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Old 01-06-2009, 03:17 PM   #1
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Hello to everyone!!
I purchased a Grizzly 17" band saw, which has been factory wired to 220V
I have to add a home run to my panel, need to know the correct wire guage, plug profile, and breaker size.
The manual says to use a 10 amp breaker, but I'm skeptical, as I could not find one at Lowe's. Is it supposed to be a dual pole breaker?
I happen to have some 12 ga. wire left over from a contractors job. Would that do?
It says in the manual also that the saw draws approx. 10 Amps.
I'd appreciate all the help I can get.


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Old 01-06-2009, 03:33 PM   #2
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1) The term 220V has very very very few instances of being the correct terminology. 99% of US residential will be 240V.
2) Does it really and truly need to be on it's own dedicated circuit?
3) That 12ga wire will be fine. Use a 15a (2pole) breaker. Use any matching receptacle and plug you like. Unless you plan to drag your bandsaw around with you all that matters are that the two you end up using match each other. Buy them at the same time.

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1) The term 220V has very very very few instances of being the correct terminology. 99% of US residential will be 240V.
2) Does it really and truly need to be on it's own dedicated circuit?
3) That 12ga wire will be fine. Use a 15a (2pole) breaker. Use any matching receptacle and plug you like. Unless you plan to drag your bandsaw around with you all that matters are that the two you end up using match each other. Buy them at the same time.
Are you giving bad advice on purpose? You cannot legally use just any ole plug you can find. To be fully compliant with the code and manufacturer, you would need to run your circuit to a fused disconnect with 10 A fuses. I would run 12-2 from a 20 A double pole breaker to a fused switch with 10 A fuses. From there, you can take 12-2 to a receptacle box with a 20 A NEMA 6-20R receptacle. Put a cord and plug on your machine to match the receptacle. Something like the switch in the pic should be pretty easy to find.
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Can you give us the model number...Grizzly has extensive product support on their website. We can likely check the manual online to give the most accurate information.

Should be G513 or G514x2 or the like....
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Hi Larry,The model is G0513. I called Grizzly customer support, and the tech guy was down right rude!When I asked which plug, wire & breaker, he told me to contact my state for the electrical code, as he said they vary from state to state. I'm still stuck.I live in Rhode Island.Paul
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What type of breaker panel do you have? The saw uses a NEMA 6-15 plug and receptacle. Don't mind the customer service guys. I'm sure they have been instructed not to give installation advice and get grief all the time about it.

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HI Jerry,I have a GE mini 220 panel.Paul
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HI Jerry,I have a GE mini 220 panel.Paul
You might have trouble finding a 10A breaker for your panel, so just do like Inphase wrote. This will allow you to change to a 20A receptacle(or larger fuse) if you decide to move equipment around.

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