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Posted on Craftsman 113.12171 motor burned up, save it or replace it?

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#1 posted 04-10-2017 12:10 AM

insert swear words here The magic smoke came out. There was also a small puff of fire too. Not sure what happened, but the motor is now toast. :-(

So naturally, I went to all the big box stores and looked at a few of the saws that I had read reviews for to see which one looked like our best bet. Honestly, I don’t know much about table saws, but the one we have looks much sturdier/nicer than any of the ones I looked at in our budget, so I’m looking at a couple of different motors to replace the one we burned up. Which would you choose? I’m leaning towards the 1.5 HP myself, but one of the reviews says that it’s too heavy for the saw…??

For the record, I did look on Craigslist, but true to form, our CL has nothing. Our region is the worst for thrift stores and CL finds.

-- Striving for function *and* form, but settling quite happily for function. ;-)

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