LumberJocks

Reply by Richard

  • Advertise with us

Posted on Craftsman 113 Motor Upgrade 1.5hp or 2hp

View Richard's profile

Richard

1927 posts in 3167 days


#1 posted 08-04-2015 10:50 PM


If you do replace the motor, I d be very hesitant to go with something larger and heavier than stock. I don t think the construction of the saw is really up to it. A 1-1/2HP motor should do anything you need with a good blade.

- JayT


With all the advances in electric motor design and new materials since some of the older saws were made, is it possible to find a higher HP motor the same size and speed that is lighter than the original that would still fit on the original mountings?
Mostly wondering because I have an Old Rockwell saw that has an upgraded 2 HP motor on it and it runs just fine but it is pretty heavy and I have to remove it every time I move the saw from inside to outside or vice a versa just to fit thru the door.


DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com