I recall Wayne recently posting he had a monster 16" chop saw, worked head arms
and legs better than the 14" ones that are so common these days. Well, today
coincidentally a 16" cutoff saw found its way to me. It's a real beast, 7½ hp 3
phase motor, 3 belts. It has been dropped and has lots of cosmetic damage but
nothing major appears to be hurt. It isn't running, but the seller was told it
ran for a long long time after the damage happened. I got it real cheap. I'm
curious how much Wayne pays for 16" abrasive blades and where he gets them.
In the meantime I'm going to be looking for a 5hp single phase motor to replace
the 7½hp 3 phase motor that's on it, if anyone anything remotely like local has
one please let me know. I'm hoping 5hp is "enough" power - Wayne's saw has a 3hp
motor on it so maybe 5hp will be OK.
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- posted 16 years ago