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    Hello,

    I'm new to wood working, and just inherited a vintage table saw from my Father in Law. It has a motor on it which is a 115/230V that is currently wired for 230V. I don't have a 230V circuit in my garage to handle it, so I would like to rewire to 115V.

    I opened the terminal cover in hopes of finding wiring instructions, and the only thing I can find is a diagram for reversing the motion. Needless to say, I can't find a manual for the motor, and haven't been able to source one through Sears or internet sites such as vintage machinery.org.

    The model number is 115.19250, and it's a 115/230V 1hp capacitor start type. Does anyone here have any ideas where I could find a wiring guide, or know which winding terminals I would move?

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    Re: I want to rewire an old Craftsman table saw motor

    Re: I want to rewire an old Craftsman table saw motor

    Hi, could you post the diagram you have?

    Thanks, Rod.
    Work is the curse of the riding class.

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      Re: I want to rewire an old Craftsman table saw motor

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      Here's the label underneath the terminal cover. i really appreciate any help here.

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        Re: I want to rewire an old Craftsman table saw motor

        Oh boy! I just looked a little closer to the diagram once I uploaded it. I guess I just move the jumpers from 2>3 to 2>1 and 3>4, correct?

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          Re: I want to rewire an old Craftsman table saw motor

          Remove the jumpers between 2 and 3. Put one jumper between 1 and 2 and put the other jumper between 3 and 4.
          Connect 115V to 1 and 4.
          Oh, unplug the saw first.

          Tim

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            Re: I want to rewire an old Craftsman table saw motor

            Re: I want to rewire an old Craftsman table saw motor

            Originally posted by dpantle View Post
            Oh boy! I just looked a little closer to the diagram once I uploaded it. I guess I just move the jumpers from 2>3 to 2>1 and 3>4, correct?
            thats what it looks like to me

            a couple of pics of before and after would be a good reference for others

            how old is the saw?
            Last edited by stevem; 04-09-2012, 06:26 AM.
            my shop is a beaver lodge
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              Re: I want to rewire an old Craftsman table saw motor

              Sure, I'll do that tomorrow when I get back to it.

              Believe the saw is mid-60's Craftsman 100 series. Nothing fancy, but more than adequate for a beginner such as myself.

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                Re: I want to rewire an old Craftsman table saw motor

                Here's what it looks like before and after.

                Before:
                Before.jpg

                And After:
                After.jpg

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                  Re: I want to rewire an old Craftsman table saw motor

                  that's a nice setup for changing voltages, most are some combination of moving wires around

                  the old craftsman saws from the that era are far better the "small" saws available today, they have quite a following on owwm.org

                  my shop and worktruck are both equipped with old beavers from the late 40's, there's nothing wrong with old equipment
                  my shop is a beaver lodge
                  steve, sarnia, ont

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                    Re: I want to rewire an old Craftsman table saw motor

                    Yeah, I was expecting to swap winding leads, and was glad to see that jumper setup.

                    I was really happy my FIL gave me this unit (as well as quite a few more older power tools). I had to drag this stuff more than a thousand miles back home, but it was well worth the trip. I totally agree that older tools are of far better quality than the Chinese made junk that's out there today. The fact that it can last 50 years and be as functional as the day it was built says a lot about the quality of build.

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                      Re: I want to rewire an old Craftsman table saw motor

                      Re: I want to rewire an old Craftsman table saw motor

                      you should post a couple of pics of the old stuff in the powertools section, there's quite a few old tool nuts on here and craftsman stuff is not nearly as common here as it is stateside

                      there's also tons of info and stuff on vintage machinery, well worth checking out
                      my shop is a beaver lodge
                      steve, sarnia, ont

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