Turning Archive 2005

Subject:
Motor upgrade

Bob Moffett
>I am rebuilding an old Delta Band Saw for cutting turning blanks. I am able to get a Twianese 1 1/2 hp. motor for it, but it draws 20 amps on 110 or 10 amps on 220. I have a Delta contractor saw with a 1 1/2 hp motor and it only draws 11.5 amps on 115. Why does a Twianese motor draw so many amps for the same horsepower? Also, are they comparable quality motors?

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