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Forum topic by Carl Harada posted 10-23-2015 12:25 AM 789 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Carl Harada

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10-23-2015 12:25 AM

Hey guys and gals!
I purchased my first bandsaw recently, a Delta brand which came with the original 1/2hp motor.
Along with some upgrades of a new fence, carter guides, riser block, etc, I bought a 1HP Leeson TEFC motor. The one I picked out did not come with thermal overload. Do you recommend I purchase a thermal overload switch or will a standard mag switch be fine?
Thanks for your thoughts,

-- John 3:16

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#1 posted 10-23-2015 12:55 AM

Supposed to have a Thermal OL sized per motor FLA. Usually adjustable unless the OL unit comes with heaters. Would probably be fine without if you don’t work the hell out of it.

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#2 posted 10-23-2015 01:07 AM

Some thermal overloads work as part of the on/off switch the other kind is built into the motor. In either case you can get by without one. The danger is overload / overheating of the motor, switch, and / or wire. If you are careful nothing will go wrong.

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#3 posted 10-23-2015 01:44 PM

Thanks for the quick replies.

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#4 posted 10-24-2015 10:44 AM

I’ve run lots of machines with non-OL motors better to have it but if not you just have to use your head when operating.

Since its pretty easy to bog a 1 HP bandsaw I would want it protected. I would check into the switch.

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