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Regarding any electrical equipment, especially motors, 746 watts or volt-amps is 1 horsepower. If your table saw is rated 4 horsepower, that would be 2984 volt-amps and at 110 volts that calculates to 27 amps. The above answer is correct. At 110 volts you cannot run a 4 horsepower motor on a 15 amp circuit.

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The above theoretical answer is correct however you should allow extra for efficiency less than 100% and a power factor less than 1, so the current requirement should be increased by 25% to 34 amps.

<<>>The rule of thumb for motors at 240 v is 7 amps per HP, which would be 28 amps for 4 HP, but because the voltage is less the current must be more, 28x240/110 which is 61 amps.

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