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Re: table saw

To: "Tom Bott" <>,
Subject: Re: table saw
From: "Eric J Russell" <>
Date: Thu, 5 May 2005 21:07:57 -0400
Is the blade parallel to the fence?

Is the blade mounted backwards?

Is the motor capacitor-start? (and the capacitor has failed?)

Perhaps the motor just needs new brushes & lubrication.

Eric Russell
STOC #2860
Mebane, NC

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tom Bott" <>
To: "Shop-Talk" <>
Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2005 7:26 PM
Subject: table saw

> Hi Folks,  Got a question about a table saw.  I inherited a early 90's 
> vintage
> craftsman 3HP table saw.  (cast iron table and belt driven).  It had sat 
> for a
> couple years and it does run;  However,  the blade will bind with the 
> least
> resistance.  I even tried cutting some peg board material and it made the
> blade bind.   The blade had been replaced just before its last use a 
> couple
> years ago.  Is this probably the motor giving out?   Would it be worth it 
> to
> replace the motor and/or fix the saw or scrap it and buy a new one?
> As always,  thanks for your input.
> Tom 

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