> 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?
Seems unlikely to me. If it's a capacitive-run motor, the run capacitor
might be dried out, but I don't think a 1990's vintage saw would have such a
thing. IMO it's more likely a mechanical or electrical problem.
What kind of blade was put on it ? Does it have enough set ? Do all the
bearings seem to be in good shape ?
You aren't by any chance trying to run it on 110v, are you ?
> Would it be worth it to
> replace the motor and/or fix the saw or scrap it and buy a new one?
Kind of depends on the particular saw, and how well it suits your needs. A
quick peek at Sears's website shows 3 hp table saws starting at $1300 ...
for that price I'd sure try to figure out what it's problem is.