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.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Bott" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Shop-Talk" <email@example.com>
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
> 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
> 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
> years ago. Is this probably the motor giving out? Would it be worth it
> replace the motor and/or fix the saw or scrap it and buy a new one?
> As always, thanks for your input.