Turning Archive 2004
>I have an old 12" Craftsman bandsaw with a 1/2 HP, 1725 RPM motor. This motor does not have the power needed to thick, green wood. I have a 1.5 HP, 3450 RPM motor that I think will easily mount to the saw, providing needed power. I will need to change both pulleys to reduce speed from the motor to the wheel (I can't just increase the pulley on the wheel, it would be too big, hitting the bottom of the table). I remember seeing a formula somewhere to determine needed pulley sizes, but of course, I don't know where I saw it. Does anyone know where to find this formula, or what size pulleys to use? Thanks in advance.