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Posted in response to Re: 18 from Bob Keller on June 02, 2008 at 11:58:09:

Re: Re: 18

Thanks for the replies guys. Yep I sure didn't make my thoughts very clear nor provide much info so here goes again.
I've owned this 18" saw for about 11 years and if I recall right I've always ran it with a 1/3 HP motor,1725rpm.
It's been my habit to cut obsidian or soft stuff with it and use my 24" saw to cut all my larger and harder materials.
Recently I've been using the 24 to block all materials with and then move the block to the 18 and that is where I have run into my problem of having to dress the blade .
I'm running the saw within the manufacturers recommended rpm (690)and with the factory 10 lb weight that came with the saw.
I changed the drive pulley to increase the rpm, (2" to 3")but that made the motor kickout on the overloads. When this happened I thought I might need a larger motor for more torque.
What size of motor is typically used for an 18" saw?

BTW, This saw doesn't have an oil pump. It uses the bath/splash method which I don't see as a problem because I'm not stingy with the oil. I keep a good 1/2 to 3/4 inch of the blade in oil and although I don't like the job I never let the oil get sluge heavy. I mention this because I don't think cooling is a problem. Am I thinking correctly?
Jack

From Jack - June 03, 2008 at 08:16:46

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