Delta Homecraft 10” bandsaw (28-110) needs motor replacement or upgrade

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09-21-2018 04:31 PM

Topic tags/keywords: delta homecraft 28-110 bandsaw motor motor upgrade question

Hello all-
I’m brand new here as a member but have been enjoying your site for some time now. My recently purchased Delta Homecraft 28-110 bandsaw’s motor (Im pretty sure it is original- Emerson Electric 1/3 HP) recently started either not moving the blade at all or would only move it at a crawl, but then would work as expected when tried later. Tonight, it froze to a stop and a bit of smoke drifted up from the motor. I want to replace it and would like to beef it up a bit if possible- like up to 1/2 or 2/3 HP. Is that dangerous or even advised?

I figure, if I’m replacing it anyway, why not give it a bit more oomph, right?

I’m looking, I guess, to know what ‘identical’ motor to look for and what higher HP motor to look for, and where the best, most cost-effective place to buy one would be.

The owner’s manual specifies these specs:

Saw blade should run at 2400 feet per minute
10” wheels need to rotate at 900 rpm
Motor rpm should be 1725 rpm with the 2 3/4” motor pulley in connection with the 5” drive pulley.

I’m a wood guy. I know very little about electric motors and their specs and requirements, etc.

I just need a new motor and I thought I’d beef it up in the process.

Any and all help is greatly appreciated!

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