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Forum topic by JARED2525 posted 02-23-2013 10:33 AM 1149 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-23-2013 10:33 AM

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I have a craftsman table saw, it stops after one or two cuts. Kicking out the reset button (circuit breaker switch). A minute or two later the reset button resets. Does anyone knows how I can check this out. This will happen even when cutting thin or soft wood. So I don’t beleive I’m over loading the saw. Any advice would be helpful. Thank You.

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#1 posted 02-23-2013 11:26 AM

It sounds like there is something binding somewhere between the motor and the arbor. Or is your saw a direct drive? Have you cleaned and lubricated all moving parts? If so, take the belt off the motor and try turning the motor shaft by hand. (unplug saw first) the shaft should spin freely with no drag.

-- "Man Plans and God Laughs"

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#2 posted 02-23-2013 02:05 PM

did you just get this saw? It could be that it is wired for 220 currently. I have a model 113…when I got it this is how it was set up. I could plug it in and it would slowly come up to speed on a 110 outlet, after a cut or two, it would heat up and the breaker would kick out.

I don’t know jack about electricity, but my dad’s buddy spend about 5 minutes with the cover off of it and had it rewired to 110…no problems anymore.

I think it was as simple as moving two wires around…but not sure which ones, how to do it.

-- Steve

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#3 posted 02-23-2013 02:07 PM

P.S. while you’re at it, make sure that you have good alignment between the motor pulley and the pulley under the top that turns the blade…and for bonus points, runs to harbor freight and grab a link belt ($20). It will help with vibration and quiet the saw down a little. I know my C-Man would scream like a banshee prior to the link belt.

If it is an older 113 model I can shoot you over the manual for the saw in pdf format – it may not be for your specific model, but it can give you guidance on setup on the saw….table alignment, fence setup etc.

-- Steve

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#4 posted 02-23-2013 02:23 PM

My first suspicion would be bearings in either motor or arbor. Take the belts off and check both. Also make sure your blade and fence are aligned.

-- Visualize whirled peas

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#5 posted 02-23-2013 02:26 PM

I had a similar problem with my Jet table saw and the problem was a bad overload switch. Replaced it and no more problems.

-- Garry, Kentucky

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#6 posted 02-23-2013 04:13 PM

What happens if you remove the belt and then turn on the saw? Will it keep running?

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#7 posted 02-23-2013 04:23 PM

First thing I would do is blow out all the dust and check for loose connections in the wiring. Unplug the saw first! Then follow everyone else’s suggestions, they are all on the right track.

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

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#8 posted 03-01-2013 04:19 AM

Thank you for your advice, I check the alignment, which was fine. The problem turned out to be a bad reset switch, I replace the switch, and there is fresh sawdust on the floor. Thank for the information. I will try to pay it forward. All of you woodworkers are awesome.

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