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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 11:26 am 
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My circuit breaker on the saw keeps tripping. Also, the power switch is not working well. I have seen others who replace. It with a standard wall switch and not use a circuit breaker. Does anyone see a problem? Can I use a power strip instead of the circuit breaker?

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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 4:20 pm 
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By circuit breaker are you referring to the overload button on the saw motor or the circuit breaker in your shop panel that feeds the saw?

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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 9:28 am 
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If you like your saw motor it is best to keep it protected by a magnetic switch with overload.


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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 7:58 pm 
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What circuit breaker trips? Some table saws have an overload on the tablesaw (like a 3 HP Delta Unisaw) while a 115 volt Contractor saw relies on a circuit breaker in a circuit breaker box.
Hard to answer your question without knowing what breaker is tripping and what voltage is your saw using?


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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 5:03 pm 
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Yeah, we need more info. Is you TS plugged-in to a regular 120V circuit? 15A or 20A? With other loads on the circuit or is it a single load ("dedicated") circuit? Or is it a 230V saw with a dedicated circuit? What is the rated amperage ("FLA", full-load amps) on the motor nameplate, vs what is the amperage of the circuit that is tripping? What is the Hp of the saw?


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