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Question New Delta Unisaw, 3hp or 5hp?

I'm looking at the new 52" Unisaws. Here the 3hp model sells for $3,000 and for $3,200 you get the 5hp. I have plenty of power. Thoughts and suggestions?
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Both would be 220V and the 3hp is single phase, couldn't find anything on the 5hp. If it too is single phase, for 200.00 go with the 5hp. A friend has one in his shop, great saw and for the money it ought to be.

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I'm looking at the new 52" Unisaws. Here the 3hp model sells for $3,000 and for $3,200 you get the 5hp. I have plenty of power. Thoughts and suggestions?

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If you're going into production work get the 5hp, $200 diff is too good to pass up. In 6 yrs I never overloaded my 3hp. the local mill I go to on occasion uses a couple 3 5hp saws and trip them all the time, but they're pushing so much hardwood material through it seems inevitable.

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