I have a Jet TS with a 1-1/2 HP motor current wired 110V.
I bought the saw used and when I was snooping through it I realized that the little circuit breaker on the wiring box of the motor had been bypassed by the previous owner.
I hooked it back up and used the saw for months/years. Last week I was ripping a 2 x 4 for my FIL and it tripped the "breaker" on the motor. I let it cool off and reset it. It tripped again but I eventually was able to finish the cut.
Today I was working on a cabinet project and installed my brandy new 8" stacked dado set. I fired up the saw with a 5/8" dado setup (lots of blades on the arbor) and the saw started to spin up to speed and then the little breaker on the motor trips. I was never able to get it running so I bypassed it and made the cuts. The breaker on the is saw is marked 20A. The saw is running on a 20A 110V circuit with a light and the "house" breaker didn't trip. The light I have plugged into the same circuit didn't dim.
I suspect that the little breaker on the saw motor is junk/fried and I'm questioning the group - should I replace it or just leave it bypassed?
If I should replace it - where can I get a quality replacement?
I have the option of converting the saw to 220V operation - I almost did it last summer but that reduces my flexibility of location somewhat.
Any opinions/thoughts greatly appreciated.