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I'd like to upgrade my Delta 14" Bandsaw 1/2 HP motor to a 1 HP, 1.5 HP or even 2 HP if possible. The problem is that I have no clue about motors. I know I don't need a three phase motor and I like to still use 110 V versions. Should I use Baldor motors or will some cheaper imitation work just as well? Are there motors out there that will spin too fast? Spin the opposite direction? How do I know which one to get?
Here's a picture of my bandsaw