May 12, 2014
No, however you are not comparing apples and oranges. the 15amp saws are generally direct drive universal motors. The same that power a vacuum cleaner. They are externally loud, rough, and only make the most power at extreme RPM's (low torque). Since your tablesaw blade spins relatively slow at <5000 RPM, you are not going to get the max efficiency out of a direct drive motor meant to spin around 5 times that number.
This saw has an induction motor. While amperage is less, efficiency at lower RPM is a lot higher. Also it is very smooth (no vibration) and very quiet. You can really only hear the wirring of the blade during operation. No high end table saws, drill presses, jointers, planers, bandsaws, etc. use direct drive motors
So when comparing amperage ratings on saws, be sure to know if you are dealing with a direct drive motor, or an induction motor
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