Question: Greg Paolini recently tested dedicated plunge routers with 3-hp motors (“Heavy-Duty Plunge Routers,” FWW #214). All of the routers have 120-volt motors. As I understand it, a typical 120-volt circuit couldn’t support a true 3-hp motor, so what do those ratings refer to?
-- Bill Mulvihill , Ottawa , None , Ontario , ca
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