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Posted on Craftsman 113 Motor Upgrade 1.5hp or 2hp

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#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.

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