Reply by Dallas

  • Advertise with us

Posted on Need opinion on Craftsman 12" bandsaw w/tilting table

View Dallas's profile


3599 posts in 2969 days

#1 posted 09-26-2014 10:22 PM

6” isn’t the question for the resaw, the problem would be how much power the motor has to be able to do the work.
A lot of the bandsaw and tablesaw mfg’s had a tendency to be overly optimistic about HP.

I’ve seen some of the the 12” saws that were under 1/5th HP. Look at the motor plate. How many watts?
How many amps does it draw?
Volts X amps = watts. Check to see it matches with the name plate.
HP is basically 746 watts, give or take 100 or less for losses.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics