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#1 posted 02-06-2018 09:58 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.

Is there something about the saws or motors from that period that makes those recommendations make sense? Most 14” saws these days come with at least a 1 HP motor, and many of them have more powerful motors.

As I said my 14” 1990 Delta has a 1.5 HP motor and it is definitely not overpowered. No way would I want to do my re-sawing with 1.5 HP (Delta) motor in my saw.

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