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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-20-2009, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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Just wondering. How much more benefit would you get out of a 1 hp motor, than a 3/4 hp motor for resawing. What type of wood and how thick would be considered satisfactory with these 2 motors?
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If you are looking at serious and long term resawing, I would consider a 1 1/2 or even 2 HP. If just ocassional and light use, the 1 HP would get you by on most woods up to about 6-8 inches width. YMMV
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From 3/4 to 1hp isn't worth the cost, unless you already have the motor.

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A 220/2hp motor handles the abuse of general wood working much better then the smaller motors which often equates with longer lifetime.

Ensure that the mounting points of the new motor align with the existing openings on the BS

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