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Offline UncleJoe

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Saw Stop 5 hp question
« on: June 06, 2020, 06:36 PM »
I know this is the Festool forum but I trust the wisdom of this group. I recently scored a great deal on a lightly used Saw Stop  Industrial cabinet Saw 5 hp single phase. I currently have the Saw Stop Job site saw so this is a big jump.

I need to add a 220 circuit in the shop. The manual says the machine uses 19.7 amps. Will a 20 amp breaker work or is that just too close. I am limited in this current shop until my new shop gets built so I am trying to fit this into the system.
I am not young enough to know everything!

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Offline RJNeal

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Re: Saw Stop 5 hp question
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2020, 09:24 PM »
Congrats on the saw. I have a 5hp powermatic at the shop. I’ll check it out tomorrow.
But I’m thinking that you will need a larger breaker.
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Offline NVA_WW

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Re: Saw Stop 5 hp question
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2020, 09:42 PM »
Usually 30A for 5 hp and 20A for 3 hp. My 3 hp is fine with a 20A circuit.  One of the reasons I didn’t go with the 5 hp Sawstop was because I didn’t have any 220V 30A circuits.
« Last Edit: June 07, 2020, 12:39 PM by NVA_WW »

Offline Alanbach

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Re: Saw Stop 5 hp question
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2020, 10:42 PM »
Ultimately I would check with my electrician but you are going to need a 30 amp circuit for the 5hp ICS. You need At least 20% more than stated amp draw. 

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Re: Saw Stop 5 hp question
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2020, 11:28 AM »
Ultimately I would check with my electrician but you are going to need a 30 amp circuit for the 5hp ICS. You need At least 20% more than stated amp draw.

This is the benchmark my electrician uses as well. Circuit is at least 20% greater than draw.

Offline David

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Re: Saw Stop 5 hp question
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2020, 07:41 PM »
I have a 5HP thickness planer and it will not run on a 20. Requires a 30.
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