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Offline preventec47

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acquired 1981 Craftsman Table saw 220 volt
« on: September 25, 2015, 11:22:58 PM »
Bought at garage sale for $25 bucks and pretty good shape.
Problem is 220 volt motor and having to run special circuit.   It is
only 7 amps at 220 volt and I dont know why they would do that
as that is equal to 14 amp at 110 volts.   I guess back then that was
a lot of amps for an ungrounded 110 volt 15amp outlet.
Could there be a way I could convert this motor to 110 volt ?   Boy what
a pain in the behind.

Offline oldgoaly

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Re: acquired 1981 Craftsman Table saw 220 volt
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2015, 12:45:32 AM »
Back then they had a double shaft 1/2hp motor that worked on a number of tools. I believe Emerson made them for them. There should be a replacement for it. Also look to see if it isn't a dual voltage motor.  I know some didn't like them but that is what I have, a yearly tune up makes them work much better & cut so much nicer!
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Offline mikeswrenches

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Re: acquired 1981 Craftsman Table saw 220 volt
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2015, 04:25:04 AM »
Look for a plate that covers the area where the power cord goes in.  Take it of and look at the back side of the plate.  It may tell you how change it to 110.  I would expect it to be a dual voltage motor, since most Sears stuff was for home use.

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Offline Bill Houghton

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Re: acquired 1981 Craftsman Table saw 220 volt
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2015, 09:22:13 AM »
Straight 220 volt motors are pretty uncommon in that size.  It's probably dual voltage, as Mike suggests.  IF you can find the plate showing you how to switch over, it'll be a straightforward fix.