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Posted on Saw struggles to cut 8/4 hard maple. Normal?

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#1 posted 09-15-2016 01:49 AM

When the lights dimmed, it made me wonder if adding a dedicated outlet/breaker for the saw wouldn’t help.
- Dagobah

That is a 13A saw – which is pushing a standard 15A wall circuit pretty hard. As per the manual for that saw:

A separate electrical circuit should be used for your machines. This circuit should not be less than #12 wire and should be protected with a 20-amp time lag fuse.

If you are dimming lights, then the saw isn’t getting enough juice – so putting it on a dedicated circuit should improve the machines performance. How much? Won’t know until you try :)


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