I have a rockwell 14″ band saw, just installed a 1 hp motor but I think I must have the wrong size pullys , I think its going too fast. I have a 4″ pully on the motor and a 6′ pully on the saw. What pullies do I need for this saw? The motor is 1725 rpm. should I go for step pullys to change speeds for re- saw?
It seems like its going too fast for general sawing of 1″ material , but I could be wrong. Does any body know a formula for figuring out blade speed?