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Delta TS replacement motor?

by Tedstor
posted 09-08-2018 11:44 PM

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#1 posted 09-08-2018 11:51 PM

would not know why it would not might have to drill other holes try it :<))

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#2 posted 09-09-2018 12:53 AM

would not know why it would not might have to drill other holes try it

Thanks. I’d have to drive over an hour each way to pick up the saw. I’d hate to go to all that trouble and find out the replacement motor was not compatible and/or could not be ‘nicely’ modified.

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#3 posted 09-09-2018 01:15 AM

The motor mounts to a plate that is attached to the saw frame with a hinge. The weight of the motor is what provides the belt tension.

The critical component is that plate. If it’s missing, then you’ll have no choice but to buy a replacement (yeah, maybe you could rig something with plywood, but I wouldn’t risk it). As for the motor, assuming it has a base and can be bolted to a flat surface, it’ll work fine. Like Tony said, you might have to drill some holes, but it’ll work.

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#4 posted 09-09-2018 01:27 AM

Make sure the replacement motor spins in the same direction too.

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#5 posted 09-09-2018 08:55 PM

I have a line on a Delta 34-444 contractor saw. However, it doesn’t come with a motor. I happen to have a motor from a craftsman 113/315 collecting dust in my garage. Any idea if the 113 motor would fit the Delta?

- Tedstor

Many contractor saws use a standard 3450RPM TEFC motor on a NEMA 56 frame. Don’t know for sure, but I suspect this Delta is no different. If the motor bracket/plate is there, all you need is a motor with the above specs. Take a look on the motor plate for the one you have, and it should give you the frame type.

You could also “go big” and get a Leeson/Baldor 2hp which would likely be better than the original motor…but it’s going to run you $300-400. Alternatively you can find Chinese knockoffs for closer to $200 around the web (eBay, etc.). Durability may be questionable, but you’d still be making sawdust.

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