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Posted on What is causing my band saw to bog down even on the simplest cuts?

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#1 posted 03-06-2021 03:42 PM

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It takes a really bad bearings to starve cutting power from 3/4” plywood cut.

Which bearings need replaced, and how bad are they?
Noisy bearings alone may not be the source of cut power loss, and only be making it worse.

Suspect a possible capacitor or centrifugal switch issue due issues with wimpy 3/4” cut.

How many capacitors are mounted on motor? 1, or 2?
A bad run capacitor will suck power from a motor.
A start capacitor is only used for first 1-2 seconds of start up, assuming centrifugal switch is working properly. Switch would have to be stuck on, for it to effect motor power. Would also over heat start capacitor, and/or trip breaker.

Make sure to inspect the motor carefully.

Best Luck.

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