the 60T blade work is right here:

Universal motors make HP by running at high speeds with low torque.

The higher speed is able to clear the chips fast enough to not bog down in this instance. It produces a lot of friction, though, and can burn the wood very easily. It’s also very hard on the motor.

Not saying there isn’t a possible issue with the 113, but simply switching to a blade that is designed for what you want to do will help and allow you to take advantage of the higher torque instead of high horsepower.

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