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#1 posted 02-24-2018 10:37 PM

On the main question, I agree with everyone else. Are the cuts too heavy for a 1.5hp or could something be causing a loss of power? My saw was feeling anemic for awhile and I found a loose wire. Cleaned the terminals, tightened everything up and it ran as good as new. Extension cords and dull blades are also culprits. Rip blades require a lot less power for ripping than crosscut, general purpose, or combo blades. But there are limits to what a 1.5hp saw will cut in 1 pass. Sometimes I cut 1/2 height then make a 2nd pass at full depth especially when ripping and I’m too lazy to switch out the blade for a few cuts.

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