This article is from the Woodworking FAQ Collection 3, by multiple authors.
From: parnass@cbnewse.ATT.COM (Bob Parnass, AJ9S)
Summary: motorized vs. motor driven - answer
Date: 21 Dec 89 23:30:03 GMT
In article <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org (Steve
> What exactly is a motorized vs. non-motorized saw?
The blade on a MOTORIZED saw attaches directly to the motor.
A MOTOR DRIVEN table saw uses a motor and one or more belts to
drive the blade. The blade is mounted on one end of an arbor
and the driven pulley is mounted on the other end.
Roger Cliffe does a good job explaining this in "Table Saw
Techniques," Copyright 1984 by Sterling Publishing Company.
I bought my copy at Builders' Square, and have seen it at
Handy Andy, too.