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Posted on Any experience with new Laguna 14/12 bandsaw?

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#1 posted 10-04-2013 01:14 AM

My suggestion promoting 220 over 110 is certainly not critical but is three-fold.

First, one advantage of running 220 is that are drawing the power from both hot legs in the circuit box…meaning, your tool will reach maximum speed more quickly.

Second, and far more importantly, there are two hots, so it will only pull half the amperage through each hot lead, meaning all your wiring both leading to the tool and within the motor itself will run cooler . . . with a dual voltage motor, the two windings in the motor run in series for 115v, and in parallel at 230v with half the amps running through the windings . . . cooler is always a good thing as the motor will last longer.

A bit over-kill in some applications I agree…just my preference I guess. THANKS…

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