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Your generator is too small. if you have a unit that only has a duplex outlet or you can carry it with one hand, it might be time to upgrade. To find out the wattage you will need look at the data plate on the saws, there will be a number next to the word AMP once you have this from both saws add them together. With this amperage we will make a small calculation using watts law which states Watts divided by voltage equals amps. Also most generators are designed to run a constant current unlike the erradic draw that would be created by only one saw. When you figure out your load demand, add 15% to it as allowance for the surge in power. In cases of chain-binding or really hard wood, the saw requires much more amperage.

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