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I’m looking for help with electrical supply for a saw,

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I’m looking for help with electrical supply for a saw
JA: What specific appliance or part are you working with?
Customer: Dewalt dw746 table saw
JA: When did you last clean or perform maintenance on your DeWalt tool or machine? How old is it?
Customer: its new and wirking
JA: What have you tried so far with your DeWalt?
Customer: plugging it in to 13 amp socket using adaptor
JA: Have you talked to an electrician about your DeWalt adapter?
Customer: no
JA: What have you tried so far with your DeWalt adapter?
Customer: plufging it in. I need to speak to an electrician for advice
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: no

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Background is I bought the saw from someone using it in their garage at home. It was wired into a spur. I never paid much attention to that when I disconnected it. I put a plug in it yesterday and it worked for a split second then stopped. I checked and the saw is 12amp.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I thought a spur is usually 13amp?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks George. My name is***** any help you can give.

Yes but the start amps on a motor goes far beyond the 13 amps! And being an old saw that is ever worse !

Did it trip the breaker?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I read that afterwards! It spikes on start up. It didn’t trip the breaker as I checked it afterwards. Only fused the plug I think.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It’s about 5 or 6 years old. Here’s a picture of it.

Is it a 1/2 hp motor ?

That is pretty big to be on a 13 amp spur

I wouldn't think the motor is bad but you never know! You would have to open the motor and ohm out the windings to see for sure?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I’m not sure if the hp. Can I wire it directly into 20 or 30 amp spur?

I would use the 20 amp!

If it's bad it will trip the 20 amp breaker!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok I’ll try the 20amp first. Thanks for your help.

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