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#1 posted 02-06-2018 05:54 PM

For the machine in question, Delta recommended (in the manual) a 1/3hp motor for “most work around the small work-shop”, and a 1/2hp motor for steady production work, when using wide blades, or whenever the riser block is used for cutting thick and heavy stock. It is the blade that does the work, so I’d look there first. I’d also check the condition of the bearings given the age of the machine – have you ever replaced them?


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