To Buy 1.75 HP Table Saw or 3 HP !

To Buy 1.75 HP Table Saw or 3 HP !

In this video, I present the viewer with my opinion on why I bought a 1.75 HP table saw instead of a 3 HP table saw.

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4:30 Running saw on 220v

My current voltage at the end of the whip is measured at 246v. Both hot wires pull about 3.44 amps each when operating. When the table saw is initially turned on, the amperage surge can reach up to 30 amps on each hot wire.

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  1. Waldemar Marchesi on February 24, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    If you’re going to cut hardwood thicker than 3/4" ,You’ll need a stronger horse power .

  2. heyRalph on February 24, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    Answered my question on going 1.75 w conversion to 220 for performance.
    Still looking at saw stop for the same reasons you name (bagel). My concern gets to the amperage on my sub panel.
    I believe the 1.75 motor at 220 comes in at about 8 amps where the 120 version of that motor is a much higher amperage draw . Maybe 12-13 amps.

  3. Max Block WoodShop on February 24, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    Man you need way more subscribers.
    Thanks for the video.
    I’m thinking of buying the table saw stop but here in Canada is about 3k minimum. I guess the price I should pay for a finger in my future so I will buy one as soon as I can.
    They should be a standard and way more affordable imo.

  4. Randy Gust on February 24, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    I actually bought a 1.75 and wasn’t happy and returned it for the 3. It was night and day difference in my opinion.

  5. jeff oldham on February 24, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    just bought one yesterday,,and other than the safety it provides,,its way overpriced,,and weighs a ton,,im taking mine back before i get stuck with i

  6. Frank Sulka on February 24, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    Appreciate the video. I am considering this saw strongly and feel it will suit my needs. You’ve confirmed that.

  7. dm dm on February 24, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    Make more videos you have way to much knowledge to not get passed on

  8. NinJazz Rhythm on February 24, 2022 at 11:22 pm

    Are the saw stop run the same motor between the PCS and contractor with 1.75 motor?

  9. Al Smith on February 24, 2022 at 11:31 pm

    Thank you for this video. Would you mind telling us what blades you normally use? Are you using thin, or thick kerf blades with this saw? Thank you.

  10. glen paul on February 24, 2022 at 11:32 pm

    That makes no sense. Why would cutting yourself slicing a bagel have any bearing on what horsepower saw you buy?

  11. Jim Cogil on February 24, 2022 at 11:35 pm

    Thanks for the insights. If I ever get to purchase a saw stop I plan to get the smaller 120 volt model and then upgrade to 220. The primary reason I would do this is to decrease the load and keep from tripping the circuit breaker on my 120 volt circuit when operating other equipment at the same time as running the table saw. Again, appreciate your perspectives!

  12. Ray Gomez on February 24, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    There is a comment in the video that states that you upgraded the motor from 1.75 hp to 3 hp. I wanted to know if this is possible on all sawstop table saws. Are the motors interchangeable on the PCS and Industrial saw?

  13. patrick cronin on February 24, 2022 at 11:39 pm

    Waiting on mine now. Was using a Ridgid Contractor Saw. Thanks for the review.

  14. Bill R on February 24, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    Thank you I’m on the fence with the 3hp and 1.75. I appreciate this video thank you

  15. Howard Swing on February 24, 2022 at 11:47 pm

    Good grief GET TO THE POINT if their is one

  16. scharkalvin on February 24, 2022 at 11:48 pm

    Actually, with the wife with you in the store, you might have been able to negotiate to spend the money on the sawstop 3hp saw as long as she brought up the bagel. However, you can probably wire the motor in the SS 1.75 for 240 volts.
    Major difference between 120 and 240 volt operation will be that you will never pop a breaker starting the saw, and/or the lights will never blink when you start the saw. Also can use a 14 gauge extension cord vs a 12 or 10 gauge for 120 volt operation (with the correct plugs on the cord).

  17. Richard Recupero on February 24, 2022 at 11:56 pm

    New title: I bought a 1.75 hp because that was my budget

  18. Sheila Mclaughlin on February 25, 2022 at 12:01 am

    220 is cheaper to run as it uses both legs as compared to 1 at higheramps

  19. SquirrelsForAll on February 25, 2022 at 12:02 am

    Loved your video. Very practical and wise choice. Thanks for sharing!

  20. wayne booker on February 25, 2022 at 12:13 am

    Buy as much tool as you can afford at the time. This has been my guiding rule to now.